Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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at his death. Gen. 5:7, 8. And Enos lived, after he begat Cainan, 815 years: making him 905 years old when he died. 5:10, 11. And Cainan lived, after he begat Mahalaleel, 840 years: making him 910 years old at his death. 5:13, 14. And Mahalaleel lived, after he begat Jared, 830 years: making him 895 years old when he died. 5:16, 17. And Jared lived, after he begat Enoch, 800 years: making him 962 years old at his death. 5:19, 20. And Enoch walked with God, after he begat Methuseleh 300 years: making him 365 years old when he was translated. 5:22, 23. And Methuseleh lived, after he begat Lamech, 782 years: making him 969 years old when he died. 5:26, 27. Lamech lived, after he begat Noah, 595 years: making him 777 years old when he died. 5:30, 31.
41 Agreeably to this account, Adam died in the 930th year of the world, Enoch was translated in the 987th, Seth died in the 1042nd, Enos in the 1140th, Cainan in the 1235th, Mahalaleel in the 1290th, Jared in the 1422nd, Lamech in the 1651st, and Methusaleh in the 1656th, it being the same year in which the flood came.
42 So that Noah was 84 years old when Enos died, 176 when Cainan died, 234 when Mahalaleel died, 366 when Jared died, 595 when Lamech died, and 600 when Methusaleh died.
43 We can see from this that Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Methusaleh, Lamech, and Noah all lived on the earth at the same time. And that Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared Methusaleh, and Lamech, were all acquainted with both Adam and Noah.
44 From the foregoing it is easily to be seen, not only how the knowledge of God came into the world, but upon what principle it was preserved: that from the time it was first communicated, it was retained in the minds of righteous men, who taught, not only their own posterity, but the world; so that there was [p. 21]
at his death. Gen. 5:7, 8. And Enos lived, after he begat Cainan, 815 years: making him 905 years old when he died. 5:10, 11. And Cainan lived, after he begat Mahalaleel, 840 years: making him 910 years old at his death. 5:13, 14. And Mahalaleel lived, after he begat Jared, 830 years: making him 895 years old when he died. 5:16, 17. And Jared lived, after he begat Enoch, 800 years: making him 962 years old at his death. 5:19, 20. And Enoch walked with God, after he begat Methuseleh 300 years: making him 365 years old when he was translated. 5:22, 23. And Methuseleh lived, after he begat Lamech, 782 years: making him 969 years old when he died. 5:26, 27. Lamech lived, after he begat Noah, 595 years: making him 777 years old when he died. 5:30, 31.
41 Agreeably to this account, Adam died in the 930th year of the world, Enoch was translated in the 987th, Seth died in the 1042nd, Enos in the 1140th, Cainan in the 1235th, Mahalaleel in the 1290th, Jared in the 1422nd, Lamech in the 1651st, and Methusaleh in the 1656th, it being the same year in which the flood came.
42 So that Noah was 84 years old when Enos died, 176 when Cainan died, 234 when Mahalaleel died, 366 when Jared died, 595 when Lamech died, and 600 when Methusaleh died.
43 We can see from this that Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Methusaleh, Lamech, and Noah all lived on the earth at the same time. And that Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared Methusaleh, and Lamech, were all acquainted with both Adam and Noah.
44 From the foregoing it is easily to be seen, not only how the knowledge of God came into the world, but upon what principle it was preserved: that from the time it was first communicated, it was retained in the minds of righteous men, who taught, not only their own posterity, but the world; so that there was [p. 21]
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