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Son of Seth, who was a son of Adam (Gen 4:26; 5:6; 1 Chr 1:1; Luke 3:38). Enosh’s name—like Adam’s—means “man.” After Enosh’s birth, “people began to call upon the name of the Lord” (Gen 4:26 ESV).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ENOSH (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕnôš (אְנֹושׁ)]. Var. ENOS. Son of Seth at the age of 105 and father of Kenan (Gen 5:6–11). Enosh lived 905 years, fathering Kenan at the age of 90. Gen. 4:26 also notes the birth of Enosh, with the observation that it was at that time that people first began to call on the name
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Enosh, Enos. Seth’s son and the grandson of Adam (Gn 4:26; 1 Chr 1:1). He became the father of Kenan at 90 years of age, after which he fathered other sons and daughters, dying at the age of 905 (Gn 5:6–11). He is mentioned as Jesus’ ancestor in Luke’s genealogy (Lk 3:38, Enos).See Genealogy of Jesus
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ENOSH Seth’s son and the grandson of Adam (Gn 4:26; 1 Chr 1:1). He became the father of Kenan at 90 years of age, after which he fathered other sons and daughters, dying at the age of 905 (Gn 5:6–11). He is mentioned as Jesus’ ancestor in Luke’s genealogy (Lk 3:38; kjv, rsv “Enos”). See Genealogy of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Enosh (ee´nosh; Heb., “humanity” or “the human race”), the son of Seth and grandson of Adam through whom genealogies to Noah, Abraham, and eventually Jesus are traced (Gen. 4:26; 1 Chron. 1:1; Luke 3:38). The Bible says that it was during the time of Enosh that “people began to invoke the name of the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ENOS, ENOSH. The son of Seth (Gen 4:26; 5:6) and the father of Cainan or Kenan (Gen 5:9–10; 1 Chr 1:1; Lk 3:37–38). The alternate spelling of Enos is Enosh. Little is known about him. His son Kenan was born when his father was 90 years of age and the length of Enos’ life is recorded as 905 years. More
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Enosh (Heb. ʾĕnôš) (also ENOS) (Gk. Enos)The son of Seth and grandson of Adam (Luke 3:38). According to Gen. 5:9–11 at the age of 90 Enosh sired a son Kenan and then lived an additional 815 years. During Enosh’s generation people began a new pattern of worship by invoking the name Yahweh (Gen. 4:26).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary