Genesis 4 places in between the story of the death of Abel and the birth of Seth the genealogy of the Cainites. Then Genesis 5 provides the genealogy of the line of Seth. The two genealogies share two names: Enoch and Lamech. And both genealogies give descriptors of these four individuals.
- Enoch–had a city named after him.
- Enoch–walked with God and was no more because God took him to heaven.
- Lamech–Bragged to his wives about taking the life of others.
- Lamech–The father of Noah, whom he named such because he believed God would use Noah to bring relief to humanity.
The genealogies serve a prophetic picture of God’s people in contrast to the people of the world.
God’s people have rewards eternal. The people of the world only have rewards here on this earth. God’s people promote life. The people of the world destroy life.