In Defense of Australia Day

The following is an opinion piece published in The Australian in 2018 by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in defense of keeping Australia Day on January 26th. Illustration: Eric Lobbecke 12:00AM January 22, 2018 “All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, … Continue reading In Defense of Australia Day

Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 6

J-M's History Corner

The next installment in my Restored English Translation (RET) of the Bible: Beresheet (Genesis) chapter 6.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names and the Aleph Tavs, even though I’m no longer certain about them.  A glossary is provided at the end for the Hebrew names.

This chapter contains the account of the infamous Nephilim, the offspring of humans and (fallen) angels.  Some people try to push alternate theories that say, for example, that the “sons of ELOHIM [God]” who slept with the “daughters of men” were the descendants of Seth, and that the women were therefore the descendants of Cain.  Gary Bates, in his book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, explains:

The adherents to the Sethite view believe that the “sons of God” were a hereditary line descended from Seth, and that this was a God-fearing lineage.  The scriptural support for this idea comes…

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