“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.
Definition of Enoch: “dedicated; disciplined”