Sons of God, Daughters of Men … and “Giants” — Why are they in the Bible?
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by Neil Godfrey
4d ago
In Genesis 6 we read a most cryptic detail that leaves us wondering what it is all about: And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and ..read more
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Demigods, Violence and Flood in Plato and Genesis — [Biblical Creation Accounts/Plato’s Timaeus-Critias – 7c]
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by Neil Godfrey
1w ago
Is it possible to set forth a plausible case that the Genesis author of Noah’s Flood was inspired in any way by his reading of Plato’s myth of Atlantis? There can be no doubt that the author was influenced by an ancient Mesopotamian story so let’s establish that undeniable source for Genesis with Russell Gmirkin’s ..read more
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Primeval History from Cain to Noah — [Biblical Creation Accounts/Plato’s Timaeus-Critias – 7b]
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by Neil Godfrey
2w ago
Continuing the series discussing Russell Gmirkin’s Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts . . . . The expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden in Eden (note, not expelled from the land of Eden but only from Eden’s Garden) generally coincides with the Greek mythological Age of Zeus that succeeded the idyllic golden ..read more
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The Ambiguity of the Serpent: Greek versus Biblical
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by Neil Godfrey
3w ago
Recent postings on the evidence for a Hellenistic matrix for the book of Genesis and wider reading around that evidence have led me to wonder if the author who chose a serpent to tempt Eve was having a subtle dig at the wisdom of the Greeks. (If you have read this notion before do let ..read more
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The Biblical Cain and his Greek Counterparts
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by Neil Godfrey
3w ago
The first to murder a relative The Greek poet Pindar informs us that Ixion was the first murderer, and a murderer of his kin: He was the hero who, not without guile, was the first to stain mortal men with kindred blood (Pythian Ode 2:20) Ixion did not kill his brother but in better-known versions ..read more
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“Garden of Eden” : Mesopotamian Perspectives
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by Neil Godfrey
1M ago
I couldn’t resist. I had to add the evidence for the competition to the previous post. There with reference to Russell Gmirkin I set out the evidence for the biblical Garden of Eden being inspired by Greek literature. I know many would prefer I find something that adheres to a more conventional perspective, an account ..read more
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The Second Creation Story in Genesis — [Biblical Creation Accounts/Plato’s Timaeus – 6]
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by Neil Godfrey
1M ago
The stately narrative of the creation of the cosmos in six days crowned by a sabbath rest comes to an abrupt end as the reader is swept into a totally different dimension: an announcement of the “generations of heaven and earth”, a world of animals being created after the man, a garden with mythical geography ..read more
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Nice Racism
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by Neil Godfrey
1M ago
I do not fully understand “racism”. I grew up in a time when aboriginal children were sometimes being taken from their families “for their own good”. Everything “we”, the white rulers of the land, were doing in relation to aborigines was “for their good”. Today, on the contrary, one is often confronted with an aboriginal’s ..read more
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Walking Sharks
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by Neil Godfrey
1M ago
I used to think the lungfish was the halfway species between sea and land animals but I was not aware of the epaulette shark until the possible discovery of a new species of them made the news: Here is a five year old video: According to the ABC news report they can stay out of ..read more
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Sovereign Citizens, ISIS and Moonies — the common thread that binds them all
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by Neil Godfrey
1M ago
This week, about two hours drive due west of where I live, two police officers and a helping neighbour were murdered by a trio of “sovereign citizens” — for the “crime” of entering their property. The father of two of the trio, two brothers, had not heard from either of his sons in twenty years ..read more
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