The Patriarchs of Genesis Chapter Five--Our Progenitors--
Our Fathers Who Begat Us.

patriarchs, progenitors of the human race

An overview of the progenitors of every man that lives on the face of the earth today. Found in Genesis chapter five of the Holy Authorized King James Bible


"How do you know that we are all related to these men?"

When the flood occurred in the days of Noah, only Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives survived. The whole earth was then overspread by the sons of Noah (ref. Genesis 9:18). Every man on the earth today is a descendent of Noah and came through one of his three sons.

The patriarchs are found in Genesis chapter five--

  1. Adam
  2. Seth
  3. Enos
  4. Cainan
  5. Mahalaleel
  6. Jared
  7. Enoch
  8. Methuselah
  9. Lamech
  10. Noah

From Noah's loins came three sons -- Shem, Ham, Japheth. By these three men was the earth overspread after the flood--

Genesis 9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

Genesis 9:19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

Excerpt from Overview of the Bible at BiblicalScholarship.net--

The people of the Bible were real people like us. In fact they are our relatives--we all have a common father, Adam. Many people do genealogical research on their families. In the scriptures, God recorded the first ten fathers of every single man on earth. This is ancient knowledge. Can we name them by heart? Can we teach these fathers rhythmically to our children and ourselves?
  • Adam
  • Seth
  • Enos
  • Cainan
  • Ma-ha-la-leel and
  • Jared
  • E-noch was not
  • Me-thusaleh
  • La-mech and
  • Noah.

The black man, the white man, the Indian, the Asian, and the aboriginie all came from Adam, the first man. The Bible even tells us what we are made of, the dust of the ground. Do we ever stop to really think about this amazing information? Do we ever stop to think about what happened at Babel? Do we know where it is? When studying a foreign language, do we ever stop to consider why we have to study to communicate with our very own brethren? Our teachers sure are not going to bring this information to light...

In Genesis, we learn about the patriarchs--the fathers of every person who walks the earth today. We learn about the worldwide flood in Noah's day, the first occupations (see Cain's three sons), the tri-fold division of nations*, the division of the land mass into continents in Peleg's day, the confounding of the one language into the many languages.

*all nations on the earth today come from one of Noah's three sons--Shem, Ham, or Japheth. I do not know if there is an ethnologist alive that does not know this fact. This is common knowledge amongst them [at least it has been up to the recent past from what I have seen]. This information comes exclusively out of our Bible so I do not know why it is hidden from most Christians. Here is a basic map showing how these three families were divided after the flood. As time went on they migrated to various regions. Examine several maps and compare them to what you find in the scripture record.

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GENESIS CHAPTER 5

1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:

7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.

12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:

13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:

26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:

31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.



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