a ruling; commanding; coming down
(descent ), one of the antediluvian patriarchs, and further of Enoch ( Genesis 5:15 Genesis 5:16 Genesis 5:18-20 ; Luke 3:37 ) In the lists of Chronicles the name is given in the Authorized Version JERED.
The name is supposed by Budde to denote a degeneration of the human race, the first five generations being righteous, their successors not, except Enoch and Noah. The name has been identified with that of Irad (iradh), Genesis 4:18. See Skinner, Gen, 117, 129, 131.
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