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Genesis 5:21

21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.

Read Genesis 5:21 Using Other Translations

And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah.
When Enoch was 65 years old, he became the father of Methuselah.

What does Genesis 5:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 5:21

And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah.
] Here the Septuagint version adds again an hundred years; and that Enoch had a son, whose name was Methuselah, is affirmed by Eupolemus F18, an Heathen writer; and Enoch being a prophet gave him this name under a spirit of prophecy, foretelling by it when the flood should be; for his name, according to Bochart F19, signifies, "when he dies there shall be an emission", or sending forth of waters upon the earth, to destroy it,


FOOTNOTES:

F18 Apud Euseb. Evangel. Praepar. l. 9. c. 17. p. 419.
F19 Thaleg. l. 2. c. 13. col. 88. so Ainsworth.
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