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The Gospel in Genesis 5

Could the Gospel actually be concealed in the genealogy of Noah in Genesis 5? You have to understand that the names we use in English were transliterated from the Hebrew (i.e. they were made to sound like the Hebrew names). But the Hebrew names mean something (e.g. the Hebrew name that we call Adam means “Man” in Hebrew.) Let’s look at what the Hebrew names translated into English actually mean in Hebrew.

Noah's Genealogy Taken From Genesis 5

English NameHebrew Meaning
AdamMan (is)
KenanSorrow; (but)
MahalalelThe Blessed God
JaredShall come down
MethuselahHis death shall bring
LamechThe Despairing
NoahComfort, Rest

So what we see is: Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) The Blessed God shall come down teaching His death shall bring the despairing comfort or rest.

Was God telegraphing His plan for salvation in this genealogy?

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but it is the honor of kings to search out a matter. -Proverbs 25:2

Where does the Trinity first appear in the Bible?

I often hear people say that The Trinity or word Trinity does not appear in the Bible. Well, while the word Trinity does not appear, The Trinity is first hinted at in Genesis 1:1 when the word “Elohim”, which is plural, is used to name God. “In the beginning, Elohim created the heavens and the earth.” Again, in Genesis 1:26 “Then Elohim said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…”

I’ve seen some Rabbis argue that this is not plural, but there are plenty who say it is plural.