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In Shaarei Kedusha part 3 gate 2 it implies they were angels, so it's a question whether or not they had physical bones. It also implies there that they did not "die" but were banished somewhere (perhaps olamot hatohu?) "And therefore, the angels did not descend below to wear a physical body,because certainly they would be defeated by the klipos. ...


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No. The word "Nephilim" describes the "sons of Anak." While the "Nephilim" are never mentioned again #, the "sons of Anak" make several appearances. Indeed, in Joshua 15:14, they are named: "And Caleb drove out thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak." (See also Judges 1:20.) As the Nephilim appear to be only ...


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I think it's just an opening that sums the whole story, like in newspaper - giving the title and then going through the detail. and the vav is appearing all over the Tora like "Vayomer Hashem El Moshe" and in meny other places. I like the Rashi on that pasuk he says that because Elohim created the Aretz he can give it to any one he wants therefore to the ...


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I have a secondary source reference for you from Mircea Eliade's 'Cosmos and History', Bollingen, 1959, p 17: According to the Syrian Book of the Cave of Treasures, Adam was created at the center of the earth, at the same spot where the Cross of Christ was later to be set up. The same traditions have been preserved by Judaism. The Jewish apocalypse ...


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Targum Pseudo Jonathan to Genesis 2:15 - ודבר השם אלקים ית אדם מן טור פולחנא אתר דאתבריא מתמן ואשריה בגינוניתא דעדן...‏ And God took Adam from the mountain of worship, the place from which he was created, and put him in the Garden of Eden Pirush Yonatan says this refers to mount Moriah, the Temple Mount Targum on Chronicles II 3:1 describing ...


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The Gemara in Sanhedrin 38(a-b) says: אמר רב אושעיא משמיה דרב: אדם הראשון גופו מבבל, וראשו מארץ ישראל, ואבריו משאר ארצות, עגבותיו א"ר אחא מאקרא דאגמא Adam's body was created from earth of Babel (which is why it is so low - the depression was created by molding his body), his head from the land of Israel, his limbs from all other countries, etc. ...


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There is definitely a tradition of Jewish commentary from that era, though Jewish practice was intent on keeping such traditions oral until about the 3rd Century of the Common Era (CE). Genesis Rabbah (reference by Yishai) may or may not fit the bill for your purposes, although it does contain traditions that likely originate centuries before it was ...


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I think what you are looking for is Genesis Rabbah, which seems to be around the same time (perhaps a century earlier - I'm uncertain as I'm not familiar with the Hexameron, and only know what a quick look at Wikipedia told me). There are various English translations available online and in book stores.


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the rabbis count 48 prophets and 7 prophetesses in tenach [added credit to DoubleAA- whose prophecies are relevant for future generations]. It seems Adam and Abel and Cain aren't listed http://www.askmoses.com/en/article/248,89728/How-many-prophets-were-there-and-who-were-they.html The RAMBAM lists levels of prophecy. (in his guide for the ...


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Rav Dessler in Michtav M'Eliyahu vol. 1 pg. 164 addresses exactly this question - How could G-d continue speaking to Cain after he sinned (Bereishis 4:9)?. I can't find the text online to link, but his basic idea is the following: We generally have a broad intellectual awareness of Hashem and His greatness, which should lead us to righteousness, but does ...


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Firstly, God spoke to Cain before he sinned. Secondly, God may speak with anyone. When there are a selection of people and God needs someone to preach righteousness to the public, He will pick from among the most righteous. At the time of Cain, the only two other people in the universe invented sin and introduced mortality. The only being sufficiently ...


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The good guy prophets which one is commanded to listen to are those mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:15 "The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken;" Rashi: [A prophet] from among you, from your brothers, like me (Moses): This means: Just as I am among you, from your ...



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