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Lamech .

Hebrew: למך ., Estonian: Lemek .
Also Known As: "Lamech", "Lamik", "למך", "Lamech /ˈleɪmɪk/;[1] Hebrew: לֶמֶךְ‎ Lemeḵ"
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Birthplace: Enoch, Nod
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Son of Methushael . and (Female) Unknown
Husband of Ada . and Tzilla .
Father of Jabal .; Jubal .; Naamah . and Tubal-Cain .

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Genesis 4:18-24

Wikipedia: Lamech and למך

Was the first person recorded to have married two women. In his old age he became blind. While out hunting, under the direction of one of his sons, he accidentally killed his 3rd great-grandfather Cain. On this occasion he recited the first biblical poetry:

"Then Lamech said to his wives:

Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;

Wives of Lamech, listen to my speech!

For I have killed a man for wounding me,

Even a young man for hurting me.

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,

Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."

Not to be confused with the other Lamech, who was the father of Noah.


Un día, Lamec les dijo a sus esposa Ada y Zila: “Escuchen bien lo que les digo: he matado a un hombre por herirme, a un muchacho por golpearme. Si a Caín lo vengarán siete veces, a mí tendrán que vengarme setenta y siete veces.” (Gén. 4:23-24).

AUGUSTO JAVIER PATINO


Séptimo en la línea genealógica, contando a Adán como el primero.
Killed a man who attacked him.
NOTES

Genesis 4:19 'And Lamech took unto himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Genesis 2:23 & 24 'The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman' for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.'

Genesis 4:20-21 'And Adah bare Jabal; he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother's name was Jubal: He was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

Genesis 4:22 - 'Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal Cain's sister was Naamah.

Interpretation

When fully translated, the text has a strong resemblance simply to a basic mythology concerning the origin of the various forms of civilisation, the shepherds and musicians being products of the day, and pleasure being a product of the night. Blacksmiths, in carrying out their trade, are also associated with the darkness. Thus, in a sense, Lamech could be interpreted as a culture hero.

Some of the names also appear to demonstrate punning - Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal rhyme, and appear to be derived from the same root - JBL (YVL in modern Hebrew): to bring forth, (also) to carry. A similar description existed amongst Phoenicians.

The names are instead interpreted in the Midrash as an attack on polygamy. Adah is there interpreted as the deposed one, implying that Lamech spurned her in favour of Zillah, whose own name is understood to mean she shaded herself [from Zillah at Lamech's side]. The Midrash consequently regards Adah as having been treated as a slave, tyrannised by her husband, who was at the beck and call of his mistress, Zillah. It further goes on to claim that part of the immorality, which had led God to flood the earth, was the polygamy practised by Lamech and his generation.

The rabbinical tradition is just as condemning of Naamah. While a minority, such as Abba ben Kahana, see Naamah as having become Noah's wife,[2] and being so named because her conduct was pleasing to God, the majority of classical rabbinical sources consider her name to be due to her singing pleasant songs in worship of idols.

Song of the Sword

The last part of the tale of Lamech (Genesis 4:23–24), takes the form of a brief poem, which refers back to the curse of Cain. In the poem, Lamech's stance resembles that of a supreme warrior, able to avenge himself absolutely. However, no explanation of who Lamech supposedly killed is ever given in the Tanakh. Some scholars have proposed that it is connected to the invention, contextually by Tubal-Cain, of the sword, for which reason the poem is often referred to as the Song of the Sword. The poem may originate from the mysterious Book of the Wars of the Lord, though the greater context for it is likely to remain obscure.

However, this paucity of context did not stop a rabbinical tradition growing up around it. The Talmud and Midrash present an extensive legend, told, for example, by Rashi, in which Lamech first loses his sight from age, and had to be led by Tubal-Cain, the seventh generation from Cain. Tubal-Cain saw in the distance something that he first took for an animal, but it was actually Cain (still alive, due to the extensive life span of the antediluvians) whom Lamech had accidentally killed with an arrow. When they discovered who it was, Lamech, in sorrow, clapped his hands together, which (for an unclear reason) kills Tubal-Cain. In consequence, Lamech's wives desert him. A similar legend is preserved in the pseudepigraphic Second Book of Adam and Eve, Chapter XIII; in this version Tubal-Cain is not named, but is instead referred to as "the young shepherd." After Lamech claps his hands he strikes the young shepherd on the head. To ensure his death, he then smashed his head with a rock.

An alternate form of this negative attitude towards Lamech (such as Targum Pseudo-Jonathan) claims that even though Lamech did not kill anyone, his wives refused to associate with him and denied him sex, on the grounds that Cain's line was to be annihilated after seven generations. The poem is then given by Lamech to allay their fears. Other classical sources, such as Josephus, see the word seventy-seven as the number of sons which Lamech eventually had.

Extending on this classical view of Lamech is the Book of Moses, regarded in Mormonism as scripture. According to this Latter-day Saint text, Lamech entered into a secret pact with Satan, as had Cain before him, becoming a second Master Mahan. When Irad (an ancestor of Lamech) learned his secret and began to publicise it, Lamech murdered him. News of the murder was spread by Lamech's two wives, leading to his being cast out of society.

Source

  1. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~royalancestors/biblical/1timeline/creator4.htm
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamech_(descendant_of_Cain)

Isikust Lemek . (eesti)

1Ms 18 - Ja Hanokile sündis Iirad, Iiradile sündis Mehuujael, Mehuujaelile sündis Metuusael, Metuusaelile sündis Lemek.

Ja Lemek võttis enesele kaks naist: ühe nimi oli Aada ja teise nimi oli Silla. (1Ms 4:19)

Genesis 4:18-24

Wikipedia: Lamech and למך

Was the first person recorded to have married two women. In his old age he became blind. While out hunting, under the direction of one of his sons, he accidentally killed his 3rd great-grandfather Cain. On this occasion he recited the first biblical poetry:

"Then Lamech said to his wives:

Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;

Wives of Lamech, listen to my speech!

For I have killed a man for wounding me,

Even a young man for hurting me.

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,

Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."

Not to be confused with the other Lamech, who was the father of Noah.


Un día, Lamec les dijo a sus esposa Ada y Zila: “Escuchen bien lo que les digo: he matado a un hombre por herirme, a un muchacho por golpearme. Si a Caín lo vengarán siete veces, a mí tendrán que vengarme setenta y siete veces.” (Gén. 4:23-24).

AUGUSTO JAVIER PATINO


Séptimo en la línea genealógica, contando a Adán como el primero.
Killed a man who attacked him.

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Lamech .'s Timeline

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Enoch, Nod
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Age 29
Enoch, Nod
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Age 31
Enoch, Nod
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Age 3738
Enoch, Nod
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Age 3739
Genesis 4:21
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