Genesis Chapter 5 Answers

This webpage provides answers for the Genesis Bible study daily questions on chapter five.

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1. In verse 1 we see the language “the written account”. What does or could this imply?

That this is the actual written account versus the verbal account

That their was previously a written account handed down from Moses ancestors

2. What are some possible reasons that Adam lived so long a life before he had his son Seth?

  • He and Eve did not have much sex.
  • Perhaps it was only after Cain killed Abel that he and Eve had sex again.
  • Perhaps he had many sons between Cain and Seth but this one was so different it deserves mention.

3. What is the difference between Adam being made in the likeness of God (Chapter 5 verse 1; Chapter 1 verse 26) and Seth being made in the image of Adam (Chapter 5 verse 3)?

Adam was made in the likeness of God in that he was created (he was not born) without sin and knew no evil

But through him sin came into the world:

Rom 5:12
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned-

Seth was made in the likeness of Adam, a sinner, a mortal man who was dieing and would see death because of sin:

Rom 5:17
For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.

Like Adam, Seth also died.

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4. What does the Bible teach us in the following verses about death?

  • Rom 5:12, Rom 5:17 - Sin, and therefore death, came through Adam to all
  • Gen 2:16-17, James 1:14-15 - Sin gives birth to death and always has
  • I Cor 15:21-26, 2 Tim 1:8-11 - Sin will be destroyed last by Jesus Christ

5. On the chart fill in the name of Adam’s descendants from Seth to Lamech and the number of years he lived.

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6. From studying the chart which of Adam’s descendants were alive during his lifetime?

All of them except Noah

7. From studying the chart which father outlived his son?


8. Analyze the language in Chapter 5. List the three men in this chapter who are involved in activities other than or in addition to: 

“…he became the father of ….” or
“…had other sons and daughters….” or
“…and then he died.” 

What is the specific additional information about each man that is provided to us?

Adam had a son in his own likeness in his own image

Genesis Chapter 5, verse 3
3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.

Enoch walked with God

Genesis Chapter 5, verse 21-24
21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. 24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God  took him away.

Lamech had a son

Genesis Chapter 5, verses 28-31
28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noah and said, "He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed." 30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether,  Lamech lived 777 years, and then he died.

Noah had three sons

Genesis Chapter 5, verse 32
32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.

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9. What does the name Noah mean and why did Lamech name him so?

The name means "rest" or "to comfort" Lamech thought he would bring comfort; how sadly wrong Lamech was, Noah brought comfort to God perhaps but not the world

Gen 5:29 29 He named him Noah and said, "He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed."

10. Were any of Adam’s descendants alive at the time of the flood which occurred when Noah was 600 years old?

The answer is not clear. Methuselah died the year of the flood which was 600 years after Noah was born and the same year that Methuselah died.

11. What reason does Hebrews 11:5 give us for God taking Enoch away? What does the Book of Jude verses 14 and 15 tell us about Enoch?

From the Book of Hebrews:

God took Enoch away so that he did not experience death…he was one who pleased God

Hebrews Chapter 11, verse 5:
5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.

From the Book of Jude:

  • He was a prophet
  • He prophesied about Jesus Christ

Jude, verses 14 and 15
14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: "See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones 15 to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him." 

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12. In verse 22 and verse 24 the Bible states that Enoch walked with God. Who is the other man in the Bible who the Bible says walked with God?

His great grandson - Noah

Genesis Chapter 6, verse 9:
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.

13. Who else in the Bible besides Enoch did not taste death and was taken up by the Lord?

The great prophet Elijah

II Kings Chapter 2, verses 11-12:
11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12 Elisha saw this and cried out, "My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them apart.

14. Who was the only person that had died when Enoch was taken by God?