Genealogy of Adam and Eve according to the Bible

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Seth was born when Adam was 130 years old ([http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/genesis-chapter-5/4hmquk6fx4gu/353 Genesis 5:3]), and Adam died at the age of 930 ([http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/genesis-chapter-5/4hmquk6fx4gu/353 Genesis 5:5]).&nbsp; We are not told whether Eve was living at the time of Adam's death, nor are we told at what age she died.&nbsp; In fact the only women mentioned at all, from the time of Adam until the time of Noah, is when we see that "Cain lay with his wife", and then we see later that Lamech, his descendant, had two wives Adah and Zillah.&nbsp; That's all we get, no other names of any woman, and no mention of any other woman for the next two thousand years.<br>
 
Seth was born when Adam was 130 years old ([http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/genesis-chapter-5/4hmquk6fx4gu/353 Genesis 5:3]), and Adam died at the age of 930 ([http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/genesis-chapter-5/4hmquk6fx4gu/353 Genesis 5:5]).&nbsp; We are not told whether Eve was living at the time of Adam's death, nor are we told at what age she died.&nbsp; In fact the only women mentioned at all, from the time of Adam until the time of Noah, is when we see that "Cain lay with his wife", and then we see later that Lamech, his descendant, had two wives Adah and Zillah.&nbsp; That's all we get, no other names of any woman, and no mention of any other woman for the next two thousand years.<br>
 
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As an aside, the non-canonical "[http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/index.htm Book of Jubilees]" does record the names of all these wives.&nbsp; The Book of Jubilees is a very important book for the study of non-canonical Jewish literature, but nevertheless was put in its current form possibly as late as the 2nd century BCE and so at least several hundred (if not a thousand) years after Genesis was written.&nbsp; The only full text of the Book of Jubilees which exists is the Ethiopic version.&nbsp; In addition, Gregory Abu'l Faraj, a writer from the time of the Crusades, evidently quoting Pseudo-Methodius states that when Cain was born, at the same time, he had a sister born named Klimya.&nbsp; And when Abel was born, at the same time, he had a sister born named Labhudha.&nbsp; The Book of Jubilees, calls Cain's wife "Awan".&nbsp; A discussion of some Armenian Apocrypha relating to Adam and Eve, and noting variants of these names is ["http://books.google.com/books?id=AllY-mu65KsC&pg=PA90 at this link].&nbsp; In addition to the above Book of Jubilees, there is another important non-canonical book called the "[http://books.google.com/books?id=pPJRBEOh2bcC Book of Adam and Eve]", which includes other important notes.&nbsp; In that book, they state that the two twin sisters of Cain and Abel were Luluwa and Aklis (or Achemis).<br>
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As an aside, the non-canonical "[http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/index.htm Book of Jubilees]" does record the names of all these wives.&nbsp; The Book of Jubilees is a very important book for the study of non-canonical Jewish literature, but nevertheless was put in its current form possibly as late as the 2nd century BCE and so at least several hundred (if not a thousand) years after Genesis was written.&nbsp; The only full text of the Book of Jubilees which exists is the Ethiopic version.&nbsp; In addition, Gregory Abu'l Faraj, a writer from the time of the Crusades, evidently quoting Pseudo-Methodius states that when Cain was born, at the same time, he had a sister born named Klimya.&nbsp; And when Abel was born, at the same time, he had a sister born named Labhudha.&nbsp; The Book of Jubilees, calls Cain's wife "Awan".&nbsp; A discussion of some Armenian Apocrypha relating to Adam and Eve, and noting variants of these names is [http://books.google.com/books?id=AllY-mu65KsC&pg=PA90 at this link].&nbsp; In addition to the above Book of Jubilees, there is another important non-canonical book called the "[http://books.google.com/books?id=pPJRBEOh2bcC Book of Adam and Eve]", which includes other important notes.&nbsp; In that book, they state that the two twin sisters of Cain and Abel were Luluwa and Aklis (or Achemis).<br>
 
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When Seth was 105 years old, he had a son Enosh (or Enos) ([http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/genesis-chapter-5/4hmquk6fx4gu/353 Genesis 5:6]).&nbsp; Seth died at the age of 912 ([http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/genesis-chapter-5/4hmquk6fx4gu/353 Genesis 5:8])<br>
 
When Seth was 105 years old, he had a son Enosh (or Enos) ([http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/genesis-chapter-5/4hmquk6fx4gu/353 Genesis 5:6]).&nbsp; Seth died at the age of 912 ([http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/genesis-chapter-5/4hmquk6fx4gu/353 Genesis 5:8])<br>
 
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<h2>Enosh to Noah</h2>
 
<h2>Enosh to Noah</h2>
 
The remaining generations from Enosh to Noah, are nothing more than a list of who was the father of whom, and how old they were when they had this son and how old they were when they died.&nbsp; That list is first mentioned in Genesis 5 and is presented in the chart below.&nbsp; This list is mentioned again in 1 Chronicles 1, and again in Luke 3, both times in a shorter version by leaving out the relative dating altogether.<br>
 
The remaining generations from Enosh to Noah, are nothing more than a list of who was the father of whom, and how old they were when they had this son and how old they were when they died.&nbsp; That list is first mentioned in Genesis 5 and is presented in the chart below.&nbsp; This list is mentioned again in 1 Chronicles 1, and again in Luke 3, both times in a shorter version by leaving out the relative dating altogether.<br>

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