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Lamech (father of Noah)
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Descendant of Seth and father of Noah (Gen 5:28–29). The son of Methuselah (Gen 5:25) and grandson of Enoch (Gen 5:21). Not to be confused with Lamech, son of Methushael, who is mentioned in Gen 4:18.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
LAMECH (PERSON) [Heb lemek (לֶמֶך); lāmek (לָמֶך)]. 1. Son of Methushael, husband of Adah and Zillah, and father of Jabal, Jubal, Tubal-cain, and Naamah; a descendant of Cain (Gen 4:18–24). No clearly negative evaluation is given of this first reported case of polygamy, even though it is a deviation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lamech. 1. Methushael’s son, a descendant of Cain, and the husband of Adah and Zillah. Lamech’s sons by Adah were Jabal, “the father of those who dwell in tents and have cattle,” and Jubal, “the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.” A son, Tubal-cain, “the forger of all instruments of bronze
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. Son of Methuselah and father of Noah (Gen. 5:25, 28f.; cf. 1 Ch. 1:3; Lk. 3:36). His words (Gen. 5:29) show the great difference between this descendant of Seth and Lamech the descendant of Cain. The latter was stimulated to a song of defiance by the worldly inventions of his sons; the former, in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LAMECH1. Methushael’s son, a descendant of Cain, and the husband of Adah and Zillah. Lamech’s sons by Adah were Jabal, “the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock,” and Jubal, “the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.” A son, Tubal-cain, “the forger of all instruments of bronze
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lamech (lay´mik).1 The son of Methushael, husband of Adah and Zillah, and father of three sons (Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-cain, the ancestors, respectively, of nomads, musicians, and smiths) and a daughter (Naamah; Gen. 4:18–22). The Song of Lamech (4:23–24) is composed of three couplets. In the first
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LAMECH1. The son of Methushael, a descendent of Cain, who was the first polygamist having married Adah and Zillah (Gen 4:18–24). His sons were Jabal (father of tent-dwellers and cattle-keepers). Jubal (father of lyre and pipe players), and Tubal-cain (forger of iron and bronze instruments). Lamech sang
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
LAMECH (Heb. lemeḵ, possibly from an Arabic word meaning ‘a strong young man’; so Dillmann, Holzinger).1. A descendant of Cain (Gn. 4:18f.), who introduced polygamy. One of his sons was Tubal-cain, the first worker in metals, and Lamech’s song in Gn. 4:23f. is sometimes thought to be a ‘sword-lay’ glorifying
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lamech (Heb. lemeḵ; Gk. Lámech)A name occurring in two genealogies in Genesis. In the Yahwist or J genealogy of the line of Cain (Gen. 4:17–24), Lamech is the son of Methushael and claims the pride of place associated with the seventh generation from Adam. The significance of this position is underscored
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LAMECH The name of two men in Genesis.1. Son of Methusael of the line of Cain (Gen 4:18–24). Lamech was also the husband of Adah and Zillah and the father of Jabal, Jubal, Tubal-cain, and Naamah. He is remembered as the first bigamist and the second murderer mentioned in Scripture. His song to his wives
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
La´mech (powerful), properly Le-mech.1. The fifth lineal descendant from Cain. Gen. 4:18–24. He is the only one except Enoch, of the posterity of Cain, whose history is related with some detail. His two wives, Adah and Zillah, and his daughter Naamah, are, with Eve, the only antediluvian women whose