The Hebrew Meanings of the 10 Generations Mentioned in Genesis 5:
Pastor Mark Biltz [http://www.elshaddaiministries.us]
Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainain, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah
When we assemble the meanings of the names together in birth order, we find a message unfolding before us… just as it must have for those who witnessed the generations so long ago:
Mankind / Is Appointed To / A Feeble, Frail, Mortality / In A Fixed Dwelling Place. / God Who Is Praised / Comes Down / To Instruct / As A Man Sent Forth / To Be Beaten, Smitten And Tortured / Bringing Rest, A Quiet Peace.
ADAM = Mankind OT:120 ‘adam (aw-dawm’); from OT:119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):
SETH = Appointed To OT:7896 shiyth (sheeth); a primitive root; to place (in a very wide application):KJV appoint
ENOS = Feeble, Frail, Mortality (#582 FROM #605) OT:582 ‘enowsh (en-oshe’); from OT:605; properly, a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified OT:120); OT:605 ‘anash (aw-nash’); a primitive root; to be frail, feeble
CAINAN = A Fixed Dwelling Place OT:7064 qen (kane); contracted from OT:7077; a nest (as fixed)
MAHALALEEL = God Who Is Praised OT:4111 Mahalal’el (mah-hal-al-ale’); from OT:4110 and OT:410; praise of God
JARED = Comes Down, Descend OT:3382 Yered (yeh’-red); from OT:3381; a descent;
ENOCH = To Instruct, Train Up OT:2596 chanak (khaw-nak’); a primitive root; properly, to narrow, figuratively, to initiate or discipline: KJV – dedicate, train up.
METHUSELAH = A Man Sent Forth (#4968 FROM #4962, #7973) OT:4968 Methuwshelach (meth-oo-sheh’-lakh); from OT:4962 and OT:7973; man of a dart; OT:7973 shelach (sheh’-lakh); from OT:7971; a missile of attack,
LAMECH = To Be Beaten, Smitten, And Tortured OT:3929 Lemek (leh’-mek); from #4347 OT:4347 makkah, a blow, by implication, a wound; figuratively, carnage, also beaten, slaughter, smote, X sore, stripe, stroke, wound((-ed)).
NOAH = To Bring Rest, A Quiet Peace OT:5146 Noach (no’-akh); the same as OT:5118; rest OT:5118 nuwach (noo’-akh); or nowach (no’-akh); from OT:5117; quiet:
(Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)