antediluvian


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antediluvian

belonging to the ages before the biblical Flood (Genesis 7, 8)
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We referred above to the Torah's genealogical list of the postdiluvian generations, in which most of those listed began to have families at around the age of 30, as opposed to the antediluvian generation in which none produced children before they were in their sixties.
While both the antediluvians and the Sodomites are punished for their homosexual acts, Belzhazzar's fault lies in mishandling sacred objects dedicated to God.
At the moment there are many platforms that are accessible by stairs or that dreadful antediluvian lift that takes people a very long way round.
what falls, antediluvian as a psalm, but all that will emerge
According to Beaulieu, the king was the focal point of wisdom and the closely related antediluvian knowledge in pre-Kassite times; lie was a culture bearer and responsible for ensuring harmony with the gods.
W]e must stop exploiting the Second Amendment to justify our pathetic, quasi-patriotic, petty imitations of antediluvian, cowboy-esque individualism.
Moon generally eschews the warmed-over Pop imagery that characterizes some contemporary Asian art, which makes the appearance of the technologically antediluvian Pac-Man in Typhoon arresting and amusing, a discreet but effective cipher for unbridled cultural cross-pollination.
Inspired by an Irish postgraduate conference for medievalists, the contributors find evidence in the attitudes of medieval translators on literal translation, in antediluvian lore in Irish texts, in the sources of Aelfric's descriptions of animals and his applications, in Giraldus as a natural historian, in Julian of Norwich's visions and revisions, in alchemy and poetics in The Canterbury Tales, in Middle English debates of mortality, in Whittocksmead's approach to compilation and organization as well as identity, and in the Protestant imagery of Piers Plowman.
This antediluvian legislation also makes adultery a crime, with a one-year brig sentence.
Enoch's antediluvian tradition lent important support to the Christian perspective that had divided the Jewish Jesus community almost from its very Inception.
Perhaps, it is time that the Florida legal system awakens to the antediluvian charter of F.
In addition to more opulent patterns, there was the move toward the Gothic trend, with skulls, such as those on Decorative Things platters and other items, and other antediluvian images making their way onto giftware items, perhaps following the natural progression from ready-to-wear fashions to home furnishings.