TORAH EMETH

samedi 4 juin 2016

FROM PARASHA SHLACH LECHA



PUTTING THINGS IN RIGHT CONTEXT.
From Parasha Shlach Lecha
we read in chapter 13 from those spying the Land of Canaan following:
Nb 13:33 And there we saw the GIANTS, the sons of Anak, [which come] of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
The Hebrew text is more clear (see first picture)




In the bok of b'reshit we read about the same "nephilyim"
Gen 6:4 There were GIANTS in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of Elohim 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.
See the Hebrew text in the 2nd picture. The difficulty comes because some have use the term "nephilyim" in the context of "sons of Elohim" to be "angels", or bad "angels" taking women to themselves.
First let see what the word "nephilyim" means:
H5303 נְפִיל nphiyl (nef-eel') n-m.
נְפִל nphil (nef-eel') 
(properly) a feller, i.e. a bully or tyrant.
[from H5307]
FROM THE ROOT WORD 
H5307 נָפַל naphal (naw-fal') v.
to fall.
The second difficulty comes from the term "sons of Elohim". Here it must be emphasized that the term "Elohim" can also be used for men as we see in Psalm 82
Ps 82:1 A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods (Elohim).
Ps 82:2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Ps 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Ps 82:4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid [them] out of the hand of the wicked.
Ps 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
Ps 82:6 I (Yehowah) have said, Ye [are] gods (Elohim); and all of you [are] children of the most High.
Ps 82:7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Ps 82:8 Arise, O God (Elohim/Yehowah), judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
Here the "elohim" are the judges of Ysrael.
In B'reshit/Gen 6, the "sons of Elohim" are not the sons of YHWH rather the sons of the judges among Seth's descendants who lusted after the daughters of Qayin, and thus FALLED from their given position by corrupting themselves with pagans women, as we see in Badmidbar/Number 13:33 that the "nephilyim" were the SONS OF ANAK, who himself was the son of Ham (b'reshit/Gen. 9:18).

JUDGES:
Ex 21:5 And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:
Ex 21:6 Then his master shall bring him unto the JUDGES (Elohim); he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever. (see the third picture)



Another example:
1S 2:25 If one man sin against another, the JUDGE(Elohim) shall judge him: but if a man sin against Yehowah, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because Yehowah would slay them. (see picture 4). Here we see clearly the difference between "judges" as humans and Yehowah THE ELOGIM.