DEVELOPMENT OF FALSE BEFORE FLOOD
13 Shortly after Cain's murder of Abel, Eve had another son, whom she named Seth, to mark him as a substitute for Abel . Seth became the father of Enosh . In his days something worthy of Bible mention took place ; in these words : "Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah ." (Genesis 4 :26, Da ; AS) Or, to render the Hebrew text more literally : "It was then begun to call with or by means of the name of Jahveh ." * This was evidently done in false worship, to bring reproach upon God's holy name, to degrade him in human eyes . Why is that the right understanding? For this reason : 1 4 When Enosh was 387 years old, Enoch his great-grandson was born ; and when Enosh was 821 years old his descendant Noah was born and after that he lived 84 years . And yet out of all those generations during Enosh's 905 years, the great chapter on faith, Hebrews 11, mentions only Enoch and Noah as outstanding men of faith : "By faith Enoch was transferred so as not to see death, and he was nowhere to be found because God had transferred him ; for before his transference he had the witness that he had pleased God well . Moreover, without faith it is impossible to win his good pleasure, for he that approaches God must believe that he is and that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him . By faith Noah, after being given divine warning of things
* F. Delitzsch's New Commentary on Genesis, Vol . I, page 203 ; also Rotherham's The Emphasised Bible . 13 . What is mentioned as beginning in the days of Enosh, and was it sincere or not? 14 . What proves this calling was done in false worship?
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