Jewish teaching in the first century AD was that the women were trying to have sex with fallen angels so they could have supernatural children, like the giants in Genesis 6: Both had made their sin even more appalling by lusting after different flesh - the angels in Genesis 6because, spiritual beings though they were, they had coveted mortal women, and the Sodomites because, though only human beings, they had sought intercourse with angels. Gagnon believes Jude is making a negative comment about homosexuality although his interpretation seems strained to me, especially in view of his translation and comments above. Adam - a real man? In fact, two grammatical connectors here "just as" and "likewise" tie verse 7 tightly to verse 6 and require that the "different flesh" lusted after in Sodom be similar to the error of the fallen angels in Gen 6. Ancient Sin in Genesis He does not mention or condemn homosexuals and lesbians or transgender people.
Jud references Sodom in connection to angels, Jude 6, who rebelled against God and left heaven, "left their first estate.
Although the Jud text is somewhat vague, what is specifically condemned here is certain "carousing" that has been introduced at the church's "love feasts" v. Jud 7 reveals that the issue in Sodom and Gomorrah was not homosexual sex, which produces no children but heterosexual style sex specifically attempted rape between humans and angels. Whatever those angels did, it was the same thing that Sodom and Gomorrah did, namely, committing fornication: The sin of Sodom in Genesis However, most likely the feminine participles are used because of constructio ad sensum construction according to sense. The connection with angels thus seems to be somewhat loose:
So, what did those angels do? The Babylonian Talmud on Sodom. Sodom and Gomorrah's sin was wickedness and rebellion against God, not homosexual sex, not lesbian sex, not transsexual sex. This interpretation is expounded in the pseudepigraphical Book of Enoch 7; 9. This would aptly describe the sin of the angels, but not easily explain the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah. This last phrase is a better and more literal translation of the Greek than indulged in unnatural lusts because, as the account in Genesis The sin of the Sodomites was that they lusted after a different kind of being