Genesis 6 – Pt 1 – The B’nai Elohim

I wanted to begin a series exploring Genesis 6, where we first see mention of the term “Nephilim”. I feel it is really important to share information about this, as it is relevant to the “end days” which are closer and closer at hand. The best place to begin any study of Genesis 6 would be to read Genesis 6, then I want to begin to break down the different terms used in a (hopefully) easy to understand way. Thank you for reading this, and I hope you will follow along all the way through the series of posts. Let us begin!

1 “When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.”

Continuing on… “4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown”.

5 “The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the LORD said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD”.

 

In verse 2, why are the “sons of God” differentiated from the “daughters of men”? Shouldn’t it be the sons and daughters of men? Or if “sons of God” meant human men, shouldn’t the daughters also be called “daughters of God?”

In the Hebrew text, the word for “sons of God” is B’nai Elohim. This term refers to direct creations of God. Angels are a direct creation of God. Human daughters were not, as they were naturally descended of man. None of us are “direct” creations of God until we are born again:

 

John 1:12-13

12 “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God”.

 

2 Corinthians 5:17

17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”.

 

The term B’nai Elohim is only ever used in the Bible to refer to angels or heavenly beings:

 

Job 1:6

“One day the angels (B’nai Elohim) came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them”.

 

Job 38:7

“while the morning stars sang together

and all the angels (B’nai Elohim) shouted for joy?

 

Psalm 29:1

“Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings (without the definite article, B’nai Elim),

ascribe to the LORD glory and strength”.

 

Other scriptures where the term is found are Psalm 104:4, Hebrews 1:13-14, and Daniel 3: 25.

 

The term B’nai Elohim refers to heavenly beings, including fallen angels who were created directly by God before they turned away and fell from heaven. We can know that the “sons of God” referenced in Genesis 6 are fallen angels, because we know that angels who still dwell in heaven do not marry:

 

Matthew 22:30

“At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven”.

Mark 12:25

“When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven”.

Just because angels don’t marry or have sex in heaven, doesn’t mean they aren’t able to. That’s just not how things roll in heaven. But if they rebel and get kicked out of heaven, does that mean anything goes?

Next I am going to look closer at fallen angels, giving scriptural references, just so there is no question that the B’nai Elohim referred to in Genesis 6 are not Holy angels, but fallen ones.

8 responses to “Genesis 6 – Pt 1 – The B’nai Elohim

  1. The Hebrew word for “sons of God” – B’nai Elohim, the term refering to the direct creations of God such as angels, and those who are born again: John 1:12 “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God”. Could the “sons of God” in Genesis 6:2 referring to the lineage of Seth supposedly faithful to God amidst the ungodly population, but fell to the beauty of the ungodly daughters of men? Just the same as the Israelites, the chosen people of God, marrying the daughters of pagan idolaters. I don’t believe the “B’nai Elohim” in Genesis 6:2 refers to “fallen angels” because: 1) angels were a different type of creation; 2) angels (messengers) were created to serve God; 3) angels are non-physical beings; 4) angels are sexless – not created to multiply in Heaven. Therefore, it’s not possible for the fallen angels to pro-create with humans.

  2. Jesus the Lord from heaven was born of a Woman seeded by the Holy Jesus the lord from heaven was seeded by the Holy Spirit & became man such that he was compatible with humans & could have married even though he did not . Likewise for an Angel to breed with humans. need to be born of a Woman. Hence the reference to sons of God & daughters of men can only be to The Line of Seth & the line of Cain.

    • Abey, I don’t fully understand your comment. I am not sure of the reasoning you are giving. But I think my post was pretty explanatory regarding the meanings of the words used in scripture, and their meaning. An angel is very different from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God. An angel is a created being, created by God. Able to reproduce though they do not do so in heaven. The angels that fell were no longer in heaven, they rebelled and therefor we have no reason to believe they would continue to follow heaven’s regulations.

      Whether they have physical reproductive organs, the bible never says. However, there are three (at least) possibilities that would allow them to reproduce. 1) they have physical reproductive organs, just like humans (although, apparently much larger lol); 2) they gave up their spiritual bodies for physical human or human-like bodies (Jude 1:6, the angels gave up their first estate – the word here means “habitation” – much like how nuns wear a “habit” when they are living their chaste lives); 3) The angels being supernatural beings had access to technologies and advances unbeknownst to humans at the time and possibly even to this day that would allow them to genetically reproduce. The book of Enoch chapter 7 goes into this, describing how the fallen watchers taught men all manners of technologies, mysteries and knowledge that they were meant to be revealed to men over time. There is MUCH evidence around the world of genetic manipulation of animal hybrids as well as lore and mythologies from all nations involving human-animal hybrids. The bible is clear that these angels were nasty, sick and twisted. They did messed up things and clearly nothing was off limits.

      To say the Holy Spirit is the same as an angel is to besmear the name of the Holy Spirit, and of God. Jesus was not a Hybrid man-angel, obviously, because the Holy Spirit is not an angel. Your argument does not stack up because the word bena elohim is never used in reference to the Holy Spirit or of God, only angels, and born-again believers… because those are direct creations of God. Holy Spirit does not fall under this category because Holy Spirit was uncreated. He was there in the beginning, part of the God-head 3-in-1, just as Jesus was, although, in the beginning Jesus was the Word, and not a man named Jesus (see John 1:1).

      So, in conclusion, all I can suggest is that you study the word used in the old and new testament for angel (bene elohim). It is not used in reference to humans in the old testament (only those who were “born again” in the new testament, as they were now new creations of God through Christ). All humans otherwise are direct creations of man/Adam. All my reasons for why this passage is not referring to “lines of seth” and why it makes absolutely no sense are in my post.

      • Moondoggle: The word is seeded by the Power of the Holy Spirit. Father, Son, Holy Spirit three persons in one God The Birth of Jesus (God the Son)shows that any one born on earth to mingle with man even unto reproduction need to be born of women. Like wise if the angels who left their abode in order to engage in sexual relations had to be born from women. In short the two criteria are 1) It can be only done with the Power of the Holy Spirit 2) born of a women according to the law. The angels are Spirit beings who can appear AS men but are not men & cannot reproduce other than by the 2 Criteria identified. As for the Elohim- Sons of God in heaven, mentioned in Job, one of whom(Archangel Michael) wrestled with the Patriarch Jacob thus introducing the name “Israel” meaning inheritance of God.. Another is the Angel Gabriel to the annunciation. So these sons of God on their mission on earth sent by God are referred to as Angels, but some of them left their abode against the will of God, teaching man things that ought not to have been taught . This becomes clear, if the very Reason as to why God planted the tree of Good & Evil but forbade them to eat of its fruit be revealed.
        As mentioned by St, Jude is off the manner, just as
        the angels who left their Abode are reserved for Judgement so also are the people of Sodom reserved for Judgement which is but denoting the seriousness of their respective crimes & does not relate to an interbreeding. So Just as there is the sons of God in heaven so also creation awaits in the earnest expectation the manifestation(revelation) of the sons of God redeemed from among men signifying the 144000, the Elect of God sealed with his name/ The remnant seed of the Woman , the lamb itself the first/ The first fruits of the lamb.
        To the conclusion Physically all of mankind are the children of Adam & Eve, & the word sons of God are Spiritual even the words of Jesus unto the the scribes & pharisees “Ye are of your father the devil” pertains to spiritual children..

      • Abey, do you have scripture to back up these two conditions you give? What do you mean when you say “born to women according to the law”? Which law do you speak of? There are children born to women every day that are not “lawful”. Rape, incest, illegal government operations, etc.

        A few things regarding Cain and his so called “daughters”: Cain was kicked out of Eden and the earth would no longer yield to him. A grave punishment for a man who made his living as a farmer and was deeply connected to the earth. The Lord marked him, but this mark was a blessing of mercy… the mark protected him from being killed. He went on to start a family and was given a new career building the city named after his son Enoch. But his family line died out during the flood.

        How is it that the nephilim resurgance upon the earth even after the flood? If Cain’s “evil” line was gone, how can you explain the detailed monster-like descriptions of the nephilim peoples given in the book of Numbers? Genesis 6 says “There were nephilim on the earth in those days, and also after that… (v 4).

        It makes no sense that humans mating with humans would create monsters or giants, just because one line was deemed evil and one deemed good. I am now repeating my posts from this series, but I hope you read them all as I’ve been very detailed. :) It is important for us to come to grips with these fantastical things that happened in our past, as Jesus prophesied that “As it was in the days of Noah so it will be at the coming of the son of Man”. They may not walk the earth as monsterous giants anymore, but they control the high places of money and power, they are the principalities and rulers of this dark world.

      • Moondoggle: To the first 1)Luke: 1:35, Matthew I:18 & & the second Gal:4:4. The mark of Cain is a protection & not at all blessing for Lamach said “If Cain be avenged 7 times then lamech 77 times & against this Jesus says forgive not 7 but 77 times. Clearly understand the difference between both the lines , the Godly & the Ungodly. The mark of Cain live by curses & the Messiah is come to remove the mark for if not removed it would end up as the mark of the beast. To conclude, The concept of angels mixing with humans is entirely
        of pagan sources to all those myths & stories.brought out by the
        misconceptions is but for hollywood & all those hoods to green bucks come off the very source of Lies.. So Err not

      • Abey,

        I asked for scriptures to support your two claims, but the scriptures you have provided don’t prove your points at all. The first (Luke 1:35, Matt 1:18) merely point out Mary’s “immaculate conception” by the Holy Spirit. No where does it state that this will a) happen ever again to a human, or b) is one of only two ways of conceiving a child. Those verses do not state it as a rule.

        The second point you have attempted to prove that somehow “being born under law” means “born of a woman”. A few things are wrong here… The fallen angels DID impregnate women, therefor by your logic those children were in fact born “under law”. Also, you need to read Galatians chapter 4 from the beginning, not just verse 4 to get the context of the verse. You will see that Paul is referring to being born “under law” as us being born into slavery, until Christ would come and bring us to freedom and maturity

        Galatians 3:23-24, “Now the way of faith has come, and we no longer live under a guardian.In other words, the law was our guardian leading us to Christ so that we could be made right with God through faith.”

        Galatians 4:3-5,
        ” It is the same for us. We were once like children, slaves to the useless rules of this world. 4 But when the right time came, God sent his Son who was born of a woman and lived under the law. 5 God did this so he could buy freedom for those who were under the law and so we could become his children.”

        Unfortunately without scriptural backup your claims really are completely unfounded!
        Thank you for your interest in my post.

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