Adam and Eve had two children: Cain and Abel.
“East of Eden” - This term is used in other places in the Bible to signify going away from the presence of God. (Gen. 3:23-24; 4:16)
Gen. 4:9 “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Just as the first children, Adam and Eve, rejected the Fatherhood of God, Cain rejects the brotherhood of man.
Seth was Adam and Eve’s third son who would continue the seed line to Jesus.
What is the purpose of genealogies? It’s used to give us a turning point in the narrative. It gives direction to the story and allows us to zoom in on a particular person in the line that leads us to Jesus. There are ten different genealogies in the Book of Genesis.
Genealogies often give a lot of history in a few lines
Noah found favor with God because He walked with God.
Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Gen. 6:18 God promises He will establish another covenant with Noah and his family.
Similarity between Adam and Noah
- The flood begins after seven days
- The ark comes to rest on the 7th month
- God commands Noah to be “fruitful and multiply”
- Noah is given dominion over the creatures of the earth
- As Adam ended up in the garden, naked and ashamed because he had eaten the forbidden fruit, Noah ends up in a vineyard, naked and ashamed because he had drunk of the fruit of the vine
Gen. 9:9-17 God established a covenant with Noah, his wife, Noah’s sons and their wives. Never will God destroy mankind by a flood and the sign of this covenant is the rainbow.
What does the flood represent?
1Pet. 3:20-21 Baptism
Ham becomes cursed for his sins while Shem is blessed.