Lamech

Two Lamech's are introduced in the book of Genesis: one is a descendant of Cain and the other a descendant of Seth. Like the two Enochs, these men contrast similar to the original brothers. One commits murder, the other gives birth to and raises Noah. We We aren't given much detail about either, but their legacies speak for themselves.

Introduction

Two Lamech's are introduced in the book of Genesis: one is a descendant of Cain and the other a descendant of Seth. Lamech, descendant of Cain, is given a much longer description than Lamech, descendant of Seth, but it is obviously that have drastically different personalities.
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Bible Verses

And 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.Genesis 4:23
28And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 29And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.Genesis 5:28-29 KJV

Other Verses on Lamech

  • Genesis 4:19-24; 5:28-31
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The Two Lamechs

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Lamech: Descendant of Cain

Lamech the son of Methusael is a descendant of Cain. He is the first man to take two wives (Adah and Zillah). Like Cain, Lamech is a murderer. For some reason Lamech thinks that if Cain was to be avenged for killing his brother, Lamech should be avenged even more so. Lamech has 3 sons—Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-cain—and one daughter, Naamah.
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Lamech: Descendant of Seth

Lamech, son of Methuselah is a descendant of Seth and the father of Noah. We are not told much about him except that he names Noah with anticipation that Noah will bring comfort to man.
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