Enoch, son of Jared

There are two people in the Bible named Enoch. One was the son of Cain and his story is told in Genesis, chapter 4. The other Enoch was the son of Jared and the father of Methuselah.

Enoch, son of Jared, lived for 365 years and his story is told in Genesis, chapter 5.

This Enoch is described as a faithful person:

"After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters." (Genesis 5:22, NIV).

Enoch did not experience death but was taken by God from this world:

"Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." (Genesis 5:24, NIV).

In the New Testament book of Hebrews, more details are given about Enoch:

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. (Hebrews 11:5, NIV).

Enoch is one of two people in the Bible who did not leave this world by dying but instead were taken directly by God. The other is the prophet Elijah.

The name Enoch means "dedicated."

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