Father of Enoch and a pre-Flood ancestor of Jesus Christ; the fifth generation after Adam. (1 Chron. 1:2; Luke 3:37) Jared, the son of Mahalalel, lived 962 years (3566-2604 B.C.E.), second only to his grandson Methuselah in longevity. He had a number of sons and daughters, becoming father to Enoch at the age of 162.—Gen. 5:15-20.