Lamech: The strikerdown; the wild man.
1. The fifth in descent from Cain. He was the first to violate the
primeval ordinance of marriage
(Genesis 4:18-24) His address to his
two wives, Adah and Zillah
(Genesis 4:23,24) is the only extant
example of antediluvian poetry. It has been called "Lamech's
sword-song." He was "rude and ruffianly," fearing neither God
nor man. With him the curtain falls on the race of Cain. We know
nothing of his descendants.
2. The seventh in descent from Seth, being the only son of
Methuselah. Noah was the oldest of his several sons
(Genesis 5:25-31; Luke 3:36)