Gen 6:3a and the source of sin.
lizfried at umich.edu
Thu Mar 23 16:35:00 EST 2000
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> From: Lewis Reich [mailto:lewreich at javanet.com]
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> Subject: Re: Gen 6:3a and the source of sin.
> Liz Fried <lizfried at umich.edu> wrote:
> > Perhaps we oughtn't to get into this,
> > but in Jewish tradition the source of sin is this union between
> > the fallen angels and earthly women (cf., Enoch).
> I would think that in Jewish tradition the source of sin was the free will
> that God gave man. At the very least, God indicates that humans are prone
> to transgress "ki yetzer lev ha'adam ra mi'n'urav", which I think occurs
> before the incidents you mention.
No, this statement is made *after* the flood (Gen 8:21).
> Lewis Reich
> lewreich at javanet.com
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