1. The eldest son of Cain
(Genesis 4:17) who built a city east of Eden in
the land of Nod, and called it "after the name of his son
Enoch." This is the first "city" mentioned in Scripture.
2. The son of Jared, and father of Methuselah
(Genesis 5:21; Luke 3:37) His
father was one hundred and sixty-two years old when he was born.
After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch "walked with God three
(Genesis 5:22-24) when he was translated without
tasting death. His whole life on earth was three hundred and
sixty-five years. He was the "seventh from Adam"
(Jude 1:14) as
distinguished from the son of Cain, the third from Adam. He is
spoken of in the catalogue of Old Testament worthies in the
Epistle to the Hebrews
(Hebrews 11:5) When he was translated, only
Adam, so far as recorded, had as yet died a natural death, and
Noah was not yet born. Mention is made of Enoch's prophesying