NEPHILIUM-The Sons of God.

This is a subject that has always facinated me. Even from a young man stories of giants especially in the Bible had me searching out interesting articles in both secular and Christian literature. Of course the well known story of David and Goliath comes instantly to mind for most of us but not many go on to investigate the references to Goliaths brothers and then to see the Biblical accounts of giants that Joshua and Caleb encountered in the Promised Land. Remember that the other ten Israelites said "We were as grasshoppers to them."

"Who were the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6:1-4?"

The question who were the sons of God and why did the daughters of men produce offspring who were giants or Nephilim has often caused heated debate. The following are the two main views.

1. They were fallen angels.

2. They were godly descendants of Seth intermarrying with wicked descendants of Cain.

Contending that the first theory is the most logical the Old Testament phrase “sons of God” always refers to angels (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7). The problem with this is that in Matthew 22:30,says that angels do not marry. The Bible gives us no reason to believe that angels have are either male or female or that they are able to reproduce.

Those who support the second view contend that no angels marry. However, the text Matthew 22:30 does not say “angels are not able to marry.” Rather, it indicates only that angels do not marry. Second, this passage is referring to the “angels in heaven.” It is not referring to fallen angels, who actively seek ways to disrupt God’s plan. We cannot make scripture fit our views; the fact that God’s righteous angels do not marry or engage in sexual relations does not mean that same is true of Satan and his fallen evil demons.

The weakness of the second views is that ordinary human males marrying ordinary human females does not account for why the offspring were “giants” or “heroes of old, men of renown.” Also nowhere in scripture did God never forbid powerful human males or descendants of Seth to marry ordinary human females or descendants of Cain? Further, why would God bring judgment upon the world with the flood for that reason. (Genesis 6:5-7)

We do know that God told the Israelites not to intermarry with the pagan tribes in the Promised Land. However they did. Why didn't God again bring a flood judgement against them then.The oncoming judgment of Genesis 6:5-7 is linked to what took place in Genesis 6:1-4. Only the obscene, perverse marriage of fallen angels with human females would seem to justify such a harsh judgment.

View 1 is the most likely position. Yes, it is an interesting “contradiction” to say that angels are sexless and then to say that the “sons of God” were fallen angels who procreated with human females. However, while angels are spiritual beings (Hebrews 1:14), they can appear in human, physical form (Mark 16:5). The men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted to have sex with the two angels who were with Lot (Genesis 19:1-5). Angels are capable of taking on human form, even to the point of replicating human sexuality and possibly even reproduction.

Why do the fallen angels not do this more often? It seems that God imprisoned the fallen angels who committed this evil sin, so that the other fallen angels would not do the same (as described in Jude 6). Early Hebrew interpreters and apocryphal and pseudopigraphal writings unanimously holding to the view that fallen angels are the “sons of God” mentioned in Genesis 6:1-4. The debate will continue until we are in our Heavenly home and we can ask the One who knows the truth for His answer. However, the view that Genesis 6:1-4 involves fallen angels mating with human females has a strong contextual, grammatical, and historical basis.

My research on this subject came from several sources. Pember’s book Earth’s Earliest Ages, Chuck Missler’s video, The Return of the Nephilim, and also the website returnofthenephilim.com, and various commentaries.

The term “Sons of God” is referred to eight times in the Old Testament and the term means angels. We see the “sons of God” in creation in Job 1: 6. Here Satan along with the “sons of God” present themselves before the Lord. Satan when asked where he had been said “from to and fro on the earth, and walking back and forth on it.” Again in Job 38:4-7 two sets of angels sang at Creation.

“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”

Genesis 6: 1-4.

“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 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.

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.”

This verse tells us that angelic beings came to earth and saw that the daughters of men were fair so they took them as wives and produced children. But the children were by no means ordinary; in fact they were extraordinary, as we will see as we examine more scripture.

The Hebrew word for “giant” is Nephilim, which is taken from the root “naphal”, meaning to fall. These “fallen ones” and their children and their children’s children can be followed through the books of the Old Testament as we will see. There are two interesting phrases in the Genesis 6 passage. “In those days” refers to the days of Noah and “after that” tells us that that these giants or Nephilim were around before and after the worldwide flood. How can this be if the entire human race except Noah and his family were the only humans to survive on the Ark?

Let us examine the “sons of God” before the Flood and obtain all the information we can glean from the scriptures. We know that “sons of God” are fallen angels. What takes more effort to figure out is how these spirit beings could have sexual relationships with women and reproduce children. Most commentators do not comment on this, they put it in the too hard basket. But I know from my deliverance ministry that demons do physically manifest and have sex with women. Two of these demons are called Incubus and Succubus; the first demon manifests as a man to molest women and the latter demon manifests as a woman to sexually rape men. I have counseled both men and women who have felt the sexual penetration and have felt either pleasure or pain in these encounters. They tell of the weight on their bodies but do not see the manifestation. One woman thought the spirit touching and fondling her was her departed husband. She heard his voice and felt his arms around her and fingers on her body. My wife and I told her that it was an evil spirit and we cleansed the house of many Catholic statues and tarot cards and commanded the spirit to depart. She had no further manifestations.

Pre Flood.

Leading up to the Flood we know that men were great in their wickedness. The evidence of their deeds is found in Genesis 6: 5-12.

“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.”

“Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” And the “Earth was corrupt in God’s sight and full of violence.” This paints the human race as totally degenerate and deserving of God’s wrath. What brought about this wickedness? We must remember that Satan and his demons were loose on the earth but apart from that I believe that the Nephilium were breeding and instilling their hatred of God into the population. Satan’s plan was to corrupt the human bloodline so that the righteous seed could not be produced to bring about a woman to bruise his head. In other words the incarnation of Christ would be prevented and the plan for the Savior of mankind thwarted.

God had to destroy his human creation so He told Noah to build the Ark to contain two of each living creature in the world and his family. Of course the water cannot kill spirits so God had another plan. Jude 6-7 reveals it.

“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. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

The word here for fornication is "ekporneuo" from which we get the word pornography. The word “strange” is translated of a different kind. These are unnatural acts done by spirits on other flesh totally out of bounds and deserving eternal punishment on both mankind and the spirits who left their abode. So we see here that the “fallen ones” are imprisoned until the Day of Judgment and their off spring perished in the Flood of Noah.

After the flood.

Approximately 430 years after the Flood we find mention of these giants again. Abraham and Sarah were told by the Lord to “Arise, walk in the land through its length and width, for I give it to you.” Genesis 13: 17. Then in Chapter 14: 5 it says,

“And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim.”

Rapha in Hebrew means “fearful one; giant”. There is another name for these giants in Deuteronomy 2: 8, 10, 11.

“And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.”

Emmin in the Hewbrew means “terrible ones” and the Anakims, or the descendants of Anak their name in Hebrew means “long necked, giants.”

Do you remember the twelve spies that Moses sent out to spy out the Promised Land? When they returned, ten of the twelve gave a terrifying report.

“But the men that went up with him said, we be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, the land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. 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.” Numbers 13: 33.

Only two, Joshua and Caleb were positive knowing that with God on their side no one can defeat them, but the voices of the ten prevailed and the land of Cannan was not possessed at this time although later when Joshua was leader they did cross the river and take it. There is an interesting side issue here in this passage. The spies were told to bring back some of the fruit from the Promised Land.

“And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.”

A closer look at the following verse will bring forth an amazing fact. There were “giant grapes" in the land of the giants. Examine closely the following verse.

“And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with {one cluster of grapes}, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.”

Did you read that right? One bunch of grapes had to be carried on a pole on the shoulders of two men. What size were the pomegranates and figs? Giants need a lot of food and as they were “spirit men” they had supernatural power, strength and knowledge. It seemed that they could they manipulate the seeds genetic code to grow super large fruit?

Further evidence of these giants is found again in Deuteronomy 2: 19-23.

“And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession. That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims; a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead: As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day: And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.”

Three names are mentioned here and each of the names are descendants of the Nephilim.

Horims. They are inhabitants of Mt. Seir and lived in the caves. The Hebrew translates as “Troglodyte”. These giants were related back to the Emin and Raphaim. Archeologists have excavated their simple dwellings in the Mountains of Edom.

Zamzummins. These were descendants of the Rephaim and the name translates “powerful, vigorous.” The Ammonites were in this land at a later date and they were also known as “Zuzims” or “strong giants.”

Avims. They were the early inhabitants of Cannan in the region of the Philistian Plain and were destroyed by the invading Caphtorim.

We are told of another monster of a man who was the King of Bashan , a “remnant of giants” in Deuteronomy 3: 11.

“For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.”

According to measurements today the bed size was 18.75 Feet long and 8.75 feet wide. This will give you an idea of the size of this giant. The Israelite army under the leadership of Joshua had entered the Promised Land and defeated all the giant races except a remnant in Gath, Gaza, and in Ashdod. We are told this in Joshua 11: 21-22.

We all know the Bible story of David and Goliath. This is about 470 years after the capture of the land of Canaan by Joshua. The story of David’s courage in facing the giant Goliath is in 1 Samuel 17. The Philistine champion was from Gath, which was one of the remaining strongholds not wiped out by Joshua. Some of the facts that are revealed about Goliath show clearly his gigantic size and also the size of his weapons.

His height is recorded in cubits, which is 25.02 inches for each cubit. That makes him 13.6 feet tall. His weight would have to be around 45 stone. The coat of armor weighed about 11 stone. Just the spearhead was 14 pound in weight and the shaft was the size of a weavers beam. David’s faith in God proved the winning factor as he slay the blaspheming giant with one small stone that was God directed.

Even more evidence can be gathered in the second book of Samuel. There are physical descriptions of some of these mutants. 2 Samuel 21: 15-22 records that four giants were killed either by David or Jonathan. This is confirmed again in 1 Chronicles 20: 4-8.

“And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.” 2 Samuel 21: 15-22.

There is no mention in the Bible of any giant women. It would be within reason that both male and female Nephilims would have been reproduced in the union between the fallen angels and the daughters of men. One could not see a normal sized human female giving birth to a giant baby. As we will see later there is physical evidence of giant women and this will be referred to in the archeological evidence.

There are two passages in the epistles of Peter that refer to disobedient fallen spirits that have been chained in darkness.

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” 1 Peter 3: 18-19.

“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; and spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;”2 Peter 2: 4-5.

Here, in the first scripture, is the risen Christ appearing to the fallen angels that were disobedient before the Flood. They committed unnatural acts with strange flesh, well strange to them, and were thrown into prison. He was basically saying, you tried to contaminate the human race with your wickedness so the godly line of men was wiped out but see here I am. You failed.

In the second passage we see more detail. They were cast into prison. The word that is used is “Tartarus” in Greek. This is the only place in the New Testament where it is used. It is a particular holding place created by God for these fallen angels. The ancients regarded this place as more hellish than Hell, darker than darkness itself. Jude 6 says they are kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the last day. Jude 7 links the sins of these fallen angels to the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah where the inhabitants also wanted unnatural sex with strange flesh. This is where our word Sodomize comes from. It is unnatural, and out of God’s natural order in His Creation and it is an abomination in His sight.

How can it be that the Nephilim pre-Flood were wiped out and the “fallen ones” the spirits that left there abode to marry the daughters of men are chained in darkness until the Day of Judgment, that we again find these “giants” on the earth after the flood. It seems to me that the only answer is that the angels responsible for the post Flood “giants” are still out there; another group of these spirits left their natural abode and repeated the pre flood taking of strange flesh. And there is an interesting verse in Luke 21: 25-26.

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”

With such an interest in UFOs and aliens today I wonder if we are not being prepared for the arrival of the “fallen ones” again to earth. There is much talk on Television, and other media sources of ascended masters and channeled entities this would not surprise me in the least. I believe they have been here before as there is ample evidence in many parts of the world.

When we look at the evidence of huge ceremonial worship places like Stonehenge, the New Grange buildings in Ireland, and the Easter Island statues, we see that these Nephilim traveled far and wide. When we compare the construction of the Egyptian pyramids with those found in Mexico and Guatemala there is a striking similarity in design. Could the architecture be inspired by the one spiritual source?

There also seems to be a direct connection between these Nephilim and Greek and Roman mythology. Many of the Greek gods are named after stars. “Stars” in Heaven are angels. {See Job 38: 4-7.} Ancient Syrian, Egyptian and Greek and Roman drawings often depict half human, half animal beings. Even the ancients named the heavenly stars as gods and this is where Satan turned the science of Astronomy into Astrology. Some of the planets are named after gods. Eg Mars, Venus, Neptune, and Mercury.

Some interesting conjecture can be had in the following passages in the Book of Revelation.

“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit,” whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.” Rev 9: 1-2.

The English translation of “Abaddon and Apollyon” is the Destroyer. The angel of the “bottomless pit” or the Abyss is a king, a reigning demon. Could the “Abyss” be the same as Tartarus, the holding place of the Nephilim? There is also a similarity in the name of the Greek god “Apollo” and the king’s name “Apollyon”. The Greek god Hercules was known as the twin of Apollo in mythology and another interesting fact is that these two “stars” are the brightest in the constellation that astrologers name as Gemini. The other fact in Greek lore is that these two “stars” fell from the sky to earth and are named as two of the most important gods in Greek history, Appollo and Hercules.

Archeological Evidence of Giants. Information from returnofthenephilim.com

In 1833, soldiers digging a pit for a powder magazine at Lompock Rancho,California, hacked their way through a layer of cemented gravel and came up with the skeleton of a giant man about twelve feet tall. The skeleton was surrounded by carved shells, huge stone axes, and blocks of porphyry covered with unintelligible symbols. The giant was also noteworthy in still another respect: He had a double row of teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.

In February and June of 1931, large skeletons were found in the Humboldt Lake bed near Lovelock, Nevada. The first of the two skeletons measured eight and a half feet tall and appeared to have been wrapped in a gum-covered fabric similar to the Egyptian manner. The second skeleton was almost ten feet long. {Review- Miner 1931}

1923, Samuel Hubbard, discovered the remains of giants in the Grand Canyon of Arizona. He found petrified bodies of two human beings about 18 and 15 feet in height respectively. One of these was buried under a recent rock fall, which would require several days' work to remove; the other, of which Mr. Hubbard took photographs, is in a crevice of difficult accessibility. The bodies are formed of a limestone petrification embedded in sandstone.

Ten skeletons “of both sexes and of gigantic size” were taken from a mound at Warren, Minnesota, 1883. (St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 23, 1883) A skeleton 7 feet 6 inches long was found in a massive stone structure that was likened to a temple chamber within a mound in Kanawha County, West Virginia, in 1884. (American Antiquarian, v6, 1884 133f. Cyrus Thomas, Report on Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology, 12th Annual Report, Smithsonian Bureau of Ethnology, 1890-91).

Australian Giants.

In old river gravels near Bathurst NSW, huge stone artifacts- clubs, pounders, adzes, chisels, knives and hand axes, all of tremendous weight, lie scattered over a wide area. These weigh anything from 8, 10, 15, 20 to 25 pounds, implements which only men of tremendous proportions could possible have made and used. Estimates of the actual size of these men range from 10 to 12 feet tall and over, weighing from 500 to 600 pounds.

Even more impressive were fossil deposits found by naturalist Rex Gilroy around Bathurst. He excavated from a depth of six feet below the surface and found a fossil back lower molar tooth measuring 67 mm in length by 50 mm by 42 mm across the crown. If his measurements are correct, the owner would be 25 feet tall, weighing well over a thousand pounds.

England has giants too.

In an old book called “History and Antiquities of Allderdale", there is an account of a giant found in Cumberland, at an unknown date in the middle ages. Called “a true report of Hugh Hodson of Thornway”. It states “the said giant was buried four yards in the ground, which is now a corn field. He was four yards and a half long{about 15 feet}, and was in complete armor; his sword and battle axe lying by him….. his teeth were six inches long and two inches broad.”

Giant devils.

Within an ancient burial mound near the town of Sayre in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, skeletons measuring approximately seven feet long were discovered in the 1800’s. But the most remarkable feature of these tall skeletons was not their height but the strange horn like protrusions above the brow region of their skulls. It was estimated they were buried about 1200 AD. According to some sources, the skeletons were sent to the “the American Investigating Museum” in Philadelphia and vanished.

Are Nephilium among us today? What about UFO's.

More coming soon.