The World Before the Flood

Reading: Genesis 5:1-6:8

  1. Fill in the following table:
  2. Patriarch Year of Birth Age at Birth of Next Patriarch Year of Death
    Adam 1 130 930
    Seth 130    
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
    Noah      

    Notice that the sons show the lineage. They are not necessarily the first born sons.

  3. Names often have meaning:
  4. Seth
    Appointed one
    Enos
    Mortal frailty
    Cainan
    Smith
    Mahalaleel
    God be praised
    Jared
    Descent
    Enoch
    Dedication or beginning
    Methuselah
    When he dies, judgment
    Lamech
    Conqueror
    Noah
    Rest
    • How did Enoch live up to his name? (See Hebrews 11:5)
    • What event happened the same year Methuselah died?
  5. Adam died after whose birth?
  6. How many of Seth's line died in the flood?
  7. What prophecy was made of Noah at his birth?
  8. What is meant by the sons of God married the daughters of men?
  9. From the time God pronounced judgment on the people, how long did he wait before sending the flood? (Gen. 6:3)
  10. What did Noah do during the intervening years? (see also II Peter 2:5 and Hebrews 11:7)
  11. What was the world like just before the flood? (see also Luke 17:27, II Peter 2:5, Jude 14-15)