Genesis 11 The Tower of Babel
At one time all of the peoples of the world spoke one language. They all picked a place and built a tower to the heavens. God did not like the fact that they had built the tower and figured that now that they had done that they would be able to do anything they set their mind to. So he decided to go down and scatter all of the people across the earth and give them all different languages so that they may not communicate with each other. A couple of interesting points and maybe some opinions. The word Babel in the way it is used in Genesis 11 comes from a biblical Hebrew word Balal meaning to jumble. A feeble attempt by the authors of Genesis to explain why the Lord would have so many languages on earth. If there was one language would it not be easier to spread the gospel and not have any confusion? In ancient Mesopotamia the now extinct Akkadian language was spoken. In Akkadian Babel means Gate of God. Seems to me the name is more of a Noun than a verb. They were describing the Tower of Babel not Gods obvious predisposition to micromanage everyone on earth minus The Noah clan. I was right, an opinion came out right there at the end. Did you see it? I don’t know if you notice but Noah and his kids remind me of that rich spoiled family down the street that party hard and never have the cops show up.
Genesis 12 The Call of Abram The Lord told Abram to take his wife and all of his possessions and leave his land. God told him he would give him the land of Canaan and make him a great nation and protect him and bless him. So Abram took his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot and moved to Canaan and took possession of all the land for as far as the eye could see. On a side note: Canaan was occupied by none other than the Canaanonittes. Odd huh? Anyway..these are the descendants of Canaan. Son of Ham who was one of Noahs sons. Ham saw Noah naked one day while Noah was passed out in a drunken stupor. Instead of covering his father he went outside and told his brothers what he had seen. His brothers covered their father. When Noah found out he punished Ham’s son Canaan rather than Ham. His punishment was for him and all of his descendants to be the servants for the family. Genesis 9:20-27 So his descendants as well as himself will never own anything. Moving on!! Now we move on to the famine and either the birth or death of Chivalry.
Genesis 12:10 Abram and Sarai in Egypt
Due to a great famine in the land of Canaan. (you are welcome Abram) Abram takes his family to Egypt. At this point all Abram can think about is what the Eqyptian men will do to him when they see how beautiful his wife is. So he convinces his wife to tell everyone that she is really his sister so they will not kill him and take her. Instead they will spare his life. This could be the point in history when Chivalry died. Upon their arrival in Egypt, just as he expected, word spread to the Pharaoh about this beautiful sister of the visitor Abram. Sarai was taken to Pharaohs home to be his wife and Abram was blessed with Gold, silver, cattle and servants. When this happened God blessed Pharaoh and his family and people with dreadful plagues and spoke to Pharaoh chastising him that he had taken a married woman to be his wife. He wanted to prevent Pharaoh from committing a sin. So Pharaoh gets a bit cranky with Abram and sends him and his gang packing back to the famine stricken land they came from. This could be the birth of chivalry. Sadly. May I make a couple points here?? Of course I can..I am the author…muahahaha 1. Why not punish Abram instead of Pharaoh? Abram is the one who lies and deceived. Here is why. At that time and even in some cultures today women were not allowed to just do whatever they wanted or sleep with anyone they wanted. On the other hand men could sleep with any woman as long as she was not married to another man. How do you like them apples ladies? Like I have any lady followers. B. Abram is so lucky his wife was not allowed to divorce him for being a spineless snake for worrying about his own well being above her. It is ok that she be taken to another mans home to be wed but God forbid he should be hurt in any way defending his wife. 3. God forbid..that reminds me. God said and I quote “I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who treat you with contempt” Genesis 12:3 God had his back! He did not need to worry about being hurt. He had the ultimate body guard. D. AGAIN Noahs people bring shame unto the lord by deceiving Pharaoh. The Lord punished Pharaoh and his people instead of Abram. Then to put the cherry on the sundae, Abram is chastised by a PAGAN King for his deceit and bringing the Lords fury upon him. The Pagan King has to basically tell Abram the right thing to do, and God chalks it up to a learning experience in blind faith. And again Noahs offspring get off Scott free.
Religion has always been a mystery to me. I grew up as a child without it. It was not until I was in high school that I was really introduced to Religion. It blew my mind that people could have blind faith in a book and try to live by that book. Actually blind faith still escapes me some 30 years later. I have read the Bible from cover to cover. Admittedly it was more of a skim over the boring parts….so most of it especially Numbers. What a waste of paper…I think. The following is my interpretation of the bible. Based on research. Some of this will be opinion but unlike the Bible…it will be obvious. I may even put a star next to my opinions just to be safe and not inadvertently start a cult or something worse. For those of you who do not understand…that was sarcasm. I thought that studying the bible would be a relatively simple task. Pish posh…I now have a library that most people would only see in a seminary. I now love Barnes and Noble….Maybe they will help me publish this. Again…Sarcasm. If you have what you think is a pretty firm belief of the Bible and a good relationship with your Lord and Savior…You will probably be offended by most of this. Human beings generally do not like to hear the truth. It does not bode well to their plans. You may want to just sit down and read. I have done all of the research so you do not have to buy any books. You can read it in the comfort of your own home away from prying eyes. It may just strengthen your resolve and your faith. Either way..Just read and enjoy. All of this information is readily available on the internet or hidden in things called books. (sarcasm) This is going to be a long book. Anyway…I will do this by book of the Bible. I will start in the beginning and probably never finish this. But really…It is this or booze right?? More sarcasm.
Genesis 6:4 Nephilites
“In those days, and for some time after, giant Nephilites lived on the Earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with women, they give birth to children who became the heroes and warriors of ancient times.”
The only thing I can compare this writing to is Greek Mythology. It is true that most religion are built on gods and practices of previous religions. The Greeks occupied Israel from 332bce to 142bce. 190 years of Greek influence upon the daily lives of the local inhabitants. After the Maccabee Tribe revolted against Greek occupation and won independence from them in 142bce Maccabee Israel enjoyed 80 years of freedom before the Romans invaded and began their 678 year occupation. Greek Mythology was very important in Roman society. The Romans would conquer a civilization. After they captured their temple they would take the temple, which in those times is where that societies “God” exsisted, back to Rome to be worshipped as a sign that Rome was not fighting their God, just their fighters. With that Rome assimilated every conquered civilizations religion into their own society. Who did the Romans conquer before they conquered the Maccabees?? Greece. So we had 190 years of Greek religious beliefs imposed on the Jewish peoples then a 678 year continuance of the very same religious beliefs. I do not think it is a reach to assume this is where the idea of “Nephilites” comes from. After all, Offspring of Human/God/Goddess relationships are very common in Greek Mythology. Some examples: Heracles/Hercules is the son of Zeus and a mortal woman. Perseus is the son of a mortal woman named Danae. His father is only named as a God with a thunderbolt in his hand. The only Greek God associated with a thunderbolt is of course Zeus. Bellerophon is the son of a mortal mother named Eurynome, wife of Glaucus. His father is Poseidon. The female hero Atlanta is thought to be the offspring of a God and a mortal simply because of her god like speed but her lineage is not defined. Probably for the simple fact that she was born a woman. Moving on. Some have stated that the Nephilites are responsible for building the Egyptian Pyramid of Giza. Why do you ask?? The Pyramid could not be built with modern techniques. The Pyramid is aligned with true north with only a 3/60th degree of error. The magnetic North pole moves over time. At one time it was PERFECTLY aligned with the true north pole. The Great Pyramid is located at the center of the land mass of the earth. The east/west parallel that crosses the most land and the north/south meridian that crosses the most land intersect in two places on the earth, one in the ocean and the other at the Great Pyramid. The four faces of the pyramid are slightly concave, the only pyramid to have been built this way. The centers of the four sides are indented with an extraordinary degree of precision forming the only 8 sided pyramid, this effect is not visible from the ground or from a distance but only from the air, and then only under the proper lighting conditions. This phenomenon is only detectable from the air at dawn and sunset on the spring and autumn equinoxes, when the sun casts shadows on the pyramid. http://www.ancient-code.com/25-facts-about-the-great-pyramid-of-giza/ This will give you more information. The premise is, the Pyramid of Giza was built with such precision and in fact there are some materials that were used in its building that cannot be found or duplicated on Earth, that the Pyramid must have been designed and built by devine intervention. Of course there also those that believe the Pyramid itself was either built by an alien race or transported to earth and assembled here. Taiwan did not exist at this time so we can rule them out with some degree of certainty. (sarcasm at its best) Another possible explanation for the Nephilites is simply a misidentification. This is also thought to be the reason Greek gods came to be. Whenever ancient peoples would discover dinosaur bones they would of course be astounded as to the size of said bones. Of course they had no idea such a thing called a dinosaur had ever exsisted. So they would associate the larger than life bones with giants or Gods. This to me is the most plausible explanation of the ideas of Greek Gods, that are I believe, The Nephilites of the modern Christian Bible.
Genesis 6:9 The Story of Noah
“Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence. God observed all this corruption in the world, for everyone on earth was corrupt. So God said to Noah, “I have decided to destroy all living creatures, for they have filled the earth with violence. Yes, I will wipe them all out along with the earth!”
Everyone knows this story. It is one of the most famous stories of the Bible. It is also one of the most redundant stories to come straight out of the good book. God says he will kill every living thing on earth. But you Noah, are the only righteous person on the earth. So take your entire family plus a pair of every creature living on earth plus food enough for the creatures and your family. Why would you decide to kill every living thing on earth because they are all corrupt and violent. Yet in the same breath save 2 representatives of every corrupt and violent creature on earth to use to populate the earth after you destroy it?? Wouldn’t you then be populating the earth with the very corruption and violence you are trying to destroy? If we are to believe in this story then we can very safely assume that God chose the wrong righteous man, family and creatures to re populate the earth. Because according to this story every single human being on the earth today is a direct decendant of Noah and his offspring. As well as every bit of corruption and violence that we see today. I know what you are thinking. It is not Gods fault. Humans know the difference between wrong and right and can choose which path to follow right? Well if that is true and the status quo is acceptable today then why was it not acceptable then? Why not just blame everything on human choices? Am I to believe out of all the people on earth at the time that Noah and his family were the only righteous people? What about the 2 day old child of peasant farmers? Or even the 2 day old child of a murderer? Are the children not innocent? No they are not by Gods reckoning. Just like all of Noah’s family got a pass because of their relationship with their father all of the other children on the earth at the time had to pay for their fathers sins with their lives. Yet the sons of man are not important enough to be praised for their sacrifice for their fathers sins, but the one son of God is important enough to be praised for all of eternity for his supposed sacrifice. So if you think about it, all of those children that perished in the Great Flood ceased to exist for eternity and never got the opportunity to have eternal salvation because God stood as Judge Jury and executioner of Millions of innocent children. And I am to praise him and his son? Then I am to believe that he had Noah build this huge boat when he was 600 years 2 months and 17 days old? But we don’t know the exact year of birth and death of the one and only son of God who died on the cross for our sins? Then God confirms his covenant with Noah and his family. In doing this he makes a promise to never flood the earth again and kill all of the life on earth. Well Gee, Thanks big guy. Try not to kill millions more children just because your day is not going as planned. We would appreciate it. Genesis 9:14 “When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds and I will remember my covenant with you.” So is it safe to say that by this point in time Gods memory is slipping?? He has to make a sign to jog his memory? God the all knowing all powerful being that he is needs a refresher. Well now if there ever was a time for lightning bolts to come raining down…Now would be it. Good place to end for now. Thank you for reading. I will be back with more.