Pamphlet #6239 Genesis KC 14-3
Noah was PERFECT in his family history, his generations, his family tree, his pedigree.
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Well, for one thing he told those fallen angels, the nephylium to "go pound sand"!
would have nothing to do with the fallen angels
and he obviously taught his children and their wives to keep away from them also.
How do we know?
Because the next verse conclusively documents it!
 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
So here is Noah's family history.
Verse 9 says that Noah was PERFECT in his family history, his generations, his family tree, his pedigree.
You MUST understand this word "perfect".
The Hebrew word is Tamin, and it means without
spot or blemish,
and is the technical word for bodily and physical perfection, NOT MORAL.
It is used of animals of sacrificial purity, i.e. they
were to pick a "perfect" sacrificial lamb,
one without spot or blemish, tamin.
Note: Of course Noah was not "morally perfect", for there has only ever been One. You will find out later that one of the first things Noah did after that ark landed was to plant a vineyard, crush those grapes, rack some wine, and get drunk on his hiney! (I am in no way taking away from this Patriarchal man of God. I suppose this could have been the result of shoveling tons of manure.)
Verse six then, does not speak of Noah's moral perfection, but that he and his family had preserved their pedigree and not corrupted themselves by intermarrying with the fallen angels.
also documents that all eight, i.e. Noah and his wife
and his sons and their wives, were purebred Adamites.
Remember that this whole
sordid affair was an attempt by Satan to destroy the "seed"
of the woman through which Christ, the Messiah, would be born.
How successful was his campaign?
Well, there were only eight people, who were descendants of Adam and Eve, left on the face of the earth who could fulfill God's plan, i.e. through whom Christ could descend.
That's a pretty close call as man would view it!
Do you now "see" what caused the flood of Noah?
you understand that our Father brought about the Flood of Noah
in order to destroy the giants and the wickedness, the corruption,
caused by the sons of God who left their first habitation (Jude 6) and came to earth, without being born of woman, to take the daughters of Adam to wife?
Good, then you won't be too surprised when we speculate in our next study that the Flood was not universal!
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