Re: [asa] Proposed Revision of Genesis 1-11 in the KJV

From: Merv <mrb22667@kansas.net>
Date: Mon Apr 21 2008 - 22:51:10 EDT

Once again, thank you. The Nephilim example is a good one --which I had
never heard of until you sent me your DVD a year or so ago.

I didn't mean to impose a limit of one on your examples --just didn't
want to feel more pestered than you already were, so I asked for "the
classic".

--Merv

Dick Fischer wrote:
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> Hi Merv,
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> I have to pick just one?
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> A global flood is absolutely necessary for the YEC scenario in order
> to sequence the fossil record. Otherwise, the fossil record is a
> record laid down in time and they don't allow time. So a local or
> regional flood which would have been judgment on Adam's descendants,
> Noah's relatives, is of no value to them.
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> If you look at Genesis 6:4, it begins: "There were giants in the earth
> in those days ..." The Genesis 6:4 "giants" (/Nephilim/ in Hebrew and
> the NIV) were some manner of men with ancient origins who apparently
> were in residence prior to Noah, and maybe even Adam. Furthermore,
> they appear in later chapters. In Numbers 13:33, the post-flood "sons
> of Anak who come of the giants" reflects back to Genesis 6:4, to the
> pre-flood period.
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> This is from /The Expositor's Bible Commentary/:
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> On the face of it, the remark presents a problem to the view that only
> Noah and his sons survived the Flood, since it suggests that the "sons
> of Anak" were descendants of the "Nephilim" (/min hannepilim/, lit.
> "from the Nephilim") who lived before the Flood.
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> How could Nephilim be on both sides of the flood? Because they were
> living in what became Canaanite country, the region of Palestine,
> outside the flood zone.
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> The Sumerians too had a list of pre-flood kings and a post-flood
> civilization. Although they were decimated by the flood, they lived
> in an area located further east and some of them escaped to the
> foothills of the Zagros mountains. After the flood the Sumerians
> rebuilt cities previously occupied by Adam's generations. It took
> awhile for Noah's group to reconstitute and some of them took up
> residence in Babylon. You know that story. Pottery remains also
> confirm this sequence of events.
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> Dick Fischer, author, lecturer
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> Historical Genesis from Adam to Abraham
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> www.historicalgenesis.com <http://www.historicalgenesis.com/>
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