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City of Enoch

Enoch (חֲנוֹךְ‎), according to Strong's Concordance means "dedicated"; also the Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon gives the meaning "initiated", or "initiating". If there is a supposed link between the Pyramids of Giza and the name Enoch, Hebrew Genesis seems to lend better support for an origins connection to the Enoch, son of Cain, rather than Enoch (of Seth's bloodline). Cain essentially dedicated the first Biblically known antediluvian city after his first child, to become the city (עִיר‎) of Enoch (Gen.4:17). The concept of Cain's Enoch corresponding to Egypt, could semi-highlight a common motif of sibling struggle; by the sons of Seth (Israelites) in a land that allegedly once belonged to the sons of Cain, which would have been rededicated as Egypt by descendants of Ham, who possibly also bore the Curse of Ham (Gen. 9:20–27).


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