Topics Definition of Hebrew Names
By Jeff A. Benner
And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: (KJV, Genesis 5:18)
The name חנוך (hhanokh, Strong's #2585) means "dedicated" and is derived from the verb root חנך (Hh.N.Kh, Strong's #2596) meaning "to dedicate."
Genesis chapter five is the only place in the Tenach (Old Testament) where Enoch is mentioned. However, the New Testament mentions him three times (Luke 3:37, Hebrews 11:5 and Jude 1:14). In Jude we read;
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, (KJV, Jude 1:14)
This prophesy of Enoch is not found in the Tenach, but is found in "The Book of Enoch," a work that has long been lost and only discovered in the 17th century.
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