Jared the Patriarch

Also known as

  • Jered
  • Yard

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Old Testament patriarch. Member of the fifth generation following Adam and Eve. Father of Enoch. Lived to age 962. No other information has survived.

Name Meaning

  • the descendant; the inheritor (hebrew)

Canonized

Readings

When Mahalalel was sixty-five years old, he became the father of Jared. Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years after the birth of Jared, and he had other sons and daughters. The whole lifetime of Mahalalel was eight hundred and ninety-five years; then he died. When Jared was one hundred and sixty-two years old, he became the father of Enoch. Jared lived eight hundred years after the birth of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters. The whole lifetime of Jared was nine hundred and sixty-two years; then he died. - Genesis 5:15-20, New American Bible

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MLA Citation

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