Reading genealogies can be boring, this man begat this man and so on. But there is something really neat in the names of these patriarchs. When you take the meaning of each name from Adam to Noah there is a message. Adam = Man, Seth = Appointed, Enosh = Mortal, Caanan = Sorrow, Mahalalel = The Blessed God, Jared = Shall Come Down, Enoch = Teaching, Methuselah = His death shall bring
Lamech = The despairing, Noah = Comfort. When you put them all together here's what you get. Man is mortal and appointed a life of sorrow. The blessed God will come teaching and His death will bring comfort to those who despair. Pretty neat eh?