Started by Susan, May 26, 2022, 03:02:20 PM
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on May 26, 2022, 06:36:54 PMRemember that the Bible is mostly a series of "my gods can whip your gods." Almost none of it is credible by historical evidence. The Hebrews were never slaves in Egypt, but telling people "our god beat up the Egyptian gods!" would hopefully make other Bronze Age people wary of crossing the rag-tag band of homeless goatherders.
Quote from: Susan on June 03, 2022, 12:48:26 AMI know that. I was asking about the so-called "giants" in Genesis, though.
Quote from: Susan on May 26, 2022, 03:02:20 PMSorry to bother you guys, but any idea what (or who) the ''nephilins'' in the Bible were?Is there a section in the forum for discussing the Bible specifically, or is that one indeed appropriate?
Quote from: Simoon on June 03, 2022, 04:50:23 PMAre you asking if the Nephilim were modeled after some extent creature? Or, are you asking what mythological creature were the Bible writers trying to describe?The Bible has all sorts of mythical creatures in it. Dragons and Cockatrice also make their appearances in the Bible. Here is a cockatrice. They could kill people with a look, the death-darting eye of Cockatrice.
Quote from: Susan on June 06, 2022, 01:50:30 AMNo, I am asking if there is any actual evidence (as in, archeological/historical) of these Nephilins ever having existed.
Quote from: Mike Cl on June 03, 2022, 08:59:13 AMAll you need do is google it and you will be presented with pages of the info you asked about. And yes, there is a section where the bible(s) are discussed.
Quote from: Susan on June 12, 2022, 08:30:05 PMThe problem with the response: ''Google it!'' is that:1) ''Argumentum ad googlam'' (https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Do_your_own_research), and:2) The algorithms are designed to bring you to what is most popular rather than what is most relevant.So it is useless to recommend Google for these types of matters.
QuoteThe word Nephilim is found in the Bible two times, the first is in Genesis 6:1-6 and then again in Numbers 13:33. Scholars and commentators translate the word Nephilim as giants or fallen ones.
Quote from: Simoon on June 15, 2022, 07:20:20 PMEver play a game of 'post office' when you were a kid?
Quote from: the_antithesis on June 16, 2022, 12:24:27 PMWe played 'telephone,' grandpa. Weren't you playing 'pony express?'