Who Were the Sons of God in Genesis 6?
In Genesis 6:1-8 we read about some persons who may be a pre-Flood link between the Bible and the cultures of the ancient Near East. They are the "sons of the gods." The biblical reference to them should have some relationship with historical fact. If so, we should be able to lift these early chapters of Genesis out of what may be to some a foggy mysticism, and make connections with extra-biblical historical accounts. Suggested Meanings for the "sons of god" Who actually were the "sons of god?" Another interpretation is that they were the sons of Seth, the godly line. The third possibility is that of rabbinical Jewish interpretation. Perhaps a combination of the first and third is the best explanation. A New Interpretation A new interpretation has been suggested by Meredith Kline (in The Westminster Theological Journal, May 1962). Thus, the king is divine, he is god, and manifested himself as such especially on the New Year Festival. Divine Kingship What is it? How Divine Kingship Works 1.
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