Genesis 4:24 – Follow Up


From Adam to Lamech
Adam, Cain, Enoch, Irad, Mehujael, Methusael, Lamech

If we start with Adam, then there are 7 generations from Adam to Lamech
However, if we start with Cain, then there are 6 generations from Adam to Lamech

Which is it?

Genesis 4:24 makes it sound like the 7th generation from Cain. How could that be Lamech?



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  1. Rashi, 4:19, explains that Lamech had already given birth to children and that meant that the next generation – seventh generation from Cain – was extant. Please feel free to write again any time for any additional clarity on this topic.

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