Seth to Noah.
It must be under stood, that in the days before the flood, men lived 7-8-900 years. They having many sons and daughters. I would say that there were many marriages between brothers and sisters, cousins, etc. Cain is an example. It being apparent that Cain had married one of his sisters.
The following concerns the generations linked with the fathers of the human race who remained faithful to God. Seth is placed at the head of this holy linage. These men were not superior in their character because of nature, but because of God's grace.
There were from Seth to Noah, eight (8) generations of faithful servants of God. They were, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah.
Adam most likely conversed with Methuselah, and Methuselah with Shem, in this the history of the world, for the first 2000 years was preserved in these three witnesses, covering the time before, and just after the flood.
The literal seed of men from Adam to Christ comes from men, and not women. Women do not produce the seed, they carry the seed.
Also, figuratively speaking, seed means descendants, we see this in Gen.13:16. It can also be applied to genealogy, or a class of people. As in the seed of evildoers, Isa.1:4, or the seed of Holy people, Isa.6:13. So this seed of promise in Gen.3:15, would be fulfilled, through Seth, Enos, --- through to Christ.
Following are the sons of God, beginning with Seth.
Eve said of Seth, "God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel." Seth means, "A substitute." He was most likely a holy, pious man. His posterity became God's remnant according to the election of grace, those who had not bowed their knees to Baal.
Enos, the son of Seth, means sickly, or mortal. When Enos was born, Moses tells us Gen.4:26, "Then began men to call upon the name of the LORD, (that is, Jehovah.)" To call upon the name of the Lord is in Scripture, to worship, and pray to Him. Enos was probably a preacher of righteousness.
An evil, ungodly, immoral climate had begun to prevail among the descendents of Cain. Yet good and godly men like Enos began to worship God. Good men began to distinguish themselves from the wicked.
Gen.6:1, reads, "Men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them. The sons of God," or the descendants of Enos, "Seeing the daughters of men," descendents of Cain, saw they were fair" (beautiful,) and took them for wives.
This may have applied to many of Seth's son's and grandsons, but a few remained loyal to God. These were God's remnant.
Cainan was the son of Enos. Cainan was born when his father Enos was 90. Not much is said of him, but I would assume that being the son of Enos, and by the blessing of God, he remains loyal to God, Why? because he called one of his sons, Mahalaleel, meaning "Praise to God." At the age of 70, Cainan begat Mahalaleel.
Mahalaleel means, "Praiser and worshipper of God." At the age of 65 Mahalaleel begat Jared.
Jared Again, not much is said of him. Jared means descending.
Hebrew traditions tells us that a defection happened among SOME OF the sons of Seth, who went down from the mountains where they lived, and joined themselves to the daughter of Cain, thus the name Jared, "descended." But Jared must have been of faith because he named his son Enoch, meaning, "Consecrated."
Jared at the age of 162, begat Enoch.
Enoch was the son of Jared, and it is said of him, Gen.5:22, "He walked with God." Scriptures tell us that Moses "Walked before God," not with him. Only Enoch and Noah are said to have "Walked with God." To walk with God means to have faith in God. Faith is what pleases God.
Heb.11:5-6, tells us that Enoch at the age of 365 years was, "Translated (taken into heaven) that he should not see death."
At the age of 65, Enoch begat Methuselah.
Methuselah lived to be 969 years old before he died. His death came in the very year of the great flood. His name means, "Man of the javelin."
At the age of 187, Methuselah begat Lamech, the father of Noah.
Lamech means, "undetermined." At the age of 182, he begat Noah. Lamech lived to be 777 years before he died.
Note, before the days of the flood, all of the sons mentioned above had died. None died in the flood, none died because of God's anger against mankind, all died of natural causes, except Noah.
Did Lamech serve God? I would say yes because he called his son Noah, which means, "rest," and by the hope of "comfort," Gen.5:29. Lamech named his son Noah because of what he had anticipated in Noah's life.
Lamech had faith in the promise given to Adam, the promise of deliverance. This deliverance would come from chosen few. Seth, to Noah, Shem --- to Christ Jesus. We see this in the genealogies written in 1 Chron.1:3, and in Luke 3:36.
What is the final clue that the sons of God were from the line of Seth? It is revealed in Luke 3:38. When Luke's list was finished, the genealogies from Jesus back through time to Adam, he writes, quote, "Adam which was the son of God." If Adam was the son of God, so were those sons who came from his loins, those who remained faithful in the praise and worship of Jehovah.