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Author: P. W. Coxon

The bald allusion to the Nephilim (lit. fallen ones) in Gen. 6.3 (‘The Nephilim were on the earth in those days …’) fits uneasily into a context that has always presented a challenge to exegetes. Although designated an ‘antiquarian gloss’ (Skinner 1910:147) the sentence in which it appears does

Author: P. W. Coxon

The bald allusion to the Nephilim (lit. fallen ones) in Gen. 6.3 (‘The Nephilim were on the earth in those days …’) fits uneasily into a context that has always presented a challenge to exegetes. Although designated an ‘antiquarian gloss’ (Skinner 1910:147) the sentence in which it appears does

Author: P. W. Coxon

The ‘warriors that were of old’ (gibbôrîm ʾāšer mēʿôlām) mentioned in Gen. 6.4 and identified with a special class of superhuman beings (the Nephilim) in the antediluvian period are clearly a race apart from David’s champions (gibbôrîm) listed in 2 Sam. 23.8–39 (= 1 Chr. 11.10–47). The

and post-biblical traditions. Examples are the figure of Enoch and the tale of the Nephilim (Gen. 6.1–4). Akk. apkallu is derived from Sum. abgal, a term used in the 3rd millennium for a high official. I...

Author: P. W. Coxon

The ‘warriors that were of old’ (gibbôrîm ʾāšer mēʿôlām) mentioned in Gen. 6.4 and identified with a special class of superhuman beings (the Nephilim) in the antediluvian period are clearly a race apart from David’s champions (gibbôrîm) listed in 2 Sam. 23.8–39 (= 1 Chr. 11.10–47). The

Earth I, Giants I, God (I) II, Heaven II, Lel II, Mot II, Mother I, Nephilim I, Nimrod I, Nomos IV, Olden Gods II, Ptah III, Rahab III, River II, Saviour II, Sea II, Stars II, Themis II, Tiamat I, Wis...

and post-biblical traditions. Examples are the figure of Enoch and the tale of the Nephilim (Gen. 6.1–4). Akk. apkallu is derived from Sum. abgal, a term used in the 3rd millennium for a high official. I...

, Earth I, Ends of the Earth I, Giants I, God (I) II, Heaven II, Lel II, Mot II, Mother I, Nephilim I, Nimrod I, Nomos IV, Olden Gods II, Ptah III, Rahab III, River II, Saviour II, Sea II, Stars II, Themis...

128 HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF: THE "FALL" AND NOAH'S DRUNKENNESS Several years ago, Jack M. Sasson made the interesting observa- tion that the episodes of the Primeval History (Gen. i-xi) have been arranged so that they form two parallel histories: from creation to the Nephilim, and from the Flood

In: Vetus Testamentum
Author: H. Kvanvig

- ters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, “My spirit shall not abide in mortals forever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred twenty years.” 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in

In: Primeval History: Babylonian, Biblical, and Enochic