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Gen 6:1-4. Sons of God = members of the divine council (or Sethites) Offspring = Nephilim or giants History of Jewish interpretation (Life of Adam and Eve; Testament of Reuben; Jubilees; Enoch) Explains why humans don’t live forever Moral deterioration before flood.

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gen 6 1 4
Gen 6:1-4
  • Sons of God = members of the divine council (or Sethites)
  • Offspring = Nephilim or giants
  • History of Jewish interpretation (Life of Adam and Eve; Testament of Reuben; Jubilees; Enoch)
  • Explains why humans don’t live forever
  • Moral deterioration before flood
mesopotamian flood stories
Mesopotamian Flood Stories
  • Ziusudra, king of Shuruppak 1600
  • Gilgamesh library of Ashurbanipal (7c)
  • Atrahasis (also contains creation account) 1700
  • Berossus (Babylonian priest writing in Greek) 3rd c.
gilgamesh epic the quest for life
Gilgamesh Epic: The Quest for Life
  • Gilgamesh, oppressive king of Uruk
  • Enkidu’s death The quest for everlasting life
  • Utnapishtim and Ms. Utnapishtim
  • Clamor; role of Ea
  • Flood
gilgamesh epic continued
Gilgamesh Epic (continued)
  • Gods gathered like flies around sacrifice
  • Ea: How could you, unreasoning, bring the flood?
  • Reward for Utnapishtim
  • Who will assemble gods for you, Gilgamesh?
  • Non-sleeping Contest
  • Snake and the plant of life
bible vs mesopotamian stories
Bible vs. Mesopotamian Stories
  • Warning, worldwide flood, size of boat noted, rests on a mountain, birds, acts of worship after flood, blessings on survivors
  • Polytheism vs. monotheism
  • Whim of the gods/unmeasured response vs. human violence as cause of flood
  • Otherworldly salvation vs. this worldly salvation
flood and history
Flood and history
  • Mountains of Ararat (“arkeologists”); 16c
  • Archeological evidence in Mesopotamian cities
    • not in same century (Shuruppak, Uruk, and Kish = 2800; Ur and Nineveh = 3500)
    • not over whole city of Ur
    • Carbon 14 data on wood
yahwist vs priestly writer
Yahweh

7 pairs unclean; 1 pair clean animals

40 + 21 days

man and his wife

sacrifice

Good news: no more floods

God

1 pair of each kind of animal

year-long flood

male and female

Noah perfect; promise to establish covenant; be fruitful; God will remember

Yahwist vs. Priestly Writer
covenant in p
Covenant in P
  • Everlasting covenant (“establish”; “give”; not “cut”)
  • With the entire creation
  • Signs of covenant
    • Bow as a reminder to God
    • Circumcision (Gen 17)
    • Sabbath (Exod 31)
  • Unconditional
noahide laws
Noahide Laws
  • Do not worship idols
  • Don’t blaspheme
  • Establish courts of justice
  • Do not kill
  • Do not commit adultery
  • Don’t steal
  • Don’t eat flesh cut from a living animal
the curse of canaan 9 20 27
The Curse of…Canaan 9:20-27
  • The sin of Ham (the father of Canaan)
  • Cursed be Canaan…the lowest of slaves!
  • Blessed be Shem (Israel)
  • Let Canaan be his slave
  • May God make space for Japheth (Philistines); may he live in tents of Shem
the new era after the flood
The New Era after the Flood
  • Image of God persists
  • Human fear and dread on animals
  • Meat permitted
  • Sanctity of human life
  • Capital punishment?
  • Be fruitful and multiply
table of nations
Table of Nations
  • An example of being fruitful and multiplying
  • 70 Nations (Deuteronomy 32:8)
  • Three “families”: Japheth (Europe); Ham (Africa); and Shem (Semites, east of Palestine)
  • Composite list that reflects various geo-political realities
    • Canaan = son of Ham = Canaan was considered part of Egyptian province