Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 5\\

This chapter contains a list or catalogue of the posterity of Adam in
the line of Seth, down to Noah; it begins with a short account of the
creation of Adam, and of his life and death, \\#Ge 5:1-5\\ next of five
of the antediluvian patriarchs, their age and death, namely Seth, Enos,
Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, \\#Ge 5:6-20\\ then a particular relation of
Enoch, his character and translation, \\#Ge 5:21-24\\ then follows an
account of Methuselah, the oldest man, and Lamech's oracle concerning
his son Noah, \\#Ge 5:12-29\\ and the chapter is closed with the life
and death of Lamech, and the birth of the three sons of Noah,
\\#Ge 5:30-32\\.