Nephilim — Real or Hoax?
The Internet is inundated with pictures of gigantic human being skeletons allegedly found in Greece and various other places. After all, there are frequent references to “giants” in translations of the Old Testament. And… oh, did I mention that LOTTTS Christians are circulating this extreme Nephilim story as truth? They even say it has been kept a secret from us until now… “a cover up!”
The idea of Nephilim connecting with the fallen angels or Watchers (led by Samaza, the supposed high ranking rebel angel who interbred with beautiful women) comes from the Book of 1 Enoch and Jubilees that were discovered in the 19th century and stored in the Vatican Library and the British Museum. According to this, these rebel angels were cast into Tartarus (darkness, Enoch 20:2). However, 10% were allowed to remain as demons! This idea is inferred in the books of Judith, Sirach 16:7, Baruch 3:26–28, and Wisdom of Solomon 14:6, and in 3 Maccabees 2:4.
Now… if you think that it’s really cool that lizard people walk around beside you — or that we now have scientific proof o
f Biblical stories, please stop reading now, because you won’t be happy with this article.
Let’s get right to the first Scripture to see where this idea about Nephilim began. Many people use these verses to say that this breeding created a new race of aliens people who still live and cohabitate with us. Let’s just look at it for a moment:
Ge:6:1: And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, (KJV) — So the population grew.
Ge:6:2: That the sons of God (ben ‘elohiym, ben means male)saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Ge:6:3: 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. (Before this, humans lived a lot longer and the earth was surrounded by a vapor.)
Ge:6:4: There were GIANTS in the earth in those days; AND ALSO AFTER THAT when the sons of God (ben ‘elohiym) came in unto the daughters of men (literally, Adam), and they bare children to them, the same became mighty (strong leaders, men of renown) men (‘adam) which were of old (owlam), .
Regarding the word “giants, Wikipedia points out that ” The Septuagint, Theodotion, Latin Vulgate, Samaritan Targum, Targum Onkelos and Targum Neofiti, interpret the word to mean “giants” (or large people) (Only other use of this word “giants” is Numb. 13:33)
The word “Nephlim” does not appear in the KJV
The word “Nephlim” does not appear in the NKJV.
The word “Nephlim” does not appear in the RVR
The word “Nephlim” does not appear in the NLT
The word “Nephlim” does not appear in the DBY
The word “Nephlim” does not appear in the WEB
The word “Nephlim” does not appear in the HNV
The word “Nephlim” does not appear in the VUL.
Most Jewish scholars think that these were offspring of “sons of nobles or judges.” The early rabbis cursed people for thinking that the giants were superhuman or a different breed.
Early Church Fathers St. Augustine, John Chrysostom, and John Calvin wrote about these offspring as referring to the children of Seth (who were called “sons of God”) and who married the “daughters of men” (those descended from Cain — who had fallen from grace). The Qumran (Dead Sea Scroll 4Q417) states that some of Seth’s children interbred with daughters of Cain. (Also agreed by Augustine of Hippo, Letters by St. Clement, and the Amharic Ethiopian Orthodox Bible.)
Some translations use Nephilim for the word “Giants.” Nephlim is thought to mean “rejects, violent, or causing to fall.”
NOTE: This image shown to the left was taken from Worth1000, resulting from a contest for “Archaeo-logical Anomalies” competition for entrants to manipulate photos. The original photo was from the excavation of a mastodon skeleton.
For the sake of Christian credibility, I need to repeat that most of these photos have already been proven to be a hoax!
UNDERSTANDING the phrase “SON’S OF GOD”: In telling the lineage of Joseph (step father of Jesus) Luke 3:38 says, “Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the SON of Adam, which was THE SON’S OF GOD.” How can that be too confusing?
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the SONS OF GOD, even to them that believe on his name” (Jn. 1:12).
This Scripture does NOT say that these giants are “angels” or “Fallen angels (Satan). Nor, does it say that angels were ever called “sons of God.” But somehow we are supposed to “think” that ANGELS slept with women who birthed giants who were hybrid demonic creatures that still live along side of us.
And… if the daughters of Cain were normal-sized human women with normal human genes, then seriously, how in the world could a sexual union be possibly with a giant man who was from 13-36 feet tall? And how could this union result in the birth of only giant offspring? And… why haven’t we seen any further occurrences of this in our current time? Angels could never pro-create with humans because they are spirit and not flesh, neither could they. Their form may at times resemble humans.
Jesus clearly compares a resurrected man to being like an Angel “they neither marry, nor are given in marriage” (Matt. 22:20) – andd that the Angels of God are “neither male or female” (Lk. 20:36).
>> Now go back to this Scripture and notice that it clearly says, “and also after that” – if you look at the sequence, it means AFTER the giants came the sons of men … hummm…
Are all these Superman kind of Nephilim stories true and have we been victim of a huge conspiracy to keep us from knowing the truth? Or are there good reasons why this epic discovery is not published in any legitimate publication? After all, why doesn’t “Scientific American,” CNN, or National Geographic” have a special edition about 15-foot-tall fossilized human skeletons? Well, National Geographic DID have an article against the Nephilim! And NO… you won’t find proof — not even your daily newspaper!
Could it be that these giant skeletons are phony? Researches have verified that these images were Photoshopped and blown out of proportion.
Does it matter if you are aware of this delusion? Do you really need to know if demonic UFO’s (Watchers) are ramping up their forces for a final battle with the Lord? Are these “wicked alien/angelic beings” trying to embody our race? Many believe it — in fact many close to me!
You are free to believe in these kinds of fables if you want to. Even if you do believe that a race of superior giants stills walks the Earth, you can rest assured that these photographs are NOT evidence or proof. This image below was created by inserting an giant skeleton into a photo from a 1993 University of Chicago study. Notice how the shadows from the skeleton falls toward the camera, while the worker’s shadow falls due left. This suggests that the two photos where combined.
Take care to study out these schemes. “Nephilim” is not about UFOs or Aliens in our midst. Remember to focus on what was accomplished at the Cross. Truth.
Before you write me — or send me dozens more Youtube videos with all your contrary evidence – I really don’t want to give this too much more credence.
And… yes, I’ve studied this idea in detail years ago — and have read ALL the manuscripts. Listen, these “new” stories and photos have been around since 2004.The Bible does tell about giants — but not that they are demonic or another breed of humanity.
But for now, know this… Jesus totally defeated the devil on the Cross. You don’t have to worry. And… there is no generally accepted spiritual, scientific, or historical evidence that such beings are with us today! Ask yourself, how do Nephilim stories add to the value of your salvation? How do they help you impact the Kingdom for good?
But… we have old cultural legends too – hey, maybe Paul Bunyan was a Nephilim!
Lord, We lift up our eyes and give you thanks.