Talk:Enos (biblical figure)

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Mother[edit]

Who was his mother? --Moscvitch (talk) 21:24, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Are you a member of Landover Baptist Church? --TraceyR (talk) 23:03, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
Chapter 4 of the Book of Jubilees says "and in the fifth week of the fifth jubilee, Seth took Azura his sister to be his wife, and in the fourth year of the sixth week she bare him Enos". Opera hat (talk) 11:47, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Rename article[edit]

Please consider renaming this article Enos, son of Seth as per Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Bible#standardized_way_of_naming_articles_for_biblical_persons

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:List of minor Biblical figures which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot 01:30, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

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marg.[edit]

... then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord (marg.) i.e., to distinguish themselves thereby from idolaters; ...

What does "(marg.)" mean? —Tamfang (talk) 09:39, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Enos/Enosh and conflict with Cain/Seth[edit]

there seems to be some misinterpretation and ambiguity going on here...

Enos is referred to as Enosh in most versions. also, the lineage is as follows (Genesis 5):

Adam/Eve > Seth > Enosh > Kenan > Mahalalel > Jared > Enoch > Methuselah > Lamech > Noah

this article stop at Kenan... why?

also, this seems like fabricated history... check my talk edit here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Cain_and_Abel#Cain_as_Noah.27s_ancestor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Seth#Cain_as_Noah.27s_ancestor

it also makes no mention that Enos is Noah's ancestor, contrary to those other articles i just posted...

70.48.210.219 (talk) 07:11, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Everything in this article is correct... and we can't take your considered conclusion that "this seems like fabricated history" for very much here, suggest you look into wikipedia's "cornerstone policies" 71.246.158.36 (talk) 12:42, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Islam[edit]

What does the Qu'ran say about Enos? Bozo33 (talk) 02:59, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Copyright violations[edit]

Some of the article appears to be direct quotations of other works. I'm moving them there with links to the sources. Before being added back, they need to be rewritten. We also need to confirm the sources meet wp:rs--Nowa (talk) 14:36, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Genesis 4:26 says that "at that time men began to call upon the name of the Lord". In giving a meaning to the statement, commentators have proposed that it means either (1) then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord i.e., to distinguish themselves thereby from idolaters; or (2) then men in some public and earnest way began to call upon the Lord, indicating a time of spiritual revival.-Apparent quotation source
  • The traditional Jewish interpretation of this verse, though, implies that it marked the beginning of idolatry, i.e. that men start dubbing "Lord" things that were mere creatures. This is because the previous generations, notably Adam, had already "begun calling upon the name of the Lord", which forces us to interpret הוחל huchal not as "began" but as the homonym "profanated". In this light, Enosh suggests the notion of a humanity (Enoshut) thinking of itself as an absolute rather than in relation to God (Enosh vs. Adam).-Apparent quotation source (quoted from another source)
  • According to the Book of Jubilees (4:11-13) in the Ethiopian Orthodox Bible, Enos was born in AM 235, and "began to call on the name of the Lord on the earth." He married his sister, No'am, and she bore him Kenan in the year 325 AM. Ethiopian Orthodox tradition considers him a "faithful and righteous servant of God", and further credits him with the introduction, following a divine revelation, of the Ge'ez alphabet in its original, consonant-only form, "as an instrument for codifying the laws".- Apparent quotation source
Negative on the copyright violations; those are not copyright violations. The first is brief quote from an 1897 source that may be quoted and is no longer copyright, and the last two are a very recent book on "Lulubooks" (open source) that are quotes extracted from the text here, as originally developed by various wikipedians over the years. All this information will have to be restored or the article will be uninformative. Robert the Broof (talk) 15:12, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Good point on the classic work by Easton. I've added a citation and put the quote in quotes. I've also clarified that it is a Protestant interpretation.--Nowa (talk) 00:32, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Regarding the second apparent copyvio, I agree, the alleged source, published in 2011, is actually quoting Wikipedia. The phrase “it marked the beginning of idolatry” showed up in this edit in 2006. Nonetheless, the entire “In Judaism” section has gone almost 10 years without a reference. Any objections to a redrafted section based on the Enosh entry in the Encyclopedia Judaica?--Nowa (talk) 01:06, 1 February 2016 (UTC)