Genesis 4:17-4:26 – Characters

Characters

Names

  • Lamech
  • Adah and Zillah

Position / Distance & Static / Dynamic

  • Lamech
    • Dynamic – He is first described passively in taking his wives, but in the end, his poet of curse upon those who attack him is passionate and emotional.
  • Adah and Zillah
    • Static – No emotion. They are relevant only in their propagation of the seed.

Emotional Intensity & Irony

  • Lamech
    • Irony – (4:23) Cayin’s own descendant has also killed a young man (not necessarily his brother)
    • Irony – (4:24) Cayin’s own descendant would require a similar curse invoked as protection.
  • Adah and Zillah
    • Irony – (4:20-22) The contrast in their children. Adah’s sons founded workers and musician.  Zillah’s son instructed innovators and her daughter is known for nothing, only for her features based on the meaning of her name.

Comparison and Contrast

  • Adah and Zillah – (4:20-22) The contrast in their children.
    • Adah’s sons founded workers and musician.
    • Zillah’s son instructed innovators and her daughter is known for nothing, only for her features based on the meaning of her name.

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