Who were the Nephilim?

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  • Yahushua

    Interesting theory, but I still believe the theory that the Nephilim is the offspring of the “sons of God” (the angels that rebelled against God) and the daughters of men are correct. The Biblical text says that the “sons of God” took wives from the daughters of men and they gave birth to the offspring (“earthborn” since they were born here, on Earth). And in the days the offspring was born, the Nephilim was on earth . It doesn’t say that there were Nephilim on the earth before the offspring of “sons of God” and the daughters of men was born.

    And where the text says that the rebellious angels thought that the daughters of men were “fair”, the word “fair” could also mean “compatible”. How they were “compatible” we only can guess. But somehow they get pregnant. Maybe the same “technique” was used here, as when the virgin (Mary) got pregnant?

    • Larissa Lynch



      Yahushua. The word fair back then would have meant pretty or beautiful with most probably having a lighter skin of fairer shin sticking around til at least Shaesspeares times as the word and its reference were use in multiple works by the bard.

  • Friedrich

    I understand the reasoning of Dr. Louise —- but there are a few curious connections to Genesis 6 in the New Testament which connects Fallen Angels from the days of Noah…… well … maybe anyway …..

    2 Peter 2:4-6 4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;

    Jude 6 says: And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;

    So then, I am curious what your opinion, Dr. Rita Louise might be —– if you have not read these possible connections. I always found the connection fascinating …… I will be able to see a reply via discus…

    Seriously — I am not trying to make a point since the Truth really cannot be gleaned. I am interested in what you think..

  • As an FYI: I put together an interactive chart listing 40 texts dating from 250 BC-5th c. AD which notes which do and which do not take the Angel view of the Genesis 6 affair (as I like to term it): http://truefreethinker.com/articles/early-commentaries-genesis-6-angels-or-not-%E2%80%93-interactive-chart

  • Tim

    If you want to answer a biblical question, then only an answer from the Bible will do (this does not include the Septuagint or the Jubilees). The short version is that giants existed both before and after Noah’s Flood, which means that one of Noah’s sons had to have married a “giant girl.” Ham’s rebellious disposition supports this view.

    Now, since Eve is the mother of all living, then it had to be one of her descendants; i.e. giants did not exist before man. And to suggest that these Nephilim were the result of some sort or type of spirit-being having sexual relations with mortal women and producing giants is nothing more than Greek and Roman mythology. In the Bible, evil spirits are always looking for a body, they don’t possess one of their own; so at best, these are demon-possessed men having sexual relationships with women, which isn’t outside of the realm of possibility. But if true, then where did the giants come from?

    The answer is simple: they’re the descendants of Cain. After he had slain Able, God placed a mark on Cain to protect him – and it’s obvious that this “mark” could only have been that God allowed him to grow into a giant. Ham then married one of the giant girls and that’s how giants existed both before and after Noah’s Flood. So, yes. Nephilim did exist, but enough with the Roman and Greek mythology and all other sorts of fanciful machinations, please.