Glossary for Lessons 1-3

Key terms and names



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A

Abel

Son of Adam and Eve murdered by his brother

Atrahasis Epic

An ancient Babylonian story of the Flood that includes the creation, corruption, the flood, and a new order

C

Cain

Son of Adam and Eve who murdered his brother

Consummation

Term used to describe the third and final stage of redemption.

Continuation

Term used to describe the second or middle stage of redemption

E

Eden

In the Hebrew language, it means a delightful place.

Edin

In the Babylonian language, it means plain or flatland.

Enoch

Name given both to a son of Cain and to a descendant of Seth. The son of Cain was a murderer and the descendant of Seth "walked with God."

Enuma Elish

An ancient Babylonian story about the creation

Euphrates

Fourth of the four headwaters flowing out of the river from the Garden of Eden

F

Fertile Crescent

Region between Egypt and Mesopotamia, bordered by the desert on the south and the mountains on the north

G

Gihon

Second of the four headwaters flowing out of the river from the Garden of Eden. It went through the entire land of Cush.

Gilgamish Epic

An ancient Babylonian story of the Flood

I

Inauguration

Term used to describe the first stage of redemption

J

Jabal

Son of Lamech, father of those who lived in tents and raised livestock

Jubal

Son of Lamech, father of all who played the harp and the flute

L

Lamech

Evil descendant of Cain who boasted of killing a young man who had wounded him and claimed that God would avenge him 77 times

M

Menorah

The seven pronged lamp that was in the Tabernacle

Mesopotamia

The region of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

N

Nephilim

Strong warriors known for their violence and exploitation. They appear in Genesis 6, and again in Numbers 13, when Israel sent spies to explore Canaan.

P

Pishon

Name of the first of the four headwaters flowing out of the river from the Garden of Eden. It went through the land of Havilah, where there was gold and onyx.

Prototype

The original form of something that serves as an example for other similar things

S

Sabbath

Day of rest

Seth

Third son of Adam and Eve

Shem

Son of Noah, descendant of Seth, father of the Israelites

T

Tabernacle

Movable tent in which the Ark of the Covenant was kept and in which God showed His special presence to Israel

Tigris

Third of the four headwaters flowing out of the river from the Garden of Eden. It ran along the ast side of Asshur.

Tubal-Cain

Son of Lamech, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron

Y

Yahweh

Name of God used at the time of Seth, which became prominent in the time of Moses

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