What Do Their Names Tell
This tour is too short in terms of text:
Only one chapter, Genesis 5.
But it is so long in terms of time,
as it starts from when God called the first man "Adam",
and ends when Noah was born and given his name!
Here is a bible meditation heuristic rule:
Names tell, look up the names.
It is always interesting to look up the meanings of the names in bible,
and that is what we are going to do in this tour with the names of the pre-flood ten patriarchs mentioned in Genesis 5.
Do the names of the first ten patriarchs, namely:
Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahlalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah
have anything to tell us?
We know from Genesis 4:1,2,25
that Eve gave her sons names that marked associated meanings.
We also know from our previous tour that the name of Methusaleh
denoted very improtant event to come on his death.
Parents, in that age, named their sons after prohpecies or promises from God,
or to denote something associated with them.
To us, the ten names of the patriarchs "together"
will be much more telling than they were individually to their fathrs and mothers.
Let us put the names and their respective meanings in a table and see what they may tell us: