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Lamech (/ˈleɪmɛk/; Hebrew: לֶמֶךְ Lemeḵ) was a patriarch in the genealogies of Adam in the Book of Genesis.
According to Christianity he is part of the genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3:36.
Lamech is the eighth generation descendant of Seth (Genesis 5:25), the son of Methuselah and the father of Noah (Genesis 5:29), in the genealogy of Seth in Genesis 5. In Genesis 5:12-25, Lamech was a son of Methuselah who was a grandson of Jared who was a grandson of Kenan descended from Adam.
Genesis 5:28-31 records that Lamech was 182 years old at the birth of Noah, and lived for another 595 years after this, placing Lamech's age at death at 777 years, five years before the Flood using the Masoretic chronology. With such numbers in this genealogical account, Adam was still alive for about the first 56 years of Lamech's life.
Using the Septuagint (Lucianic) version of Genesis 5:28-31, however, Lamech was 188 at the birth of his son Noah and lived 565 more years, until his death was 753.
"The patriarchs of the Old Testament ," Lamech, Sebald Beham