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James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 5:1-2

"This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.""The generations of Adam ..." Here is the same Hebrew word, [~toledowth], used nine other times in Genesis. Note the recapitulation regarding God having created man "in the image of God," etc., thus exhibiting the same pattern observable in the account of the... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Genesis 5:1

Genesis 5:1. The book of the generation— See note on Genesis 2:4, Sepher ספר rendered book, signifies any particular relation, recital, or account; a register, catalogue, or epistle. Here, therefore, the book of the generations means, "an account, or recital, of the posterity of Adam." So Matthew 1:1. βιβλος γενεσεως, the book of the generation, implies, "an account of those from whom Christ, the second Adam, came." The succession is derived down only in a right line to Noah, because that alone... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Genesis 5:1

1. book of the generations—(See Genesis 11:4). Adam—used here either as the name of the first man, or of the human race generally. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 5:1-8

C. What became of Adam 5:1-6:8The primary purpose of this second toledot section appears to be to link the generations of Adam and Noah. The cursed human race continued to multiply, and human beings continued to die. Yet the record of Enoch gives hope."Genealogies in this book of genealogies . . . serve several purposes, depending in part on the nature of the genealogy. Broad genealogies present only the first generation of descendants (e.g., "the sons of Leah . . . the sons of Rachel . . . "... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 5:1-32

1. The effects of the curse on humanity ch. 5There are at least three purposes for the inclusion of this genealogy, which contains 10 paragraphs (Genesis 5:1-32).1. It shows the development of the human race from Adam to Noah and bridges the gap in time between these two major individuals. One writer argued that the ages of these patriarchs were inflated to glorify them. [Note: R. K. Harrison, "From Adam to Noah: A Reconsideration of the Antediluvian Patriarchs’ Ages," Journal of the... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 5:1-32

The Descendants of Adam to NoahThe purpose of the historian in giving the names and ages of the antediluvian Patriarchs was, no doubt, to show the glorious ancestry of the chosen race, and to account for the period between the Creation and the Flood. This, according to the Hebrews, was 1656 years. (See on Genesis 10:32.) Various attempts have been made to explain the great ages attributed to these Patriarchs, but they are purely conjectural, and the view now generally held is that the Hebrews,... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Genesis 5:1

V.PATRIARCHAL GENEALOGY FROM ADAM TO NOAH.(1) This is the book of the generations of Adam.—See on Genesis 2:4, and Excursus on the Books of Generations.In the likeness of God.—Man is now a fallen being, but these words are repeated to show that the Divine likeness was not therefore lost, nor the primæval blessing bestowed at his creation revoked. As man’s likeness to God does not mainly consist in moral innocence (see on Genesis 1:26), it was not affected by the entrance into the world of sin,... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Genesis 5:1-32

Enoch Genesis 5:24 The character of Enoch is the point on which attention is fixed. He 'walked with God,' he 'pleased God'. I. What is Implied in this Description? ( a ) Agreement. 'Can two walk together except they be agreed?' Man naturally is at enmity with God, averse to Him, disliking His law. This enmity must be destroyed. There is no peace with the wicked, and as the first requisite to walking with God obedience is required. ( b ) Intimate Communion. Agreement in aim and purpose is... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Genesis 5:1-32

THE FLOODGenesis 5:1-32; Genesis 6:1-22; Genesis 7:1-24; Genesis 8:1-22; Genesis 9:1-29THE first great event which indelibly impressed itself on the memory of the primeval world was the Flood. There is every reason to believe that this catastrophe was co-extensive with the human population of the world. In every branch of the human family traditions of the event are found. These traditions need not be recited, though some of them bear a remarkable likeness to the Biblical story, while others... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 5:1-31

III. THE BOOK OF THE GENERATIONS OF ADAM CHAPTER 5 Adam and His Seed Through Seth 1. Adam (Genesis 5:1-5 ) 2. Seth (Genesis 5:6-8 ) 3. Enos (Genesis 5:9-11 ) 4. Cainan (Genesis 5:12-14 ) 5. Mahalaleel (Genesis 5:15-17 ) 6. Jared (Genesis 5:18-20 ) 7. Enoch (Genesis 5:21-24 ) 8. Methuselah (Genesis 5:25-27 ) 9. Lamech (Genesis 5:28-31 ) 10. Noah (Genesis 5:32 ) Here we find the record of the seed of Seth. There is a striking contrast with the record of the Cainites in the... read more

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