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JARED (jā'rĕd). The father of Enoch (Gen.5.18-Gen.5.20).

JARED jâr’ ĭd (יָֽרֶד; ̓Ιάρεδ) KJV JERED (1 Chron 1:2). Son of Mahalaleel and father of Enoch (Gen 5:15-20; 1 Chron 1:2; Luke 3:37).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

In Ge 5:15-20; 1Ch 1:2; Lu 3:37, son of Mahalaleel and father of Enoch. The King James Version has "Jered" in 1Ch 1:2.

The name is supposed by Budde to denote a degeneration of the human race, the first five generations being righteous, their successors not, except Enoch and Noah. The name has been identified with that of Irad (iradh), Ge 4:18. See Skinner, Gen, 117, 129, 131.