6. Noah’s Wicked Relatives

Bible Stories for Big People

A Supernatural Overview 

The Bible is a fascinating read for many people. Others see it as irrelevant and contradictory. Still others think they know what’s inside, but they’ve never opened the cover to find out for themselves. And then there are those who actually experience it daily.

My sincere hope is that my new series, “Bible Stories for Big People,” will provide unexpected insight for all of the above, in a uniting kind of way. In a supernatural kind of way. — P.M.Y.

Previously…

The writer of Genesis establishes a continuous record of THE DIRECT BLOODLINE between Adam and Eve’s son, Seth, and Adam’s great (times seven) grandson, Noah. He adds that during the time of Enosh, Seth’s son, “men began to call on the name of the Lord” (Genesis 4:26, NIV). But by the generation that included Noah’s sons (Shem, Ham and Japheth), “the Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become” (Genesis 6:5, New International Version). Something supernatural had been happening …

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When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal …

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

The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth — men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air — for I am grieved that I have made them.

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. (Genesis 6:1-8, New International Version 1985)

Digging Deeper

It is widely believed that the writer of Genesis (probably Moses) also wrote the four books that follow Genesis in the Bible. Collectively, they are called The Torah or “the Law” — Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. In the book of Numbers (written while the Israelites wandered for four decades in the wilderness without a permanent home), more information is supplied concerning “the Nephalim” …

Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses [both men were BLOODLINE DESCENDANTS OF ADAM] and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”

But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are…. All the people we saw are of great size. We saw the Nephalim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephalim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” (Genesis 13:30-33).

The descendants of Anak were described as “powerful, and [their] cities are fortified and very large” (Numbers 13:28). 

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Bible commentators have written that the “grasshopper” analogy was exaggerated because the people that they were describing refused to believe them. However, in recent years archaeological evidence has been found to prove that people of great size did live in various places over the world.

If you’d like to DIG DEEPER check out the research of L.A, Marzulli (http://lamarzulli.net/on-the-trail-of-the-nephilim.php). I have talked with this man in person and have heard him speak. He is credible and trustworthy, in my opinion.

COMING NEXT: My Favorite Bible Story!

 

Copyright 2015, Paula Meiners Yingst

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