antediluvian

(redirected from Antediluvians)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

antediluvian

belonging to the ages before the biblical Flood (Genesis 7, 8)
References in periodicals archive ?
If we examine the Torah's data regarding the onset of the male generative capacity in the antediluvian period, we will discover the mystifying, albeit consistent fact that not a single man fathered children before he was at least 65 years of age.
In other words, it was only in that specific antediluvian period that Noah was the only righteous man; but during the many generations through which he later lived, Noah was joined by a number of kindred spirits - and yet he remained primus inter pares.
That such a curious approach to the sexual act has something to do with the condemnation of the antediluvians and the Sodomites has by now become generally accepted in criticism.
The antediluvians and the Sodomites are guilty not only of a sin against nature, but also of mimicking the sacred passion of a soul yearning for God and thus defiling it in a profane and sacrilegious manner.
Only later, once the exact character of the Sodomites' sin is given, does the text of Cleanness reveal unequivocally that the city of Sodom was destroyed "for this ilk evel" (C 573) that sent the antediluvians to their doom.
Whatever the pro-abort antediluvians of the Assembly may think, you can't simply ignore the natural law by pretending that the MAP is a harmless contraceptive.