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The sons of God

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

devil-lightThe Sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair: and they took to wife such of them as they chose” (Gen. 6:2). From these illegitimate unions between heaven an earth, which confound the cosmic order and draw the wrath of God, were born species of arrogant giants, the Nephilim (Gen. 6: 1-4) For intertestamental Judaism and the first ecclesiastical writers, these “sons of God” designate lying angels, and 1 Enoch, which relates in great detail their incursion on earth, deplores the disastrous consequences of their lust – see 1 Enoch 6-16,

Some prophetic texts, such as Isaiah 14 on the fall of the king of Babylon or Ezekiel 28 on the fall of the king of Tyre, (Ezekiel 28:2-18) which borrow many features from the Near Eastern mythology of the fall of the angles/heavenly bodies, were also spontaneously understood as descriptions of this original sin of the angels. Isaiah intones a taunt song…How you are fallen from heave, O Day Star (Lucifer), son of Dawn!

Title: Angels and Demons
author: Serge-Thomas Bonino, OP

 

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