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23 The whole lifetime of Enoch was three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 Enoch walked with God,[a] and he was no longer here, for God took him.(A)

25 When Methuselah was one hundred and eighty-seven years old, he begot Lamech.

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  1. 5:24 Enoch is in the important seventh position in the ten-member genealogy. In place of the usual formula “then he died,” the change to “Enoch walked with God” implies that he did not die, but like Elijah (2 Kgs 2:11–12) was taken alive to God’s abode. This mysterious narrative spurred much speculation and writing (beginning as early as the third century B.C.) about Enoch the sage who knew the secrets of heaven and who could communicate them to human beings (see Sir 44:16; 49:14; Hb 11:5; Jude 14–15 and the apocryphal work 1 Enoch).

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