Friday, March 21, 2008

Question of the Day

Genesis 6:1-4:

Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years." The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

Who were these "sons of God" and "Nephilim"? Angels? Demigods? Marines?

7 comments:

rocksalive777 said...

Funny that you mention this - it's my term paper topic for Apocalyptic Lit. Enoch's Book of the Watchers is perhaps the coolest book that didn't get put in the Bible.

As for the Nephilim, they are, according to Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pit, the children of angels and men and have a long back-story that's lost to us. I, however, like to think of them as the Numenoreans, mostly because of the title "warriors of renown".

Anonymous said...

An angle is supposed to be a messenger sent by God from the heavenly realms. If so, is it not technically correct to call an angle an "extra-terrestrial" since they are not from earth?

Could the Bible and Christian theology leave room for life in "the heavens"- in outer space? And could that not be your Nephilim?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous
The real Freudian question is why you are spelling angel as angle? Do you feel that everyone has an angle including angels? Are you Anglo Saxon and feel that the originals Angles were angels?
Do you have a geometry test tomorrow and are hoping for divine intervention?

Tom Jackson said...

Is "fictional characters from Bronze Age Hebrew mythology" one of the options?

JD said...

You could watch this series, The Fallen to get a little bit of insight. I am not sure if the author is Christian, but the shows were fun.

PAX
JD

John said...

I'm inclined to support Tom Jackson's proposal.

Tom Jackson said...

Spong-ian heretic! ;)