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The Nephilim: Giant Offspring of the Sons of God and the Daughters of Man?

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Who were the nephilim? The word nephilim appears twice in the Old Testament of the Bible. They are first mentioned in chapter 6 of the book of Genesis and then again in Number 13:33. But their brief mention in the Bible has led to an ongoing debate as to who or what the nephilim were. Much of this debate stems from the passage in the Bible that states:

When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward - when the sons of God went in to the daughters of man, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown
.  – Genesis 6: 1-4

The Sons of God Saw the Daughters of Men That They Were Fair (1923) by Daniel Chester French. Corcoran Gallery of Art. (CC0)

The Sons of God Saw the Daughters of Men That They Were Fair (1923) by Daniel Chester French. Corcoran Gallery of Art. ( CC0)

What Does ‘Nephilim’ Mean?

The traditional definition of Nephilim is giant. Some dictionaries describe the nephilim as being giants who also possess super human strength. The Greek Septuagint, an ancient translation of the Hebrew Bible , refers to them as gigantes, which actually means "earth -born," a concept we will be coming back to as we continue.

It is believed that the word Nephilim comes from the root word "Naphal" which means to fall. In biblical circles this definition has quickly put the Nephilim into the role of the children of the fallen angels . The word Naphal, however, is never directly associated with the concept of fallen angels. Its meaning in context is more closely associated with the idea of lying prostrate or of prostrating oneself. There are also ties in this word to the concept of failure, falling short, or being cast down.

‘The Fall of the Rebel Angels’ (1685) by Charles Le Brun. ( Public Domain )

Mythos of the Nephilim

Over the years a mythos has developed around the concept of the nephilim. It alleges that these giants were the offspring of the "Sons of God" and the "Daughters of Man". Are the nephilim the children of the untoward relationship?

The connection between the biblical text and this claim, although commonly pointed to as the basis of this belief, is unfounded. The document in which we find statements that support this claim actually comes from the apocryphal Book of Jubiliees :

And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the angels of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were giants. The Book of Jubilees - Chapter V: 1

Is the claim that the nephilim were the offspring of the sons of god and the daughters of men supported by sources outside the Judeo-Christian tradition?  In other words, does mythology worldwide support this belief?

The Sons of God Saw the Daughters of Men That They Were Fair, by Maurice Greiffenhagen. ( Public Domain )

Giants Roaming the Earth Across Cultures

The notion of giants roaming the earth can be found in cultures worldwide. Greek mythology tells us that the Titan Cronus castrated his father Uranus in order to gain control of the Greek pantheon . It is from the blood of the castrated Uranus that fell upon the earth that the giants, the "earth-born", were created.

The Earth-born, when compared to us, were giants. The giants, lived under the rule of Cronos during the golden age, in a time that was free from sorrow or care and everyone lived happy and joyous lives.

It was only after Cronos' son Zeus fought for control of both the heavens and the earth that everything changed. In his new role, Zeus, according to Greek myth, put the giants to work. It was just a matter of time before the giants started ignoring the god's mandates.

Bell krater depicting Zeus fighting against the giant Porphyrion. (Egisto Sani/ CC BY NC SA 2.0 )

They were no longer prostrating themselves to the will of the gods. Their lack of complete servitude and their failure to comply with the god’s demands incited the "children of god" into a full blown rebellion against the heavenly gods. Heavy losses were taken on both sides, but their revolution was finally suppressed by the gods.

A truce was declared. As part of their reparations to the giants it was decided to create a new race to handle the burdens that were cast upon the giants - man.

Padraic Column in his book entitled Orpheus, Myths of the World , relates this tale about the creation of man : Aztec legend recounts how the Earth-mother, Citlalicue, gave birth to a flint knife. When the knife was flung down onto the Earth, it was transformed into sixteen hundred "earth-gods." (Is there connection between the flint knife, flung down by Citlalicue, and the sickle used by Cronus to castrate his father?)

These newly formed earth-gods lived as men and women and labored in search of food. After some time, the Earth-gods began to think that this work was below their station. They were, after all, the children of the Sky-father and Earth-mother. They asked their mother Citlalicue to make a race who would serve them and bear the burdens they faced. With the help of Citlalicue, mankind was created .

‘A group of natives in the central highlands of Mexico, capturing and putting to death a giant.’ ( CC0)

Based upon these mythological traditions it seems clear that the earth-born giants, the nephilim, existed long before man first inhabited the earth. Thus when you read the line "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward" it seems clear from this perspective that the authors were not being vague. Instead they were just making a statement of fact - that the Nephilim, the earth-born, were on the earth at that time.

The Offspring of the Sons of God and the Daughters of Man

So who were the offspring of the sons of god and the daughters of man? The Hebrew Bible refers to them as gibborim. The inferred meaning of this word is men of great stature, heroes, men who are valiant or brave.

The Greek Septuagint identifies them as the renominati or men or renown. In Greek mythology the gods have a long history of having relations with humans. The names of some of these "demi-gods", or semi-human individuals, whose names have withstood the tests of time include were Hercules, Perseus, and Achilles. In India they are called Hanuman and Garuda and in Sumer Gilgamesh and Adapa.

Interestingly, a parallel myth to this biblical narrative does exist. It comes to us from the pages of the Hindu epic the Ramayana. The Ramayana is the epic tale of Rama, the 7th avatar of the supreme god Vishnu.

Rama lived during the Treta Yuga. It was an age where the world was filled with giants. Around the same time as Rama's birth, the supreme god Vishnu, knowing what was in store for him, requested that all of the gods descend to the earth and mate with the apes and the bears. This request was made in order to, when the time was right, provide Rama with an army he could use to help him conquer Ravana - the giant demon king of Lanka.

Fight between Rama and Ravana. ( CC0)

The offspring of these unions obtained an array of impressive skills from their divine parents. The mighty Sugríva was the ruler of the vanara, the ape-men. His father was Surya, the chief solar deity. The demi-god Hanúmán was the son of the wind god and is described as being able to travel very fast, while Nala was the son of the god of building and construction and is the vanara that helps Rama to build a bridge from mainland India to Lanka.

These thousands did the Gods create
Endowed with might that none could mate,
In monkey forms that changed at will;
So strong their wish the fiend to kill.

Are the nephelim the offspring of the sons of god and the daughters of man? No. They were the race of earth-born giants who lived before the creation of man . They are the group who revolted against the gods in antiquity.

They are also the ones responsible for the creation of mankind. Additionally, based upon the references that come to us from the Ramayana, it does seem clear the when the gods mated with "ape-men" their offspring were men of renown, heroes, or individuals who are valiant or brave.

Top Image: ‘Norandino and Lucina Discovered by the Ogre’ (1624) by Giovanni Lanfranco. Source: Public Domain

By   Dr. Rita Louise

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Comments

Isn't it rather convenient that you quoted several mythologies that have no link to one another and drew up a conclusion on a biblical verse? You come across as one who was ready to dismiss the scripture before even starting.

Secret: The best (human) way to interpret the scriptures is by using the scriptures. I put human in parenthesis because you can ask the Holy spirit to help you, but since that is whole different subject on its own, you will do well if you just read other scriptural references. You can use a mythology to interpret a holy scripture.

Read the whole texts (whole chapters or story lines, as may apply) you were referring to, no need to give you more work. May Jesus bless your soul.

You ask a very valid question, Gary. I agree that Enoch is canonical

When the church realized the true nature of Enochs work, they gave him the boot. Enochs testement clearly tells the truth about many issues, including the true nature of spirituality, reincarnation, and hell.

The Book of Enoch, basically and foremost is a apocraphyl foretelling of the true location of the battle of the Armageddon, he explains who is behind the malevolence, in veiled terms, but very clearly if you look closely, he tells us that Armageddon is fomented by the "accursed of the accursed for ever, that sleep in the dust" and they are in the "accursed valley between the lofty trees". He explains that as long as they stay in their valley, everything will remain peaceful.

The "accused valley between the lofty trees". The "lofty trees" are the Sierras and the Rockies. That makes the "accursed valley" the great basin.

Enoch even makes reference to the "saints" and makes a rhetorical joke at one point, in an "ohoh, somebodies gonna be in trouble" way, for the malevolence they create.

Another thing Enoch relates, and the true reason the church gave him the boot, is he tells us about reincarnation and spirituality. Hell also relates the true nature of "hell".

Understanding the churches intention of inserting themselves between God and the masses, to make themselves the middleman of spirituality, for the low low price of 10% of everything you own, we can get you to heaven in one trip through the game of life.

Just come on into the crazy popes and ask about our "salvation and forgiveness" package. You can forget about "suffering" and all those rebirths that our competition gives away. Here at crazy popes church we have what you need, come on in today.

The truth is, the only spiritual dogma the Old Man endorses is Advaita Vedanta, which is the divine seed that every religion on earth can trace its roots back to.

Advaita Vedanta is the spiritual dogma which was brought here by the annunaki, and gifted to the Sumerians.

Before the council of Nicea in AD328, spirituality was very much of an individualized deal, between you and God. There were no churches. There were temples, but those were for the priests, not congregations.

The church gave us religion, but not spirituality. They created a collective guilt trip, replete with a big collection plate that every body else saw who dropped what into it. The created competition among the people and profited nicely by it.

In its purest form, Advaita Vedanta, required no church. Like i said, very individualized. The only "religion" that is requisite, is simply an acknowledgement that the Creator exists. Other than that, you were/are free to make your own "religion" out of it.

As for the church, they have been on the old mans"shit list" for a long time. You cannot go around spreading malevolence, like the crusades, and then point the finger of blame at the Old Man and say "God told me to" and not expect to to be on his christmas card list.

That, and the fact that of all the billions and billions of dollars the church has taken in, not one shekel has ever found its way to the Old Mans coin purse. Not one!

I hope that ive answered your question.

First off, kudos for mentioning The Book of Enoch. I can't believe that a story about Biblical giants does not reference this in any way.
I would, however, caution against eliminating anything not "canon." The Book of Enoch is nearly as old as the OT and, in fact, much older than the NT. It verifies much of what is written in the "accepted" Bible.
For that matter, The Catholic Bible contains books eliminated by the Protestants as not canon, and indeed; according to the church of Ethiopia, the Book of Enoch IS canonical. All of which begs the question, "who decides what is canonical and what is not?" If we conclude that God decides this, then obviously only one church is preaching the Word of God and all others, are in fact, false. So the next question must be "Which church is teaching the true Word of God?"

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I totally agree with you. The sons of God are always referred to angels.

Also, there is no scripture that excludes angels from intercourse.

I believe this is corroborated in Genesis 3:15 5 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

It’s a “seed” war. I believe satan attempted to corrupt the Holy lineage of Christ so that Christ could not be born to a hybred blood line.

Now, think about these “alien/demon” abductions. They extract eggs from women, and sperm from men. They are focused on cattle, and cattle and human hemogloban is compatible.

I believe they are attempting to recreate their offspring, the nephilim, in order to destroy the world and hurt God before He send satan to his eternal BBQ party.

 

Now, I also believe the time when Adam & Eve were tossaed out of the garden, they lost their eteranl bodies, and from that time down through the years the human genetics have been degrading. That explains why we are becoming more and more susceptable to these new diseases.

There is a curious scripture in Daniel 2:43

And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

They will attempt to mix angel and human again, but in my opinion, our DNA is so far degraded that the two “seed” types cannot match and produce offspring any longer.

And so in their desperation they are attempting to use animal and human genetics combined in an attempt to “create” a new race of Nephilim.

 

So, put it all together – the scriptures tell us satan would mix seeds with the daughters of man.

That happened and is described in Genesis 6

The hybrid offspring were huge, and evil.

God wiped out the entire planet because the evil bloodline was taking over.

Another very revealing scripture is this one –

Genesis 6:9

 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Noah was a just man – Plain enough.

And perfect in his generations! Wow! This is telling us Noah's family bloodline was “perfect” not contaminated by Nephilim blood.

What happened to these rebellious fallen angelic beings who created this abomination?

Read an often overlooked book – Jude –

2 Pet. 2:4,

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

The angels who produced the nephilim were in deep trouble.

2Peter corroborates this fact, and gives more details as to where the black prison is.

"Certainly if God did not hold back from punishing the angels that sinned, but, by throwing them into Tar´ta·rus, delivered them to pits of dense darkness to be reserved for judgment;"

 

“The Pit” is a secton of Hell, where these rebellious angels are in “everlasting chains”

God di not imprison satan and most of the two thirds of rebellious angels who foolishly, unbelieveably followed him. But God did send these angels there because of the seriousness of what they did. God had to wipe out the entire world because of these rebellious angels.

So now, add the fact that real giant skeletons have been found all over the world, including America! The huge elongated skulls are being found all over the wolrd!

There is genetic testing being carrioud out on these skulls and the preliminary results are incredible! This is by far, the greatest discovery of mankind to date!

These bones corroborate one of the most incredible accounts from the Holy Bible and proves we can trust the book – it is God's book, when incredible corroboration like this comes out, it would take a strong, purposeful efforet to continue to deny it.

 

Yes, I can go on and on about corroborating evidence for these Biblical giants.

Do not allow the atheists, evolutionites tell you it's all bull. They cannot stand God, they hate His word because they love their sins.

Keep your faith in Almighty God and pray these hate filled mockers are saved before it’s too late for them.

Visit my web site for more incredible Bible facts

www.theliteralbible.com

   

You got a point there.

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