"Man." The first son of Seth, and grandson of Adam.1 At the age of ninety he became the father of Kenan. He died at the age of 905. In his time "men began to call upon the name of the Lord,"2 meaning either (1) then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord, i.e., to distinguish themselves thereby from idolaters; or (2) then men in some public and earnest way began to call upon the Lord, indicating a time of spiritual revival.

The Book of Jubilees3 mentions Noam as his sister and wife, and mother of Kenan.



  1. Gen. 5:6-11; Luke 3:38.
  2. Gen. 4:26.
  3. 4:13.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.