Posted by: pandoramoon | 20/07/2009

Observations On The Bible Genesis 4-6

13 May 2009
Genesis 4-6

Genesis 4:9-10
9 Later on Jehovah said to Cain: “Where is Abel your brother?” and he said: “I do not know. Am I my brother’s guardian?” 10 At this he said: “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground
Ah maybe Jehovah is pretending he doesn’t know where Abel is to see wherever Cain is honest or not?

Genesis 4 :11-15
11 And now you are cursed in banishment from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood at your hand. 12 When you cultivate the ground, it will not give you back its power. A wanderer and a fugitive you will become in the earth.” 13 At this Cain said to Jehovah: “My punishment for error is too great to carry. 14 Here you are actually driving me this day from off the surface of the ground, and from your face I shall be concealed; and I must become a wanderer and fugitive on the earth, and it is certain that anyone finding me will kill me.” 15 At this Jehovah said to him: “For that reason anyone killing Cain must suffer vengeance seven times.” And so Jehovah set up a sign for Cain in order that no one finding him should strike him

Hold on there seems to be a inconsistency here. I think Jehovah was way harsher with Cain’s parents for eating fruit then he is with Cain murdering his brother. Sure he curses Cain’s crops the same as with his parents but Jehovah actually protects Cain from someone murdering him by setting up a sign. Maybe Jehovah has softened a little?. And again how can someone hide from God when he’s everywhere?

Genesis 4:16
With that Cain went away from the face of Jehovah and took up residence in the land of Fugitiveness to the east of E´den
I thought that Cain’s parents were thrown out of Eden? So how can Cain go to the east of Eden?

Genesis 4:17

Afterward Cain had intercourse with his wife…

Ah now here’s a question where did Cain find his wife? One theory is that Cain actually married his sister but there has been no mention so far of Adam & Eve having any daughters. Come to think of it there’s no mention of Adam and Eve’s third son Seth either. Maybe there were two sets of men and women which might explain why it seemed that male and female were created on the 5th day and then again after the 7th day? But then that wouldn’t match up with Eve being the mother of all things.

Genesis 4:25
And Adam proceeded to have intercourse again with his wife and so she gave birth to a son and called his name Seth, because, as she said: “God has appointed another seed in place of Abel, because Cain killed him
Ok so here’s Seth but no sign of any daughters though unless they are not considered important enough to mention?

Genesis 5:4
4 And the days of Adam after his fathering Seth came to be eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.

So Adam and Eve did have daughters but it appears this was after Seth was born so Cain would have had to wait a while before having intercourse if his wife was his sister.

Genesis 6:2,4
2 then the sons of the [true] God began to notice the daughters of men, that they were good-looking; and they went taking wives for themselves, namely, all whom they chose 4 The Neph´i·lim proved to be in the earth in those days, and also after that,
when the sons of the [true] God continued to have relations with the daughters of men and they bore sons to them, they were the mighty ones who were of old, the men of fame

My Book of Bible StoriesImage via Wikipedia

The Nephilim appear to be part human and part angel. However it doesn’t say anything about them being giants or about them hurting people like I read in “my book of bible stories” as a child but they may still be very strong as it says they were the mighty ones.

Genesis 6:3
After that Jehovah said: “My spirit shall not act toward man indefinitely in that he is also flesh. Accordingly his days shall amount to a hundred and twenty years.

It looks like we’re really gotten into Jehovah’s bad books since then since you rarely hear of anyone living anywhere near 120 years now-a-days.

Genesis 6:5-7
5 Consequently Jehovah saw that the badness of man was abundant in the earth and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only bad all the time. 6 And Jehovah felt regrets that he had made men in the earth, and he felt hurt at his heart. 7 So Jehovah said: “I am going to wipe men whom I have created off the surface of the ground, from man to domestic animal, to moving animal and to flying creature of the heavens, because I do regret that I have made them

Oh dear besides the angels mating with humans I wonder what else they did to Jehovah regret ever creating them?. I mean a child may do something that a parent doesn’t approve of but that usually make the parent regret having the child!.

Genesis 6:11-13
11 And the earth came to be ruined in the sight of the [true] God and the earth became filled with violence. 12 So God saw the earth and, look! it was ruined, because all flesh had ruined its way on the earth. 13 After that God said to Noah: “The end of all flesh has come before me, because the earth is full of violence as a result of them; and here I am bringing them to ruin together with the earth.

Ah so it’s the violence that’s bugging Jehovah and how does he decide to deal with it? By wiping everything of the earth. I take it that Jehovah doesn’t see the hypocrisy with that?

Genesis 6:17
17 “And as for me, here I am bringing the deluge of waters upon the earth to bring to ruin all flesh in which the force of life is active from under the heavens. Everything that is in the earth will expire
The word cruel comes to mind here I mean Jehovah made us with free will right? And it seems he punishing them for using it


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