- the father of Methuselah. Gen. 5:22.
- a son of Cain. Gen. 4:17.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “teacher.”
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Examples from the Web for enoch
If Enoch had not held his arm he would have torn off the plaster from his breast.
Enoch had explained the reason for this silence to me, and I thoughtlessly blurted it out.
"Now look here, Mr. Cross," put in Enoch, with just a trace of temper in his tone.
Enoch was waiting for us, and helped me lift Cross from the canoe.
I actually thought of something which had not occurred to Enoch!
- the eldest son of Cain after whom the first city was named (Genesis 4:17)
- the father of Methuselah: said to have walked with God and to have been taken by God at the end of his earthly life (Genesis 5:24)
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Word Origin and History for enoch
masc. proper name, in Old Testament eldest son of Cain, father of Methuselah, from Latin Enoch, from Greek Enokh, from Hebrew Hanokh, literally "dedicated, consecrated," from hanakh "he dedicated," whence also Hanukkah.
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