Character Study on Irad

Character Study on Irad

Genesis 4: And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Irad
(i' rad) Personal name of uncertain meaning. Son of Enoch (Genesis 4:18 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Irad
Son of Enoch, grandson of Cain, father of Mehujael (Genesis 4:18). The similarity of the names to those in Seth's line, Enoch, Cainan, Jared, Mahalaleel, arose from the paucity of names at first, the relationship of Seth's and Cain's families, and their occasional intercourse. Still there is difference enough in the names to distinguish them.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Irad
IRAD . Son of Enoch and grandson of Cain ( Genesis 4:18 ).

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Irad
Son of Enoch and grandson of Cain. Genesis 4:18 .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Irad
Wild ass; heap of empire; dragon
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Irad
Runner; wild ass, one of the antediluvian patriarchs, the father of Mehujael (Genesis 4:18 ), and grandson of Cain.

Sentence search

Mehujael - Son of Irad, a descendant of Cain
Irad - Irad
Mehujael - Smitten by God, the son of Irad, and father of Methusael (Genesis 4:18 )
Mehu'Jael - (smitten by God ), the son of Irad, and fourth in descent from Cain
Mehujael - ” Son of Irad (Genesis 4:18 )
Cainites - A name used for the descendants of Cain, of whom nine in the direct line are mentioned in the Bible: Henoch, Irad, Maviael, Mathusael, Lamech, and Lamech's four children, Jabel and Jubal by his wife Ada, Tubalcain and his sister Noemi by his second wife Sella
Jared - Jared should be distinguished from Irad mentioned in Genesis 4, as the Son of Henoch
Antediluvians - The names of Enoch and Lamech occur on both genealogies, and other names (such as Cain and Kenan, Irad and Jared) are similar enough in Hebrew to be variations of the same name
Bear - 4:18, which reports that Irad “begat” (“became the father of”) Mehujael