Proverb 25:2; It is the glory of God to conceal a matter
it is the glory of kings to search out a matter.
THE GENEALOGY OF ADAM Gen.5:1f
HEBREW NAME ENGLISH MEANING NT INSIGHT
KENAN BEGOTTEN Jn.1:18;
MAHALAEL PRAISE OF GOD Mt.17:5;
JARED HE THAT DESCENDS Jn.3:13;
ENOCH TEACHER Mt.23:8;
METHUSELAH SHALL BE SENT Jn.3:16,17;
LAMECH OVERTHROW Heb.2:15;
NOAH REST Heb.4:10;
"Man is appointed mortal." "The Begotten, the Praise of God,
He that descends, a Teacher, shall be sent to overthrow giving rest."
The author being Moses could not have written this list of names knowing
what the sentence meant. But when we understand Christ and His sacrifice
then the NT opens it up for our understanding.
Only knowing Christ gives us insight to the Begotten, who is the Praise of God,
and it was the Lord who descended from heaven, sent by God, to overthrow sin
and give us rest in this lifetime from our battles and stress with sin which we have
no control over but now we have rest because we have forgiveness, thanks to
Paul used the OT to reason with the Jews to prove Jesus was the Messiah.
I wonder if he ever used the genealogies this way to help prove his point?
Enoch the teacher, number 7 on the list, was taken but we know he didn't go
to heaven Jn.3:13; He was taken at the age of 365 he lived a year of years
and taken to Hades Lk.16:19f; Why? My belief is, he was a teacher with incredible
insight as we see in Jude 14,15; And who is lonely in need of some insights to
what was going on? Abel!
Who knows how long Abel's been in Hades, it doesn't seem many have died
knowing the length of years of lives. So was Enoch, who walked with God taken
when the wickedness of man was increasing and was he needed elsewhere to
comfort those already taken? Interesting where insights to meanings of names
can lead you. Not saying it is correct but it sure makes me think about my brother
Enoch and adds a little more depth to my Biblical understandings.
What's it all good for, to challenge us to go even further into the rabbit hole than
we ever thought possible. (Matrix lovers)
"All the Men of the Bible" by Herbert Lockyer, Zondervan