Genesis Chapter 5 follows the blood line from Adam to Noah but why is it there and what is it trying to tell us? It tells us that early man was living for 900+ years, who Adam’s children were and their children’s children, all the way down to Noah. Verse 24 is particularly interesting as it says he ‘took Enoch away’. I’m not sure if that means he killed him or literally took him away, but there must be more to this story.
Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. – Genesis 5:24
God is about to flood the earth. He decided that all men had become wicked and evil and they needed to be dealt with. Except for Noah. God favored Noah and so he dispatched an Angel or Watcher to warn him that he must prepare for what was about to happen. We all know the rest of that story.
Why did God suddenly decide that all men was evil and needed to be wiped from the face of the Earth? Isn’t god supposed to be the very definition of love and kindness? Perhaps there is more than meets the eye to this situation? Why had mankind become so evil? Going back a little bit we are given a clue.
Chapter six begins to tell us that the sons of God married the daughters of men, to which god says, mysteriously, they will remain for 120 more years. Is the Bible talking about hybrid beings created by cross breeding Angels with Humans? Is that possible?
So the Lord said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.” – Genesis 6:3
Thanks to Science we now know about Genetics and we have a fair grasp and understanding of how it works. Man has created several hybrid beings, for example the Liger ( Male Lion + Female Tiger) or even more astonishing is the Wholphin (Male False Killer Whale + Female Bottlenose Dolphin). The only reason these hybrids were bred successfully was because enough of the species DNA was compatible however they are unable to survive in the wild. Nature fixes these hybrids as they are born sterile and unable to reproduce or the animal grows to big to sustain itself like the Liger. Perhaps that would explain God’s first reaction to the problem? In other words, it wouldn’t matter as they would only exist for another 120 years before they became extinct. Of course that is only speculation.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. – Genesis 6:4
What the hell did we just read!? The Nephilim was the name for the half Angel, half human hybrid. They had successfully cross bred, mixing Angel DNA with our human DNA which, as we currently understand, would mean that we must have compatible DNA?
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27
That verse is open to pondering what it means to be made in the image of God, but putting the two together sends chills down my spine. Perhaps we are missing something important from this verse?
The last sentence of Genesis chapter 6, verse 4 is also very interesting: “[The Nephilim] were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men”. They were giants and had super human knowledge and skills. Their existence seems like a big deal and yet they are only mentioned in the Bible twice. Once in Genesis and once in Numbers when God ordered Moses to send spies to the land of Canaan. The spies reported back that they had seen the Nephilim residing there and they were giants.
What is meant by the mighty heroes of old, the famous men, when they are only talked about twice? When we look at ancient Greek mythology they tell tales of half God, half human hybrids or Demigods. Perhaps there might be some truth to these myths and legends after all? Huge structures exist around the world that archaeologists cannot explain how they were built, even with modern technology and yet the locals tell stories of how giants had built them long ago.
Evolution isn’t the only explanation for modern mans’ existence. Scientists are still looking for the ‘missing link’ in our evolutionary chain. Why does it still elude them? Our brain capacity exploded in a very short time span. Something that would have taken hundreds if not millions of years of natural evolution, occurred almost over night. Perhaps our ancestors received a little help with this evolutionary step? “God created mankind in his own image”, perhaps sharing some of his DNA (could be described as an image of a person) to create modern man? That could explain how the Nephilim was even a possibility. Except now they were more God like than human and I guess that wasn’t God’s plan.
Suddenly Genesis Chapter 5 makes perfect sense to me. The blood line is important because it shows that Noah’s blood had not been contaminated by the Fallen Angels who had created the Nephilim. It shows us that Noah and his family were pure humans, as god intended and so he saved them in order to repopulate the Earth with pure human DNA. It still doesn’t answer the question as to why everyone else would have to die to fix the contamination. Why did God decide they were so wicked and evil?
To get help understanding this we need to look at the book of Enoch. Possibly one of the most important books to ever be excluded from the Bible. That’s right, you wont find it in there. Most Christian beliefs class Enoch’s book as uninspired or not from God but realistically it can damage what they are telling their followers because they can’t explain all of the things that were written by Enoch.
Enoch was Noah’s great grandfather and as discussed earlier, Genesis chapter 5 verse 24 tells us he “walked with God, and then he disappeared because God took him away”. I think that would make his writings credible and a very important book to try and understand at the very least read and yet it’s not included in the Bible.
Enoch fills in some of the blanks as to why God decided that all man was evil and needed to be destroyed. Chapter seven tells how the Fallen Angels, fathers to the Nephilim, taught mankind how to create weapons and armors and made known to them the metals [of the earth] and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. They taught them enchantments, root cutting and astronomy. In chapter nine the Angels still in heaven report to God what the fallen angels had been teaching mankind and the destruction and unrighteousness they had created. God decides to act.
Thou seest what Azâzêl hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which men were striving to learn. – Enoch 9:6
Enoch chapter 10 tells us how God ordered his angels to go and warn Noah of what he was about to do in order to save him and his family. As warned, God flooded the Earth and wiped out everyone except for Noah and his family. Restoring the blood line and preserving the eternal heavenly secrets.