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And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

5:29 Noah. Noah means “rest,” and his father prophesied that he would bring the rest and comfort so desired by the godly remnant in that day.

5:29 hath cursed. The memory of God’s curse on the ground was still fresh in the memory of Adam’s godly descendants, showing that the million or more years of human history imagined by evolutionary anthropologists are an absurd dream. Lamech was undoubtedly one of those in Peter’s mind, when he preached about those holy prophets who “since the world began” had been promising the “times of restitution (i.e., ‘restoration’) of all things” (Acts 3:21).

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