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Summary: 2 of 2. Genesis records the path of transmission of a legacy of righteousness. We must transmit a legacy of righteousness to our progeny. But How are we to transmit such a legacy? A device for transmitting a legacy of righteousness is my...

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TRANSMITTING A LEGACY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS—II

Genesis 4:26—5:1-32

Genesis records the path of transmission of a legacy of righteousness.

We must transmit a legacy of righteousness to our progeny.

How are we to transmit a legacy of righteousness to our progeny?

4 devices for transmitting a legacy of righteousness to our progeny.

We discovered previously that A device for transmitting a legacy of righteousness is my...

1. RELIANCE/Call(4:26)

2. LIKENESS(5:1-3)

3—A device for transmitting a legacy of righteousness is my...

TIMEFRAME Awareness(5:1-32)

Explanation: (5:1-32)

:3—“And Adam lived one hundred & thirty years, & begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, & named him Seth.”

Adam had already lived 130 yrs. until Seth was born. There is no mention of Abel or Cain here. There is no question as to the meaning of “130 years.”

Thereby we can conclude that Abel’s murder occurred sometime within 130 yrs. of Adam’s creation.

Something to consider...?Can it be assumed that since Cain & Abel are not mentioned here, that Adam, & therefore all of the following fathers(:4-32), could have been fathers prior to the mention of the specific names listed here?

Seth was made in the “likeness” of Adam. Seth was made according to Adam’s “image.” This speaks to our understanding of the use of these same terms regarding Mankind’s being created in the “image” & “likeness” of God(1:26-27). As our sons are a product of ourselves, they are very real “images” of their father(& mother) & also bear their “likeness.”

Both Adam & Eve named Seth(4:25—where Eve names). Adam is the head of this family & Eve is his willing partner.

As God named His creation, so do people “name” theirs. It seems everything mankind does is associated with a picture or an image of God. No wonder some who reject God come to the aberrant conclusion that they themselves are gods.

“Lived”—hyx khaw-yaw'—1) To live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health. Strong— a primitive root [compare hwx khaw-vah']; To live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive.

“Years”—hnv shaw-neh' (in pl. only) —1) Year—1a) As division of time, 1b) As measure of time, 1c) As indication of age, 1d) A lifetime (of years of life). Strong—A year (as a revolution of time).

“Begot”(See :4)—dly yaw-lad'—1) To bear, bring forth, beget, gender, travail. Strong—a primitive root; To bear young; causatively, To beget; medically, To act as midwife; specifically, To show lineage.

“Likeness”(See :1)—twmd dem-ooth'—N. f.—1) Likeness, similitude—Adv.—2) In the likeness of, like as. Strong—Resemblance; concretely, Model, shape; adverbially, Like. Used 25X.


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