The Hebrew names in the Old Testament were not translated into English – they were transliterated. The names were transliterated as they sound in English. We cannot be dogmatic in what the names mean, but careful research of the best scholars give a very good idea.
It is truly amazing what the God the Holy Spirit put in the fifth chapter of Genesis. When we list the actual Hebrew names of the people listed in this genealogy, we see that the gospel of Jesus Christ in a nutshell.
Following are the names:
Now let us list the root meanings of the names:
“Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow, (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest.”¹
“Here is a summary of God’s plan of redemption, hidden here within a genealogy in Genesis! You will never convince me that a group of Jewish rabbis deliberately “contrived” to hide the “Christian Gospel” right here in a genealogy within their venerated Torah!
Some might say that this is just random or chance. There are hundreds of codes hidden throughout the Bible. And it is not just one type of code, but there are several different types of codes tucked away within the Holy Scripture. Only One who is outside of the space-time continuum could place all these codes within a book of this size – God the Holy Spirit wrote some sixty-six books over thousands of years by over forty different human authors.”²
If we were to apply statistical analysis to all the codes, man has not come up with a number large enough – it would be higher the number of electrons within the universe! And this doesn’t even include the prophecies contained within the Bible – the Bible contains somewhere between 25 to 33 percent of the scriptures! If we apply statistics to just eight of the simplest prophecies that were fulfilled by Jesus, the odds of it happening by chance would be higher than all the electrons within universe!
¹Missler, Dr. Chuck. Cosmic Codes (Kindle Locations 948-950). Koinonia House. Kindle Edition.
²Missler, Dr. Chuck. Cosmic Codes (Kindle Locations 947-948). Koinonia House. Kindle Edition.
Note: I do not know the original person who communicated this truth. I have read and heard it from several different books and people. I leaned heavily on Chuck Missler’s book, Cosmic Codes.