the strikerdown; the wild man
(1.) The fifth in descent from Cain.
He was the first to violate the primeval ordinance of marriage
). His address to his two wives, Adah
(4:23, 24), is the only extant example
of antediluvian poetry.
It has been called "Lamech's sword-song." He was "rude and ruffianly," fearing neither God
With him the curtain
the race of Cain. We know nothing of his descendants.
(2.) The seventh in descent from Seth,
being the only son of Methuselah. Noah
was the oldest of his several sons (Gen. 5:25-31
; Luke 3:36