NOAH AND NEPHILIM
Noah appears in Genesis 5:29 as the son of Lamech and ninth in descent from Adam. In the story of the Deluge (Genesis 6:11–9:19), he is represented as the patriarch who, because of his blameless piety, was chosen by God to perpetuate the human race after his wicked contemporaries had perished in the Flood. A righteous man, Noah “found favour in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8). Thus, when God beheld the corruption of the earth and determined to destroy it, he gave Noah divine warning of the impending disaster and made a covenant with him, promising to save him and his family. So this character was pious and chosen to perpetuate the human race. I have previously touched on the flood in respect to the Nephilim. In that short piece I mention that “ there were giants in the earth in those days and also after the time of Noah. Well obviously there seems to be two distinct races that survived the flood. Human beings and these GIANTS. Nephilim giants. Could it be possible that a mating pair or even more of these creatures “stowed away”? They did survive the flood. And if everything outside of the ark was destroyed, obliterated, and by God no less, how did they survive?. I am not a religious person in the slightest but to me God in whatever way you wish to view this entity, does NOT MAKE MISTAKES. So isn't it logical to assume they must also have been on the ark? There are other passages that say Noah was “pure in his generation”. Here we delve slightly in to DNA and the word “generation” DNA is intertwined unmistakeably and in certainty with genes. Now if we put a simple space in that word generation we have “gene” “ration” Could it be Noah was picked by God for his pure bloodline? A human bloodline? He and his family had enough of the pure human gene ration? And why is the first book of the Bible called Genesis? It can be argued that it comes from the Genes of Isis. Some say the first birth mother of mankind. I'm not going in to that as that is not a point I am trying to make here. Check it out for yourself. The absolute fact is, someone was the FIRST birth mother on this planet. Also after all, the Nephilim were the offspring of the Fallen Angels and earth women. An abomination in God's eyes? Noah was instructed to build an ark, and in accordance with God’s instructions he took into the ark male and female specimens of all the world’s species of animals, from which the stocks might be replenished. Consequently, according to this narrative, the entire surviving human race descended from Noah’s three sons. Such a genealogy sets a universal frame within which the subsequent role of Abraham, as the father of Israel’s faith, could assume its proper dimensions. Another thing to mull over here (check it out) we have all the names of those on the ark. Yet we have no name for Noah's wife. She is the only character in the bible who has never had a name. I find that remarkably unusual. Don't you? Surely the other half of the progenitors of the whole human race would be important enough to get a mention! Oh there are in some writings one other character who also has not been given a name and is simply referred to as a pilot. Who was this “pilot” Not Pontius Pilot obviously but what a strange name anyway. I have read that some researchers are convinced the ark was actually a submarine. I don't know, I wasn't there. But if there were to be another flood I'd dump the huge liner or yacht for a submarine any day. And in my understanding the pilot on any ship has actually been considered as important if not more so than the captain. Go ask a sailor.
The story of the Flood has close affinities with Babylonian traditions of apocalyptic floods in which Utnapishtim plays the part corresponding to that of Noah. These mythologies are the source of such features of the biblical Flood story as the building and provisioning of the ark, its flotation, and the subsidence of the waters, as well as the part played by the human protagonist. Tablet XI of the Gilgamesh epic introduces Utnapishtim, who, like Noah, survived cosmic destruction by heeding divine instruction to build an ark. Now if you were to set about building a ship in the middle of a desert these days you would certainly invite ridicule and derision. How much more so if you were to start building a submarine! Did Noah have help in this undertaking? Did he make a pact with a “friendly” Nephilim? Could it be that this discretion caused God to have a re-think? And decide to inflict even more blight and misery on mankind down through the ages up to this day? But as you have just read there are more than one flood story. Maybe Noah had no affiliation with these Nephilim. Maybe it has come about that all the stories have been mixed and matched down through history. Despite the tangible similarities of the Mesopotamian and biblical myths of the flood, the biblical story has a unique Hebraic perspective. In the Babylonian story the destruction of the flood was the result of a disagreement among the gods; in Genesis it resulted from the moral corruption of human history. The primitive polytheism of the Mesopotamian versions is transformed in the biblical story into an affirmation of the omnipotence and benevolence of the one righteous God. Again, following their survival, Utnapishtim and his wife (here once again we have no name for the wife) and are admitted to the circle of the immortal gods; but Noah and his family are commanded to undertake the renewal of history. To carry forward the “gene” “ration” of the human species?
The religious meaning of the Flood is conveyed after Noah’s heroic survival. He then built an altar on which he offered burnt sacrifices to God, who then bound himself to a pact never again to curse the earth on man’s account. God then set a rainbow in the sky as a visible guarantee of his promise in this covenant. God also renewed his commands given at creation but with two changes: man could now kill animals and eat meat, and the murder of a man would be punished by men. So God gave man the rainbow as a promise never to curse the earth again because of man. So why are we heading in to the most chaotic times man has and will ever see again? To finally rid this place of creatures and entities that have no right here? I hope so. Unfortunately we seem to have to go through a hellish turmoil to get there.
Despite the tangible similarities of the Mesopotamian and biblical myths of the flood, the biblical story has a unique Hebraic perspective. In the Babylonian story the destruction of the flood was the result of a disagreement among the gods; in Genesis it resulted from the moral corruption of human history. Here we have the gods referred to with a small ”g” Were these Nephilim considered gods? Well that's that for now. Peace and survival to all of you. R.S.V.P
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