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    He shall feed his flock like a shepherd....
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  1. The Kingdom

    Just a deformity.   It's called "polydactaly" https://www.google.com/search?q=polydactyly&biw=1536&bih=764&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigtPPZ5fDKAhXCwiYKHa45A3gQ_AUIBigB
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    Brother Scott, I agree with you that the giants were not the offspring of the sons of God and that there were no angel/human hybrids. But I would point out that a semicolon, between the two independent clauses does relate the second to the first; likewise, so does the conjunction "and". If it were not related, there would be a period instead of the semicolon. But if there were a period, then the first sentence would be out of place. The phrase "after that" cannot mean "at a later time" because the whole story takes place "in those days" and "those days" are "when men began to multiply.....", namely the whole of Genesis chapters 4. 5 and 6 until verse 7. Scroll down to the second synonym in the left hand column and click on it.  http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/after+that . The phrase "after that" contains a preposition and a pronoun: the preposition "after" also can mean "because of" , "according to", "consequent to", "subsequent to", "in imitation of"http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/after .  The pronoun "that" refers directly to the sentence "there were giants in the earth in those days". “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also (according to that) or ((in imitation of that) or (subsequent to that), when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”       
  3. The Kingdom

    No problem. It was just interesting: I had never noticed the mention of "renting" in the Bible before. I'm sure it was mentioned for some good reason though.
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        Agreed. Interesting. Word Origin and History for hire v. Old English hyrian "pay for service, employ for wages, engage," from Proto-Germanic *hurjan (cf. Danish hyre, Old Frisian hera, Dutch huren, German heuern "to hire, rent"). Reflexively, "to agree to work for wages" from mid-13c. Related: Hired ; hiring.
  5. The Kingdom

    Is a "hired house" a rented one? Just curious.
  6. Gehazi was healed and restored?

    Hey, I have to admit again: I liked the story very much, So much that I HOPED it was true. But I had to verify and much to my dismay I'm just not seeing it. Then during Bible study when we came across the Luke 4:27 verse it pretty much confirmed it for me. But what's even more of a letdown, is when someone just turns a blind eye to what's staring them right in the face, seemingly just to follow a personality....and I LIKE Tony Evans too, I really do.
  7. Gehazi was healed and restored?

    I passed that verse on to Tony Evans' correspondent and got this response....       It was Elijah who told Namaan to dip 7 times in the Jordan? Huh? Is he trying to mess with my head? Is that what people with a ThM behind their name are trained to do? I need a nap, y'all.
  8. The Kingdom

    Actually, the Lord Jesus, Israel, the Church/believers, and angels are "elect".
  9. I Must Tell Jesus

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    We had a pastor once, who when teaching this stuff, would say that this only counted for the angels "In heaven". But as he would say, the ones which came to earth "cohabited with women" even though the Bible says "took them wives".  I guess maybe it makes the story more fascinating for some people.
  12. The Kingdom

    Are you sure extraterrestrials didn't reproduce with humans?
  13. The Kingdom

    The sons of God did not produce the giants; they were contemporaries with them. The only recorded height of a giant, in the Word of God is "six cubits and a span". A cubit is distance from your elbow to the tip of your finger, which is an average of about 18" and a "span" is the width of your open-stretched hand, which is about 8" I think.. This would make Goliath around 9' 8" tall. The only other person in recorded history which compared to that was Robert Wadlow, who stood 8' 11" and was still growing when .he died at age 22. So the height of 9" 8" is not far-fetched, but 15 definitely is.
  14. The Kingdom

            Yes, the 'giants' clause, in Genesis 6:4 is followed by a semicolon, meaning it's separate but related. Remember that Moses was writing this prior to the Israelites' entering Canaan. "Giants" were greatly feared militarily at that time whereas today, size of a soldier is not an issue. But as a pre-Canaan-dwelling Israelite might read this Genesis 6:4 account, the mention of the "giants" would have the same effect that the "evil report" did in Numbers 13:32-33: It was about military might. The "also after that" clause which follows the semicolon, is definitely telling us that God's people were aligning themselves in response to the existence of these giants. I think they were making political alliances with the world(marrying the daughters of men) growing very large tribes/nations(all the "begetting" in Genesis 5) and becoming economically and militarily powerful in response to the threat and violence of the time. Maybe there was an "arms race" like in modern times.  
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    The sons of God in Job 2:1 were believers as well, and they included brother Job.