Compiled from the King James Version of the Bible
by Melineze Logan Hite
" So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27
God brought all beasts and fowls unto Adam " to see what he would call them." Genesis 2:19
"And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living." Genesis 3:20
Adam and Eve were the first man and woman creations made by God. In a lovely garden he placed Adam and Eve along with trees with rich fruit and food, the tree of life, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He gave them specific instructions. They were to dress and keep the garden. God told them that they could eat any fruit from any tree, but do not touch or eat from the forbidden tree in the midst of the garden, or you will die. They disobeyed God's warning to not eat nor touch the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve was deceived by the serpent and ate the apple from the tree. Then she convinced Adam to eat also. They were punished severely by God. They were forced to leave the beautiful and peaceful Garden of Eden. Adam would have toil very hard the rough and sometimes unfertile land to eat; Eve would have pain in childbirth. Eve would now be subservient to her husband; Adam and Eve would someday die and be returned to the ground from which he worked. God saw that they were no longer innocent; they were ashamed of their nakedness before holy God. God clothed them with coats of skin and sent them away. God had to put angels to watch the holy tree of life which made man immortal, because he could no longer trust Adam and Eve, who because of curiosity, disobedience, and disbelief listened to an evil serpent rather than Almighty God, their Creator.
"And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." Genesis 3:22-24
The generations of Adam from Noah are set forth here in the order they are written in the Bible as follows:
ADAM AND EVE GIVE BIRTH TO CAIN, A TILLER OF THE SOIL.
ADAM AND EVE GIVE BIRTH TO ABEL, A KEEPER OF SHEEP.
Cain will later kill his brother, Abel, because of jealousy. God will severely punish Cain by forcing Cain to leave his homeland and become a fugitive and a wanderer. Also, he will now find it difficult to work the land and bring forth food.
CAIN AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO ENOCH.
ENOCH AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO IRAD.
IRAD AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO MEHUJAEL.
MEHUJAEL AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO METHUSAEL.
METHSAEL AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO LAMECH.
Lamech will marry two women, as stated in the Bible, Adah and Zillah. Two children from each wife were recorded here from the Bible.
LAMECH AND ADAH GIVE BIRTH TO JABAL.
LAMECH AND ADAH GIVE BIRTH TO JUBAL.
LAMECH AND ZILLAH GIVE BIRTH TO TUBALCAIN.
LAMECH AND ZILLAH GIVE BIRTH TO NAAMAH.
Jabal was the "father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle." Genesis 4:20 Jubal was the "father of all such as handle the harp and organ." Genesis 4:21 Tubalcain was the "instructor of every artificer in brass and iron." Genesis 4:22 "And the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah." Genesis 4:22 (Naamah was a female.)
ADAM AND EVE GIVE BIRTH (AGAIN) TO SETH.
Adam was 130 years old when he had Seth; Adam lived to be 930 years old.
SETH AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO ENOS.
Seth was 105 years old when he had Enos; Seth lived to be 912 years old.
ENOS AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO CAINAN.
Enos was 90 years old when he had Cainan; Enos lived to be 905 years old.
CAINAN AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO MAHALALEEL.
Cainan was 70 year old when he had Mahalaleel; Cainan lived to be 910 years old.
MAHALALEEL AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO JARED.
Mahalaleel was 65 years old when he had Jared; Mahalaleel lived to be 895 years old.
JARED AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO ENOCH.
Jared was 162 years old when he had Enoch; Jared lived to be 962 years old.
ENOCH AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO METHUSELAH.
Enoch was 65 years old when he had Methuselah; Enoch lived to be 365 years old.
METHUSELAH AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO LAMECH.
Methuselah was 187 years old when he had Lamech; Methuselah lived to be 969 years old. ( Oldest recorded person in this period. )
LAMECH AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH TO NOAH.
Lamech was 182 years old when he had Noah; Lamech lived to be 777.
Genesis 4: 23-24 states that " Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold."
( Whom did he kill? ) ( Was it Cain? )
NOAH AND HIS WIFE GIVE BIRTH
TO SHEM, HAM, AND JAPHETH.
Noah was 500 years old, when he had Shem, Ham, and Japheth; Noah lived to be 950 years old.
Noah was a just and perfect man who was very obedient to God.
God decided to destroy every living thing on the earth by flood for forty days and forty nights, because the world was so full of evil and violence. He would save Noah, whom he loved , along with his wife, their three boys, and their three wives.
He told Noah to built a great boat, called an ark. Noah was told to bring "every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female." Genesis 6:19
" And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth."
" And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days." Genesis 7:24
"And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ar'-a-rat." Genesis 8:4
"And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry." Genesis 8: 13
" And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried." Genesis 8:14
" And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth." Genesis 9:1
Read more articles by Melineze Hite or search for articles on the same topic or others.