Friday, February 17, 2012

The neatest thing I have ever seen in the Bible

        Here's the neatest thing I've ever seen in the Bible:

        Genesis chapter 5 is one of those frequently skipped over genealogy chapters (so and so begat so and so, etc, etc), but there is a message within the names that will blow your mind. You have to look at the names and their meanings to understand what the message is. Starting with Adam:

Adam (Man)
Seth (Appointed)
Enos (Mortal)
Cainan (Sorrow)
Mahalalel (The Blessed God)
Jared (Shall Come Down)
Enoch (Teaching)
Methuselah (His Death Shall Bring)
Lamech (The Despairing)
Noah (Comfort or Rest)

        Now lets look at this message:

Man (is) Appointed Mortal Sorrow, The Blessed God Shall Come Down Teaching (that) His Death Shall Bring The Despairing (people) Comfort.

        Neat, huh? Thanks to my cousin, Shannon, for pointing this one out to me.