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Enos (Enosh)

a pre-Flood patriarch, son of Seth, and grandson of Adam (Gen. 5:6-11; Luke 3:38)

In his time “men began to call upon the name of the Lord” (Gen. 4:26), meaning either (1) then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord (marginal note) i.e., to distinguish themselves thereby from idolaters; or (2) then men in some public and earnest way began to call upon the Lord, indicating a time of spiritual revival.

Enos lived 905 years (7 years less than his father Seth) (Genesis 5:11).

Relatives

  • Grandfather: Adam
  • Grandmother: Eve
  • Father: Seth
  • Mother: not named
  • Brothers: not named or numbered
  • Sisters: not named or numbered
  • Sons: included the patriarch Cainan (others not named or numbered)
  • Daughters: not named or numbered
  • Uncles: included Cain, Abel, Seth