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Enos

also known as: Enosh

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

In his time “men began to call upon the name of the Lord” (Genesis 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

In Christ’s lineage

Enos (Enosh) is in the genealogy of Mary, mother of Jesus (below) and of Joseph, the adoptive father of Jesus.

Jesus ➤ Mary ➤ HeliMatthatLeviMelchiJannaJosephMattathiah (Mattathias)AmosNahum ➤ Esli ➤ Naggai ➤ MaathMattathiah (Mattathias)SemeiJosephJudahJoannas (Joanna)RhesaZerubbabelShealtielNeriMelchiAddiCosamElmodamEr ➤ Jose ➤ Eliezer ➤ Jorim ➤ MatthatLeviSimeonJudahJoseph ➤ Jonan ➤ EliakimMelea ➤ Menan ➤ Mattathah ➤ NathanKING DAVIDJesseObedBoazSalmonNahshonAmminadabRamHezronPerezJudahJacobIsaacABRAHAMTerahNahorSerug ➤ Reu ➤ PelegEberShelahCainanArphaxadShemNOAHLamechMethuselahEnochJaredMahalalel (Mahalaleel, Maleleel)CainanEnosh (Enos)SethADAM (created by God).

Article Version: June 4, 2019