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I'm on the Board of Visitors at Claremont Graduate University for which distinction I have to do absolutely nothing but appear once or twice a year at a meeting and be treated to a description of the work some of the faculty and/or graduate students are doing. One year, Tammi Schneider, an associate professor of religion at CGU, talked about her work excavating sites in Israel thought to be Philistine settlements. Her presentation was so vivid and engaging that ever since Iive been looking for an excuse to get her going on the subject of, well, almost anything. But since the Philistines were also known as "Nephilim", Noah it is.

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Tammi J. Schneider, Associate Professor of Religion at Claremont Gradate University, writes, "Emily has done her homework. The end of Noah's story is a bit confusing and I am not convinced that her take on it should be dismissed." Read on
Author Stephen Mitchell says, "Crackpot? Your theory seems entirely reasonable to me. As a matter of fact, the Tao Te Ching elucidates it perfectly in its 42nd chapter." Read on
Rabbi Jen Krause responds, "Here's the flaw in the threesome theory: the Bible is a basically patriarchal narrative. If Noah had been engaging in said act, Ham would probably have been rewarded for telling the tale." Read on