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Genesis 6 -Age limit to 120 years

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[1] And it came to pass, when men human began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
[2] That the sons of God Assendence of Aessir saw the daughters of men human that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
[3] And the LORD Enlil said, My spirit appearance shall not always strive with man altered humans, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be limited to an hundred and twenty 120 years.
[4] There were giants, Nemhir, in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God Assendence of Aessir came in unto the daughters of men human, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men human which were of old, men human of renown – Methuselah, Lamech, Adam, Seth..
[5] And GOD Anu saw that the wickedness rebellion of man altered humans was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
[6] And it repented the LORD Enlil that he had made man altered humans on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
[7] And the LORD Enlil said, I will destroy man altered humans whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man altered humans, and altered beast, and the altered creeping thing, and the altered fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
[8] But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD Enki.
[9] These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man altered human and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God Anu.

It seems like the first part has its origin in Atrahasis

[10] And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
[11] The earth also was corrupt before God Anu, and the earth was filled with violence.
[12] And God Anu looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
[13] And God Anu said unto Noah, The end of all flesh altered life is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
[14] Make thee you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
[15] And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits 135 meters, the breadth of it fifty cubits 22.5 meters, and the height of it thirty cubits 13.5 meters.
[16] A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
[17] And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh altered life, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing altered thing that is in the earth shall die.
[18] But with thee you will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy your sons, and thy your wife, and thy your sons’ wives with thee you.
[19] And of every living thing of all original flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee you; they shall be male and female.
[20] Of fowls after their kind original fowls, and of cattle after their kind original cattle, of every original creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
[21] And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
[22] Thus did Noah; according to all that God Anu commanded him, so did he.

Ishim

The term “Ishim” is another designation for a class of celestial beings or angels within certain Jewish mystical traditions, including Kabbalah. The word “Ishim” is derived from the Hebrew אִישׁ (ish), meaning “man” or “person,” and it is often translated as “men” or “beings” in the context of angelic entities.

In Kabbalistic cosmology, the Ishim are considered one of the lower orders of angels, and they are associated with specific aspects of the natural world. The precise attributes and roles attributed to the Ishim can vary among different Kabbalistic texts and interpretations. Generally, the Ishim are seen as benevolent and are thought to be involved in carrying out the divine will in the earthly realm.

The term “Ishim” appears in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) in a few instances. For example, in the book of Genesis, there is a mention of the “sons of God” who intermingle with the daughters of men, and some interpretations identify these “sons of God” with the Ishim.

The Generations

Genesis 6:9 seems straightforward: “These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God” (KJV).

The verse actually contains two problems. The first is that the KJV translates two different Hebrew words as “generations”! The first occurrence—”These are the generations”—is rendered from toledoth (Strong’s #8435; note that it is plural), meaning “descent,” “history,” or “genealogy.” The NKJV corrects this first error by using the word “genealogy”—”This is the genealogy of Noah”—although this is still a singular word. Other translations read:

  • “the records of the generations” [New American Standard Bible (NASB)]
  • “the account” [New International Version (NIV)]
  • “the story” [Revised English Bible (REB)]
  • “the descendants” [Moffatt translation (MOF)]
  • “births” (Young’s Literal Version)
  • “the family records” [Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)]

The second problem occurrence of “generations”—in the phrase “perfect in his generations”—is from the Hebrew word dôr (Strong’s #1755), which means “properly, a revolution of time, i.e., an age or generation.”

Just represents the Hebrew tsaddiyq (Strong’s #6662), meaning “just,” “righteous,” “lawful” (in accord with a standard), “correct.”

This the genealogy of Noah: Noah was a lawful man and entire in his genealogy, and Noah walked with God

Was Noah “Perfect”?

The crux of the matter, however, is the word perfect. In the Hebrew text, this is tamiym (Strong’s #8549), and its basic meaning is “complete” or “entire.” It does not mean “perfect” as we think of it today, as “without fault, flaw, or defect.” Other English words that translate tamiym better than “perfect” are “whole,” “full,” “finished,” “well-rounded,” “balanced,” “sound,” “healthful,” “sincere,” “innocent,” or “wholehearted.” In the main, however, modern translators have rendered it as “blameless” in Genesis 6:9.

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