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And they took themselves wives the emergence of patriarchy in Western civilization by David Bakan

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Patriarchy,
  • Family -- Biblical teaching

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid Bakan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ756 .B34 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination186 p. ;
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4400847M
ISBN 100060603607
LC Control Number79001763

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Disguised as an essay in cultural anthropology, this is really a set of bizarre speculations on family life in the Bible—scriptural exegesis as a shaggy-dog story. Bakan believes that a) the Old Testament isn't the monumental document of male supremacy it's often taken to be, that there are traces of ""matrilocality and matrilinearity"" running all through it; and b) patriarchy wasn't all. (2) The sons of God --The literal translation of this verse is, And the sons of the Elohim saw the daughters of the adam that they were good (beautiful); and they took to them wives whomsoever they the sons of the Elohim there are three principal interpretations: the first, that of the Targums and the chief Jewish expositors, that they were the nobles, and men . Genesis Context. 1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and . Genesis The sons of God — Those who were called by the name of the Lord, and called upon that name; married the daughters of men — Those that were profane, and strangers to God. The posterity of Seth did not keep to themselves as they ought, but intermingled with the race of Cain: they took them wives of all which they chosen — They chose only by the eye.

The Book of Enoch, by R.H. Charles, [], at CHAPTER VII. 1. And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted. And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the angels of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were giants (Jubilees ).   1 “And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants.”. “21 For owing to these three things came the flood upon the earth, namely, owing to the fornication wherein the Watchers against the law of their ordinances went a whoring after the daughters of men, and took themselves wives of all which they chose: and they made the beginning of uncleanness.”.

1 And they took wives for themselves and everyone chose for himself one each. And they began to go into them and were promiscuous with them. And they taught them charms and spells, and they showed them the cutting of roots and trees. 2 And they became pregnant and bore large giants. And their height was three thousand cubits.   An alternative explanation is that “sons of God” in Genesis Genesis That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. American King James Version × refers to self-willed men who called themselves “sons of god,” not in worship of the Creator, but of pagan deities. e) Gen –2 cont.: The chapter opens with, “And it came about, when humanity began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, and the sons of the gods saw the daughters of humanity (adam), that they [were] good ().And they took to themselves wives (), whomever they chose.”Based upon the Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) context of Genesis, the .   Now honor the Lord, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives” (Ezra –11). A full list of the families involved is found in Ezra The entire process took about three months at the end of the year.