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“Irad” was not the name of an actual person, but the name of a heresy of the Most Ancient Church. It was descended from an earlier heresy called “Cain.” Nothing is known about it other than the name itself, but something could possibly be deduced from the derivation of the name. “Irad” means “He-goes-down-from-the-city,” meaning that he descended from “Enoch,” the parent heresy of Irad. The heresy that followed Irad was Mehujael (AC 404).
Cain, Enoch Son of Cain, Heresy, Mehujael, Posterities
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