5. Adam to Noah: Climbing the Family Tree

Bible Stories for Big People

A Supernatural Overview 

The Bible is a fascinating read for many people. Others see it as irrelevant and contradictory. Still others think they know what’s inside, but they’ve never opened the cover to find out for themselves. And then there are those who actually experience it daily.

My sincere hope is that my new series, “Bible Stories for Big People,” will provide unexpected insight for all of the above, in a uniting kind of way. In a supernatural kind of way. — P.M.Y.

Previously…

4. Cain, Abel and Seth: Blood Brothers (Based on Genesis 4:26 – 6:11, New International Version 1985)  https://prophecyconnections.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/4-cain-abel-and-seth-blood-brothers/

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5. Adam to Noah: Climbing the Family Tree

After completing the story of mankind’s beginning, the writer of Genesis sets the course for the most enduring book of all time. Though the Bible may seem rambling and repetitive at times, it is actually quite focused. The author of the first five “books” has a single-minded purpose — to document the family history (and the BLOODLINE) of Adam and Eve’s son Seth, the one who was born “in place of Abel” — the son who was murdered by his brother, Cain.

Under the supernatural influence of Divine inspiration, the writer tells us that at least some of the first men to reside on planet Earth lived for many centuries before they died

When Adam had lived 130 years he had a son … and he named him Seth. “After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Adam lived 930 years, and then he died.”

Seth became the father of Enosh; he lived 912 years and had other sons and daughters, “and then he died.”

Enosh became the father of Kenan; he lived 905 years and had other sons and daughters, “and then he died.”

Kenan became the father of Mahalalel; he lived 910 years and had other sons and daughters, “and then he died.“

Mahalalel became the father of Jared; he lived 895 years and had other sons and daughters, “and then he died.”

Jared became the father of Enoch; he lived 962 years and had other sons and daughters, “and then he died.”

Enoch became the father of Methuselah; he lived 365 years. He “walked with God for 300 years and had other sons and daughters … then he was no more, because God took him away.”

Methuselah became the father of Lamech; he lived 969 years and had other sons and daughters, “and then he died.

Lemech became the father of Noah; he lived 777 years and had other sons and daughters, “and then he died.”

When Noah was born his father said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.” (Genesis 5:29, NIV)

After over 1000 years of reproduction within mankind, Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth….

The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.

So the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth — men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air — for I am grieved that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:5-7, NIV)

But Noah was a righteous man whom the Lord God found blameless among the people of his time!

DIGGING DEEPER …

An important snippet of information is embedded within this timeline which mentions other family trees that had been flourishing over the centuries. Their descendants resulted from a supernatural union and were called “the Nephilim.”

COMING NEXT: Noah’s Wicked Relatives

 

Copyright 2015, Paula Meiners Yingst

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