What Were the Days of Noah Really Like? “Who are the Sons of God?”
Nov 11, 2017 | 0 |
(By Jeff Roberts) The term “Sons of God or (Bene HaElohim)” is a technical term that applies strictly to that of what many would refer to as “Angels of God” four times in the Old Testament. Genesis 6:4, Job 1:6, 2:1, 38:7. This term is also referenced in the New Testament in Luke 20:36 While the term angel is a title that simply means messenger, these are thought of more as divine beings that have ranks and responsibilities. This is not to be confused with the New Testament such as I John 1:3 , John 1:11-12 which involves a birth that takes place. This is not a figure of speech that is being spoken of here this is creative event that takes place in our lives when we receive Yeshua (Jesus) as our Lord and savior and that’s why it’s called a new birth or we use the term born again.
The Bible tells us that these Bene HaElohim had offspring with the daughters of men. The offspring that was produced is referred to as “giants” in most English translations of the Bible. While these particular offspring did happen to be large in stature the Greek LXX renders the word as “Gigantes” which means earthborn. This same word is transliterated in the Latin Vulgate as “gigas” which is where we get the term giants from in English but Latin scholars understood the word to be “delapsus angelus” meaning fallen angel. The Hebrew word for the word giants is Nephilim which comes from the Hebrew root verb “Nephal” which means to fall, to be cast or thrown down, to overthrow or cause to lie/lay within a sexual way. In Hebrew, the verb often become nouns and the spelling is the same but in this instance Nephilim is used instead The New Testament also confirms these Old Testament views in 2 Peter 2;4, For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; In English the word used for Hell is Tartarus. Tartarus is only used once in the entire Bible.