ASV notes on Genesis 4:25-26 and questions

To know, and God’s name

Eternal life

Adam knew his wife and she became pregnant. This word “to know” in the Bible describes an intimate relationship between man and woman in marriage. In John 17:3, the word “to know”, Jesus used to give the definition of eternal life, “Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

Husband and wife know each other

Trough Jesus, we can have spiritual intimacy with God in a daily personal relationship, like man and wife that love each other and enjoy being together. 

God has a name

Set had a son and called him Enosh, meaning mortal man, at that time they realized that they were mortal and needed God more than ever, they begun to worship God, calling on His name. God had and has a name; “YaHaWaH” that was His name from the beginning.

The LORD is a title

Most of the translations are using the Word LORD for the name of God. LORD is not a name, it is a title and you do not have a personal relationship with someone addressing a person by his title. If you talk to your wife or your husband, you do not keep the distance using titles. God is Lord, He is the one that is lording, but His Name is YHWH. Moreover, with the vowel “a” it becomes; YaHaWaH.

Questions

  1. To know in OT, what does it mean?
  2. How difficult is it to know another person?