Leviticus 20 – Molech, Spirits, Curses, Incest, Bestiality

While not much is known about Molech, the fact that offerings are made to him, the fact that his name gets a capital letter, tells me this is some sort of deity, and not just a non-threatening wooden idol of Terah.

  • If you give your children to Molech, you will be stoned
    • Notice that the punishment is not meted out by Jehovah, only by the Israelites who stone him.
    • Why can’t Jehovah directly interact with the people the way he did in Genesis?
  • If anyone knows but ignores/conceals/looks away from the man who gives his children to Moloch and do not kill him, then that man AND his family will be cut off
  • If you go to those with spirits, wizards, you will be cut off
  • If you curse your parents, you will be put to death
  • Committing adultery with your relatives or your neighbor’s wife all guilty parties will be put to death
  • Homosexual men who lay with other men are to be put to death
  • If a man sleeps with his wife AND her mother, they are to BURNT to death
    • Why the distinction with fire in this case, versus stoning?
  • If a man lays with a beast, the man and beast are to be put to death
    • I can’t imagine there would be a case where the beast was nothing more than an unwilling participant in this event
    • However, considering beasts are what are sacrificed as offerings, I can see why the beast would be considered for death as well.
    • UNLESS! We are talking about another “beast” type creature/hybrid
  • If a woman lays with a beast, they both die
  • If a man sleeps with a woman who is unclean due to her period “he hath discovered her fountain” and they are to be cut off
  • Many more incest based commandments, some repeat, some more detailed.

I still get a sense that much of this can go back to the Genesis 6 “wickedness”.

Lastly, in case it wasn’t clear:

Leviticus 20:27 – A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

How many thousands of innocent lives have been taken over the past 2,000 years, just for being ACCUSED of being a witch/wizard/having familiar spirits? The text is very lacking in details, on just what a wizard of familiar spirit are, which leaves interpretation up to the people at the time, who then justify THEIR TRANSLATION to murder other people. Even false accusations, as we learned in Salem, led to trials of death regardless of innocence or guilt.

This is why I say the Bible is incomplete as a moral compass, especially in regards to laws and punishments. When you leave it up to interpretation of a corrupt mankind, these laws punish the innocent and allay the guilty.

Can we add up all the innocent dead killed throughout history, because these commandments were incomplete and vague, to the Jehovah body count?

Besides, where in the world did these people get the power to become wizards, or the use of familiar spirits? I know, I know… modern Christians say: THE DEVIL!

But the text does not say that at this point. In fact, I’ve made the argument, complete with verse that proves it to be true, that the good AND evil at this point in the Bible come from one source only: Jehovah.

And even he is incomplete, scattered, incorrect, and contradictory to his own words and actions. And you want me to believe the Bible is infallible and applicable to the world today?

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Leviticus 19 – More Commandments

Question: How many commandments are in the Bible?

Answer (from me as a young buck in religious studies): 10

Real Answer: Hundreds

I’ve already made the argument that the “10 Commandments” could very well have been picked and chosen out of the hundreds to FIT into modern generations that this story is tried to be sold to. After all, there are at least 3 commandments from Jehovah that instruct to make altars, and one on how much to sell your daughter for.

I must reiterate, no where in any of these verses and chapters does the author say that these commandments are for ALL PEOPLES.

Leviticus 19 piles more commandments on top of the already established ones, some repeated, some clarified, and some new. What’s interesting is that many of these commandments contradict the behavior of the Israelites during their time in Egypt, where they looted their hosts in Egypt.

  • Fear your parents, keep the Sabbath
  • Turn not to idols, or make molten gods
  • Peace offerings must be eaten for 2 days only, on the 3rd day it is an abomination
  • The “corners” of your field must be left so that the poor and the stranger can have it
    • I guess Jehovah is not going to provide for them directly
  • (Egypt) Ye shall not steal, deal falsely, nor lie to each other
    • The key here is the idea that most of these commandments are for how they treat EACH OTHER, not other people
  • Don’t profane Jehovah’s name
  • (Egypt) You shall not defraud your neighbor, nor rob him; pay your workers properly
  • Do not curse the deaf, or put a stumbling block in front of the blind (does this really need to be commanded?)
  • When it comes to judgement, do not respect the poor, or honor the mighty, but judge in righteousness.
  • Don’t be a story teller, or stand against the blood of your neighbor
  • Don’t hate your brother in your heart, and you shall not suffer sin on your neighbor
  • You should not avenge, or bear a grudge against the children of your people, love your neighbor as yourself
    • There it is, these rules apply to this group of people
  • Keep Jehovah’s statutes, don’t let cattle of different kinds mix, don’t plant mingled seed, don’t make garments of linen and woolen together
    • A nod to Genesis 6?
    • Don’t mingle plant seeds, as we know today, destroys the genetic diversity of certain types of foods. Besides, some seeds are exclusive to each other and actually compliment themselves when planted together
      • In North/Meso American cultures the “3 Sisters” are planted together for good reasons: nitrogen fixing, bean poles on corn stalks, etc.
  • If a man lies with a woman, a slave, given to another for husband, not free;
    • She get’s scourged (really?!)
    • The man is put to death because she was not free
    • In other words, since she was not free, she was another mans property
    • The man can be forgiven with a trespass offering
  • When they enter the new land, they must plant but not eat of any of the fruit for 3 years
  • They are not to eat anything with blood, use enchantment, or observe times
    • Put away those raw steaks
    • Throw away your calendars and horoscopes
  • Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard
    • I’m going to assume this dates to some sort of ritual facial decoration found either with the Egyptians or the Canaanites.
      • Just how do you round the corner of  your head? Where is the corner of the beard, and how do you “mar” it?
  • No cuttings in the flesh for the dead (Egyptian death ritual), nor print any marks upon you
    • Don’t put on tattoos!
  • Don’t prostitute your daughter to keep the land from becoming full of wickedness.
    • The last time the daughters of man were involved in the land becoming full of wickedness was in Genesis 6 when the fallen angels mated with the daughters of man and created corrupt offspring.
    • Is this a reference of not whoring your daughter to these beings again?
  • A possible reference to honoring the elders (face of the old man)
  • Don’t curse strangers/refugees in your land because they were once refugees in Egypt
  • Don’t cheat measurements

Follow all these rules, says Jehovah who brought them out of the land of Egypt.

Interesting set of rules, some (like marring your beard) completely not applicable for those who can’t grow beards (Amerindians like myself).

Let’s focus on one verse to prove a point I’ve been trying to make throughout my blog. This deity, Jehovah, can not be the deity (or part of the deities which is more correct) that created the heavens and the earth in Genesis 1. For example:

Genesis 1:14 – And Elohim said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

Compare this to Jehovah’s commandment:

Leviticus 19:26 – (Jehovah to Moses, to instruct the Israelites) Ye shall not eat anything with blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

Elohim gave the stars for signs and times (seasons, days, years). Jehovah says not to observe them. Again, some parts of the good creation, Jehovah does not like, which tells me he was not part of it.

 

 

Exodus 31 – The Tabernacle, the Ark, furniture. Explaining why God rested in Genesis 2.

In a vein similar to the Book of Enoch where the fallen Angels teach their hybrid human children the art of mining, jewelry, makeup, and other “technologies”, we see that Jehovah has granted two men, Bezaleel and Aholiab some “extraordinary” skills. These are skills, by the way, that modern man today, do not need divine intervention to perform:

Exodus 31:2 – (Jehovah speaking to Moses): See, I have called by name Bezale-el the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of Elohim, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship. To devise cunning works, to work in gold, silver, and in brass, And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.

Items to be constructed by the two artisans:

  • Tabernacle of the Congregation
  • Ark of the Testimony
  • Mercy Seat
  • All the furniture of the Tabernacle
  • The table and his furniture
  • The pure candlestick with his furniture
  • Altar of incense
  • Altar of burnt offerings with all his furniture
  • The laver and his foot
  • The cloths of service
    • Aaron’s holy garments
    • Aaron’s sons garments
  • Anointing oil
  • Sweet incense

Jehovah reiterates keeping of the sabbath, anyone who works on the sabbath will be cut off from his people. The sentence is lengthened when he also says anyone who works on the sabbath will be put to death.

The chapter ends with Jehovah passing along two tablets of testimony to Moses, tablets which says were written with the finger of Elohim.

I would like to go back to a peculiar verse in Exodus 31:

31:17 – It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever; for in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

There’s “for ever” again. Let’s go back to Genesis 1… how many beings were part of the creation? Once I again I reiterate the actual verbiage of the Bible:

  • The Hebrew word for God in Genesis 1 is *Elohim* which is PLURAL
  • This concept is reinforced with the saying “Let us make man in our image” which is PLURAL inferring multiple beings were present, and no where does Genesis 1 say that one being was more powerful than the others.

Is Jehovah hijacking the creation of the Elohim? Is he taking credit for it?

I always wondered, why would an all powerful god need to “rest?” Humans rest, animals, rest… but gods? THE God?!

Let’s jump back to Genesis 1… Genesis 1 counts six days of creation, all of which are “good” and there are multiple beings involved. Then Genesis 1 ends. Why isn’t day 7 grouped with the previous six days in Genesis 1? Ironically it is day 7 that is grouped with the singular Jehovah Elohim introduced in Genesis 2. Is the Jehovah of Exodus claiming that 7th day for his own, ignoring the multiple entities of the previous six?

Jump back to Exodus 31:17…

The author explains Jehovah rested on the seventh day and was refreshed. Why would he need to refresh? (Similar to why would he walk in the Garden of Eden in the “cool” of the evening?) Is the author alluding to a very unpopular concept that Jehovah was not an almighty god? Why would he need to rest, was he tired? (Despite the fact he’s attributed all mightiness, yet we know glory full traits are often heaped upon those with authority, whether out of fear or out of exaggerated admiration… “The Almighty King of Spain”… Alexander the Great… Mighty Joe Young, whether or not the persons were indeed Almighty or Great)

Resting seems to be a very human/animal concept and we add another human trait to the supposed almighty God of the universe. The words of the Bible seem to be proving a less almighty God than what the modern church says. Not a popular point of view to take but I think the author of the Bible is clearly alluding to such.

I look forward to see the future human and/or god like traits attributed to Jehovah.

 

 

Genesis: A quick redux. Genesis grade: A-

Genesis was an interesting read in that I started to find tangents and parallels taking place that I was not aware of before. I’ve heard people say the Bible is perfect, infallible, and the “word of God”. Well to be honest, I would think the word of God wouldn’t come off like a typical incomplete novel that was still in the works. Sounds critical of me to say but that is the truth. The timeline is erratic, a lot of information and data is missing, and I almost get the impression it was a series of stories squished together to try to fit into one.

Some major observations and questions I come across as I quickly review my findings:

  • Creation. Two stories and they do not match
  • Why is it important that precious stones exist in the lands where Jehovah and the Garden of Eden are placed?
  • Adam and Eve are assumed to be the first two people on earth but after reading the story again and comparing Genesis books 1 and 2, I no longer think that is the case: Cain is afraid of ‘whosoever’ he comes across will want to kill him despite the insinuation of modern translation that he is only the 3rd person on earth.
  • Elohim and Jehovah: Different traits, characteristics, actions
    • Elohim seems cosmic, universal, ethereal, spiritual “Elohim’s spirit floats over the waters”
    • Jehovah seems earthly, worldly, physical “he walks in the cool of the evening”
    • They give different instructions to Noah regarding animals to bring on the Ark and what animals they are allowed to eat
    • Elohim’s offerings are of bread and wine, oil and drink offerings
    • Jehovah’s offerings are beasts and blood, and rejected Cain’s offerings of first fruits
  • The patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Esau, the sons of Jacob and Esau) are all well off, lot’s of flocks and land. They live lives that TODAY would be considered sinful and evil
    • Lying and cheating their brethren
    • Having multiple wives, including wives of slave women
    • Having multiple children with multiple wives
    • Treating their children unequally in terms of their inheritance
    • Disobeying their fathers
    • Not paying heed to the promises of Jehovah “do not fear” yet they do and bring chaos to those around them (Pharaoh, Abimelech, etc.)
    • The non-Jehovah special lineage (Ishmael and Esau) really didn’t do anything wrong compared to their counterparts
  • There is no mention of a priesthood until we find out about Melchizedek, King Priest of the Most High God, who gives thanks with bread and wine (Jesus like) but not the blood and burning flesh of Jehovah
  • There is no mention that evil done by man is caused or influenced by the Devil/Satan.
  • Jehovah is not omnipotent or omniscient “I came to see for myself if the evil of Sodom and Gomorrah is true”
  • With all the knowledge we know about ancient Egypt, many data points are missing in the Genesis description of Egypt (Pharaoh names for example)
  • For one event to happen (the reunion of Joseph with his brothers which saves them from the drought) a WHOLE LOT of other steps were put into place to cause this event, as claimed by Joseph that it was all part of a master plan. Why would an omnipotent god need to do such a thing?
  • Big questions pop up why many of the events and geographical sites mentioned in Genesis are all big mysteries. Where is the evidence?
    • Where was the Garden of Eden and why is it not around today with Jehovah walking around it. Where is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? Where is the “flame of a sword” that protects the Tree of Life? Where are the rivers Havilah and Pishon?
    • Do we know where Sodom & Gomorrah really were?
    • Where was the Tower of Babel?
    • Did the Nephilim who were offspring of the sons of Elohim and the daughters of man leave remains behind? Why do we not know the whole story of how that took place and what happened to those that “fell” in Genesis?
    • Is there physical evidence of the great war of kings in Genesis 14? It was of a grand scale and surely something would be left behind. And where did these kings come from?
  • “Israel” was NOT monotheistic, they CLEARLY worshiped other gods, they KNEW of other gods, they POSSESSED other gods (Jacob hiding his family’s idols from Elohim)
  • The patriarchs and the 12 sons of Israel are not boasted about, they clearly are human teetering on a wickedness that modern Christians would condemn. Will this be the case in future books ahead? SPOILER ALERT: I’m jumping ahead and spoiling the narrative by saying no, they get special treatment in future books and their wickedness still exists, if not worsens. This tells me there are yet more authors with different intentions in our future.

Some odd impressions about Jehovah I took that conflict with modern church teachings that I think the bible clearly insinuates:

  • Jehovah was a surrogate father, after all it was until “he did that thing when he visited Sarai” who the bible clearly says both her AND Abraham were beyond child birthing age, did she give birth to Isaac. Was Abraham really the father when it was only by a visit from Jehovah that she gave birth? The precedent was set in Genesis 6 when we are clearly told the spiritual/heavenly beings ARE able to breed with the daughters of man.
  • Jehovah clearly starts to sound like an earthly, tribal god. His physical form means he can walk the earth but is not always on earth because other times he appears in dreams to the patriarchs. He needs physical specificity in the case of: sacrifices (he enjoys the smell of burning flesh), Sodom & Gomorrah (he needs to see the evil for himself)
  • The 12 sons of Jacob and Jacob himself were pretty wicked, yet were protected by Jehovah despite their sins.
  • Jehovah has dragon and/or volcano traits to his being and I think we will see more of this in Exodus.

The “sins” of Adam and Eve all the way down to Jacob (who admitted to the Pharaoh his days have been short and evil) do give a very humanistic aspect to these early peoples, an aspect that even modern man can associate with: deceit, family conflict, land issues, weather related catastrophes, widespread wickedness, and much more.

Some points I’m looking to get clarified in future books:

  • The devil was not accused of involvement in any of the evil actions taken by the peoples of this day (save for the serpent who people insinuate is the devil but Genesis does NOT specify this). The evil comes from man himself, no credit is giving to the devil/Satan
  • The difference between El*elyon, El Shaddai, Elohim, and Yahweh. I no longer believe they are one in the same and have multiple Genesis verses to prove my point. I’m hoping it gets clarified in further verse.
  • When the flood occurred it was (again, different reasons were mentioned pertaining to the difference between Elohim and Jehovah) because the world was overly wicked. There is NO mention of CORRECTION to keep the world from becoming overly wicked again. All we have is a flood that wiped out the wickedness but no measure to prevent it from happening again.
    • SO, BIG QUESTION: Can the world ever become as wicked as described in the pre-flood days?
    • Just how did the author(s) of Genesis define “the world”? Was it the entire globe? The middle east specifically? The eastern hemisphere which we find that not until at least 1492 people thought was the entire world?

Overall my latest study into Genesis really opened my eyes about details NOT discussed by any church officials, bible studies, or conversations with fellow Christians of many denominations. All I get from them is broad assumptions (Adam was first man; Jehovah is the only god; the patriarchs were faithful and role models).

Let me say this, the patriarchs get a big NO WAY in terms of being role models. It can not be denied that their lifestyle would not mesh with modern times, whether the lifestyle of a modern Christian or an average US citizen (polygamy is now illegal).

The big hypocrisy between modern church goers and Genesis: Today it is frowned upon, if not outright illegal, to own slave servants or to marry multiple wives. But that’s what the patriarchs did and it was not frowned upon by Jehovah or Elohim! So why do people point to Genesis and say there are things in there that we should be doing? Isn’t it all or none? Do we get to pick and choose which rules we follow listed in the bible? I know future books of the Bible are really going to hammer this point home.

There is much much more to discuss regarding Genesis, but I need to move on to Exodus for the purpose of this blog. Genesis complete. Overall status: Confused but still open to the word of the bible, not convinced modern science meshes with Genesis, but I know there are many more themes to come in future books so I move on.

I give Genesis an A- because it is absolutely fascinating, but mysterious (thanks to all the missing information) so it puts me in detective and critical thinking mode. I think there are multiple authors and multiple stories squished into one, which is glaringly obvious, but because it warrants more questions it incites my imagination and critical thinking skills in looking for more proving data. Flaming swords, magic trees, Nephilim, giant sea and land creatures (Leviathan and Behemoth), tribal war gods: sorry to say it has a Lord of the Rings feel to it all. If someone does not take it serious I can see why, it’s not that hard to see. I loved the imagery I got from it all (Jehovah, who is given no physical description, “walking” in the cool of the evening in the Garden of Eden, or the Elohim floating over the cosmic waters) so I give it an A- in terms of its effect on my mind and how I place myself in this world.

Let’s see what Exodus does.

Genesis 29 – Jacob seeks a familial wife, Canaan follows suit; Jacob, Rachel, Leah

Isaac commands Jacob not to find a wife of the people of Canaan, instead he sends him to marry one of his first cousins, daughters of Laban.

Esau follows suite, after taking wives of the Hittites which bothered his mother and father, he goes to somewhat more distant relatives to marry within: Mahalath, the daughter of his uncle Ishmael.

Jacob leaves Beer-sheba on his way toward Haran when he experiences a dream: A ladder connects the top of heaven set upon the earth, with angels ascending and descending it. Jehovah stands at the top and repeats his promise to Isaac (this is your land, your seed will be plenty in all directions, all families of the earth will be blessed.

Genesis 29:15 – And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

So there is a “completion” to this promise, that Jehovah will leave him once he has done all he has promised for Jacob.

29:16 – And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely Jehovah is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Afraid, dreadful. Words to describe the house of God and the gate of heaven? The concept that Jehovah is not at places at once looks to be a belief Jacob carried. Is this why Jacob would travel and “fear” despite being told not to?

Jacob arrives in the land of his uncle Laban. He meets Rachel at a watering hole with her sheep and everyone is introduced. Laban offers Jacob wages for his work as Jacob stays with him, and Jacob requested the hand of his younger daughter, Rachel (described as beautiful and well favored) over Leah his eldest daughter (described as tender eyed, sore to the eyes?)

Jacob promises 7 years of work for the hand of Rachel.

After the 7 years, he calls in his promise and in the midst of the wedding night, Laban switches Rachel with Leah, and Jacob sleeps with her that night. Was she veiled the whole time where Jacob could not tell? Was he drunken the way Lamech was when his two daughters were able to sleep with him? Laban exclaims that it’s not his culture to give away his youngest daughter before the eldest to explains his guile.

Jacob is offered 7 more years of work for the hand of Rachel.

Jacob prefers Rachel over Leah, aka “Jehovah saw that Leah was hated” so what does Jehovah do? He closes Rachel’s womb and opens Leah’s. Leah begins to give birth:

  1. Reuben – “Because Jehovah hath looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me”
  2. Simeon – “Because Jehovah hath heard that I am hated, he hath give me this son also”
  3. Levi – “Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons.
  4. Judah – “This time I will praise Jehovah”
Leah pregnant
Four births for Leah while Jacob loved Rachel. Once again Jehovah intervenes for these births. Can we say for certain Jacob was the father while he “hated” Leah?

Was she not praising Jehovah before? Seems like she was, but maybe she wasn’t giving proper thanks for the previous 3 children Jehovah had given her. Is it possible that Jacob was NOT sleeping with Leah (after all we know he loved Rachel more) so, with Jehovah’s intervention (as with Sarah and Rebekah), Leah gives birth? After all, after Levi was born, Leah exclaims “Now this time will my husband be joined unto me.”

Are these 4 children another example of a heavenly being mating with a daughter of man? The Bible does not indicate, again, that Jacob contributed his seed to these 4 births, only Rachel’s words that Jehovah “gave her” these children. No mention of Jacob’s reactions though if she had to give birth to a third before proclaiming “NOW Jacob would join her, it’s possible he had nothing to do with these conceptions.

It’s not uncommon for married couples not to procreate, especially when one prefers the company of another, so it’s not that far fetched to believe. After Judah, it is said she left off bearing. So now we have 1 group of 4, will the remainder of the 12 also be split into groups of 4?

Also of note, she didn’t give birth to any females? Another work of the hand of Jehovah to ensure all male births? Or, as with previous examples, it just wasn’t important to mention, i.e. daughters of Adam and Eve who were said to have been born, but given no names or order within the children.

Genesis 6 – The Nephilim & The Rabbit Hole!

The writer of Genesis 6 describes how, as the population of Man has grown, so did the population of women, aka “…the daughters of man…”

Now we are introduced to a new being of existence: “… the sons of ha*Elohim…” Could his “sons” be the ones he mentioned in Genesis Book 1 when he says “… let us make (man) in our image…”? Are they less powerful than him, thus creating a hierarchy in the heavens? Are they his equal? Are they angels? If so, why not just say “angels”? Could Angels and the Sons of ha*Elohim be different beings? Do they have a mother? Could God mentioned here be the same type/image of the male/female being described in the creation story? Most people I would know would say “NO” but don’t all sons have both a mother and a father?

It is at this point in the Bible when people will say oh, these beings are the fallen Angels. The Bible does not specifically say that however.

Whoever they are, they could not only look upon the beautiful daughters of man, but also chose wives of them and procreate. In an awkward response to this occurring, Jehovah limits the age of man to 120 years, as opposed to the nearly 1,000 years the previous men had lived*. So mix the “sons of God” with the “daughters of Man” and we have another being of existence. But before we start talking about them, let’s look at how different Bible versions treat Genesis 6:4:

ASV: The Nephilim were in the earth those days, and also after that, when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.

Now the King James version… does this change the meaning of this verse to you?

KJV: There were giants in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown

It’s theorized that the Nephilim (often translated as the “fallen ones”) are the Fallen Angels, but in these verses the Nephilim would be the CHILDREN of the fallen ones. So which version makes more sense? Shouldn’t it be the Nephilim and human women bore children Giants?

One thing for sure, these weren’t just regular people according to the Bible.

nephilim
Proven fake/Photoshop’d. Regardless, if these giants roamed the earth, where are their bones? Did they even have bones? What does Science say?

*Another observation: it is at this point that “man” goes from living nearly 1,000 years to 120 years (which is more in line with modern life spans). Possible that it is at this point something cataclysmic occurs in the environment that begins to age man at a different rate? Has anything like this occurred in the animal kingdom, where lifespans drastically change?

This verse 6:4 can be the Rabbit Hole for many, where we take the detour to the investigation of the Fallen Angels, the Nephilim, and Giants, not only in the Middle East, but around the world. There are Bible era texts that go into more detail for those that are interested. One things for certain, this is not the first time the Bible will mention these beings.

If you do follow this rabbit hole, you will also discover an explanation for the existence of ghosts, demons, and supernatural possessions of humans by these beings. For now, the journey inside the Bible continues. Without going into more detail, I can only think of one of my most favorite movies when I think about where this rabbit hole has taken me.

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Courtesy of the movie, The Exorcist. With a little bit of research you will see how this portrayed ritual ritual connects to Genesis 6:4