Why, shore, "Jokster." Try Genesis chapter 6 (KJV):<quoted text>
Yes Norton do tell tell the book, chapter, and verse. And as well Yellowdawg on the many sons you speak of that God had, do tell tell the book, chapter, and verse as well. For in the Bible the word "son" is a term expressing a relationship with someone or something. It indicates origin, but it is also used to express close association or identification with persons or things. Even when indicating origin the term does not limit oneself to one's father and mother. One may be called the "son" of the his father and mother, the son of his family, the son of his tribe, the son of his people, the son of his place of birth (city or country).
Gen 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Gen 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Gen 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown.
Mind you -- I am not a Bible scholar like "Norton" is, but when I look at the word "son" and the relationship "sons of God," I figure that Jesus was not God's only "son."
In fact, John 3:16 says as much: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
The word "begotten" means born of a woman. Thus, we see that Jesus was God's only BEGOTTEN son. The rest of them presumably remained in Heaven, until they noticed that the "daughters of men" were pretty cute.
Of course, the "purists" such as "Norton" dislike the idea that God had multiple sons. So, over the years, they have been "cleaning up" that little verse, to get rid of the word "begotten."
Thus, we see that the NIV Bible says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Like so many revisions of the Bible, the NIV ("New and Improved Version") cleans up the messy little fact that (Biblically) God had many sons, and that Jesus presumably had many Heavenly brothers who were never "begotten.
(It is obvious that only one of God's sons had to come to earth in fleshly form to be tempted and die without sin on the cross to redeem mankind of its sins, original or otherwise.)