Prov. 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 CAIN Gen.4:17f
HEBREW NAME ENGLISH NAME NT INSIGHT
CAIN FABRICATION Mk.7:7;
ENOCH TEACHER 2Tim.4:3;
IRAD WILD DONKEY Php.3:18,19;
MEHUJAEL GOD IS COMBATING 2Cor.10:5;
METHUSHAEL MAN OF GOD Gen.4:7;
LAMECH OVERTHROW Rev.3:20-22;
JABAL GLIDES AWAY Heb.2:1-3;
JUBAL PLAYING 2Tim.4:10;
TUBAL-CAIN FLOWING FROM FABRICATION Ac.17:32
"Fabrication of teachers, wild donkeys, God is combating."
"Man of God overthrow: gliding away, playing away, flowing from fabrication."
If teachers do not teach the Truth but only tickle the ears, their students will
end up being wild donkeys and this is what God is fighting against, false teachings.
The last 3 names are Lamechs sons so they are grouped to together as 3 temptations.
Gliding away = drifting from teachings of God's Word.
Playing away = world of entertainment (movies, sports etc.)
Flowing from fabrication = academia that which teaches evolution, denies Bible.
I am not against researching and asking questions of God's word but we have
to stay within its parameters and not wander from the Truth.
I am not against entertainment but it must keep its moral compass and too much
of one thing can be detrimental to one's spiritual health, an obsession possibly.
I am not against academia, the search of knowledge, provided it doesn't override
and devalue the importance of Biblical studies.
Cain which means fabrication may give insight to God rejecting his offering Gen.4:5;
Faith comes by hearing Ro.10:17; By faith Able offered a better sacrifice Heb.11:4;
Therefore God had to have told both of them what was needed to be sacrificed,
by faith Abel obeyed and offered what God commanded. Cain fabricated, gave what
he thought would be pleasing instead of obeying and his offering was rejected.
What was needed on his part was to admit his mistake and do right next time but
jealousy kicks in and he kills his brother Abel whose name means vapor.
As James says in Jm.4:14;
Names are important to God and very insightful for us as we seek out that which
God has concealed only to be revealed to those who diligently seek Him Heb.11:6;
See the study on Ruth to realize importance of names to understand the book.
Moses wrote this in 1440 BC, educated by Egyptians, how in the world did he know
how to make a sentence using people's names? Moses couldn't have written this on
his own, obviously this is another piece of evidence for the inspiration of the Word.
Definitions of all these names comes from Herbert Lockyer's book
"All the Men of the Bible" A very valuable tool for your bookshelf, I've enjoyed it immensely.