I came across a couple of videos explaining the Hebrew meaning of the names found in Genesis 5:1-32. It claimed the meaning of the names and told the general story of man falling and Jesus coming as the Savior. Here is a link to one video.

I’ve always been a bit skeptical of those who talk about “hidden” things in the Bible. There are many controversies on the subject. I decided to look into the claims. I used multiple resources including Grok by X, Google Gemini and Chat GPT.

The 13 names listed in Genesis 5 are Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The videos only talk about the first 10 names. There are some differences among scholars as to the meaning of these names. However, in a general sense the variations are not too far off from one another in most cases. Here is a link to a .pdf file that contains most but not all of the names so you can look them up yourself.

Grok Here’s a list of the names from Genesis chapter 5 and their original meanings:

1. Adam – “man”
2. Seth – “appointed”
3. Enosh – “mortal” or “frail”
4. Kenan – “sorrow” or “dirge”
5. Mahalalel – “the Blessed God”
6. Jared – “shall come down”
7. Enoch – “commencement” or “teaching”
8. Methuselah – “his death shall bring”
9. Lamech – “despairing” or “lamenting”
10. Noah – “rest” or “comfort”

Chat GPT This list is based on the meanings of the Hebrew roots that make up the names.

1. **Adam** – “Man” or “Humanity”
2. **Seth** – Possibly “Appointed” or “Substituted”
3. **Enosh** – “Mortal” or “Frailty”
4. **Kenan** – Possibly “Sorrow” or “Possession”
5. **Mahalalel** – “Praise of God”
6. **Jared** – Possibly “Descent” or “Descending”
7. **Enoch** – “Dedicated” or “Initiated”
8. **Methuselah** – “Man of the dart” or “When he dies, it shall come”
9. **Lamech** – Possibly “Powerful” or “Despairing”
10. **Noah** – “Rest” or “Comfort”

Gemini Here’s a list of names from Genesis Chapter 5 and their believed original meanings:

  • Adam: “Man” [source]
  • Seth: Possible meanings include “appointed” or “put in place” [source]
  • Enosh: “Mortal,” “frail,” or “miserable” [source]
  • Kenan: Uncertain meaning, possibly related to “sorrow” or “lament” [source]
  • Mahalalel: “Praising God” [source]
  • Jared: “Shall come down” [source]
  • Enoch: Meaning unknown [source]
  • Methuselah: Meaning unknown [source]
  • Lamech: Meaning unknown [source]
  • Noah: “Rest” or “comfort” [source]