Having noted some principles found in Greek mythology we are ready for some biblical detail concerning the beni ha elohim or the sons of the gods.
GEN 6:1Now it came about, when men [humanity] began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them. This is a description of a tremendous population explosion on planet earth, and the ratio of women to men in this population was excessive, and the increase of the population also meant there were more sin natures on earth. More sin natures equals more evil, lawlessness, and more violence on the earth. In the antediluvian civilization there was little law and order, it was the survival of the fittest. Yet, true freedom means having the right to make certain decisions within the constraints of the laws of divine establishment. Without such constraints, there are too many options for the sin nature, and a tremendous amount of violence on the earth. While there was no establishment, there was culture, in fact, one of the greatest cultures of all time. When you live to be over 800 years old, you have a lot of time to practice music, art, and writing. However, the evil and wickedness was so great on the earth that by the tenth generation from Adam, only one family remained in the status of regeneration. That one family applied doctrine as a means of avoiding any sexual relationship with half-human, half-angelic creatures.
These eight were Noah and his family, the ninth believer was Noah's grandfather, Methuselah, who died after warning of the coming of the flood. The concentration of evil on the earth was great, yet it did not destroy the human race. Christians are often distressed and upset about the evil and the wickedness in life and they get distracted from fulfilling God's plan for their life. In reality, a great concentration of evil never destroys the population of the earth, this is because Jesus Christ, not mankind, controls history.
By the tenth generation from Adam there was no reference to the Sethites or Cainites as separate families and tribes, this is illustrated by the marriage of Naamah to Ham. The Cainite line was disillusioned by the study of science, culture, urban society, and had rejected the happiness that God had designed for man, they had rejected Christ as Savior. Therefore, the antediluvian population was largely unregenerate, reversionistic, and involved in the cosmic system.
GEN 6:1-2Now it came about, when men [humanity] began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of the gods [fallen angels] saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took or seized wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
Let’s look at some other translations to prove what we have been noting. The English translation of the Torah says, the divine beings saw how beautiful the daughters of men were and took wives from among them. The New American Bible calls beni ha elohim the sons of heaven. The Moffat translation says, the angels noticed that the daughters of men were beautiful. The American translation says, the sons of the gods noticed that the daughters of men were attractive.
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