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Genesis 5 AND 6 and the corruption of man and the Flood-NOAH
אָדָם Hebrew For Adam man
שָֽׁת Hebrew for Seth appointed
אֱנ֑וֹשׁ Hebrew For Enosh Mortal
Jared=shall come down
Methusaleh=his death shall bring
Lamech=the despairing, lamenting
Enosh begot Kenan
Kenan Begot Mahalalel
Now Mahalalel is a VERY important name. it ends in EL anything that ends in EL, EL is Elohim, that’s God, and Mahalal is TO PRAISE, so…this is where we get Hallelujah from! HALAL=Hallelujah praise to God or praise YA.
Methusaleh, the son of Enoch lived the longest over 960 years.
Made up of 2 words
Methusaleh-his death shall bring.
When God and Enoch went for their walk the Lord was telling Enoch the world was wicked and corrupt and the Lord was going to destroy the planet, and Enoch was taken and spared.
Methuselah’s life is spared as well the Lord makes sure that Enoch knows his son will be spared as well. We see the meaning of His name “His death shall bring”, we will see how this ties into the triggering of the flood.
Rabbi David Foreman:
Noach’s name Noachs father lamech made a declaration upon the birth of Noah this declaration is interesting: Genesis 5:28-29 (look up this declaration)
Genesis 5:29-32 is Lamechs declaration about the birth of Noah (Noach) spelling
His father senses Noah will comfort not only him but mankind from the curse of the land
There were consequences to Cain killing Abel, one was separation from God, alienation, but also an alienation from the land, so the land was under a curse, they would have to work on the land to provide, the curse happened with Adam and Eve, and it was intensified with the sin of Cain.
If you go ahead you see the verses where the Lord makes the decision to destroy the world.
God regrets that He made man.
Gods declaration of creating the world exactly echoes lamechs declaration upon the birth of Noah, look this up.
Comparison of Genesis 5:29 to Genesis 6:6-7
- the earth
These four words you will find them repeated in this EXACT same order in the Lords decision to destroy the world.
The Lords decision order of words:
For some strange reason the Lords words are mimicking Noah’s Fathers words,
Why would this be?
Theory: a comment in describing Lemech’s declaration
The sages of the Midrash said that Lamech saw prophetically that Noach would be the creator of the plow. The plow would be a form of comfort. We wouldn't have to deal with the curse of the land anymore.
The declaration of the plow in the world before the flood, the comfort of the plow, the plow would comfort them and that was the reason to destroy the world. The plow could never comfort them.
What is comfort how is it achieved, comfort involves a change in perspective, asking why it happened, answer BUT it happened it happened anyway let’s deal with it its that change in perspective to accommodate that uncomfortable reality.
Noah equivalent to the plow he will comfort them by creating the plow to help them from the curse of the land.
Why was the land so sad that they would have to work the land by the sweat of their brow and eat in sadness, when work is toil then it is sad and the sad is a reminder that things could be different.
The curse of the tree of knowledge and of Cain alienated man from land and from God and when the land was worked it would no longer give its power to us.
When God said let US make man in our own image God was potentially speaking to the land as well that would be used to create man THEORY.
The alienation between God and man continue to grow in alienation, God does not desire this, however there is something in man that desires to come back to God and the stronger the curses the stronger the desire to return unto HIM. We see this same theory play out when Israel is enslaved by Egypt in the book of exodus, and the worse the slavery the more they cry out to God to save them.
The time comes for the Lord to destroy the world is when you find comfort in things in all the wrong places it comes when you find comfort in the plow. It’s a way of taking a sort of Tylenol so you don’t feel the sadness anymore, so more and more that are not of God, the PLOW was the tipping point.
With the plow they could accommodate themselves from the uncomfortable reality they were facing.
Now here is where I believe the Nephilim, or the giants come into play and here is why:
The Book of Enoch Chapters 8 and 10. Now I only use this book as a reference and in chapter 10 indeed Noah is mentioned READ 8 and 10, so you see these corrupted angels and their offspring were teaching mankind to work with metal, to make weapons, and how to make things to help till the land. So when Noah’s Father believes he will comfort them from the curse of the land, it is not far fetched to believe because of these skills being taught to mankind that were corrupted in nature because corrupt angels and offspring were teaching them, that they believed Noah would learn how to make farming equipment to RELY on to work the land much easier than before.
We have to understand that the reason the enemy came in ONCE AGAIN just like in the garden of Eden and tempted these corrupted beings to do such heinous acts against the Lord, is because satan was attempting to corrupt the righteous line that Jesus would be birthed through into this world, therefore stopping his coming, which means man would have been alienated from God.
NOW the Lord sees and its “you say you will comfort yourselves with the invention of the plow (potentially) which in God’s eyes is walking away from the relationship between He and man because they are now learning from these corrupt beings and coming into agreement with them instead.
There would be no turning back and the Lord uses the exact same language mankind uses to comfort themselves with the plow, and I also think with the many crafts they were taught by these corrupted beings to make “life easier” from the curse they were under, we begin to see His justification in His sovereignty for destroying life on the earth and starting over.
Methusaleh is Noah’s grandfather this is very important and comes into play here.
Methuselah’s name means: HIS DEATH SHALL BRING…
Enoch was told to name his son this particular name.
Now Noah is 600 years old when the Lord tells him he is going to destroy the earth by rain/flood this means Methusaleh is 969 which is Methusaleh’s final year of life REMEMBER the meaning of his name “his death shall bring”, 7 days later it starts to rain. The way we deduce this is the Bible says Noah lived 950 years total, 350 years after the flood, which means he was 600 when the flood occurred.
When Methusaleh dies the Lord gives Noah 7 days to mourn the death of his grandfather which was Jewish tradition and warns Noah in 7 days it will rain.
The Lord is limiting man to 120 years alive on the planet however what does this really mean because we know Noah lived 350 years after the flood. which was stated in genesis 9. He was 600 when the flood happens, All the days of Noah were 950 years.
This does not fit with the 120 years mandate in genesis 6:3.
If you jump ahead Abraham lives 175 years and Sarah lives 127 years so how can these 120 years be?
The Lord cannot be talking about physical age of humans, even though Moses did live to be 120 years old when the lord took him home
Now if we jump ahead to Leviticus 24:3-10 READ
Every 7th day a day of rest, every 7 years is a year of rest you let the land rest every 7th year. We are told to add up 7 rest years, so 7, 7s 7x7= that is 49 years and the 50th year is the jubilee year, every 50 years. Jubilee years are very important to the Lord
Jubilee years-land given back to original owners, debts forgiven, slaves freed, to give a few examples of what happens on a jubilee year.
So, here is the theory the Lord is dealing in jubilee years with genesis 6:3, “My spirit shall not strive with man forever, his days shall be 120 years, 120 jubilee years for mankind as a whole.
If we take genesis 1:2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
We take 2 Thessalonians 2:7: For the mystery of lawlessness [rebellion against divine authority and the coming reign of lawlessness] is already at work; [but it is restrained] only until he who now restrains it is taken out of the way.
120 X 50 (jubilees) = 6000 years.
The Lord’s Spirit, the Holy Spirit, will NOT strive with man forever, so He is taking the Holy Spirit out of the way, between these two periods is 120 jubilee years, 6000 years and after the 6000 we are getting into the end of days.
So, from Adam to today is approaching 6000 years. Because of miscalculations in the calendar we are encroaching on the 6000 years instead of already being there I believe
A day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as in a day, 7 days in a week, Jesus reigns on earth for 1000 years, that is entering the 7000 year.
Now this relates to genesis 1:1 and I’m going to show you how. I am telling you the Lord has hidden so much in the scriptures that is now being brought to light it’s amazing!
Ok so Genesis 1:1
We are potentially now getting into why:
Matthew 24:37-39 states: For the coming of the Son of Man (the Messiah) will be just like the days of Noah. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the [very] day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not know or understand until the flood came and swept them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be [unexpected judgment].
Genesis 1:1 is a MAJOR KEY here and I will show you how:
So, the first 7words of Genesis 1:1 are:
In Hebrew: Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz-
Hebrew translation to English:
In the beginnings created God the sky waters and the earth-Hebrew translation.
KJV Translation: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
1st word-bereshit- in the beginning-1000yrs
2nd word-bara- created- God fills or fattens the earth- 1000 years (2nd) God is the only one who Bara’s (creates) in the Bible (this is after the flood)
3rd word- Elohim-God-God chooses a people-1000-year (3rd) 3000yrs the Lord chooses Israel as his people
4th word-et-the cross (represents)-Yeshua, Jesus, comes for the first time-1000yrs (4000-year mark) this is when Jesus was born, and this is the 4th word of genesis 1:1
5th word-hashamayim-the sky waters. Yeshua in the heavens- after Jesus was crucified-1000years (5000-year mark)
6th word-ve’et-and-Yeshua returns-1000 years (end of 6000-year mark)
7th word-ha’aretz-the earth-1000 years of peace on earth Yeshua, Jesus, reigns-1000yrs (7000-year mark)
So, as you can see the first 7 words of Genesis 1:1 corresponds to a 1000-year period, a 7000-year period, and we see the Lord tell Noah it was going to rain, 7 days before the flood. So again, that seven-day period is exhoed. The Lord has hidden the entire 7000-year history of the earth in Genesis 1:1 which is brilliant!
NOW if you take how long Adam lived 930 years
David Lived: 70 years
930 +70=1,000 years
Jesus reign on earth is going to be 1000 years and this was the line Adam, through Seth through David that Jesus was born through.
Genesis 6:4-5 the Nephilim READ:
So, the Lord sees the wickedness of man was greatly increased on earth.
So it says the Lord Saw the wickedness on the earth, now the last time the Lord SAW something is back in Genesis 1 “God saw that it was good” day 3,4,5,6 of creation this is the last we hear of God seeing until we get to Genesis 6.
So, the Lord goes from seeing that it is good, creation, Genesis 1:1
Now look at this we get to Genesis 6, 6 is the number of man, the numerical value related to the antichrist is 3 6’s, and now we get to genesis 6 the number of man and for the first time God sees again BUT this time He sees that Creation is wicked.
Now look at this genesis 6:6 (2 6’s) and the Lord was SORRY that He had made man on the earth, the Lord REGRETTED IT.
Now besides seeing all the wickedness and all the beautiful creation God made go south at the hands of man WHY ELSE would the LORD Be SORRY he created man?
Yes, His Creation, meaning the animals and the earth suffers greatly and that grieves the Lord However there is an even bigger reason:
Because the Lord KNOWS His one and only precious son is going to have to be sent to die for the sins of men whom the Lord created.
Now Genesis 6:8 And Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 8 is the number of new beginnings, because Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord, he was going to be spared and given a new beginning so its VERY interesting that this verse is Genesis 6:8,
6= number of men
8=number of new beginnings
= man is given a new beginning
We see the two sides of God here, the Lion and the Lamb: 1 Side of God is Justice-the Lion.
The other side of God is MERCY-the =Lamb
Genesis 6:7-8 represents the 2 sides of the Lord
1st part judgment, justice
2nd part, Mercy in that order take note
This is the 5th time Noah’s name is mentioned, 5 in Hebrew alphabet is He (pronounced Hey) meaning: BEHOLD, REVELATION, OPEN WINDOW.
So, whenever you see a He in the scriptures it means blessings, something BIG is about to be revealed.
And at the 5th mention of Noah’s name the Verse Genesis 6:8 Noah Finds FAVOR in the eyes of God which will give him a new beginning, a blessing, the Lord’s Grace, the number 5.
Now an interesting tidbit if you go to the book of Ruth. So, Ruth 2:2 is the 5th mention of Ruth’s name in the Bible and she finds FAVOR.
Daniel 1:9 the 5th mention of the name Daniel he is granted FAVOR.
And there are other examples of this in Esther and 1 Samuel as well!!
These are not coincidences; these are intentional on God’s part. The bible is so layered the Lord so Brilliantly layered it in ONLY a way that Almighty God Could that we are now beginning to scratch the surface of this incredible book.
In Ruth Chapter 4: 18-22 we actually see the messianic line established: Now these are the descendants of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron, 19 Hezron was the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab, 20 Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 21 Salmon the father of Boaz, Boaz the father of Obed, 22 Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David [the king of Israel and the ancestor of Jesus Christ]. Here is where the two vavs show back up because the messianic line has been established so two uprights instead of one.
David had a covenant with the Lord that a descendent of his would sit on the throne I believe forever so we see why the enemy so darn bad wanted to tamper with this line.
Now the name Noach, Noah, translates to life preserver which has a dual meaning for us:
First because when we are on a boat what are we asked to wear to protect us from water, a life preserver, Noah was appointed by God to Preserve the life of his family and of the animals by building an ark, a VERY large boat capable of floating and holding the weight of all the animals, people, and supplies that were to be PRESERVED within the ARK and spared from destruction.
Now the name Noah in Hebrew looks like the letter NJ if you switch that to JN, so backwards, pronounced CHEN in Hebrew it means GRACE or favor in Hebrew, there are also 5 letters in the spelling of Noach’s name I do not think that is a coincidence either.
This is the first time GRACE is mentioned in the Bible and when you see the first mention of a word it sets the tone for what that particular word embodies as far as the Lord and man. So, God’s Grace is giving Noah favor and Sparing him from judgment because he was found to be righteous and upright before God.
It is by Grace we are saved; it is God’s Grace that protects our life.
So, if we look at the forward and backward meaning of the name NOAH, we get this sentence:
Life preserved By Grace:
You see how meticulous, intentional, and detailed the Lord is!
Genesis 6:9-10 the generations of Noah, it is spelled toldoth for generations however that spelling has been changed and there is a reason for this:
To understand this, we must go back to Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
The generations in genesis 2:4 is spelled toledoth so this name in Hebrew writing has to vav’s in it where in genesis 6:9-10 that spelling of generations only has 1 vav in Hebrew why is that?
The first time we see this word for generations in genesis 2 is before the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was violated, that law, and eaten from by Adam and eve that is when the generations were perfect however after sin entered the generations became corrupted, which is why you see the spelling changed. Vav means an upright man, it also means nail I believe so when a vav is taken away, which is by the way the 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, so what the author did is take away the UPRIGHT man, taking away 1 vav because man fell and sin entered.
Genesis 6:11-13 READ
God’s judgment, look out here it comes
Then mercy/grace, make for yourself an ark, same order judgment then mercy because God is a God of order
Now the Hebrew Word for Ark is ha’tebah-this word appears 22 times within 21 Noah verses, TEBAH, as Noah’s boat his ark.
There is only 1 other place tebah shows up in the Bible and it is Exodus 2:3 When she could no longer hide him, she got him a basket (chest) made of papyrus reeds and covered it with tar and pitch [making it waterproof]. Then she put the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.
When a little ark was constructed for Baby Moses, whose mother could no longer hide him because remember she hid Moses for months, and he was placed in the tebah the “ark” and placed on the water as destruction was happening all around him, all the other Hebrew baby boys were being killed. So, we see this mirrored again in Exodus. The ark is a vehicle of protection meant to spare God’s chosen from the destruction happening around them.
VIA THE Holy Spirit- and Jesus was out TEBAH He was our AREK our Covering, our salvation, and when He said on the cross “it is finished” He gave us a new beginning in Him and reconciled us back to the Father Glory Be to God!
So, you see this is layered throughout the word, over and over again!!
This ends part 1 of Noah, genesis 5 & 6, Stay Tuned For part 2!! Glory to God, God Bless! Keep the Faith!!