Genesis 5

1:1 God (a-4) Heb. Elohim, the plural of Eloah, 'the Supreme'. It is Deity in the absolute sense. Elohim will, in the text, appear only in the name of Jehovah Elohim; moreover, when Elohim following immediately on Jehovah has a grammatical adjunct, its place will be taken by the English word 'God'. see Gen. 9.26 and 24.7. Other Hebrew divine names translated as 'God' will be indicated as follows. Eloah +God; El, (meaning 'The Mighty,' see Gen. 14.18), *God. For the meaning of Jehovah, (Heb. Yahveh, or Yehveh), the ever-existing One, see Ex. 3.14,15; Isa. 40.28. For Jah, the existing One objectively, see Ex. 15.2; Ps. 68.4. The name seems to express absolute rather than continuous existence. For Adonai (a name of God, not merely a title), translated 'Lord', see Ezek. 2.4.5:1 generations. (h-7) Or 'history.' see ch. 2.4. 5:2 Adam, (i-14) 'Man,' see Note, ch. 1.27. 5:18 Enoch. (k-11) Disciplined, or devoted. 5:29 Noah, (a-6) Repose. 5:32 Shem, (b-11) Name, renown. Ham, (c-12) Black. Japheth. (d-14) Spreading, enlargement.
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