ANTEDILUVIAN PATRIARCH (noun)
The noun ANTEDILUVIAN PATRIARCH has 1 sense: 1. any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge, otherwise The Flood!
Who were They? Genesis 5 will give you the list
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel: And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared: And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The Flood in Noah’s Day ended the Antediluvian Age killing EVERYONE but 9 Souls, Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, their Wives, and of course, Enoch!
This is an interesting statement for everything is gone in the flood or is it? What could have been left from this time period? What do we have now that was in the world before the flood? Before looking at what the scientific world shows us lets see what the scriptures say about the most unique thing that happened in that age and why there was need for the flood.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that.
So who were these mighty men which were of old, men of renown? These giants are listed in the scriptures from Genesis to Joshua, Gen. 6:4, Numbers 13:33, Deut. 2:11,20, 3:11,13, Joshua 12:4, 13:12, 15:8, 17:15, 18:16. According to Gen. 6:4 they were the children of the sons of God, who took themselves wives of the daughters of men. If those references are checked it will tell us who these giants were and where they lived. It is amazing what rabbit trails can be run when you compared scripture with scripture. one of those trails would be “sons of God” through Job 1-2 and all the way to John 1:11-12.
“sons of God” in John 1:11-12 are those who believe on the name of Jesus for their salvationI. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: This means that all who have done this will have the same type body as the Lord Jesus. 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
1 Corinthians 15 states the whole process but check these verses 50-55,
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”
The passage above along with 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 reveals the Rapture of the church and demonstrates what type body we shall have. Scripture with scripture when comparing with Job 1:6, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.” This is repeated in Job 2:1. Leaving one to think that “sons of God” are angelic like creatures without wings, who were at the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth Job 38:7, “When the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?“.
Now think about it! If these sons of God were at the beginning creation do you think it possible we as sons of God will be at the creation of the new heaven and new earth? How remarkable is that?
The Sons of God of Genesis 6
Genesis 6:4, “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”
These sons of God had kids! Who were the giants which in my mind brings up all kinds of questions! i. e. What kind of DNA did the sons of God have? Did sons of God have souls? Where these items passed on to their kids, the giants? Did the giants pass on their DNA to their kids? Were there races of giants, Nephilim? to name a few. see definition below
The Hebrew word for Giant according to Strong’s concordance is “giants, the Nephilim”. h5303. נְפִיל nep̱îyl; or נְפִל nphil; from 5307; properly, a feller, i.e. a bully or tyrant: — giant. h7497. רָפָא râp̱â’; or רָפָה raphah; from 7495 in the sense of invigorating; a giant: — giant, Rapha, Rephaim(-s). See also 1051.
Whatever kind of DNA these sons of God had, it was compatible with the daughters of men to produce an offspring of men, men of renown. Having given the definition we find a new word “Rephaim”
Strong’s Concordance use AV (25) – giant 17, Rephaim 8;
giants, Rephaim, old tribe of giants
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
lofty men; giants, (Gen 14:5 2 Sam 21:16, 18, marg. A.V., Rapha, marg. R.V., Raphah; Deut 3:13, R.V.; A.V., “giants”). The aborigines of Palestine, afterwards conquered and dispossessed by the Canaanite tribes, are classed under this general title. They were known to the Moabites as Emim, i.e., “fearful”, (Deut 2:11), and to the Ammonites as Zamzummim. Some of them found refuge among the Philistines, and were still existing in the days of David. We know nothing of their origin. They were not necessarily connected with the “giants” (R.V., “Nephilim”) of Gen 6:4 See Giants)
Of course, the statement that says there were giants in those days and after that disagree with Easton’s comment, We know nothing of their origin. Isn’t it amazing how commentators can make a statement like that when the evidence is staring right at them. He may not know their origin, but those who rightly divide the word can make the connection to the sons of God because they may indeed be very connected to Nephilim of Genesis 6:4.
Does this mean their is DNA still floating around these days that caused God to be upset with those of the flood? God did put those spirits who left their first estate in chains of darkness to await judgement, Jude 1:6, “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
Back to Enoch
It is said by some scholars that Enoch would have been born and translated on what would become the date of Pentecost. However, I cannot find any proof of that at this time, but it would seem to fit the narrative if it were to be true! I will keep my ear to the ground for a conformation of this idea. Somewhere in the writing of Jewish tradition it could be found, perhaps and properly is.
Anyway, Enoch is to be a type of the believer who is to be raptured at the time the church is raptured and never dies .