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lamech

lamech


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lamech 
  the  strikerdown  the  wild  man.  (1.)  The  fifth  in  descent  from 
  Cain.  He  was  the  first  to  violate  the  primeval  ordinance  of 
  marriage  (Gen.  4:18-24).  His  address  to  his  two  wives,  Adah  and 
  Zillah  (4:23,  24),  is  the  only  extant  example  of  antediluvian 
  poetry.  It  has  been  called  "Lamech's  sword-song."  He  was  "rude 
  and  ruffianly,"  fearing  neither  God  nor  man.  With  him  the 
  curtain  falls  on  the  race  of  Cain.  We  know  nothing  of  his 
  descendants. 
 
  (2.)  The  seventh  in  descent  from  Seth,  being  the  only  son  of 
  Methuselah.  Noah  was  the  oldest  of  his  several  sons  (Gen. 
  5:25-31;  Luke  3:36). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Lamech,  poor;  made  low