man the son of Seth, and grandson of Adam ( Genesis 5:6-11 ; Luke 3:38 ). He lived nine hundred and five years. In his time "men began to call upon the name of the Lord" ( Genesis 4:26 ), meaning either (1) then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord (marg.) i.e., to distinguish themselves thereby from idolaters; or (2) then men in some public and earnest way began to call upon the Lord, indicating a time of spiritual revival.
mortal man; sick; despaired of; forgetful