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Sunday, November 27 2016
Lamech: Son Of Methuselah, Father Of Noah
"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"
Lamech, from the Hebrew name pronounced leh-meck, was a genetic link between two familiar people of Bible History. Lamech's father was Methuselah, the most long-lived human on record (see What Makes Physical Life Possible?). Lamech's son was Noah, from whom all humans descended after humanity began again after the Flood (see How Did The Flood Happen? and The LORD's Covenant With Noah).
Lamech lived for 595 years after Noah was born ("Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years" Genesis 5:30 KJV). The Flood began when Noah was 600 ("And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth" Genesis 7:6 KJV). Lamech therefore died about 5 years before the Flood - although he almost certainly watched, or participated in, the building of the Ark.
The Bible does not state how long it took Noah to build the Ark, although many have presumed that it was up to 100 years because the Biblical record states that Noah was over 500 years old when he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth (Genesis 5:32).
The genealogy from Adam to Lamech's son Noah (Lamech is also stated in the genealogy of the Messiah i.e. Luke 3:35):
"5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam.
Fact Finder: How was the world repopulated after the Flood from Lamech's grandsons Shem, Ham, and Japheth?
This Day In History, November 27
25: Emperor Guangwu of Han proclaimed Luoyang to be the capital of the China's Eastern Han Dynasty.
176: Emperor Marcus Aurelius promoted his son Commodus to the rank of Imperator ("empire maker) and made him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions (see Legions Of Men And Angels).
511: Clovis, founder of the Frankish monarchy, died at age 45. His European kingdom was then divided among his four sons (large areas of both France and Germany were settled or conquered by tribes of the Franks).
1095: At the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II called for the First Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy). Its goals were to defend the Eastern Roman Empire from the Seljuk Turks and to open Jerusalem to "Christian" pilgrims.
1295: The first elected representatives of Lancashire were summoned to Westminster by King Edward I to attend The Model Parliament. It was Edward I who removed the famous Stone of Scone from Scotland to England where it was used as the "Coronation Stone" for all new British monarchs. It was returned to Scotland after 700 years in Britain.
1382: The French nobility, led by Olivier de Clisson, defeated Flemish rebels in Flanders.
1701: Anders Celsius, inventor of the Celsius temperature scale and the Celsius thermometer, was born in Sweden.
1868: In a "punitive" raid ordered by General Philip Sheridan for attacks committed by other warriors in the area who were still trying to defend their native homelands, George Custer's 7th Cavalry slaughtered elderly Chief Black Kettle (who had already signed a peace treaty with "the white devils," as he called them), his wife (both Black Kettle and his wife were shot in the back) and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children who couldn't outrun soldiers on horseback) in their winter encampment on the Washita River. See also The First Chinese American War
1895: Swedish inventor (e.g. of dynamite) and industrialist (e.g. manufacturing cannons and other war supplies) Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Prizes, including, ironically, the Nobel Peace Prize (considering how the originator of the prize made his fortune, and many of the war-making recipients of the "peace" prize ever since, some historians suggest that it should have been called the Nobel Hypocrite Prize).
1936: Prime Minister Anthony Eden warned Hitler that Britain would fight to protect Belgium.
1940: In Romania, the pro-Nazi Iron Guard slaughtered over 60 aides of the exiled king, including former prime minister Nicolae Jorga.
1942: The French navy at Toulon scuttled its own ships and submarines to prevent their capture by conquering German forces.
1967: French President Charles DeGaulle vetoed Britain's entry into the European Common Market.
1975: Ross McWhirter, co-editor and compiler of the Guiness Book of World Records, was shot dead in his home by "Irish Republican Army" gunmen.
1990: Britain's Conservative Party chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as party leader and Prime Minister.
2006: The Canadian House of Commons endorsed Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Quebec "a nation within a unified Canada."