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or ENOSH, the son of Seth, and father of Cainan. He was born A.M. 235. Moses tells us that then "men began to call upon the name of the Lord," Genesis 4:26 ; that is, such as abhorred the impiety and immorality which prevailed among the progeny of Cain, began to worship God in public, and to assemble together at stated times for that purpose. Good men, to distinguish themselves from the wicked, began to take the name of sons or servants of God; for which reason Moses, Genesis 6:1-2 , says that "the sons of God," or the descendants of Enos, "seeing the daughters of men," &c. The eastern people make the following additions to his history:—that Seth, his father, declared him sovereign prince and high priest of mankind, next after himself; that Enos was the first who ordained public alms for the poor, established public tribunals for the administration of justice, and planted, or rather cultivated, the palm tree.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Enos'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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