Chapter 5, Chapter 6
Genesis Chapter 5-6

Genesis Chapter 5 provides a genealogy from Adam through to Noah, spanning ten generations. It lists the ages of the patriarchs at the birth of their first sons and their ages at death, highlighting the long lifespans before the flood. Notably, it mentions Enoch, who "walked with God" and was taken by God at the age of 365, not experiencing death in the conventional sense. The chapter emphasizes the continuity of the human race despite the fall and sets the stage for the narrative shift with Noah's story.

In Genesis Chapter 6, the focus shifts to the increasing wickedness of humanity on earth, prompting God's regret in creating man. The "sons of God" marrying the "daughters of men" and the birth of the Nephilim are briefly mentioned, adding to the complexity of human depravity. God decides to cleanse the earth with a flood, sparing only Noah, who is found righteous, and his family. God instructs Noah to build an ark for his family and pairs of every living creature to survive the forthcoming flood, establishing Noah as a beacon of faith and obedience amidst a corrupt world.