Study. Noah ¿Male without genetic defects and a perfect relationship with God? On Genesis 6.9. By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator. 

Like every day, I shared with my wife a portion of Scripture and this time we read Genesis 6.9 in Textual [1] Bible: "9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man, was flawless in his generations." 

My wife called his attention to the phrase "Noah was a just man, was without blemish in his generations" version use flawless translation rather than "perfect." Immediately she related it to the status of "Flawless" of animals offered in sacrifice. The phrase is fifty times in the Old Testament to indicate the perfection of the sacrifice. In the original language (Hebrew) Bible uses two words for "without blemish" 

           I. Strong [2] # 8549 Tamim without physical defect. This word is used 1 time in Exodus, Leviticus 12, Numbers 10 and Ezekiel 7, always in reference to the physical perfection of animals for slaughter. 

         II. Strong # 3971 Mum, no physical defect. This word is used 7 times in Leviticus and Deuteronomy 2, Tamim and like always in reference to the physical perfection of animals. 

For example: Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year; You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Ex. 12.5 RV 60. 

Then the question arises, to what Scripture refers to "without blemish" to physical perfection, to walking correctly in the ways of God or both? To answer this question should be considered in context of the sentence, ie all Gen. 6, which says (NIV version used): 

6 When humans began to multiply on earth and daughters were born, 
Here the Word speaks of a population explosion. 
2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful. Then they took as their wives all they wanted. 4 When you join the children of God with the daughters of humans and had children by them, were born giants, who were the famous heroes of yesteryear. Thereafter there were giants in the earth. 

The themes of "Children of God: Men or Angels" and "The Sons of God and daughters of men" we have seen in other studies [3], in this study we will focus on the theme of "genetic perfection" 4 joining the children of God with the daughters of humans and had children by them, were born giants, he is talking about the children of these unions fruits had different characteristics to other men. Generally biblical commentaries referring to these giants (Nephilim) and powerful from the point of view of leadership (Tyrants). Now if we consider that at those times leadership is by brute strength and skill in war won, a gifted man physically surely achieve fame, as the Scripture says, "They were born giants, who were the famous heroes of yesteryear. Thereafter there were giants in the earth. "There are several biblical examples of this [4], one of them was Goliath, a giant who was skilled in the arts of war and who dared to challenge himself all the army of Saul (1 Samuel 17.4). 

These tyrants have done all kinds of injustice and corrupt society so that God decides the Flood Gen. 6.5 to 7). Gen.6.8 says (all versions agree) that Noah found through God's eyes. 
In verse 9, start a second account of the Flood, this time focusing on Noah, most versions imply that Noah had found "Grace with God" because it was morally and ethically right with God and had fellowship with him: 

· "He was a righteous man, blameless among the people. And he walked with God "NIV. 
· "Noah was a just man, was perfect among men of his time; Noah walked with God. "RV95. 
· "Noah was a righteous man. In his actions he was perfect, he always walked with God. "Contemporary RV. 
· "Noah obeyed God always. Among the people of his time there was no more good or honest than he. "Actual language. 

The Textual Bible translates thus: "Noah was a just man, faultless in their generations. Noah walked with Ha-'Elohim [5]. This suggests that neither Noah nor his ancestors or his descendants had any interest in the facts of Gen.6.1-5 [6], ie at junctions between angels and women, and so was "No default in his generations "ie he had no physical defects (genetic) neither he nor his descendants. In this sense, the translation makes the RV60 is more accurate: "Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations; Noah walked with God. "

11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. (RV60) could make a double reading of this verse: 

11 The earth also was corrupt before God, in Hebrew the word for corruption is shakját [7] which means to corrupt, spoil, spoil, rot. 
In the Book of Enoch [8] we can read: 

chapter 7 
1 and all the others together with them (this indicates that its armed followed) took themselves wives, and each chose one and began amancillarse reached them and with them, and they taught their magic 
2 and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they 
3 became pregnant, and they bare great giants, which measured at three thousand meters who consumed 
4 all the acquisitions of men. And when men could not sustain them, the giants turned against 
5 them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and against beasts and reptiles, and 
6 fish, and to devour one another and drink the blood (cannibalism). Then the earth stood accusing these lawless. 

The phrase, "And they began to sin against birds, and against beasts and reptiles, and 6 fish, and to devour one another and drink the blood", ie that there was a widespread genetic corruption (And the earth before God) was corrupted. 
Moreover Gen.11 Part B: "and the earth was filled with violence" must be understood literally because idolatry (which is what Enoch 6.2 implies that there was a consensual relationship between the fallen angels [9] the Nephilim and men) generates a moral and ethical decay in any society, as we can see today. 

Therefore, I think the answer to the question my wife is, "Noah and his descendants were genetically perfect and also walked in friendship with God." 


"The Sun of God: Men or Angels" // "The Sons of God and daughters of men" 

[1] Textual Bible, published by Latin American Bible Society & Holman Bible Publishers. It is a contextual translation Spanish Hebrew Bible and the Novum Testamentum Stuttgartensia Graece.
[2] Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew words dictionary, Aramaic and Greek, an indispensable tool for the Bible student.
[3] The Sons of God and daughters of men; Men or Angels: -men-and-sons-of-god-1.html;;;
[4] Numbers 13.33; Deuteronomy 2.11; 2.20; 3.11; 3.13; 2 Samuel 21.16, 21.18, 21.20, 21.22.
[5] Ha-'Elohim, He probably borrowed from the Canaanite deity El or Ilu possibly transformed proper noun and common noun used as a generic god, why is translated as God. The terminating him in Hebrew means plural, then we must have'Elohim can be translated as God of gods, with this superlative forms a majestic title of God.
[6] Note footer of Textual Bible regarding this passage.
[7] Dictionary Strong # 7843
[8] The Book of Enoch (or Book of Enoch, abbreviated 1 Enoch) is a intertestamental book, part of the canon of the Bible of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church but not accepted as canonical by the other Christian churches, despite have been found in some manuscripts of the Septuagint, Codex Vaticanus and Chester Beatty Papyri. The Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews) as included in the Tanakh, unlike other Jews today, it excluded.
[9] in his letter Jude quotes Enoch literally 1.9: "Look! Jehovah came with his holy myriads, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly concerning all their ungodly deeds that they did impiously, and concerning all the shocking things that ungodly sinners spoke against him "(Jude 14, 15).


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