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In prophecy and creation, scholars often study things like Noahs flood, what the world was like before the flood, angels mingling with man etc. Every population of the world has some kind of a flood story, with similar attributes, whether it be indiginous people in North America, or Australia, or China. Oh, that the bible records the flood too. How did all those civilizations get such a similar world wide flood story handed down? There isn’t much work by secular scientists that I’ve come across so far that study these, and likely if they did, they would write it off to ‘simple’ ancestors, who happened to all write about local flooding in their own ways :/
Too bad we couldn’t all be totally objective and open to ideas when it comes to looking at archaeological records or when reading the history books including the bible? I think we would be a lot further along scientifically and spiritually if we left the possibility open for a greater power in this world even if you didn’t choose to follow Him.
The ancient legends of Hercules, and ‘gods’ ruling and fighting on earth, mighty men and such are all very very tantalizing and probably all based on true stories. How you say? Read Genesis. It tells the story of how there were giants in the land during that time, pre-flood specifically, and ‘mighty men’, angels mingled with humans creating half human, half angel (or better termed demon). These ‘angels’ weren’t on Gods side, they were fallen angels. Together they made earthly ‘gods’ just like the greek legends and others tell of, ruling over man out of lust for power mostly probably. This is the world that went so awry that God flooded the earth to destroy mankind and all these ‘god’ like creatures on earth.
Legends like these are far more real I think than we realize, and one day we’ll find out all about it. In the mean time, start reading your bible, it explains pretty much everything in this world and outside of it with a little study.
I’m not sure I know one thing that the bible doesn’t explain either directly or indirectly.
Greek tradition contains many stories similar to those of the first eleven chapters of the Bible: legends of a “Golden Age”, like that of Eden, which ended through the first woman’s disobedience; characters resembling Cain and the sons of Lamech from Genesis 4; Stories of a great flood and a “Noah,” The Greeks also had traditions of mass migrations throughout the eastern Mediterranean shortly after their great flood. These stories have passed down to us through the often conflicting genealogies of the many early Greek states. Such is their similarity to Scripture that these legends must have been rooted in the same events described in Genesis 1 to 11.
Giants in the land:
The mythology and legends of many different cultures include monsters of human appearance but prodigious size and strength. “Giant” is the English word (coined 1297) commonly used for such beings, derived from one of the most famed examples: the gigantes (Greek “γίγαντες”) of Greek mythology.
In various Indo-European mythologies, gigantic peoples are featured as primeval creatures associated with chaos and the wild nature, and they are frequently in conflict with the gods, be they Olympian, Nartian, Hindu or Norse.
There are also other stories featuring giants in the Old Testament, perhaps most famously Goliath. Attributed to them are superhuman strength and physical proportions, a long lifespan, and thus a great deal of knowledge.
These and more on google are totally worth checking out. I’m not saying you can take every single thing in these articles to the bank but they are VERY interesting. The more we learn about history and our world, the more we realize the bible was right all along and usually, the more we know, the less interpreting we need to do. Often we find out that things were like and are like just the way they were written in the bible. It a literal interpretation needed here.
Go study for yourself. Fascinating stuff.
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