The Genealogy of Genesis 5

The Genealogy of Genesis 5

All Hebrew names are words with a meaning and when we examine the meanings of the names of Adam and his descendants in Genesis chapter 5, we find something very interesting. Let’s begin with the name Adam from Genesis 5:1.

This Hebrew name, pronounced adam (121) is a Hebrew word that means “man.”

The name Seth (8352), pronounced “sheyt” in Hebrew, is related to the root word shiyt (7896) and means “to set or put in place.” The name Seth means “established” or “appointed.”

Next is the name Enosh (583), which is derived from the word enosh (582). This word also means “man,” but more literally a “mortal.”

Then we have Keynan (7018). This name is derived from the word qeyn (7064) meaning a “nest.” Keynan means “dwelling.”

Mahalala’eyl (4111) is a combination of two words. The word mahalal (4110) literally means “shine.” The word el (410) means “God.” So, Mahalale’eyl means “the shining of God” or “the light of God.”

Jared (3382), pronounced yared in Hebrew, comes from the verb yarad (3381) and means “come down.”

Then we have the name Enoch (2585), pronounced hhanokh in Hebrew. This name comes from the verb hhanakkh (2596) meaning “to dedicate.” The name Enoch means “dedicated.”

The name Methuselah (4968), pronounced Metushelahh in Hebrew, is two words. The Hebrew word mot (4194) means “death.” Metu is a conjugation of this verb and means “his death.” The word shelahh (7973) is a verb meaning “send.” So Metushelahh means “his death brings.” Interestingly, the flood of Noah came in the year that Metushelahh died.

Next is the name Lamehh (3929), but the meaning of this name is difficult as this word, or any other related word is not used in the Hebrew Bible, making a definition difficult. It is usually accepted to mean “to bring down low,” or “despair.”

The last name in this genealogy is Noah (5146), pronounced no’ahh in Hebrew. The Hebrew verb nu’ahh (5118) means “to rest.” From this verb comes the noun no’ahh (5118) meaning “rest” and this noun is the name no’ahh, which then means “rest.”

When we look at the meanings of each of these names… we get…

Man appointed a mortal dwelling place, the light of God will come down dedicated, his death will bring the despairing rest.



  1. Like the monster can vav vav vav people like 666 Well I see three nails… it all how we see things… o I love monsters lol

  2. Man appointed a mortal dwelling.
    Think about this flesh ceeation
    The light of God came down,
    Now think this Jesus
    dedicated his death.
    Will bring the dispairig?
    Now think great white throne
    Hell. Is destroyed

  3. I absolutely love the wonderful work that you have done helping to bring clarification to people of faith on what was truly written and to help bring us closer to our creator through the word! If you could, would you please do a video touching on the fact that 'God' isn't YHWH's name! I've had to revealed to me that God actually comes from the name Gade'el from the original name for the fallen angel Satan, that Lord is actually English for ba'al, and Jesus is Greek for hail Zeus! Please enlighten us on the proper names that should be used and what names should be avoided!

  4. So your inventing folk etymology to promote the retarded cult of Christianity, get that crucifix out your ass.

  5. Very long years of life in Gen 5. Metaphor ? Maybe not.

    They lived several hundred years … some 900, others 700 or 800. Enoch was taken earlier …
    I think that before the Flood was a different composition of the atmosphere. And that was probably a good conditions for life and health. The cataclysm of the Deluge is perhaps not only the lands under water, but also … millions of tons of volcanic gases in the atmosphere, etc.
    There are many "documentary" programs on this topic, but most of them say that those cataclysms could be only millions or hundreds of thousands years ago.
    I do not know if it is right. View Wikipedia, read about errors in dating rocks age. Imagine another scenario of events.
    The outbreak of the Krakatau volcano ( the end of the 19th century ) made on the Earth darker and cooler for 2 years It was almost yesterday…

    In any case, biblical description says that on the Earth after the flood was systematic shortening of life. Size of life too ?
    IIs that just a matter of oxygen, atmospheric composition etc…?
    I do not know. I was not there then.

  6. Another question brother, whats the orginal spelling if one, of Obadiah.. why the Ghayin? Not a Waw? Then it goes to another spelling… (as wiki says) only reason i ask is my sons name is going to be that an i want it written rightly on the family staff….in ancient hebrew.. Bless and thank you if you have time…

  7. Numbers 6:24 – :26
    The Lord bless you and keep you ( Jehovah )
    The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you ( Jesus )
    The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace ( Jacob )

    This is a prayer for spirits to receive peace, heaven.

    The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you ( Jesus )

    Isaiah ( Prophet for the last days ) in dead sea scrolls:
    The people walking in darkness have seen a great light ( Jesus ). Those dwelling in the land of the shadow of death ( spirit world ) light has shined upon them.

    John 8:12
    When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, I am the light of the world ( spirit world ). Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

    Jehovah – Jesus – Jacob
    ( Jacob a hebrew man final servant of Jehovah )

  8. the Bible should have the names translated as well, just in capitals.

  9. 02:00 Jeff made a mistake. There is not any "death" at all in the name Methuselah. StrongH4962 hints to a "man" meaning. However Greek Pentateuch says about "towns" not any "man" (Deuteronomy 3:6). That is Aramaic מתא "home full of males". In other names Jeff is mistaking too. Pentateuch always writes Aramaic names not any rabbinic Hebrew

  10. Could you make a mini video , if needed, on kaneh bosm… bless, brother…

  11. The best thing about Jeff's witnessing are his videos (like this one) ; but his books I don't care for, because of some Semantics issues.

  12. שלום
    Hope all is well Jeff .. great video.. this video could be a combination to the refutation of Dr. Browns video… as he also dismissed any hidden messages as the genealogy of the Bible names leading to the story of Yeshua….
    Praise Yah and blessings to you and yours …

  13. Hey Jeff, thanks for all your work! I was interested because I saw a similar one to this given by Chuck Missler (famous preacher), I then checked online with my basic Hebrew understanding but people said it was false. However, you have shown otherwise evidentially, so thank you!

  14. Noah, being the 10th from Adam is also associated to Jonah/dove on the Biblewheel pattern.

    Jonah is the 10th book of the 2nd cycle, 32nd book overall (explained below).

    The Biblewheel divides the 66 books of the Bible, the Protestant cannon of Scriptures. It is divided into 3 sets or cycles of books:

    Books 1-22:
    Genesis – Song of Solomon;

    Books 23-44:
    Isaiah – Acts;

    And the 22 Epistles:
    Romans – Revelation.

    And each book numbered is associated or linked with the book of the next cycle:

    Genesis is well read with Isaiah and Romans;
    Exodus is well read with Jeremiah and 1Corinthians;
    Leviticus is well read with Lamentations and 2Corinthians;…

    So each set of three books are usually called Spokes as the spoke of a wheel.

    And “wheel” in Hebrew is Gilgal which numerical value adds up to 66 (3+30+3+30). So the Bible is identified as God’s wheel:

    Proverbs 20:26 (KJV) A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel (Auphan) over them.

    The wheel is known as both auphan in Hebrew and Gilgal:

    Joshua 5:9 (KJV)
    And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.

    Joshua 5:10 (KJV)
    And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.

    And Ezekiel wheels are known as Auphan and Gilgal as well, which have eyes, and are accompanied by the 4. Living creatures which also represent the 4 Gospels. So the Biblewheel is the word of God.

  15. The story continues all the way through Yeshua with the Genealogy in Matthew 1.

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