Saturday, April 13, 2019

On Doedens, The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1–4

Those Elusive Sons of God: Genesis 6:1–4 Revisited

What are we to imagine when Gen 6:1–4 describes heavenly beings as entering into a sexual relationship with human women, from which liaisons giant children are born? Such seems rather to belong to the realm of Greek mythology, but hardly fits within the biblical tradition.

See Also: The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1–4: Analysis and History of Interpretation (Old Testament Studies 76. Leiden: Brill, 2019).

By Jaap Doedens
Pápa Reformed Theological Seminary
April 2019
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