Noah "Perfect". (Genesis 6:9).

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   9. THESE are °THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH: Noah was a just °man and °perfect in °his generations, and Noah °walked with °God.

This Is Appendix 26 From The Companion Bible.

   The Hebrew word tamim means without blemish, and is the technical word for bodily and physical perfection, and not moral. Hence it is used of animals of sacrificial purity. It is rendered without blemish in Exodus 12:5; 29:1. Leviticus 1:3,10; 3:1,6; 4:3,23,28,32; 5:15,18; 6:6; 9:2,3; 14:10; 22:19; 23:12,18. Numbers 6:14; 28:19,31; 29:2,8,13,20,23,29,32,36. Ezekiel 43:22,23,25; 45:18,23; 46:4,6,13.
   Without spot. Numbers 19:
2; 28:3,9,11; 29:17,26.
   Undefiled. Psalms 119:
1 ("Blessed are the undefiled (tamim) in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD").
   This shows that Genesis 6:
9, according to Bullinger, does not speak of Noah's moral perfection, but tells us that he and his family alone had preserved their pedigree and kept it pure, in spite of the prevailing corruption brought about by the fallen angels. See Appendix 23 and Appendix 25

notes on Genesis 6:9
This Is From The Companion Bible.

Genesis 6:9

THE GENERATIONS. Hebrew tol edoth = family history.

man = Hebrew 'ish. See Appendix 14. ii.

perfect. Hebrew tamim, without blemish as to breed or pedigree. See Appendix 26. All flesh corrupted but Noah's family. See verses 11,12.

   ("Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth".)

(11:Corrupt: destroyed by being devasted. violence: the Fig. Metonymy. Ap. 6. 12 all flesh. Noah´s family the only exception. The Fig. Synecdoche (of the Part), Ap. 6.)

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his generations: those who were then alive: Noah's contemporaries. Hebrew dor, (not tol edoth, as at beginning of the verse).

walked. walk to and fro; why not literally as with Adam before the Fall? 2:19 and 3:8. Hebrew = walked habitually.

The Nephilim, or "Giants"
of Genesis 6, etc.

This Is Appendix 25 From The Companion Bible.

   The progeny of the fallen angels with the daughters of Adam (see notes on Genesis 6, and Appendix 23 are called in Genesis 6, N e-phil´-im, which means fallen ones (from naphal, to fall). What these beings were can be gathered only from Scripture. They were evidently great in size, as well as great in wickedness. They were superhuman, abnormal beings; and their destruction was necessary for the preservation of the human race, and for the faithfulness of Jehovah's Word (Genesis 3:15).
   This was why the Flood was brouhgt "upon the world of the ungodly" (
2Peter 2:5) as prophesied by Enoch (Jude 14).
   But we read of the N
ephilim again in Numbers 13:33 : "there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, which come of the Nephilim". How, it may be asked, could this be, if they were all destroyed in the Flood ? The answer is contained in Genesis 6:4, where we read: "There were Nephilim in the earth in those days (that is to say, in the days of Noah); and also AFTER THAT, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became [the] mighty men (Hebrew gibbor, the heroes) which were of old, men of renown" (literally, men of the name, that is to say, who got a name and were renowned for their ungodliness).
   So that "after that", that is to say, after the Flood, there was a second irruption of these fallen angels, evidently smaller in number and more limited in area, for they were for the most part confined to Canaan, and were in fact known as "the nations of Canaan". It was for the destruction of these, that the sword of Israel was necessary, as the Flood had been before.
   As to the date of this second irruption, it was evidently soon after it became known that the seed was to come through Abraham; for, when he came out from Haran (Genesis 12:
6) and entered Canaan, the significant fact is stated: "The Canaanite was then (that is to say, already) in the land." (note in Genesis 12:6 "Canaanite… then in the land. It is evident that from Terah´s and Abraham´s call, Satan knew the line by which "the seed of the woman (Gen. 3:15)" was coming into the world, In ch. 6 he aimed at the whole human race. Now he aims at Abraham and his land. Here is the second explanation of the words "after that" in Gen. 6:4. He pre-occupies the territory ready to dispute the advance... The progeny of the later attempt to corrupt the race had to be destroyed by the sword of Israel, as those "in the days of Noah" had been by the Flood". Gen. 13:7 note "Canaanite and Perizzite", These were the Nephilim. Dwelled = were dwelling. Then = already. In the land = Occupying it in advance, and spreading later to "the giant cities of Bashan" "). And in Genesis 14:5 they were already known as "Rephaim" and "Emim", and had established themselves as Ashteroth Karnaim and Shaveh Kiriathaim.
   In chapter 15:
18-21 they are enumerated and named among Canaanite Peoples: "Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, and the Amorites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites" (Genesis 15:19-21; compare Exodus 3:8,17; 23:23. Deuteronomy 7; 20:17. Joshua 12:8).
   These were to be cut off, and driven out, and utterly destroyed (Deuteronomy 20:
17. Joshua 3:10). But Israel failed in this (Joshua 13:13 (Geshurites, Maachathites between Israelites); 15:63 (Jebusites in Jerusalem with the children of Judah); 16:10 (Canaanites in Gezer among the Ephraimites); 17:18 (another promise not believed by Israelites) vs. Judges 1:19-21 (strong Canaanites of the valley with chariots of iron, and more Jebusites in Jerusalem with the children of Benjamin),24-36 (the second city Luz, in Hittites land (maybe in N. Syria, according to T. C. M.); neither Manasseh drive-out Beth-shean, Taanach, Dor, Ibleam, Megiddo and her towns; again Gezer among the Ephraimites; Kitron and Nahalol were left in Zebulun; and Asher dwelt among the Canaanites: Accho, Sidon, Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik, Rehob; Naphtali dwelt among the Canaanites: Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath; and the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountains, and the Amorites inhabited in mount Heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim, and from the going up to akrabbim, from the rock (Sela), and upward); 2:1-5 (because of the unbelief of Israel, the revelation changed); 3:1-7 (with a changed revelation, there were left: five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-hermon unto the entering in of Hamath. And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites, and they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD…)); and we know not how many (Note: here Bullinger is talking about the Nephilim like beings that were living inside the canaanite tribes) got away to other countries to escape the general destruction . If this were recognized it would go far to solve many problems connected with Anthropology.
   As to their other names, they were called Anakim, from one Anak which came of the N
ephilim (Numbers 13:23), and Rephaim, from Rapha, another notable one among them.
   From Deuteronomy 2:
10-12, they were known by some as Emim, and Horim, and Zamzummim (verses 19-23) and Avim, etc.
   As R
ephaim they were well known, and are often mentioned: but, unfortunately, instead of this, their proper name, being preserved, it is variously translated as "dead", "deceased", or "giants". These Rephaim are to have no resurrection. This fact is stated in Isaiah 26:14 (where the proper name is rendered "deceased", and verse 19, where it is rendered "the dead").
   It is rendered "dead" seven times (Job 26:
5. Psalm 88:10. Proverbs 2:18; 9:18; 21:16. Isaiah 14:8; 26:19).
   It is rendered "deceased" in Isaiah 26:
   It is retained as proper name "R
ephaim" ten times (two being in the margin). Genesis 14:5; 15:20. Joshua 12:15 (margin). 2Samuel 5:18,22; 23:13. 1Chronicles 11:15; 14:9; 20:4 (margin). Isaiah 17:5.
   In all other places it is rendered "giants", Genesis 6:
4, Numbers 23:33, where it is Nephilim; and Job 16:14, where it is gibbor (Appendix 14. iv).
   By reading all these passages the Bible student may know all that can be known about these beings.
   It is certain that the second irruption took place before Genesis 14, for there the R
ephaim were mixed up with the five nations or peoples, which included Sodom and Gomorrha, and were defeated by the four kings under Chedorlaomer. Their principal locality was evidently "Ashtaroth Karnaim"; while the Emim were in the plain of Kiriathaim (Genesis 14:5).
   Anak was a noted descendant of the N
ephilim; and Rapha was another, giving their names respectively to different clans. Anak's father was Arba, the original builder of Hebron (Genesis 35:27. Joshua 15:13; 21:11); and this Palestine branch of the Anakim was not called Arbahim after him, but Anakim after Anak. They were great, mighty, and tall (Deuteronomy 2:10,11,21,22,23; 9:2), evidently inspiring the ten spies with great fear (Numbers 12:33). Og king of Bashan is described in Deuteronomy 3:11.
   Their strength is seen in "the giant cities of Bashan" to-day; and we know not how far they may have been utilized by Egypt in the construction of buildings, which is still an unsolved problem.
   Arba was rebuilt by the Khabiri or confederates seven years before Zoan was built by Egyptian Pharoahs of the nineteenth dynasty. See note on Numbers 13:
   If these N
ephilim, and their branch of Rephaim, were associated with Egypt, we have an explanation of the problem which has for ages perplexed all engineers, as to how those huge stones and monuments were brought together. Why not in Egypt as well as in "the giant cities of Bashan" which exist, as such, to this day?
   Moreover, we have in these mighty men, the "men of renown," the explanation of the origin of the Greek mythology. That mythology was no mere invention of the human brain, but it grew out of the traditions, and memories, and legends of the doings of that mighty race of beings; and was gradually evolved out of the "heroes" of Genesis 6:
4. The fact that they were supernatural in their origin formed an easy step to their being regarded as the demi-gods of the Greeks.
   Thus the Babylonian "Creation Tablets", the Egyptian "Book of the dead", the Greek mythology, and heathen Cosmogonies, which by some are set on an equality with Scripture, or by others adduced in support of it, are all the corruption and perversion of primitive truths, distorted in proportion as their origin was forgotten, and their memories faded away.

Note of the Editor: We will be with Christ before the apocalyptic times, but if you want to understand the future implications of this topic, you can do a more careful study of prophetic declarations like: “mystery of iniquity” that doth already work but that we, the born again believers, are blocking it´s open manifestation; and about signs in heaven, and the “son of perdition”, and the declaration that the abomination already was, is not now but will be in the future; and that “they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another…”, and the statement that the last blasphemous king over the whole earth will be a “different” king (“that wicked”) inside a “different” kingdom that only will be destroyed by the sword from the mouth of Christ himself; etc…


"The Sons of GOD" in Genesis 6:2,4.

(Genesis 6:2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose”... Genesis 6:4 “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown”.)

This Is Appendix 23 From The Companion Bible.

   It is only by the Divine specific act of creation that any created being can be called "a son of God". For that which is "born of the flesh is flesh". God is spirit, and that which is "born of the Spirit is spirit" (John 3:6). Hence Adam is called a "son of God" in Luke 3:38 (Note: but in earlier texts is only written that Adam “was from God”, excluding the word “son”). Those "in Christ" having "the new nature" which is by the direct creation of God (2 Corinthians 5:17. Ephesians 2:10) can be, and are called "sons of God" (John 1:13. Romans 8:14,15. 1John 3:1).1
   This is why angels are called "sons of God" in every other place where the expression is used in the Old Testament. Job 1:
6; 2:1; 38:7. Psalms 29:1; 89:6. Daniel 3:25. (no article).2 We have no authority or right to take the expression in Genesis 6:2,4 in any other sense. Moreover, in Genesis 6:2 the Septuagint renders it "angels".
   Angels are called "spirits" (Psalm 104:
4. Hebrews 1:7,14), for spirits are created by God.
   That there was a fall of the angels is certain from Jude
   The nature of their fall is clearly stated in the same verse. They left their own Strong's Greek 3613(oiketerion). This word occurs only in
2 Corinthians 5:2 and Jude 6, where it is used of the spiritual (or resurrection) body.
   The nature of their sin is stated to be "in like manner" to that of the subsequent sins of Sodom and Gomorrha, Jude
   The time of their fall is given as having taken place "in the days of Noah" (
1Peter 3:20 (Note: a deeper study could show that the “spirits in prison” were a different group than the group of the “angels that sinned”, both of them acting in the same historical time but with “different agendas”). 2Peter 2:4-5), though there may have been a prior fall which caused the end of "the world that then was" (Genesis 1:1,2. 2Peter 3:6).
   For this sin they are "reserved unto judgment",
2Peter 2:4, and are "in prison", 1Peter 3:19-20 (see the note in the previous paragraph).
   Their progeny, called Nephilim (translated "giants"), were monsters of iniquity; and being superhuman in size and character, had to be destroyed (see Appendix 25).This was the one and only object of the Flood.
   Only Noah and his family had preserved their pedigree pure from Adam (Genesis 6:
9 see note). All the rest had become "corrupt" (shachath) destroyed [as Adamites]. The only remedy was to destroy it (defacto), as it had become destroyed (de jure). (It is the same word in verse 17 as in verses 11,12.) See further under Appendix 25 on the Nephilim.
   This irruption of fallen angels was Satan's first attempt to prevent the coming of the Seed of the woman foretold in Genesis 3:
15. If this could be accomplished, God's Word would have failed, and his own doom would be averted.
   As soon as it was made known that the Seed of the woman was to come through A
BRAHAM, there must have been another irruption, as recorded in Genesis 6:4, "and also after that" (that is to say, after the days of Noah, more than 500 years after the first irruption). The aim of the enemy was to occupy Canaan in advance of Abraham, and so to contest its occupation by his seed. For, when Abraham entered Canaan, we read (Genesis 12:6) "the Canaanite was then (i. e., already) in the land."
   In the same chapter (Genesis 12:
10-20) we see Satan's next attempt to interfere with Abraham's seed, and frustrate the purpose of God that it should be in "Isaac". This attempt was repeated in 20:1-18.
   This great conflict may be seen throughout the Bible, and it forms a great and important subject of Biblical study. In each case the human instrument had his own personal interest to serve, while Satan had his own great object in view. Hence God had, in each case, to interfere and avert the evil and the danger, of which His servants and people were wholly ignorant. The following assaults of the great Enemy stand out prominently:-
   The destruction of the chosen family by famine, Genesis 50:
   The destruction of the male line in Israel, Exodus 1:
10,15, etc. Compare to Exodus 2:5. Hebrews 11:23.
   The destruction of the whole nation in Pharaoh's pursuit, Exodus 14.
   After David's line was singled out (
2 Samuel 7), that was the next selected for assault. Satan's first assault was in the union of Jehoram and Athaliah by Jehoshaphat, notwithstanding 2Chronicles 17:1. Jehoram killed off all his brothers (2Chronicles 21:4).
   The Arabians slew all his children, except Ahaziah (
2Chronicles 21:17; 22:1).
   When Ahaziah died, Athaliah killed "all the seed royal" (
2Chronilces 22:10). The babe Joash alone was rescued; and, for six years, the faithfulness of Jehovah's word was at stake (2Chronicles 23:3).
   Hezekiah was childless, when a double assault was made by the King of Assyria and the King of Terrors (Isaiah 36:
1; 38:1). God's faithfulness was appealed to and relied on (Psalm 136).
   In Captivity, Haman was used to attempt the destruction of the whole nation (Esther 3:
6,12,13. Compare 6:1).
   Joseph's fear was worked on (Matthew 1:
18-20). Notwithstanding the fact that he was "a just man", and kept the Law, he did not wish to have Mary stoned to death (Deuteronomy 24:1); hence Joseph determined to divorce her. But God intervened: "Fear not".
   Herod sought the young Child's life (Matthew 2).
   At the Temptation, "Cast Thyself down" was Satan's temptation.
   At Nazareth, again (Luke 4), there was another attempt to cast Him down and destroy Him.
   The two storms on the Lake were other attempts.
   At length the cross was reached, and the sepulchre closed; the watch set; and the stone sealed. But "God raised Him from the dead." And now, like another Joash, He is seated and expecting (Hebrews 10:
12,13), hidden in the house of God on high; and the members of "the one body" are hidden there "in Him" (Colossians 3:1-3), like another Jehoshaba; and going forth to witness of His coming, like another Jehoiada (2Chronicles 23:3).
   The irruption of "the fallen angels" ("sons of God") was the first attempt; and was directed against the whole human race.
   When Abraham was called, then he and his seed were attacked.
   When David was enthroned, then the royal line was assailed.
   And when "the Seed of the woman" Himself came, then the storm burst upon Him.


   1 The word "offspring" in Acts 17:28 is quite different. It is Strong's Greek 1085(genos), which means merely kin or kind, our genus as being originated by God.
2 In Hosea 1:10, it is not beni-ha-Elohim, as here, but beni-el-chai.


"The Hundred and Twenty Years" of Genesis 6:3

(Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years”.)

This Is Appendix 24 From The Companion Bible.

   These are generally taken as meaning 120 years before the Flood. But this mistake has been made by not observing that the word for "men" in Genesis 6:1,2 is in the singular number with the definite article, as in verse 3 "man", and means THE MAN ADAM. The word "also" clearly refers to him. It has no meaning if "men" be read, in the plural. It means, and can mean, only that Adam himself, "also", as well as the rest of mankind, had "corrupted his way".1 If "men" be the meaning, then it may be well asked, who are the others indicated by the word "also"?
   In Genesis 2:
17, the Lord God had declared that Adam should die. Here, in Genesis 6, it was made more clear that though he had lived 810 years he should surely die; and that his breath, or the spirit of life from God, should not for ever remain in him. See the notes on Genesis 6. (Notes: Gen. 6.1 The Chronology having been brought up to Noah´s days, the History takes us back (not forward). Men = sing. with art. = the man Adam. (In Ap. 14:1 we read: “Adam, denotes his origin, as being made from the "dust of the Adamah" ground (Latin homo). I. 'Adam, without the article, denotes man or mankind in general (Genesis 1:26; 2:5; 5:1, followed by plural pronoun). With the article, it denotes the man, Adam, though rendered "man" in Genesis 1:27; 2:7 (twice) 8,15,16,19 (margin), 22 (twice); 3:12,22,24; 5:1; 6:1 (rendered "men"), 2,3,4. After this, the Hebrew 'Adam = man or men, is used of the descendants of Adam. Hence, Christ is called "the son of Adam", not a son of Enosh.). Earth = Heb. H´adamah, ground. Them = i. e. to Adam and Eve, as in Gen. 1:27 and 5:2. Gen. 6.2 The sons of God = angels. See Ap. 23, 25 and 26. God = ha-Elohim = the Creator. Men = in contrast with Angels. Heb. Ha-adham, sing. the man Adam. See Ap. 14:1 (above). They = emph. Wives = women. 2:22. Gen. 6.3 Spirit. Heb ruach. See Ap. 9. Strive = remain in, with Sept., Arab., Syr., and Vulg.,; occ. Only here. Man: with art., as in vv. 1 and 2 = the man Adam, Ap. 14:1. He : emphatic, i. e. the man Adam. Also = i. e. the man Adam also, as well as the others. (not “men”; if so, as well as – what?). Is flesh. If taken as a verb, then it = “in their erring”. Heb. shagag. Ap 44.xiia (shagag, erring from imprudence, rashness, being deceived, not wilfully). Adam had become like the others. Yet his days = yet Adam´s days. See Ap. 24. 120 years: this fixes the date Anno Mundi 930 – 120 = 810. The Before Christ date being 3194, as given. Gen. 6.4 Giants = Nephilim, See Ap. 25. Those days = “the days of Noah,”. Also after that = after their destruction by the Flood, as well as before it. There was another irruption, the result being like those “of old”. See notes on 12:6 and 13:7 (above); also Ap. 23 and 25. Renown. Heb. the men of name. The “heroes” of the Greek mythology. The remains of primitive truth, corrupted in transmission.)  
   This fixes the chronology of verse
3, and shows that long before that time, Anno Mundi 810, and even before Enoch, this irruption of fallen angels had taken place. This was the cause of all the "ungodliness" against which the prophecy of Enoch was directed in Jude 14, and which ultimately brought on the fulfillment of his prophecy in the Judgment of the Flood. See Appendix 23 and Appendix 25.

   1 (beshaggam) because that also is so pointed in the Codex Hilleli. This makes it the Inf. Kal. of shagag, to transgress, go astray, and means, "because that in their going astray, he (Adam) also is flesh".


Note on Genesis 6:3 from Appendix 50:

”…My spirit shall not always strive with  (i.e. remain in or abide in) Adam, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years”.


That is, Adam, become “corrupt” like “the rest,” is given a Day of Grace of YET 120 years.


As no hint to the contrary is to be found in Scripture, the inference is that the First Adam, the Federal Head of the old Creation, perished in his sins at the age of 930 years.


Enoch was translated only 57 years after Adam’s death. They were therefore contemporaries for 308 years. Adam, therefore must have been well acquainted with Enoch’s prophecies regarding the coming of the Lord to execute Judgment (Jude 14-15).


Adam’s Day of Grace began when he was 810. That year bisects Enoch’s lifetime into two portions of 188 and 177 years. The double numbers 8 and 7 are significant (see Appendix 10.)


Adam’s Day of Grace, 120 years (5 x 4 x 6) begins in 3194 B. C.



According to E. W. Bullinger:


People deaths registered in the Bible before the flood:

Adam was born in 4004 B. C. and he died in 3074, being 930 years old.

Abel, “Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him” (Gén. 4:8).

Enoch’s translation 57 years after the death of Adam. Enoch lived 365 years (was born in 3382)

Seth died in 2962, being 912 years old. Seth died 112 days after his father, Adam’s death.

Enos died in 2864 being 905 years old (he was born in 3769).

Cainán died in 2764 being 910 years old (he was born in 3679).

Mahalaleel died in 2714, and was 895 years old (born in 3609).

Jared died in 2582, being 962 years old (born in 3544).

Lamech died in 2353, being 777 years old. Lamech died 5 years before the flood. Note the numbers associated with Lamech, five, the number of grace, and 7, the number of spiritual perfection (see appendix 10). His age is a thrice-repeated 7.

Methuselah died in the first month of the flood year (2348), he lived 969 and was born in 3317.


Survivors of the flood:


The flood was in the year 2348.


Noah was born in 2948 and died in 1998 (having lived 950 years). His death was 2 years before Abraham’s birth. Noah was 600 years old when the flood came.

Japhet was born in 2448. Japhet was 100 years old when the flood came.

Ham was born in 2447. Ham was 99 years old when the flood came.

Shem was born in 2446 (when Noah was 502). Shem death was in 1846, having lived 600 years. Then Abraham marries Keturah, being 150 years old. Abraham’s wife Sarah had died in 1859 being 127 years old. Shem was 98 years old when the flood came.

The wives of of these men also survived the flood with them. The earth was repopulated with this eight humans.


The Posterity of Cain.
This Is Appendix 20 From The Companion Bible.

   It is important to note that the posterity of Cain comes in the First Toledoth, viz., that of "the generations of the heavens and the earth; and not in the book of the generations of Adam.
   The posterity of Seth commences with the generations of Adam: showing that the two accounts are distinct, and deal with two different subjects. See the Structures on pages 3 and 5 of the Companion Bible (Genesis 2:
4 – 4:26; 5:1 – 6:8).

   The generations of the heavens and the earth (2:4 – 4:26).

   J 1 | 2:4 – 25. Before the Fall.

   J 2 | 3:1 – 34. The Fall.

   J 3 | 4:1 – 26. After the Fall.

   The expansion of J 3. After the Fall (4:1 – 26), page 8 of the Companion Bible in Genesis.

J 3 | L | 1 – 16. Adam’s sons: Cain and Abel.

     |     M | 17 – 24. Cain’s son: Enoch.

     | L | 25. Adam’s son: Seth.

     |     M | 26. Seth’s son: Enos.

   There were 130 years before Seth was born and substituted for Abel in the line of the promised seed.
   In those 130 years after Cain, Adam must have begotten sons and daughters, as in the 800 years after Seth.
   If Abel died in
A.M. 125, and Abel and Cain had children before that year, even supposing they had no descendants till they reached the age of sixty-five, Adam could have had 130 children. And if each of these could have a child at sixty-five years of age, one in each successive year, there would have been 1,219 in A.M. 130. If we suppose Adam’s earlier sons and daughters to have had children at the age of twenty-one instead of at sixty-five, there would have been over half a million in the 130 years, without reckoning the old or young, and this at a very moderate rate of increase.
   It is generally assumed that Adam and Eve had no children beyond those named. But, as in the line of Seth, it is clear from Genesis 5:
4 that they had, we may well conclude that the same was the case in the line of Cain. It is a gratuitous assumption that Abel had no posterity.
   It is manifest that the history assumes a considerable population; and the fact that there is no attempt to explain it, proves its genuineness, and shows that we are left to explain it for ourselves in the only natural way by which it can be explained.

Note in Gen. 4:26. Enos, though the son of Seth, is included here because he went in “the way of Cain”. They “began to call upon (their gods) by the name of Jehovah,” or “began profanely to call upon the name of the Lord.”

Structure of Genesis 5:3 - 6:8



(Extended Alternation)


A) 5:1-2. Unfallen Adam: Who was made by God.

          B) 5:3-5. Fallen Adam, and his years. The total 930, and the first 130.

                   C) 5:6-27. The progeny of Adam, and their deaths.

                             D) 5:28-32. Noah, and his promise of “comfort”.

A) 6:1-2. The fallen angels: “sons of God” (see Appendix 23).

          B) 6:3. Fallen Adam, and his years. The total 930, and the last 120.

C) 6:4-7. The progeny of the fallen angels, and their threatened destruction. The Nephilim (see Appendix 25).

          D) 6:8. Noah, and his possession of “grace”.


Taken from (and reviewed):

Main reference:

The Companion Bible, 1922, Bullinger, E. W. (Reprint: Kregel publications).


Old Testament:


Genesis 6:1-2


“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose”.


“Sons of God” = Hebrew “Bene Ha Elohim

“Daughters of Men” = Hebrew “Benoth Adam


Genesis 6:4


“There were giants (Nephilim) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown”.


Nephilim” = Hebrew “Nephal” = “to fall, be cast down, to fall away, desert”


“Mighty men” = ”“Ha Gibborim” = “The Mighty Ones”


“Giants” = gigantes (Greek, The Septuagint) = “earth-born


Genesis 6:9


“These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God”.


 “Perfect” = “Tamiym” = “Without blemish, sound, healthful, without spot, unimpaired, upright”


New Testament:


Jude 6-7


“And the angels which kept (preserved) not their first estate (their own principality), but left their own habitation (oiketerion in Greek), he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire”.


Oiketerion” Used only here and in 2 Cor 5:1-2 “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house (habitation, oiketerion, spiritual body) which is from heaven”


2 Peter 2:4-6

“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell (Tartarus), and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly”


Psalm 82:6-7


“I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes”.

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To see something about the Canaanite tribes and more in some Dictionaries:

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