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When we follow the lineage from Adam through Noah in Genesis chapter 5 we find the following names. Adam-Seth-Enos-Cainan-Mahalaleel-Jared-Enoch-Methuselah-Lamech-Noah. It is nothing new that the names of people mentioned in the Bible always carried special meaning, i.e. we all are familiar with Emmanuel meaning “God with us”. So when you translate the names of the line of Adam you find something very special.
: man (also inherent in word Adam is word image or shadow, because he was the image or of the second Adam [Christ] who was to come.)
: mortal, (or it can mean frail or melancholy)
: sorrow (or habitation / dwelling place)
: the blessed God (or the praise of God)
: come down (or descend)
: His death shall bring ( He was named such by Enoch who prophesied that at the death of Methuselah the Great Flood would begin as it did.)
: despairing (or captive / slaves)
: comfort (or rest)
So now let’s string this line of names together and read them not in Hebrew but in English, and read them in the form of a sentence.
Man – (is) appointed – mortal – sorrow (but)
the blessed God (shall) – come down – teaching – (that) His death shall bring – (the) despairing – comfort.
Now does that not sound a bit too familiar? How about a lot familiar? It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ revealed in the first 5 chapters of Genesis! To put it like Chuck Missler, “There is no way you’ll ever convince me that a group of Jewish Rabbis contrived to hide the Christian gospel in a genealogy in the Torah.”