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so marvelous a provision for the preservation of seed to be called for. That, we shall
discover, was the corruption of man's way upon the earth, and the consequent deluge.
Gen. 6: deals with a phenomenon so unnatural, that the mind at first turns from it and
searches for a more `reasonable' interpretation than that which lies upon the surface.
This chapter is to the world of Noah and to his three sons, what Gen. 3:, is to Adam and
to the entire race. We must therefore spare no pains in our endeavour to understand its
Who, and what are `the sons of God'? In what way could such beings take to
themselves wives, and how could such wives bare them children? How are we to
understand the word `giants'? And what is the meaning of the words `And after that' in
Gen. 6: 4? What is the significance of the word `perfect' when applied to Noah
(Gen. 6: 9) and what the intention of the words `all flesh had corrupted his way upon the
earth"? (Gen. 6: 12).
It is evident that the consideration of such a theme, demands as much time and space
as possible; we therefore hope to devote the next article to the elucidation of this most
Meanwhile let us ponder with wonder the words of Isaiah concerning the Saviour:
"He shall see His seed" . . . . . "He shall . . . satisfied" (Isa. 53: 10, 11).
The Fall, and sin of the angels (Gen. 6:).
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We have seen that the progress of the true seed as recorded in the early chapters of
Genesis, most surely justifies the primeval prophecy concerning the enmity that should
exist between the seed of the serpent and the Seed of the woman. As promised at the
close of the last article, we now turn our attention to the teaching and meaning of
"And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and
daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they
were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose" (Gen. 6: 1, 2).
The fifth chapter of Genesis is "The book of the generations of Adam" and the names
of his sons, together with their ages, are given down to Noah and his three sons, "and
Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth" (5: 32). At
verse nine of chapter 6:. a new section opens with the generations of Noah which
extends to Gen. 9: 29 where it ends with the words "And all the days of Noah were nine
hundred and fifty years: and he died". The first eight verses of Gen. 6: belong to the