“Biblical genealogies are so boring!”

Heard that before? Thought that before? So have I. Then the other day a friend of mine showed me this chart of the translation/meanings of several of the Hebrew names in the genealogy of Genesis 5.

ADAM Man (is)
SETH Appointed
ENOSH Mortal
KENAN Sorrow, (but)
MEHALALEL The Blessed God
JARED Shall come down
ENOCH Teaching
METHUSALEH     His death shall bring
LAMECH The Despairing
NOAH Comfort, Rest

Pretty cool, I must admit.

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