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“Mahalalel” was not the name of an actual person, but the name given to the fifth of the churches in line from the church called “Adam.” Its parent church was “Kenan,” and the church that followed it was called “Jared” (AC 463). The primary difference between all of the churches descending from Adam was in the quality of their perception (AC 483). With Mahalalel the quality of perception continued to diminish, and from being quite clear became increasingly general or vague (AC 511). The life of the people who belonged to this church was such that they preferred pleasure obtained from truths to the joy derived from forms of use (AC 511).

See also:

Adam, Disposition, Jared, Kenan, Perception, Posterities

Passages relating to Mahalalel and the Ancient Churches:

AC 463; AC 483; AC 506; AC 510; AC 511; AC 512; AC 514
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