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The First Recorded Prophet"By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God." -- (Hebrews 11:5)
(Biblical Prophets Article Covers : Genesis 5:18-24)
Clearing Up Some Things - Please read carefully
Now before we move forward from the accounts of Cain and Abel, let's take a look at a couple of things first: As we continue our journey throughout the Sacred Record, we find ourselves now being introduced to perhaps, the first recorded prophet from within the Scriptures.
The name of the prophet in which I'm referring to, is "Enoch" and his name means "dedication."
Keep in mind that we have to be careful that we don't get his recorded account confused with two other individuals that have the same or similar names?
Understand that between them, there are three accounts in total, and to make things somewhat more confusing, they're recorded very close to each other.
For instance, please do not confuse the prophet Enoch, with the "Enoch" that was Cain's (the son of Adam and Eve) first born.
I would also like to point out that Cain had built a city, and called it too - "Enoch" after his first born son: "And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son – Enoch." -- (Genesis 4:17-18)
Biblical Prophets - Bible Study OnlineCain & Seth -- Two Different Genealogies?
I would also like to point out that this recorded account of Cain's son, is recorded in the chapter right before the account that deals with the "prophet Enoch". So keep in mind that these are two entirely different genealogies, with one coming from Cain and the other coming from his younger brother Seth. Also be aware that both of these genealogies also have very similar names included within them that goes beyond the name "Enoch"
Part of Cain's genealogy:
"To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech." -- (Genesis 4:18)
Notice the names "Methushael" and "Lamech:" -- The name "Methushael" is very similar to the name "Methuselah" and on top of this, the name "Lamech" appears in both genealogies.
Part of Seth's genealogy:
"So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty–two years; and he died. Enoch lived sixty–five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty–five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty–seven years, and begot Lamech." -- (Genesis 5-18-25)
No need to panic, I'm just pointing out the similarities between the two recorded accounts, so you can be aware of them. For you must understand that these are the types of similarities that Bible critics, and worldly naysayers try to use, when they want to deceive people and try to discredit God's Word, by pointing out false contradictions.
Biblical Prophets - Bible Study OnlineEnosh the Son of Seth?
Now I would like to point out another name that's similar to the prophet Enoch, so we must be careful, and don't confuse him with Enosh, who's recorded account starts in the same chapter as Enoch's: "Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh. After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters." -- (Genesis 5:7,8)
As you can see, that Enosh was the son of Seth, and was actually the forefather of the prophet Enoch who was born born much later. So keep in mind that this article is not about "Enosh."
Biblical Prophets - Bible Study OnlinePreacher or Prophet?
Now we can move forward with the recorded account that deals with the prophet Enoch...
Know that Enoch was the son of Jared. I would also like to point out that he is referred to at times as a preacher and not a prophet. I'm not exactly sure why this is so, but the Sacred Record reveals to us that within the "Book of Jude" we have an account of Enoch, which speaks of him prophesying about the Second coming of Jesus (Yeshua) Christ, centuries before Christ was even born:
"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him." -- (Jude 1:14-15)
Now I also would like to take this moment in order to point out, that Enoch was one of two men, who'd walked with God before the "Flood of Judgment" was brought against humanity. The other person who had been recorded to have had walk with God before the flood, was Enoch's grandson "Noah the Keeper of The Ark."
On top of that Enoch was one of only two people who did not experience a physical death, but instead, got taken by the Lord? The second person who was also a prophet, and had the honor of this same type of departure from the world, was Elijah.
Biblical Prophets - Bible Study OnlineDid God Tell Enoch About The Flood?
Now, I would like to point something else out when it comes to this man of God. Being that God had blessed Enoch and he became the father of Methuselah who name means: "When he is dead it shall be sent."
Pay close attention to the meaning of Methuselah's name, for I believe that this is crucial information to consider.
And the reason why I state this, is for the mere fact that after Methuselah had died -- then came the Flood of Judgment.
Because of this, it is speculated that God had told the prophet Enoch about the flood beforehand, and so therefore, Enoch name his child accordingly.
We are also led to believe that this is the reason why Methuselah had lived for so long. He lived for 969 years, making him the longest recorded living human in the history of mankind. Now there's something else we should consider when it comes to the birth of Methuselah? And this consideration deals with the notion that maybe God was trying to give humanity enough time to repent from their sinful ways? I mean who really knows... right? But I must say that it does make for an interesting debate, to say the least.
In the next Biblical Prophets - Bible Study Online Article:
In the next article we will explore the time in which the world had experienced a population explosion. This is where we come across the Sacred Record that deals with the "Sons of God" and the "Daughters of Men." This is also the time that the human race had become so wicked that God announces that the days of men, would be one-hundred and twenty years. It's also at this time that "Noah the Keeper of Ark" is first mentioned.
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