Women of the Word: Lamech’s Daughters

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Lamech’s daughters are mentioned early in the Bible, in Genesis 5. Specifically, verses 28-31 read:

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. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

Several subsequent chapters give an account of the Flood and how only one of Lamech’s children, Noah, was saved. Lamech’s other children all perished with the rest of humanity in that Flood. Why were Lamech’s daughters not saved along with their brother, Noah? Continue reading

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