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The Genealogy of Seth

“And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, ‘For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.’ And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the LORD’” (Gen. 4:25-26).

Through the lineage of Seth, God will fulfill His promises. “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law” (Gal. 4:4).

We will now take a look at the genealogy of Seth as given in the fifth chapter of Genesis. I am going to paraphrase the scripture to establish a time line for the antediluvian period of time. We will begin with the birth of Adam which will be day one. Keep in mind that Seth would have had many descendants; however, the Bible only lists the linage to Noah.

130 years – Adam begot Seth who lived 907 years. Adam was 130.

235 – Seth begot Enosh the grandson of Adam. Seth was 105 years when Enosh was born – Adam was 235.

325 – Enosh begot Cainan the great grandson of Adam. Enosh was 90 years when Cainan was born – Adam was 325 and Seth was 195 years old.

395 – Cainan begot Mahalalel the great great grandson of Adam. Cainan was 70 years when Mahalalel was born – Adam was 395, Seth was 265, and Enosh was 160 years old.

460 – Mahalalel begot Jared the third great grandson of Adam. Mahalalel was 65 years when Jared was born – Adam was 460, Seth was 330, Enosh was 225 and Cainan was 135 years old.

622 – Jared begot Enoch the fourth great grandson of Adam. Jared was 162 years when Enoch was born – Adam was 622, Seth was 492, Enosh was 387, Cainan was 297 and Mahalalel was 227 years old.

687 – Enoch begot Methuselah the fifth great grandson of Adam. Enoch was 65 years old when Methuselah was born – Adam was 687, Seth was 557, Enosh was 452, Cainan was 362, Mahalalel was 292, Jared was 227 years old. (Note: Some say that Methuselah name means “When he dies the end will come”. Some think that is this means the flood will come).

874 – Methuselah begot Lamech the sixth great grandson of Adam. Methuselah was 187 years old when Lamech was born – Adam was 874, Seth was 744, Enosh was 639, Cainan was 549, Mahalalel was 479, Jared was 414 and Enoch was 252 years old.

930 – Adam died at the age of 930 years.

987 – Enoch was taken into heaven by the Lord without dying.

1042 – Seth died at the age of 912 years.

1056 – Lamech begot Noah the seventh great grandson of Adam. Lameh was 182 years old when Noah was born – Adam is now dead, Seth was 926, Enosh was 821, Cainan was 731, Mahalalel was 661, Jared was 596, Enoch has gone to be with the Lord, and Methuselah is 182 years old.

1140 – Enosh died at the age of 905 years.

1235 – Cainan died at the age of 910 years.

1290 – Mahalalel died at the age of 895 years.

1422 – Jared died at the age of 962 years.

1556 – Noah begot Shem, Ham and Japheth – The Bible says that Noah lived five hundred year and begot Shem, Ham and Japheth – this would mean that they were born the same year. This would probably mean that they were triplets.

1651 – Lamech died at the age of 777 years.

1656 – Methuselah died at the age of 969 years.

1656 – The great worldwide flood – only Noah, his three sons and their wives were saved. We don’t know if Methuselah died during the flood or if the flood came after he died.

Now return to the antediluvian period to continue your study. We will look at the life of Enoch next.