This chapter is a genealogical chapter. It’s from Adam to Noah. I’ll do my best to make it easier to understand. Like who’s who’s kid, grandkid, etc. I hope you enjoy.
In verse 1 it says “This is the written account of Adam’s line. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.”
In verse 3 it says that Adam had “a son in his own likeness, in his own image; & he named him Seth.” Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 more years. So Adam was 930 years old when died. The bible also says that Adam had other unnamed sons & daughters. But how many is unknown. And if they are Eve’s children.
Seth was 105 years old, he had Enosh. Seth had other unnamed children & lived to be 912 years old.
Enosh (who is Adam & Eve’s grandson) was 90 years old when his son, Kenan, was born. Enosh also had other unnamed children. Enosh was 910 years old when he died.
Kenan (Adam & Eve’s great-grandson, Seth’s grandson, & Cain’s great-nephew) was 70 years old when Mahalalel was born. Kenan had other unnamed children. Kenan was 910 years old when he died.
Mahalalel (Adam & Eve’s great-great-grandson & Seth’s great-grandson) was 65 years old when Jared was born. Mahalalel had unnamed children. Mahalalel was 895 years old when he died.
Jared (Adam & Eve’s great-great-great-grandson) was 162 years old when Enoch was born. Not Cain’s Enoch. This is about Seth’s lineage. Maybe this is a part of Cain’s “curse.” Because Cain was the first born of Adam & Eve. It was Cain’s birthright to have his lineage featured. Because of his sin this didn’t happen. The whole of Christianity directly passes through Seth’s lineage. Jared had unnamed children also. He lived to be 962 years old.
Enoch (Adam & Eve’s great-great-great-great-grandson) was 65 years old when Methuselah was born. Verse 22 gets me. It says, “And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years…” Did he physically walk with God? Was it in the spirit? It fascinates me. Verse 24 then says, “Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” Enoch “lived” to be 365 years old. So does that mean that he didn’t really die. Because everyone else dies but he was taken away by God.
Methuselah (Adam & Eve’s 5x great-grandson) was 187 years old when Lamech was born. Methuselah had other unnamed kids. Methuselah was 969 years old when he died. Methuselah is the oldest person in the bible. So Methuselah is Noah’s grandpa. Lamech’s mom is unnamed here.
Lamech (Adam & Eve’s 6x great-grandson) was 182 years old when Noah was born. In verse 29 it says, “He named him Noah & said, ‘He’ll comfort us in the labor & painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.'” Lamech had other kids. So Noah had brother’s & sisters. And probably many nieces & nephews. Lamech was 777 years old when he died.
Noah was 500 years old when his sons Shem, Ham, & Japheth. It doesn’t say if they are triplets. If they aren’t triplets, then they are from different moms. Because it doesn’t say that when Noah was 500, 505, & 510 when the kids where born. So if they aren’t triplets then they have different mothers.