Posted by: edhensley | January 25, 2015

Sons Of God Mate With Earth Women


Genesis 6

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.

thebricktestament.com - Sons of God saw the daughters of humans and married any of them they chose.

thebricktestament.com – Sons of God saw the daughters of humans and married any of them they chose.

Then theLord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

thebricktestament.com - The sons of God went into the daughters of men.

thebricktestament.com – The sons of God went into the daughters of humans.

thebricktestament.com - The sons of God had children with the daughters of me.

thebricktestament.com – The sons of God had children with the daughters of men.

thebricktestament.com - The Nephilim were on the earth in those days. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

thebricktestament.com – The Nephilim were on the earth in those days. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”

thebricktestament - I will wipe fro the face of the earth the human race I have created.

thebricktestament – I will wipe fro the face of the earth the human race I have created.

 

King James Version, Verse 4

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

 

 

This is a repeat of an earlier post in March, 2009.

I included the King James for verse 4 because the word giants is more familiar than the word Nephilim.

These verses always puzzled me while a Christian. When bible school teachers discussed the flood, they would never (at least I can never remember) start with Gen 6:1. They would start with Gen 6:5 or later. Having read the bible through cover to cover twice and having studied it on numerous occasions, these verses always struck me as strange.

There were so many questions to answer.

Who were the sons of God? Was one of them Jesus? Are these brothers of Jesus? Are these angels? Were there daughters of God?

Who were the Giants or Nephilim? What happened to them?

Anyone’s guess is as good as anyone else’s because other than these 4 verses nothing else is written about this phenomenal event. I was once told that the giants died in the flood, but if that is the case then we should expect to find fossil evidence of them somewhere.

My search for these answers lead me to the book of Enoch (great-grandfather of Noah). This Jewish apocryphal book answers some of these questions. It is not considered part of the Christian bible except in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

Parts of this book would make a great science fiction movie! The next paragraph I copied from Wikipedia to summarize Enoch.

“The Book of Enoch describes the fall of the Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim. The fallen angels went to Enoch to intercede on their behalf with God after he declared to them their doom. The remainder of the book describes Enoch’s visit to Heaven in the form of a vision, and his revelations.”

If you want to belittle this book by saying it is not part of the bible, you have another problem. The book of Enoch is quoted in the New Testament in Jude!

Jude 14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones 15to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”

Enoch 1:9 “And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones To execute judgment upon all, And to destroy all the ungodly: And to convict all flesh Of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”

Let’s get back to Genesis 6.

The phrase “heroes of old” implies that this story was written long after this alleged event happened. Since this was only the 6th chapter of the first book of the bible, I decided (around age 20) to investigate biblical chronologies. My Sunday school teachers made it sound like the bible was written immediately after events took place by eye witnesses. Research from archaeologists, historians, language experts, and biblical scholars reveal that was not the case. More importantly to me, the bible’s words prove that the stories of Genesis were written thousands of years after they allegedly occur.

The book of Genesis was written at least 2850 years after its alleged events occurred because it mentions places and events that did not occur until thousands of years later. It was not written immediately after the flood or after the exodus from Egypt. I have several examples of this in my power point presentation, but I shall mention just one easy to understand example here:

Genesis 36:31 These were the kings who reigned in Edom before any Israelite king reigned

This verse must have been written AFTER at least one Israelite king had reigned. Saul does not become king until around 1050 B.C., so Genesis was written AFTER Saul became king, about 2850 years after creation (biblical timelines vary).

Keeping this in mind, the most logical explanation for these verses is that they are a reference to other religions that we call mythologies today. The Jews were exposed to many religions in which stories were told about gods and sons of gods having sex with earth women. For example, in Greek mythology Hercules is the son of Zeus and an earth woman. Hercules was “a hero of old, a man of renown.” I used Hercules as a more familiar example, admitting that Greek myths were probably not the ones responsible for these verses. However, the idea of gods having super babies with earth women is a concept in many ancient religions of 1000 B.C.

Whether or not you accept this explanation, you have to admit that these verses are strange. I find no meaning in these verses for telling me how I can live a better life.

The Book of Enoch can be found online at many websites, including at http://book-ofenoch.com/.

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Responses

  1. Thanks Ed you are very interesting although In do not agree with all your conclusions. I gather that what you have to explain here and elsewhere must be very sobering or even mind blowing for any truth seeking honest fundamentalist. I am a catholic Christian and we like folf in many older Churches however tend to be more aware about the influence of other cultures and religions and myths on the bible and its very varied narrative forms. It can tough on Christians who have built their faith so much on a very narrow, simplistic and naieve concept of biblical inerrancy. Some loose their whole Christian faith and identity when they are open to and informed about some truths about how the bible developed. By the way I purchased that book you suggested by Robert Wright: The Evolution of God. It is very interesting. Thanks for that.

  2. You never give up wanting to out down God and His word. Your own words were you would believe in God if scholars gave you evidence. I sent you articles to read with references to scholarly work. Here is just a small piece from one of those articles called the bible fact or fiction. Any one reading this guys put downs of God should be aware that many athiest scientists and archeologists in trying to disprove God have proved Him and become Christians. Lastly the bible tells us those who keep the commandments have a good understanding. This discounts all non Christians and all non commandment keeping Christians. Which is the majority of them. The manner in which archaeology has verified the historical accuracy of the Bible has been nothing short of remarkable! As noted archaeologist Nelson Glueck has written, “it may be clearly stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a single biblical reference. Scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or exact detail historical statements in the Bible” (Rivers in the Desert, Glueck, p. 136). Glueck’s comments echo the words of another prominent archaeologist, William F. Albright, who stated, “There can be no doubt that archaeology has confirmed the substantial historicity of Old Testament tradition… The excessive skepticism shown toward the Bible by important historical schools of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries… has been progressively discredited” (Evidence That Demands a Verdict, McDowell, vol. 1, p. 65). The evidence of history and archaeology defies the critics, and supports Scripture! – See more at: http://www.tomorrowsworld.org/booklets/the-bible-fact-or-fiction/content#.dpuf——————————

    • Nelson Glueck dies in 1971 and is not seriously considered an authority today. For more contemporary (and accurate) views on biblical archaeology, you should read Israel Finkelstein, who criticizes the approaches of people like Glueck. Furthermore, discoveries like Nag Hamadi and many others show there were a wide variety of early Christianities, not a single Christianity. Finding a wall in ancient Jerusalem does not prove Mary was a virgin, there was a talking snake in the garden of Eden, or that there were zombies roaming Jerusalem as in Matthew 27. Christians set the bar for biblical archaeology confirming their claims so low that they inadvertently permit all the claims in the Koran. If a wall is found in ancient Mecca or Medina, does that confirm that Allah is the one true god or that Muhammad flew to heaven on a winged horse? I have read Evidence That Demands A Verdict and found numerous flaws in logic and evidence. I highly recommend that you read The End Of Biblical Studies by Hector Avalos and the Evolution Of God by Robert Wright.

      Finally, you did not address any of the passage I quoted from the bible. Where is your evidence that sons of god mated with earth women?

  3. About Goliath from the same article. For decades, critics viewed the biblical story of David and Goliath as a fanciful tale of religious fiction. Yet, recently, “archaeologists digging at the purported biblical home of Goliath [Gath, see 1 Samuel 17:4] have unearthed a shard of pottery bearing an inscription of the Philistine’s name, a find they claimed lends historical credence to the Bible’s tale of David’s battle with the giant” (The London Times, November 13, 2005). This is the oldest Philistine inscription ever discovered, dated to 950bc—within 70 years of the biblical narrative. – See more at: http://www.tomorrowsworld.org/booklets/the-bible-fact-or-fiction/content#.dpuf

    • The website tommorrowsworld.org is a propaganda website. It takes a quote from the London Times in 2005. Do you have a link to that London Times article? Do you know the name of the person making the quote?

  4. Here are what a few great people of the world said about the bible. Sir Isaac Newton, one of the most brilliant minds of his century, remarked, “There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.” Britain’s Queen Victoria said of the Bible, “That book accounts for the supremacy of England.” U.S. president Andrew Jackson stated, “That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic stands.” U.S. president George Washington commented, “It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.” France’s Napoleon observed, “The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all who oppose it” (Halley’s Bible Handbook, pp. 18–19). – See more at: http://www.tomorrowsworld.org/booklets/the-bible-fact-or-fiction/content#.dpuf

    • You did not respond with any evidence that sons of god mated with earth women. Instead, you replied with quotes that were fake or without considering who you were quoting.
      The George Washington quote is a known fake. See http://www.religioustolerance.org/badquotes.htm and http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/George_Washington.

      “Though this assertion is very widely reported to have been said in Washington’s Farewell Address (17 September 1796), this is not actually the case, as any search of the documents would reveal.”

      I do not know in what way the bible would “account for the Supremacy of England” since the bible does not mention England, but nonetheless England is not the supreme nation of the world. This quote is not from a reliable source but is from The Christian’s Penny Magazine and Friend of the People (London, England: John Snow, 1860), xv.54.
      Andrew Jackson was never quoted as saying what you claim in his lifetime. This quote occurs in 1868, 23 years after his death in 1845, and is doubted by scholars. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson
      Isaac Newton quote is recorded in 1806, 80 years after his death in 1726. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton
      I could not find this quote source anywhere, including at http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Napoleon_I_of_France. Napoleon and his bible were conquered at Waterloo, and he spent the last 6 years of his life in exile, confined to an island.

      By the way ALL OF YOUR QUOTES CAN BE FOUND IN A COMMENT TO THIS ATHEIST EXPERIENCE YOUTUBE VIDEO. DID YOU ALWAYS SIMPLY CUT AND PASTE THESE QUOTES WHEN YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE? https://www.youtube.com/all_comments?lc=90CwufnKsSMa1_S4qfwyNoN58T2Rl2yySBqtCa0WyCw&v=woa5MVAWcXM

      • I would say the connection that England would deseparately grasp would be that they claim their Royal line comes from the supposed lost 10 tribes if Israel. They claim they are divine since they claim they are direct descendants of Israel….which of course is bogus. Its a theory tossed around.

  5. Be not deceived God is not mocked. Celsus and Sennacherib Nebuchadnezzer and pharoe are all historically proven and all ate their words to denounce God. Along with the following. Toward the end of the 18th century, the French philosopher Voltaire predicted that Christianity would be swept from existence within a century. Yet, 50 years after he died, the Geneva Bible Society produced stacks of Bibles in Voltaire’s house on his own press (The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, McDowell, p. 10). – See more at: http://www.tomorrowsworld.org/booklets/the-bible-fact-or-fiction/content#.dpuf

    • Once again, you link to a propaganda website. Muhammad can be historically proven to exist, but that does not mean he flew to heaven on a winged horse. I have asked for evidence that sons of god mated with earth women. You have not provided any evidence of that.

  6. I read Gen 6 –over 35 years ago and was suprised that the sons of God ???? mated with the women on earth–they were the Supernatural Sons of God–Jesus was the ”Begotten Son of God”‘,,,,of course the so called ”scholars had it backward wrote books on it and screwed that story??? How can Gods Sons ((supernatural )) be evil –there is no evil in God >>>?? and they called them the Nephilimn –wrong –and they sold the wrong info to the public AGAIN??? IF YOU READ THE BIBLE is says so plainly—that the Nephilim was here before the flood—before the mating!!!! and AFTER THE FLOOD—????? AND IS HERE RIGHT NOW ON THIS EARTH TODAY..BUT HIDDEN….and they are evil….

    • Could you tell me how a scientist might be able to confirm their existence here on earth?

  7. This is what I was told, no evidence, but that the reason the flood had to occur is because these fallen angels had sex with women and produced children. Their plan was to corrupt the humans so there was no bloodline for Jesus to be born. Noah was the only pure bloodline left.


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