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The Elohìms' sons saw

The Elohìms' sons saw that Adàm's daughters were beautiful (good) and amidst all, they took for them the women they chose Meanwhile, we point out that the term tovòt ( ) is usually translated as “beautiful”, but it also means “capable, suitable” (the opposite is used, for example, in the common saying “good for nothing”, meaning incompetent, unfit). Well, these women clearly appeared “good”, that is “appropriate” to establish relationships, the setting of families: in other words suitable for practicing sexual intercourse and subsequent reproduction. Then the text continues by telling the anger and the sorrow of “god” who, seeing this barbarity, decides to erase humanity from the Earth's face. Here is the full passage from the Settled Bible: Therefore the Lord saw that men's wickedness was great on the Earth and that the aspirations of the thoughts of their hearts were constantly aimed at evil and the Lord repented of having created man on Earth, he complained in his heart and said: “I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.” Reading this passage we can not help but ask ourselves some questions: Could this omniscient God not predict what would have happened? Did he not know that his creatures' behavior depended on the features that he himself had provided? What nonsense it is to furnish someone with the freedom to decide his fate, if he is then punished because his decisions do not correspond to the 54

will of his creator - Isn't it a cruel malice? Can a spiritual “god” hate his creature to the point of wanting his death? Finally, what was the point in exterminating the animals as well if only the man was to blame? Actually, the theory of the existence of a spiritual God - capable of creating everything from nothing but unable to predict the consequences of errors he himself commits and is therefore forced to repent and to take measures – presents very curious aspects! Of course, we could say that being in the hands of such a God would seem at least “disturbing” ... But in our case this can be simply explained: the Elohìm (plural) who created men belonged to a technologically advanced race, but one that was certainly not equipped with omniscience and omnipotence. Then the Elohìm that “repents” is probably the ANUNNAKI named ENLIL, one of the two sons of the Lord of the Empire that we already know and who did not much love the earthly creature... The Apocrypha We find this same story in one of the most famous Old Testament apocryphal texts: “The Ethiopian Book of Enoch”. 15 In the first part, it tells us about the “fall of the sons of heaven”, who notice that the daughters of men were desirable and decided to take them as partners. Two hundred agreed to do so, and their direct superior, a certain Semjase, knew that what they were about to do would arouse the ire of the Lords of the Empire; he was afraid to be considered the only one responsible and the only one to pay for the aftermath of his decision. His fellows then decided to share the responsibility: they met on Mount Hermon - a mountain massif located south-southeast of Antiliban - and vowed not to abandon the project and bring it to term with no afterthoughts. Thus they began to meet the earthly women, to provide them with practical skills such as farming and plants' harvesting, their use for therapeutic purposes... In other words they taught them, the text says, the 55

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New Testament - Saint Mary's Press
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The Development of Biblical Prayer - Jewish Bible Quarterly
Genesis 1-11: Mythical or Historical? - Apologetics Press
God's Story of Creation - Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council
The Expositor's Bible Commentary—Revised Edition - Zondervan
Download the Jewish Book (pdf) - Center for Jewish History
Discussion - St Edmund's College - University of Cambridge
THE ORLD tl BIBLICAL HERITAGE - Jewish Bible Quarterly
Biblical Studies Catalog (2008–2009) - Eisenbrauns
The old documents and the new Bible, an easy ... - A Gentle Cynic