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Why does Lamech speak of himself using the third person? (Genesis 4:23-24)

Barnes understands this to be a fragment of an ancient song. He thinks the song was composed by Lamech as a boast. But I would suggest another explanation, although I admit this cannot be affirmed ...
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Why does Lamech speak of himself using the third person? (Genesis 4:23-24)

Short Answer: We can't say definitively or know the exact reason, but the most likely reason is probably: Poetic form: The speech is in a poetic form, which is common in ancient Hebrew literature. ...
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Why does Lamech speak of himself using the third person? (Genesis 4:23-24)

"It was Hebrew idiom for prophecy. Jesus did the same thing." – Dottard. There are numerous prophesies like this by Jesus, including the following from Matthew: 12:39-40, 16:28, 17:22-23, 20:...
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