Monday, October 26, 2015

They named the first kid, had a bunch more, and died (except Enoch)

Genesis 5 begins the begats. The message is seen in the fourth column below which shows the small number of syllables following the cadence in the music. There are three in a row: and he called his name x, and he had sons and daughters, and he died.

The patterns are broken in the first and seventh successions. Vs 3 - there is no object to the verb because Abel (futility) dies murdered and we've already mentioned Seth, and vs Enoch does not die.

Called them Adam - strange. But here the word is used alone without the article so I let the glosses match. Yet I frequently don't let glosses match - as in was born or gave birth to versus had. In English we have no equivalent to gave birth to when the male is the subject.
זֶ֣ה סֵ֔פֶר תּוֹלְדֹ֖ת אָדָ֑ם
בְּי֗וֹם בְּרֹ֤א אֱלֹהִים֙ אָדָ֔ם בִּדְמ֥וּת אֱלֹהִ֖ים עָשָׂ֥ה אֹתֽוֹ
1
This is the record of the successions of Adam
in the day of God's creating Adam in the likeness of God's constructing him.
7
18
זָכָ֥ר וּנְקֵבָ֖ה בְּרָאָ֑ם
וַיְבָ֣רֶךְ אֹתָ֗ם וַיִּקְרָ֤א אֶת־שְׁמָם֙ אָדָ֔ם בְּי֖וֹם הִבָּֽרְאָֽם
2
Male and female he created them
and blessed them and called their name Adam in the day they were created.
8
18
וַֽיְחִ֣י אָדָ֗ם שְׁלֹשִׁ֤ים וּמְאַת֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בִּדְמוּת֖וֹ כְּצַלְמ֑וֹ
וַיִּקְרָ֥א אֶת־שְׁמ֖וֹ שֵֽׁת
3
And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years and he had in his likeness in his image
and he called his name Seth.
20
7
וַיִּֽהְי֣וּ יְמֵי־אָדָ֗ם אַֽחֲרֵי֙ הוֹלִיד֣וֹ אֶת־שֵׁ֔ת שְׁמֹנֶ֥ה מֵאֹ֖ת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֽוֹת
4
And the days of Adam after Seth was born were eight hundred years
and he had sons and daughters.
21
8
וַיִּֽהְי֞וּ כָּל־יְמֵ֤י אָדָם֙ אֲשֶׁר־חַ֔י תְּשַׁ֤ע מֵאוֹת֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וּשְׁלֹשִׁ֖ים שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיָּמֹֽת
5
And all the days of Adam that he lived were nine hundred and thirty years
and he died.
22
3
וַֽיְחִי־שֵׁ֕ת חָמֵ֥שׁ שָׁנִ֖ים וּמְאַ֣ת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֖וֹלֶד אֶת־אֱנֽוֹשׁ
6
And Seth lived a hundred and five years
and he had Enosh.
11
6
וַֽיְחִי־שֵׁ֗ת אַֽחֲרֵי֙ הוֹלִיד֣וֹ אֶת־אֱנ֔וֹשׁ שֶׁ֣בַע שָׁנִ֔ים וּשְׁמֹנֶ֥ה מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֽוֹת
7
And Seth lived after Enosh was born eight hundred and seven years
and he had sons and daughters.
23
8
וַיִּֽהְיוּ֙ כָּל־יְמֵי־שֵׁ֔ת שְׁתֵּ֤ים עֶשְׂרֵה֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וּתְשַׁ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיָּמֹֽת
8
And all the days of Seth that he lived were nine hundred and twelve years
and he died.
19
3
וַֽיְחִ֥י אֱנ֖וֹשׁ תִּשְׁעִ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֖וֹלֶד אֶת־קֵינָֽן
9
And Enosh lived ninety years
and he had Cainan.
8
6
וַֽיְחִ֣י אֱנ֗וֹשׁ אַֽחֲרֵי֙ הוֹלִיד֣וֹ אֶת־קֵינָ֔ן חֲמֵ֤שׁ עֶשְׂרֵה֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וּשְׁמֹנֶ֥ה מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֽוֹת
10
And Enosh lived after Cainan was born eight hundred and fifteen years
and he had sons and daughters.
26
8
וַיִּֽהְיוּ֙ כָּל־יְמֵ֣י אֱנ֔וֹשׁ חָמֵ֣שׁ שָׁנִ֔ים וּתְשַׁ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיָּמֹֽת
11
And all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years
and he died.
18
3
וַֽיְחִ֥י קֵינָ֖ן שִׁבְעִ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֖וֹלֶד אֶת־מַֽהֲלַלְאֵֽל
12
And Cainan lived seventy years
and he had Mahalaleel.
8
8
וַיְחִ֣י קֵינָ֗ן אַחֲרֵי֙ הוֹלִיד֣וֹ אֶת־מַֽהֲלַלְאֵ֔ל אַרְבָּעִ֣ים שָׁנָ֔ה וּשְׁמֹנֶ֥ה מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֽוֹת
13
And Cainan lived after Mahalaleel was born eight hundred and forty years
and he had sons and daughters.
27
8
וַיִּֽהְיוּ֙ כָּל־יְמֵ֣י קֵינָ֔ן עֶ֣שֶׂר שָׁנִ֔ים וּתְשַׁ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיָּמֹֽת
14
And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years
and he died.
18
3
וַֽיְחִ֣י מַֽהֲלַלְאֵ֔ל חָמֵ֥שׁ שָׁנִ֖ים וְשִׁשִּׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֖וֹלֶד אֶת־יָֽרֶד
15
And Mahalaleel lived sixty-five years
and he had Jared.
15
6
וַֽיְחִ֣י מַֽהֲלַלְאֵ֗ל אַֽחֲרֵי֙ הוֹלִיד֣וֹ אֶת־יֶ֔רֶד שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֔ה וּשְׁמֹנֶ֥ה מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֽוֹת
16
And Mahalaleel lived after Jared was born eight hundred and thirty years
and he had sons and daughters.
27
8
וַיִּהְיוּ֙ כָּל־יְמֵ֣י מַהֲלַלְאֵ֔ל חָמֵ֤שׁ וְתִשְׁעִים֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וּשְׁמֹנֶ֥ה מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיָּמֹֽת
17
And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred and ninety-five years
and he died.
24
3
וַֽיְחִי־יֶ֕רֶד שְׁתַּ֧יִם וְשִׁשִּׁ֛ים שָׁנָ֖ה וּמְאַ֣ת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֖וֹלֶד אֶת־חֲנֽוֹךְ
18
And Jared lived a hundred and sixty-two years
and he had Enoch.
14
6
וַֽיְחִי־יֶ֗רֶד אַֽחֲרֵי֙ הוֹלִיד֣וֹ אֶת־חֲנ֔וֹךְ שְׁמֹנֶ֥ה מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֽוֹת
19
And Jared lived after Enoch was born eight hundred years
and he had sons and daughters.
19
8
וַיִּֽהְיוּ֙ כָּל־יְמֵי־יֶ֔רֶד שְׁתַּ֤יִם וְשִׁשִּׁים֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וּתְשַׁ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיָּמֹֽת
20
And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years
and he died.
20
3
וַֽיְחִ֣י חֲנ֔וֹךְ חָמֵ֥שׁ וְשִׁשִּׁ֖ים שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֖וֹלֶד אֶת־מְתוּשָֽׁלַח
21
And Enoch lived sixty-five years
and he had Methuselah.
11
8
וַיִּתְהַלֵּ֨ךְ חֲנ֜וֹךְ אֶת־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֗ים אַֽחֲרֵי֙ הוֹלִיד֣וֹ אֶת־מְתוּשֶׁ֔לַח שְׁלֹ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֽוֹת
22
And Enoch walked with God after Methuselah was born three hundred years
and he had sons and daughters.
28
8
וַיְהִ֖י כָּל־יְמֵ֣י חֲנ֑וֹךְ
חָמֵ֤שׁ וְשִׁשִּׁים֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וּשְׁלֹ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָֽה
23
And all the days of Enoch
were three hundred and sixty-five years.
7
13
וַיִּתְהַלֵּ֥ךְ חֲנ֖וֹךְ אֶת־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֑ים
וְאֵינֶ֕נּוּ כִּֽי־לָקַ֥ח אֹת֖וֹ אֱלֹהִֽים
24
And Enoch walked with God
and he was not for God took him.
11
11
וַיְחִ֣י מְתוּשֶׁ֔לַח שֶׁ֧בַע וּשְׁמֹנִ֛ים שָׁנָ֖ה וּמְאַ֣ת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֖וֹלֶד אֶת־לָֽמֶךְ
25
And Methuselah lived a hundred and eighty-seven years
and he had Lamech.
17
6
וַֽיְחִ֣י מְתוּשֶׁ֗לַח אַֽחֲרֵי֙ הוֹלִיד֣וֹ אֶת־לֶ֔מֶךְ שְׁתַּ֤יִם וּשְׁמוֹנִים֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וּשְׁבַ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֽוֹת
26
And Methuselah lived after Lamech was born seven hundred and eighty-two years
and he had sons and daughters.
28
8
וַיִּהְיוּ֙ כָּל־יְמֵ֣י מְתוּשֶׁ֔לַח תֵּ֤שַׁע וְשִׁשִּׁים֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וּתְשַׁ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיָּמֹֽת
27
And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years
and he died.
23
3
וַֽיְחִי־לֶ֕מֶךְ שְׁתַּ֧יִם וּשְׁמֹנִ֛ים שָׁנָ֖ה וּמְאַ֣ת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֖וֹלֶד בֵּֽן
28
And Lamech lived a hundred and eight-two years
and he had a son.
14
4
וַיִּקְרָ֧א אֶת־שְׁמ֛וֹ נֹ֖חַ לֵאמֹ֑ר
זֶ֠ה יְנַחֲמֵ֤נוּ מִֽמַּעֲשֵׂ֙נוּ֙ וּמֵעִצְּב֣וֹן יָדֵ֔ינוּ מִן־הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר אֵֽרְרָ֖הּ יְהוָֽה
29
And he called his name Noah and said
This one will comfort us from our deeds and from the hardship of our hands from the ground which Yahweh cursed.
10
29
וַֽיְחִי־לֶ֗מֶךְ אַֽחֲרֵי֙ הוֹלִיד֣וֹ אֶת־נֹ֔חַ חָמֵ֤שׁ וְתִשְׁעִים֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וַחֲמֵ֥שׁ מֵאֹ֖ת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֽוֹת
30
And Lamech lived after Noah was born five hundred and ninety-five years
and he had sons and daughters.
26
8
וַֽיְהִי֙ כָּל־יְמֵי־לֶ֔מֶךְ שֶׁ֤בַע וְשִׁבְעִים֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וּשְׁבַ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיָּמֹֽת
31
And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years
and he died.
19
3
וַֽיְהִי־נֹ֕חַ בֶּן־חֲמֵ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיּ֣וֹלֶד נֹ֔חַ אֶת־שֵׁ֖ם אֶת־חָ֥ם וְאֶת־יָֽפֶת
32
And Noah was the child of five hundred years
and Noah had Shem, Ham and Japhet.
10
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