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-God's Killings in Genesis

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Genesis 6

(6:2, 4)
The sons of God saw the daughters of men and liked what they saw. So they had sex with them, producing giants.
How many sons does God have?
Do angels have sex?
Who were the sons of God?

(6:2) "The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives."

(6:3) "The LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh."
God shortened the human lifespan to 120 years because humans are "flesh" and he was tired of fighting with them.

(6:3) "His days shall be an hundred and twenty years."
How long is the human life span?

(6:4)
"There were giants in the earth in those days ... 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."
What the Bible says about giants.

(6:5) "Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." God decides to kill all living things because the human imagination is evil. Later (8:21), after he kills everything, he promises never to do it again because the human imagination is evil. The mind of God is a frightening thing.

(6:6) "It repented the Lord that he had made man."
Does God repent?

(6:7, 17) "I will destroy ... both man and beast."

(6:9) "Noah was a just man and perfect."
He didn't seem so just and perfect when he was drunk and naked in front of his sons (9:20-21).
Has there ever been a just person?

(6:10) "Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth."
Who was Noah's youngest son?

(6:11-13) "Behold, I will destroy them with the earth."
God was angry because "the earth was filled with violence." So he killed every living thing to make the world less violent.

(6:14-15) "The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits."
Noah's ark is 450 feet long. [more]  

(6:16) "A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it." God tells Noah to make one small window (18 inches square) for ventilation.

(6:17) "Every thing that is in the earth shall die."

(6:19-20) "Of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark."
How many of each kind did Noah take into the ark?

(6:21) "Take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten ... for thee, and for them."

The Sons of God
6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
6:4 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.
God Plans the Flood
6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
6:16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
6:21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

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The Sons of God The Flood
Dwindling in Unbelief
Angel sex, giants, and and an 8-fold reduction in the human life span (all in four verses) (Genesis 6:1-4)
Top 50 Bible stories for kids (6:2-4)
All Creatures Great and Small: The Lord God Drowned Them All (6:7)
God's Killings: 1 -- All flesh died upon the earth (6:5, 7, 11-13, 17)
God on Trial: The Rabbi Speaks (6:6)
Who is the best father in the Bible? (6:9)
Evolution Creationist Style: It all happened in 1656 years (6:11-13)
What the Bible says about alcohol (6:9)

The Bible (Annotated)
Genesis 6. There were once giants, God has a tantrum.

OMGWTFBible: In the Beginning - Chapter 2 - (Genesis 2:4-6:4)
In which the whole Paradise Lost thing goes down and Cain and Abel take sibling rivalry a little bit too far. Recorded live at the Parkside Lounge on November 19, 2012. Guest: Jacob Hartz

OMGWTFBible: In the Beginning - Chapter 3 - (Genesis 6:5 - 9:3)
In which God goes kinda crazy. Recorded live at the Parkside Lounge on December 17, 2012. Guest: Jessica Polaniecki

Real Bible Stories
The Story of Noah's Ark

YouTube: Edward Current
The Atheist Delusion (Genesis 6:4)

Capella's Guide to Atheism
Animal Cruise -- The Love Ark

Slate Blogs the Bible by David Plotz
From Creation to Flood

How long was Noah's flood?

DmitryBrant.com: Genesis 6

Common Sense and Noah's Flood Farrell Till


Christian Response (The Annotated Skeptic's Annotated Bible)
The sons of God (Gen 6:1-5)
It repenteth me (Gen 6:6-10)
According to all that God commanded him (Gen 6:11-22)