The Bible Slam: Genesis Chapter 6

By this chapter, God is angry with all that has been created and decides to wipe out all living things — including birds, animals, bugs, reptiles and humans — with a flood.   Prior to this decision, we are told that giants are roaming around on the earth and the "sons of God" are mating with the "daughters of men" to create renowned, mighty men (called heroes in some translations).   Noah is the only person that God finds favor with, and he instructs Noah and his immediate family to build an ark.

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Points to Start the Conversation.

  • God decides to put a 120-year cap on the human lifespan. Why did this lady live so long?
  • Why were innocent animals, bugs and birds punished for the humans' evil thoughts?
  • Who were the sons of God?
  • How did Noah and his immediate family track down and capture two of each of thousands of species?   (Note:   In the next chapter, he was instructed to keep 7 of certain species).
  • Were dinosaurs on the ark?
  • How did all of these animals fit on the ark?
  • Fish and other creatures that live in water presumably were not punished for the evil in mankind's imagination and thoughts.
  • Here's the written King James Version:   Genesis Chapter 6

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest works of literature, and considered one of the finest. It was composed in ancient Mesopotamia in the early second millennium BC, in the Akkadian language. The Epic of Gilgamesh predates the Christian bible by several centuries; some have said about 1500 years.   Consider the parallels. Did the writers of the Bible simply copy and embellish other popular stories and myths of the day?

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