Bible Corner

Chapter 5 of Genesis begins with these verses: “This is the roll of Adam’s descendants. On the day that God created Adam he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them. He blessed them and gave them the name Man, when they were created. When Adan was a hundred and thirty years old he fathered a son in his likeness, after his image, and he called him Seth.” What is quoted here are the first three verses of chapter 5. It continues with the descendants down to Noah’s sons through the next 29 verses. One of the names given in the list is Methuselah. Methuselah is the oldest person mentioned in the bible. Son of Enoch, he fathered Lamech at the age of 187. Lamech was Noah’s father and Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. The story of Noah begins in Chapter 6 verse 9 and continues through to the end of chapter 9 when we are told of Noah’s death. The story of the goodness of Noah, the building of the ark and the details of what had to be done before the flood came, the details of who and what went on the ark before the rain started and the flood grew and lasted for forty days. When they disembark, a new world order is established and the covenant is made between Yahweh and Noah and his sons. The story goes from chapter 6:9 to chapter 9:25. Then Chapter 10 and 11 give the genealogies from the sons of Noah up to the father of Abram whose wife is Sarai with the account of the Tower of Babel put in at the beginning of chapter 11: 1-9.