The grandson of Adam. He lived nine hundred and five years. Adam, Seth, and Enoch died before him; and Noah was contemporary with him eighty-four years, Ge 4:26; 5:6-11; Lu 3:38. In his days "began men to call upon the name of the Lord" in organized and systematic public worship; then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord; that is, for the purpose of marking the distinction between men of God and the ungodly.
man the son of Seth, and grandson of Adam (Ge 5:6-11; Lu 3:38). He lived nine hundred and five years. In his time "men began to call upon the name of the Lord" (Ge 4:26), meaning either (1) then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord (marg.) i.e., to distinguish themselves thereby from idolaters; or (2) then men in some public and earnest way began to call upon the Lord, indicating a time of spiritual revival.
(mortal man), the son of Seth,
properly ENOSH, as in
ENOS, or ENOSH, the son of Seth, and father of Cainan. He was born A.M. 235. Moses tells us that then "men began to call upon the name of the Lord," Ge 4:26; that is, such as abhorred the impiety and immorality which prevailed among the progeny of Cain, began to worship God in public, and to assemble together at stated times for that purpose. Good men, to distinguish themselves from the wicked, began to take the name of sons or servants of God; for which reason Moses, Ge 6:1-2, says that "the sons of God," or the descendants of Enos, "seeing the daughters of men," &c. The eastern people make the following additions to his history: