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message 1: by Kristin (new)

Kristin I've been following your reviews because we have similar tastes and I think you're hysterically funny. I can't wait to read your review on this one.

message 2: by Chichipio (new)

Chichipio Uhh... 2 stars. This should be good. Rant away!

message 3: by Chichipio (new)

Chichipio ha! doesn't exist, she says… pffff… what's next? are you going to tell us that Santa is a fictional character propagated by evil corporations to serve capitalism? yeah, right, I *air quotes* believe you.

Now, seriously, nice review.

message 4: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Lol! You may think I'm silly but you wouldn't believe how many people think Nephilim are real!

message 5: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca "And another one gone
And another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust.

KATastrophe in canon. Again.

message 6: by AH (new)

AH G.N. - KATastrophe in canon. Again. Clever!

Kat - have no idea what the book is about, but there were some nice pictures in your review....

There are books that exist outside of the bible that were written approximately the same time - and they do talk about angels, hierarchies of angels, and the nephilim. Doesn't mean they exist but there is a lot of literature that got edited out of the bible that has this stuff in it. It makes for some interesting reading and some not so great fodder for books.

message 7: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy AH - these books, like the book of Enoch weren't actually edited out. They were NEVER part of the Torah - the Jewish canon and were always closely linked with Jewish mysticism as opposed to the actual religion which is why I stated that, Biblically, they don't exist.

But I do have a fascination with these texts!

Sam - there's nothin wrong with an angel book. Especially when the author makes it clear that they're putting a new slight on the angel mythology. This one was just plain ignorance and a disinterest in research which I hate!

message 8: by AH (new)

AH What is fascinating about these texts is that along with the angel books, they also edited out a few books with women as heroes. Can't remember the exact gist of the stories - but these books appear on and off later on. Interesting stuff. Would make a very interesting da vinci code type novel. If only I could write....

Spider the Doof Warrior Awww. But Lilith seems so cool. Also the name is cool too.

I hate nephilim. They were jerks in Angelogy.
Actually, angels in the bible don't even look like beautiful people but they look quite freaky.
Also I like talking like Reid from Criminal Minds.

message 10: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Wellllllllllllllllll Synesthesia,

Since I've gone into biblical scholar mode!

There are angels in the bible who are freaky as all hell. However, angels appear in many forms because there are many different types. Some take on the guise of humans and can travel around people undisturbed.

Others are human like but clearly beautiful/awe inspiring etc.

And others have like fifty gajillion eyes and a body made up of an exotic butchery that's dabbling in Frankenstinen vet practises.

message 11: by AH (new)

AH Kat, you are the coolest. Biblical scholar mode!

I took a course in university many years ago and we had a whole section on angels. I wish I had kept those notes. There were hundreds of different kinds of angels in the literature. The closer you got to God the more awesome those angels were.

From what I remember Lilith was a demon - she was responsible for infant death. She definitely looked way more badass than the picture you posted. Scary!

Spider the Doof Warrior Lilith was part of some sort of Jewish Midrash. I learned about her from a Neil Gaiman story.
I think they wanted to explain about Genesis or something and how the story is written out male and female God created them, but you get a different line in the next verse or something.
Shame I can't get an uncensored bible from the Celestial Library.
Which is something I really want to exist.

message 13: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy *sigh* the two differing lines are in every bible but The Lilith explanation was never part of the Bible because it was always retarded and always based on the stupidest misinterpretation of how Genesis works. Since the day Enoch was written, anyone with a brain was facepalming at the mere mention of it.

It's funny but the Bible is actually very respectful to women and Jewish cultural mysticism is NOT with a capital FUCK NO.

message 14: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Lane This review was so funny! Well done.

Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead Great review, and I agree 100%, I gave the exact same rating for this book!

message 16: by Heather (new)

Heather Great review Kat. Just one thing, the niphilim angle is still up for grabs.

The passage you cited tells us that "When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose" (vv. 1, 2). ....

"The sons of God" might mean descendants of the godly line of Seth, who according to this interpretation would be said to have married unbelieving women. Or it might refer to angels, as do the only other exact uses of the phrase in the Old Testament (Job. 1:6; 2:1; 38:7).

The thing that makes these verses so interesting is that three New Testament passages seem to also refer to them: 1 Peter 3:18-22; 2 Peter 2:4, 5; and Jude 6, 7. These passages say in part: "Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built" (1 Peter 3:18-20); "For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others" (2 Peter 2:4, 5); and "the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home-these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day" (Jude 6).

Also, the term "sons of God" refers to those created by God, which includes angels. Angels are also specifically referred to as son of god in the book of Daniel.

message 17: by Amos (new)

Amos I especially love the picture of the hand chopping the book. It really furthers your point.
And it was always to my understanding that angels were neuter.
And Heather - Lucifer was an Angel who sinned and abandoned his home and position. He convinced others to as well. That might be what the New Testiment was talking about. An interpretation.

message 18: by Eyehavenofilter (new)

Eyehavenofilter Somehow... ( ok I'm a snob) just from the cover I knew this would prolly' be bad and not in a good way...I like paper dolls but not in the books I read.

message 19: by Natalia (new)

Natalia I'm just curious lol. What did Georgina do to you? :)

message 20: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Turner Loved the review and this conversation and am off sending you a friend request as well as making a note not to read this book.

message 21: by Erica (new)

Erica U had me at the love triangle. I appreciate the warning because I hate books like this.

message 22: by Richard (new)

Richard I'm curious what Georgina Kincaid did to piss you off.

message 23: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot There is no love triangle in the book.

message 24: by Zaina (new)

Zaina Am I the only one who has no idea what and who Lilith is?

message 25: by Joseph (new)

Joseph You had me up until you started acting like what's written in the bible is, in any way, any more legitimate than this trainwreck.

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