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There is a spaceship captain in the Old Testament
-- John Michael Fischer
2012

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
-- Arthur C. Clarke

Illuminating excerpts from the New American Standard Bible – 1973

Michael Tillenger, Zecharia Sitchin, Erich von Danikan, and Josef Blumrich.  Slave species.  Bible.  Biblical.  Space aliens.  UFO.

For a long time I had recognized Ezekiel’s “vision” as an encounter with a UFO, but had not gone to the next step - connecting what Ezekiel was told by “the Lord God” to the man atop the UFO.

Once I made the connection, a search for more encounters led me to the five books attributed to Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.  Was it possible that Adam, Abraham, and Moses had also dealt with a similar, or even the same, spacecraft commander hundreds of years earlier?  The following collection of verses shows that they had.

As a devout Christian, this came as both a shock and a relief.  The words of God in much of the Old Testament are starkly different from the words of the New Testament God, but for believers it is all lumped together.  Compared to the God of the New Testament, when “the Lord God” speaks in the Mosaic books and Ezekiel (and he says a lot), there is nothing about the afterlife, the Holy Spirit, the Son of God, spiritual battle, Satan, demons, final judgement, salvation, a merciful heart, or healing.  Instead, it is all about obedience to “the Lord God”.  Everyone else is expendable.  Even his most devoted followers, Moses and Aaron, died in the end for small perceived missteps.  This “Lord God” wants everyone to fear him so that they will obey all his excruciatingly intricate regulations.  He is cruel, with repeated wanton, bloodthirsty killing of men and animals.

A few months after carefully reading these books of the Old Testament, I checked to see if others had also come to this conclusion.  Many others had indeed realized the same thing, such as Michael Tellinger, Zecharia Sitchin, Erich von Danikan, and Josef Blumrich.

Michael Tellinger puts it just right: the “god”, with a small “g”, is quite separate from “God”, with a big “G”.

So here they are, Old Testament verses describing encounters with the god, with a small “g”.  See if you agree.

 

Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. Ezekiel 1:1

And as I looked, behold, a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire.  And within it there were figures resembling four living beings.  And this was their appearance: they had human form. Ezekiel 1:4,5

Now over the heads of the living beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystal, extended over their heads. Ezekiel 1:22

Now above the expanse that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man.  Then I noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire; and there was a radiance around Him.  As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance.  Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.  And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking. Ezekiel 1:26-28

Then He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!”  And as He spoke to me the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me. Ezekiel 2:1,2

“Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house.  Open your mouth and eat what I am giving you.”  Then I looked, behold, a hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it.  When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back; and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe.  Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”  So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll.  And He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach, and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you.”  Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth. Ezekiel 2:8-3:3

Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before Me, and be blameless.  And I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly.” Genesis 17:1,2

“No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.  And I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come forth from you.  And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.  And I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” Genesis 17:5-8

Now the Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.  And when he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the earth, and said, “My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, please do not pass your servant by.  Please let a little water be brought and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree; and I will bring a piece of bread, that you may refresh yourselves; after that you may go on, since you have visited your servant.”  And they said, “So do, as you have said.” Genesis 18:1-5

Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?”  And he said, “Behold, in the tent.”  And he said, “I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.”  and Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him.  Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing.  And Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”  And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?’  Is anything too difficult for the Lord?  At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”  Sarah denied it however, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid.  And He said, “No, but you did laugh.” Genesis 18:9-15

Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.  And the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do”? Genesis 18:16,17

And the Lord said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.  I will go down now, and see if they have done entirely according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know.” Genesis 18:20,21

Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the Lord.  And Abraham came near and said, “Wilt Thou indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?  Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; wilt Thou indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it?  Far be it from Thee to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike.  Far be it from Thee!  Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?”  So the Lord said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the whole place on their account.” Genesis 18:22-26

And as soon as He had finished speaking to Abraham the Lord departed; and Abraham returned to his place. Genesis 18:33

Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven, and He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. Genesis 19:24,25

Now Abraham arose early in the morning and went to the place where he had stood before the Lord; and he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the valley, and he saw, and behold, the smoke of the land ascended like the smoke of a furnace. Genesis 19:27,28

“Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food, and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.  Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me.  Therefore I removed them when I saw it.” Ezekiel 16:49,50

Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I shall say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’  Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’  What shall I say to them?”  And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:13,14

Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I make you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet.” Exodus 7:1

“And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their midst.” Exodus 7:5

And the Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.  He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people. Exodus 13:21,22

And throughout all their journeys whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the sons of Israel would set out; but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up.  For throughout all their journeys, the cloud of the Lord was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel. Exodus 40:36-38

And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I shall come to you in a thick cloud, in order that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe in you forever.”  Then Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.  The Lord also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments; and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.  “And you shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘Beware that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.  No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live.’  When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.”  So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people, and they washed their garments.  And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.” Exodus 19:9-15

 

So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.  And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.  Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the Lord descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.  When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with thunder.  And the Lord came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.  Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go down, warn the people, lest they break through to the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish.  And also let the priests who come near to the Lord consecrate themselves, lest the Lord break out against them.”  And Moses said to the Lord, “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai, for Thou didst warn us, saying, ‘Set bounds about the mountain and consecrate it.’”  Then the Lord said to him, “Go down and come up again, you and Aaron with you; but do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the Lord, lest He break forth upon them.” Exodus 19:16-24

And all the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance.  Then they said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, lest we die.”  And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.”  So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God was. Exodus 20:18-21

Then He said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel, and you shall worship at a distance.  Moses alone, however, shall come near to the Lord, but they shall not come near, nor shall the people come up with him.” Exodus 24:1,2

Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.  Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they beheld God, and they ate and drank. Exodus 24:9-11

Now the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and remain there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commandment which I have written for their instruction.”  So Moses arose with Joshua his servant, and Moses went up to the mountain of God.  But to the elders he said, “Wait here for us until we return to you.  And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a legal matter, let him approach them.”  Then Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.  And the glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.  And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the mountain top.  And Moses entered the midst of the cloud as he went up to the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights. Exodus 24:12-18

And when He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God. Exodus 31:18

Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets which were written on both sides; they were written on one side and the other. Exodus 32:15

And it came about, as soon as Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the foot of the mountain. Exodus 32:19

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up from the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give it.’” Exodus 33:1

“Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are an obstinate people, lest I destroy you on the way.” Exodus 33:3

Then he [Moses] said to Him, “If Thy presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.  For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Thy sight, I and Thy people?  Is it not by Thy going with us, so that we, I and Thy people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth?”  And the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; for you have found favor in My sight, and I have known you by name.”  Then Moses said, “I pray Thee, show me Thy glory!”  And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.”  But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!”  Then the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.  Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.” Exodus 33:15-23

Now the Lord said to Moses, “Cut out for yourself two stone tablets like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the form tablets which you shattered.  So be ready by morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to Me on the top of the mountain.  And no man is to come up with you, nor let any man be seen anywhere on the mountain; even the flocks and the herds may not graze in front of that mountain.”  So he cut out two stone tablets like the former ones, and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and he took two stone tablets in his hand.  And the Lord descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the Lord.  Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.” Exodus 34:1-7

And it came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses’ hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him.  So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. Exodus 34:29,30

When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.  But whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he would take off the veil until he came out; and whenever he came out and spoke to the sons of Israel what he had been commanded, the sons of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone.  So Moses would replace the veil over his face until he went in to speak with Him. Exodus 34: 33-35

Then Moses commanded them, saying, “At the end of every seven years, at the time of the year of remission of debts, at the Feast of Booths, when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God at the place which He will choose, you shall read this law in front of all Israel in their hearing.” Deuteronomy 31:10,11

Now on the day that the tabernacle was erected the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony, and in the evening it was like the appearance of fire over the tabernacle, until morning.  So it was continuously; the cloud would cover it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.  And whenever the cloud was lifted from over the tent, afterward the sons of Israel would then set out; and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the sons of Israel would camp. Numbers 9:15-17

At the command of the Lord they camped, and at the command of the Lord they set out; they kept the Lord’s charge, according to the command of the Lord through Moses. Numbers 9:23

Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting.  And it came about, that everyone who sought the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.  And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent.  And it came about, whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the Lord would speak with Moses.  When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent.  Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. Exodus 33:7-11

Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him. Numbers 7:89

And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting.  When they came out and blessed the people, the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people.  Then fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces. Leviticus 9:23,24

Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them.  And fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.  Then Moses said to Aaron, “It is what the lord spoke, saying, ‘By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, and before all the people I will be honored.’”  So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.  Moses called also to Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Aaron’s uncle Uzziel, and said to them, “Come forward, carry your relatives away from the front of the sanctuary to the outside of the camp.”  So they came forward and carried them still in their tunics to the outside of the camp, as Moses had said. Leviticus 10:1-5

Now the Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they had approached the presence of the Lord and died.  And the Lord said to Moses, “Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.  “Aaron shall enter the holy place with this: with a bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.” Leviticus 16:1-3

“When he goes in to make atonement in the holy place, no one shall be in the tent of meeting until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself and for his household and for all the assembly of Israel.” Leviticus 16:17

Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the Lord; and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.  The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the Lord, and the fire died out.  So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the Lord burned among them. Numbers 11:1-3

“But for all this, you did not trust the Lord your God, who goes before you on your way, to seek out a place for you to encamp, in fire by night and cloud by day, to show you the way in which you should go.  Then the Lord heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying, ‘Not one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to give your fathers, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him and to his sons I will give the land on which he has set foot, because he has followed the Lord fully.’  The Lord was angry with me [Moses] also on your account, saying, ‘Not even you shall enter there.’” Deuteronomy 1:32-37

Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman); and they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses?  Has He not spoken through us as well?”  And the Lord heard it.  (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)  And suddenly the Lord said to Moses and Aaron and to Miriam, “You three come out to the tent of meeting.”  So the three of them came out.  Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the doorway of the tent, and He called Aaron and Miriam.  When they had both come forward, He said “Hear now My words: if there is a prophet among you, I the Lord shall make Myself known to him in a vision.  I shall speak with him in a dream.  Not so, with My servant Moses, he is faithful in all My household; with him I speak mouth to mouth, even openly, and not in dark sayings, and he beholds the form of the Lord.  Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant, against Moses?”  So the anger of the Lord burned against them and He departed. Numbers 12:1-9

 

Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took action, and they rose up before Moses, together with some of the sons of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, chosen in the assembly, men of renown.  And they assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “You have gone far enough, for all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the Lord?” Numbers 16:1-3

Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying “Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.”  But they fell on their faces, and said, “O God, Thou God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, wilt Thou be angry with the entire congregation?”  Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the congregation, saying, ‘Get back from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.’”

Then Moses arose and went to Dathan and Abiram, with the elders of Israel following him, and he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Depart now from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing that belongs to them, lest you be swept away in all their sin.”  So they got back from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the doorway of their tents, along with their wives and their sons and their little ones.  And Moses said, “By this you shall know that the Lord has sent me to do all these deeds; for this is not my doing.  If these men die the death of all men, or if they suffer the fate of all men, then the Lord has not sent me.  But if the Lord brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the Lord.”  Then it came about as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground that was under them split open; and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah, with their possessions.  So they and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.  And all Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for tey said, “The earth may swallow us up!”  Fire also came forth from the Lord and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering the incense. Numbers 16:23-35

But on the next day all the congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron, saying, “You are the ones who have caused the death of the Lord’s people.”  It came about, however, when the congregation had assembled against Moses and Aaron, that they turned toward the tent of meeting, and behold, the cloud covered it and the glory of the Lord appeared.  Then Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting, and the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.”  Then they fell on their faces.  And Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer and put in it fire from the altar, and lay incense on it; then bring it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone forth from the Lord, the plague has begun!”  Then Aaron took it as Moses had spoken, and ran into the midst of the assembly, for behold, the plague had begun among the people.  So he put on the incense and made atonement for the people.  And he took his stand between the dead and the living, so that the plague was checked.  But those who died by the plague were 14,700, besides those who died on account of Korah. Numbers 16:41-49

“You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you, for the Lord your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; otherwise the anger of the Lord your God will be kindled against you, and He will wipe you off the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 6:14,15

Now it came about in the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth of the month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the Lord, and sat before me.  And the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Do you come to inquire of Me?  As I live,” declares the Lord God, “I will not be inquired of by you.”’  “Will you judge them, will you judge them, son of man?  Make them know the abominations of their fathers; and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “On the day when I chose Israel and swore to the descendants of the house of Jacob and made Myself known to them in the land of Egypt, when I swore to them, saying, I am the Lord your God, on that day I swore to them, to bring them out from the land of Egypt into a land that I had selected for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands.  And I said to them, ‘Cast away, each of you, the detestable things of his eyes, and do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.’  But they rebelled against me and were not willing to listen to Me; they did not cast away the detestable things of their eyes, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt.  Then I resolved to pour out My wrath on them, to accomplish My anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.

But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations among whom they lived, in whose sight I made Myself known to them by bringing them out of the land of Egypt.  So I took them out of the land of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness.  And I gave them My statutes and informed them of My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live.  And also I gave them My Sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them.  But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness.  They did not walk in My statutes, and they rejected My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; and My Sabbaths they greatly profaned.  Then I resolved to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them.  But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, before whose sight I had brought them out.  And also I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands, because they rejected My ordinances, and as for My statutes, they did not walk in them; they even profaned My Sabbaths, for their heart continually went after their idols.  Yet My eye spared them rather than destroying them, and I did not cause their annihilation in the wilderness.  And I said to their children in the wilderness, ‘Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, or keep their ordinances, or defile yourselves with their idols.  I am the Lord your God; walk in My statutes, and keep My ordinances, and observe them.  And sanctify My Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God.’  But the children rebelled against Me; they did not walk in My statutes, nor were they careful to observe My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; they profaned My Sabbaths.  So I resolved to pour out my wrath on them, to accomplish My anger against them in the wilderness.  But I withdrew My hand and acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.  Also I swore to them in the wilderness that I would scatter them among the nations and disperse them among the lands, because they had not observed My ordinances, but had rejected My statutes, and had profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were on the idols of their fathers.  And I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live; and I pronounced them unclean because of their gifts, in that they caused all their first-born to pass through the fire so that I might make them desolate, in order that they might know that I am the Lord.”’ Ezekiel 20:1-26

“’For the sons of Israel are My servants; they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt.  I am the Lord your God.’” Leviticus 25:55

“’I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.’” Leviticus 25:38

“’The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.’” Leviticus 25:23

 

So that is how it happened.  Remember how it started?

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness”. Genesis 1:26

Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. Genesis 2:15

“And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.  Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”  And he said, “I heard the sound of Thee in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.”  And He said, “Who told you that you were naked?” Genesis 3:8-11

 

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” – therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken.  So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every direction, to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:22-24

Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. Genesis 6:1,2

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them.  Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. Genesis 6:4

 

And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.  And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language.  And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.  “Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”  So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.  Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:5-9