Genesis 6:1-7

Review & Analysis:  What we have is a history of the earth in it’s early development, of it’s population multiplication (vv. 1-2, cp. Gen. 1:26-31) … The LORD reveals impatience with mankind and their fallen nature, putting an upper age limit of 120 years on the lot of them (v. 3) … “Giants,” “sons of God,” “daughters of men” beget more kids (v. 4) … These giants, I don’t know … According to the Greek Mythology bit known as Gigantomachy, at the start of the earth, a battle was waged between the gods and giants or titians.  The vanquished giants were buried within the earth with Atlas condemned to supporting it along with the heavens, the new residence of the gods … The proof of this reality are the god related constellations of the night sky and earthquakes caused by the defeated titans that continue to rumble to the present day … Accounts parallel – Noah’s flood (Gen. 7-8, cp. Gilgamesh), that of the Persian king Cyrus (Isa. 44:21-28, 45:1-4, cp. Dan. 6:28, 10:1, 2 Chron. 36:22-23, Ezra 1, Herodotus) come to mind to start, to those in our Bible indicate it’s telling was not in isolation but is an integral part of world history … The wickedness and evil of mankind was evident everywhere, at all times, from the LORD’s viewpoint.  He expresses sorrow for His land and sky mobile creations and decides to destroy them,  all the animals, and all the birds (vv. 5-7) … That it all went so terribly wrong was not surprising to an omniscient God … The expression of remorse can be understood from the perspective of a parent knowing in advance their offspring are headed for an tumble before they actually fall … Not all premonitions are beneficial or comforting … We have passages like this in our Bible to serve as examples (cp. 1 Cor. 10:11-15, 2 Pet. 2:1-14, Jude 5-7 ) of what happens when we take leave of the precepts and values God has awarded  us … The Bible is the most complete book ever penned … Complete and truthful … Happy New Decade!