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Son of Seth, Adam's third son. In his time men began to call upon Yhwh ( Genesis 4:26 ). At the age of ninety he begat Cainan, and he died at the age of 900 years (Genesis 5:9-11 1Chronicles 1:1 ). The name doubtless means "man," as it is equivalent to the often recurring "nomen appellativum" ("man," Deuteronomy 32:26 ) and the Aramaic (Daniel 2:10 ). Enos and the descendants of Seth in general (Genesis 5:1 et seq. ) have been regarded by some modern scholars as simply arbitrary pendants to the Cainites (Genesis 4:17-24 ) but the two series of names are very different.

Bibliography : Friedrich Delitzsch, Wo Lag das Paradies? p. 149 A. H. Sayce, in The Expository Times , 1898-99, pp. 352 et seq. Hommel, Aufsä tze und Abhandlungen , 1900, part ii., p. 222 Gunkel, Handkommentar zur Genesis , 1901, p. 46.E. G. H. E. K.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Enos'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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