Nephilim - Myths and Facts
NEPHILIM – MYTHS AND FACTS
Nephilim is the word used to describe the giants spoken of in biblical times by Enoch as well as the giant David fought against (Goliath). It is generally believed that most of these Giants came about when the fallen angels had union with earthly woman.
(Note the incredible size of the skull.)
There were giants on earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bear children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
and there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
The Giant King
To refresh you furthermore with this discussion, let me share you some account from Genesis Apocryphon.
Evidence of the existence of Nephilim goes beyond biblical records. The story of Lamech, found in Genesis Apocryphon, relates how Lamech had been away from home on a long journey. When he finally come back, he discovered to his abase, that his wife, Bit-Enosh (i.e. the daughter of Enosh) had gave birth to a baby boy while he was away. He was sure that the child had not been sired by him because the child has no resemblance of him or any members of his family. Adding to the mystery, the boy was very beautiful, glaring and effulgent. The whole room illuminates when the boy opens his eyes.
"I have begotten a strange son," said Lamech, "...his nature is different and he is not like us, and his eyes are as the rays of the sun, and his countenance is glorious. And it seems to be that he is not sprung from me but from the Angels..."
Lamech approach Bit-Enosh for infidelity, but swore that by all sacred that only Lamech fathered her child, that she knows no man, not a stranger and not even Heavenly Beings.
"My lord and kinsman, (I will ignore) delicate feelings and swear to you by the Holy (and) Great One, the Sovereign of heaven (and earth) that this seed came from you, conception was by you, and this fruit was planted by you and not by some stranger or any of the heavenly beings. (Have done with) this troubled and marred expression and this gloomy mood. I am telling you the truth."
Lamech by this time must have begun to realize that the child born could have been conceived by one of these Heavenly Beings. If so, his child belonged to the Nephilim.
The Nephilim were an antediluvian race (pre-flood) race which is referred to in the Bible as giants. They were reportedly the children born from the "daughters of men'', and the "Sons of God''. It is most important to note that they are mentioned almost simultaneous to God's statement that He would destroy the earth by flood, and it seems from this association that their affect upon mankind was one of the primary justifications that brought the destruction.
1 When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
5 The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.
6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.
7 So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them."
The Sons of God – Other Interpretation
No on knows who the “Sons of God” was, but many believe that they were fallen angels who corrupted mankind. Nephilim were a hybrid race between two distinct but sexually compatible beings. The “Sons of God” was distinct from the daughters of men, so this suggest that the “Sons of God” were either not born on earth or just righteous men against the earthlings. We can only speculate, but angels are not biological beings and they are not likely reproductively compatible to humans.
The phrase "sons of God" used in Genesis 6 is “bene elohim”, which used apparently only three other times in Scripture and in each of the other cases it is found in the book of Job which is accepted as one of the most ancient books written.
Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7.
Job 1:6 now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
Job 2:1 again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
Job 38:7 when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
And Also Afterward
In Genesis 6:4 it is said the Nephilim were on the Earth in those days - and also afterward. This seems to clearly imply that the Nephilim were also on the Earth after the flood of Noah. Although the Nephilim are only mentioned one other time in scripture after Genesis 6, during a false report brought back to Moses by the explorers of Canaan, this reference would suggest that the Israelites were familiar with the Nephilim.
30 "Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it."
31 "But the men who had gone up with him said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are."
32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, "The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size.
33 "We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them."
According to the Hebrew Bible, Noah, the son of Lamech, is the tenth and last antediluvian patriarch.