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ation. This was the first instance of death (temporal)
iii our world; and of death by the hands of a fellow man
— a brother.
Adam's third son, Seth, was born A. M. 130.
The foundation of the first antediluvian empire was
laid by the sons and sons' sons of Adam; and lasted the
space of 1656 years. This was the empire of Ethiopia.
Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and
dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden, (now Per¬
sia.) "And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived,
and bare Enoch; and he builded a city, and called it af¬
ter the name of his son, Enoch." — (Gen. iv. 16, 17 )
THE GENERATION OF ADAM.
Adam was a man formed of the earth, reddish in col¬
or.— (Josephus; Genesis, ch. 1, 2, 4 and 5.)
Adam begat Seth, and died at the age of 930 years.
Seth begat Enos, and died at the ate of 912 years.
Enos begat Cainan, and died at the age of 905 years.
Cainan begat Mahalaleel, and died at the age of 910
Mahalaleel begat Jared, and died at the asre of 895
Jared begat Enoch, and died at the age of 962 years.
Enoch begat Methuselah, and, at the age 365, " was
not, for God took him."
Methuselah begat Lamech, and died at the age of 969
Lamech begat Noah, and died at the age of 777 years.
And Noah was 500 years old; and Noah begat Shem,
Ham and Japhet.
Lamech, the fifth in descent from Cainan, was the fa¬
ther of Jabal, who first lived in tents, and owned cattle
— and of Jubal, " the father of all such as handle the
harp and the organ " — and of Tnbalcain, " an instruc¬
tor of every artificer in brass and iron." Thus early
did the necessities of man establish the right of proper¬
ty, and originate the mechanical arts; and the patriarchal
government which existed in the antediluvian ages__the
knowledge and experience acquired in a life of many