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In Bible versions:

a son of Jared; the father of Methuselah; an ancestor of Jesus
son of Cain son of Adam
a town named after Enoch by his father Cain
son of Jared of Seth; father of Methuselah
son of Midian son of Abraham and Keturah
son of Reuben son of Israel

dedicated; disciplined ( --> same as Henoch)
Arts Topics: Enoch in the Antichrist Legends; Enoch, Son of Jared, in Various Compositions; Other Portraits of Enoch, Son of Jared


Strongs #1802: Enwc Enoch

Enoch = "dedicated"

1) the son of Jared and father of Methuselah

1802 Enok en-oke'

of Hebrew origin (2585); Enoch (i.e. Chanok), an antediluvian:-Enoch.
see HEBREW for 02585


Strongs #02585: Kwnx Chanowk

Enoch = "dedicated"

n pr m
1) eldest son of Cain
2) son of Jared and father of Methuselah whom God took home to heaven
without dying

n pr loc
3) the city which Cain built and named after his son Enoch

Hanoch = "dedicated"

n pr m
4) a son of Midian, the third child
5) the eldest son of Reuben

2585 Chanowk khan-oke'

from 2596; initiated; Chanok, an antediluvian
see HEBREW for 02596

Enoch [EBD]

initiated. (1.) The eldest son of Cain (Gen. 4:17), who built a city east of Eden in the land of Nod, and called it "after the name of his son Enoch." This is the first "city" mentioned in Scripture.

(2.) The son of Jared, and father of Methuselah (Gen. 5:21; Luke 3:37). His father was one hundred and sixty-two years old when he was born. After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch "walked with God three hundred years" (Gen. 5:22-24), when he was translated without tasting death. His whole life on earth was three hundred and sixty-five years. He was the "seventh from Adam" (Jude 1:14), as distinguished from the son of Cain, the third from Adam. He is spoken of in the catalogue of Old Testament worthies in the Epistle to the Hebrews (11:5). When he was translated, only Adam, so far as recorded, had as yet died a natural death, and Noah was not yet born. Mention is made of Enoch's prophesying only in Jude 1:14.

Enoch [NAVE]

1. Eldest son of Cain, Gen. 4:17, 18.
2. A city built by Cain, Gen. 4:17.
3. Father of Methuselah. Translation of, Gen. 5:18-24; Luke 3:37; Heb. 11:5; Jude 14.
Called Henoch, 1 Chr. 1:3.

Hanoch [NAVE]

1. Son of Midian, Gen. 25:4.
Called Henoch, 1 Chr. 1:33.
2. Eldest son of Reuben, Gen. 46:9; Ex. 6:14; Num. 26:5; 1 Chr. 5:3.

Hanochites [NAVE]

See: Hanoch.


  1. The eldest son of Cain, (Genesis 4:17) who called after his name the city which he built. (Genesis 4:18) (B.C. 3870.)
  2. The son of Jared and father of Methuselah. (Genesis 5:21) ff.; Luke 3:37 (B.C. 3378-3013.) In the Epistle of Jude (Jude 1:14) he described as "the seventh from Adam;" and the number is probably noticed as conveying the idea of divine completion and rest, while Enoch was himself a type of perfected humanity. After the birth of Methuselah it is said, (Genesis 5:22-24) that Enoch "walked with God three hundred years... and he was not; for God took him." The phrase "walked with God" is elsewhere only used of Noah, (Genesis 6:9) cf. Genesis17:1 etc., and is to be explained of a prophetic life spent in immediate converse with the spiritual world. Like Elijah, he was translated without seeing death. In the Epistle to the Hebrews the spring and issue of Enoch?s life are clearly marked. Both the Latin and Greek fathers commonly coupled Enoch and Elijah as historic witnesses of the possibility of a resurrection of the body and of a true human existence in glory. (Revelation 11:3)


  1. The third in order of the children of Midian. (Genesis 25:4)
  2. Eldest son of Reuben, (Genesis 46:9; Exodus 6:14; Numbers 26:5; 1 Chronicles 5:3) and founder of the family of the Hanochites. (Numbers 26:5)


ENOCH - e'-nok (chanokh, "initiated"; Henoch):

(1) The eldest son of Cain (Gen 4:17,18).

(2) The son of Jared and father of Methuselah, seventh in descent from Adam in the line of Seth (Jude 1:14). He is said (Gen 5:23) to have lived 365 years, but the brief record of his life is comprised in the words, "Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him" (Gen 5:24). The expression "walked with God" denotes a devout life, lived in close communion with God, while the reference to his end has always been understood, as by the writer of He, to mean, "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God translated him" (Heb 11:5).

See further, APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE, sec. II, i, 1.

A. C. Grant




HANOCH; HANOCHITES - ha'-nok, ha'-nok-its (chanokh, "initiation," "dedication"):

(1) A grandson of Abraham by Keturah, and an ancestral head of a clan of Midian (Gen 25:4; 1 Ch 1:33, the King James Version "Henoch").

(2) The eldest son of Reuben (Gen 46:9; Ex 6:14; 1 Ch 5:3).

The descendants of Hanoch were known as Hanochites (Nu 26:5).

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