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Adam's Descendants

Adam's Descendants


Adam’s Death

Adam had a third son Seth, who was to become the father of all future generations of man.

Adam died at the age of nine hundred and thirty years. His death was mourned by all human beings. He and his wife were buried in the Cave of Machpelah, near Hebron (in the land of Israel).

Seth’s Children

During the life of Seth’s son Enosh, people began to make images and statues to remind them of G-d. Later, however, the people began to worship the idols they had made. And so, they turned away from G-d, and neglected the laws of right conduct which G-d had given to Adam. G-d saw the evil doings of the new generation and punished it time and again by sending great floods which destroyed a third of all the people living, and by causing other disasters such as famines and epidemics. But, none of these warnings brought the people to their senses.


Only in the time of Enoch (Chanoch), who was the seventh generation removed from Adam, did men improve their conduct. Enoch devoted all his life and work to the service of G-d. He lived for many years a life of isolation and prayer. When he returned to live among the people, they soon recognized his great wisdom and justice, and elected him their leader. Under his rule there was peace all over the world. He restored faith and law among the people, so that no one stole from his neighbor, or robbed the traveler.

This order lasted till the year 930, when Adam died. Then Enoch again withdrew into seclusion, appearing only occasionally to give advice to the people and to answer the questions that had arisen during the period of his absence. Enoch did not die like any other human beings. He was one of the few who G-d took away alive.


During the life on Enoch’s son, Methuselah (who lived nine hundred and sixty-nine years, longer than any other human being), the people again revolted against G-d, and there prevailed a state of lawlessness, cruelty, and corruption that brought doom and destruction upon the world.

From Our People by Jacob Isaacs published and copyrighted by Kehot Publication Society 1946-1948
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July 10, 2014
If you're going to discuss the Bible, at least refer to GOD as GOD, not G-D...
September 20, 2012
Father of Abram
Abram's father was Terah. Gen 11.27
thornton, co
September 18, 2012
who is the father of Abraham?
Felix Ofoe
233, Ghana
July 24, 2012
cain,adam, seth
all this people asking question should read genesis 5 all there answers are there
darghenam, london
February 9, 2012
The whole story of creation is puzzling, to say the least. I just say follow and allow faith to be your guide....there can and will never be scientific facts to explain the "story" logic in faith.
universal jones
newark, nj
December 24, 2009
RE: Adam's daughters
Please see Whom did Cain and Abel marry? for a discussion of that very question.
Menachem Posner for
December 24, 2009
Adam's daughters
I read you website with much intereset as it gives imform ation not found in the Bible.
One subject which, like many other people, I am puzzled is who were the wives of Cain and Seth.
Understandably there must have been incest but there is no mention of daughters until after the birth of Seth. By this time Cain must have been middle aged.
Can you enlighten me?
Peter Hesketh
Clitheroe, England
September 17, 2009
wives of Adam's sons and decendants
Does anyone know where I can find some commentary on where the wives of Adam's sons came from?

Edward K
Thornton, CO
September 14, 2008
cain is listed
Listed in Gen. 4:17-18; his wife gave birth to Enoch. It is not listed under the genealogy of Adam, because he lived in the land of NOD on the East of Eden. Completely away from any of his relations. my opinion only..
Englewood, Colorado
January 30, 2008
Why no Cain?
Because this section is about the descendants, not the sons.
Cleveland, Ohio
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