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The Nephilim, Giants of Genesis 6
Part 1
Giant Bones Found
…Giants in those days…”
Presented by Your servant, Dan Baxley

What a subject, right out of the pages of fables and fairy tales.  “Fe-fi-fo-fum, I smells the blood of a English man”.   Children’s story books coming to life as fact, possibly inspired by something from the past, from a world before this one?  Nah, not really.  The inspiration for the giants of story book land in childhood fantasy books may have come from the Hebrew Bible, or tales told by ancient holy men but the idea that there were giant humans of a class known as the Nephilim, or “giants”, as a species spawned by the Angels of Heaven having sexual relations with human women is, to say the least, nuts.   

Now you know where I stand and if this is not the answer you are looking for then I guess you will stop reading right here.  If, however, you are looking for the truth and want to see through the fog of religions then keep reading.

This will be a very brief, common sense, approach.  Hopefully this will answer the question about the “giants” of Genesis 6.  These giants were pre-flood and for some reason the false teachings surrounding these beings seems to have carried over to this side of the Great Flood.  These “giants” of old, the “Nephilim” as some like to call them, for romantic purposes, are connected by the false teachings with the family of giants that lived in Canaan around the time King David killed one of the brothers, Goliath, and whose family was eventually destroyed by faithful soldier/killers under King David’s command.  Once David has slain Goliath the fear of these very tall men subsided and others set about going after them.  These “Nephilim”, however, cannot be, or have anything to do with the pre-flood “giants” of Genesis 6.  For one thing, it was only Noah and his family that came over from the flood.  This family of giants in Canaan was an anomaly – freaks of nature, so to speak.  They were unusually large but even today we have records of individuals of similar stature, and from all the records from the time of King David to now, there has never been a family like this one since.  Putting on your common sense thinking cap -- You would think that if the Nephilim, prior to the flood, managed to make it over to this side there would be far more of them than that.  Also, if they were truly offspring from a union between spirit angels and human women then they would be ruling the world, right?  Instead we find that these giant people were very vulnerable – apparently their size impeded their ability to move quickly and while they were fearsome to look at they were clumsy.  You see, gravity plays a part in all we do.  If you are too big gravity pulls you down all the more.  There is a limit to the size a human being can become without becoming handicapped.

Imagine giant people of 24 feet tall, or maybe even 240 feet tall.  Just give it a little thought and you will see, in your mind’s eye how impossible this would be.   Well, that is what the teachers of this outlandish tale want you to believe.  They go the Book of Enoch, as though it is scripture, when it is nothing more than a collection of Jewish fables and fairy tales, even then the real source of this, so called, long lost book, is questionable.   

I don’t need to quote all of the books nor all of the sources to make sense of all this.  You can go on the internet and find all sorts of false sources attempting to fool the gullible into believing “giant humans”, as tall as – well a building, as tall as a 2/3 a football field is long.  The pictures you will find on the internet, however do not show any creatures of man anywhere near this height.  No, the pictures on the internet are much more believable, say, 12 to 24 feet.  

This unbelievable stature of 240 feet comes from the Book of Enoch, a fantasy book with its origins in the Jewish myths and fables of old.  This is easy to check out but, like I said before, this is a common sense article, not a day dreaming, wishful thinking, or an misplaced desire to prove the bible is right, when it says “…there were giants in the earth in those days…”.  There will always be gullible people – I have been duped myself and it is a hard thing to admit being fooled, sometimes more than once.  What the teachers of this fantasy and fable do, however, is twist our Father and His Son’s words to make it all work, to make a lie appear as the truth, and for what?  In the end they make religious people that are sincerely seeking to prove the Holy Bible as truthful look like a bunch of fools.  

If you will read the Scriptures in Genesis 6, concerning the mentioning of the “giants” you will see plainly that the context in no wise says that these “giants” are the offspring of the “Sons of God”.   Read it for yourself, read it carefully and purge what you have heard from others so that the fog of false religion will lift from your mind.  If you have difficulty with this then ask our Heavenly Father to lift the fog from your brain and you will then clearly see what it says.  It says – fog of falsehood lifting, can you feel it – it says that “…in those days…”  What days, in what days?  The days that the Sons of God began marrying the daughters of men, daughter of common men, men outside of their own religion outside of their worship of YaHWeH as God.  The “sons of God”, in those days, as today, were followers of their Creator YaHWeH.   Just as today the “sons and daughters of God are followers of the Heavenly Father and His Son, YaHshua.  

(Gen 4:26)  And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the Name of YaHWeH.

(Joel 2:32)  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of YaHWeH shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as YaHWeH has said, and in the remnant whom YaHWeH shall call.

(Rom 10:13)  For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.

With this in mind we can figure out that there was a time in the world before that believers, like today, began to call on His Holy Name, and these would have been called, “sons of God”.  Something went wrong, very wrong and it led to the destruction of the entire world.  From the Context of Genesis 6 and 7 we see the beginning of the end began with these “sons of God” breaking from their resolve to remain spiritually pure and began to intermarry with the common people, the pagans and idolaters.  Forget about the fantasy that Spirit beings, we know as Angels, began taking wives and marrying them.  Using common sense, again, ask yourself, why would such powerful beings want to bother with putrid, decaying humans?  It would be one thing for super beings to go around raping the best of the best of human women, but to marry them?  Marriage demands commitment, vows of service and loyalty.  Using your common senses again, consider – if these Angels from Heaven, were the rebel angels that tried to take over the Heavenly Throne why would they bother with “marriage” to a lowly creature of the flesh?  Let’s assume for one brief moment that this actually happened, so why don’t we see this same thing today?  Also, as in previous articles and studies I have demonstrated that if these “sons of God” in Genesis 6 were the “fallen angels” of the rebellion, they would not be called “sons of God”, no, indeed, if anything they would be called “demons”, not sons.  
Back to the bones being found the world over.  First, there are no Giant bones of humans being found – it is a Hoax.  That’s right, a Hoax, a big fat lie, a joke and if you buy into it then you deserve to be the fool.  Since I wrote my first article on this subject ( more information has been picked up and even the prestigious magazine, National Geographic’s, has published details of this Hoax.  The internet, however, continues to proliferate in the trafficking of this lie as some pretty ingenious people push this tale.  Some of the reasons for this hoax is to make religious people look foolish, and still another side is some ignorant endeavor to prove the Holy Bible is right – some twisted view that Genesis 6 really is talking about giant offspring appearing because of the spirit world angels cohabiting with human women.  Either way it is ridiculous and a lie, but don’t believe me, go to the National Geo. Site --

I did some calculations from some of the images posted on YouTube and found the images of some of the bones would have belonged to individuals in excess of 24 feet tall.  When you look at some of the faked photos you will notice that these supposed left over remains are in the same proportions as we.  Hum, makes you wonder, doesn’t it?  A human of that stature would have abnormalities very similar to those people today that reach nearly, and only, 9 feet tall.  But, you might argue, these were the progeny of super beings, and would have been like Hercules of the Greek myths.  Even in the Greek myths they were not stupid enough to make Hercules over 20 feet tall.  Such a monstrous man could only exist in the minds of men and the idea that spirit beings from outer space would come and ravenous human women is but some kind of perverted idea, a perverted, romantic, idea that down plays and cheapens the birth of our Savior, YaHshua.  
If Angels of Heaven have this ability to copulate with flesh and blood women and create super beings, or “giants” then what happened just over 2,000 years ago with the birth of our Savior would mean very little as this is something Satan and his gang have been able to do all along, but for some strange reason they quit that kind of activity.  Maybe they did not like going through divorce court and losing everything to the woman?  Common sense, that is all you need to determine if this teaching is true or not.  

Look again at the context of Genesis 6 and you will see that the offspring did become men of renowned, not literal giants, or Nephilim.  Read it again and you will see that at the time these children were becoming great, kings, men of renown, there were – there were giants on the earth.  This could very well mean the dinosaurs.  There is no denying the bones of these “giant” animals.  To have dinosaurs roaming the earth at that time does not, however, fit in with evolutionary thought.  We do not need to be troubled by that, though, as the thinking of evolution is changing yearly, which only goes to show they do not know what they think they know.  Right now the latest theory being pushed is the idea of “spontaneous” creation.   Proponents of this theory say that certain species, like man, just suddenly appear, spontaneously, through a process no one quite understands yet, but is the best explanation for the missing links, of which, not one has been found.  The bone yard of the earth should be littered with the bones of the in-between, the half this and half that, or the one third this and two thirds that, but instead only mutations of the same species, no change from one creature to another, no evidence of a living being coming from a stone.  Anyway, while the bones of giant animals have been discovered and put on display you will not find one “Nephilim” on display, only in the minds of men, and on YouTube with the hoaxers run rampant and the gullible fall prey.  Be sure and read the National Geo article on this, and if you have fallen prey to this kind of deception and have awoken from your dream do not feel bad, you are not alone.  There are some really smart people that have fallen for this hoax, and the why of it escapes me – well not really, I guess, for if there is a Devil and devils, and they are “deceivers” and “liars” and the fathers of liars and deceivers – well that would explain it.  Such rebellious beings, from another world, the spirit world would be willing and even desirous of making the Birth of our Christ and Saviour, YaHshua, out to be nothing more than business as usual.

The birth of our Savior YaHshua is and was a big deal, and it was something only our Heavenly Father could have done.  Angels, least of all rebel angels, could never have this level of creative powers.  They cannot create themselves.  It might be a desire of the “fallen” but it is not possible and if it were we would have been warned in advance.  Alien abductions?  Aliens sneaking into the bed rooms of women and having their way with them?  You have heard the stories, right?  Maybe in a few years we will be hearing about Aliens taking women to Las Vegas so they can marry them.  When you say it like that it does not sound so romantic does it?  Why would fallen angels or UFO aliens bother.  Obviously the UFO aliens are not the Angels of Genesis, because they are not marrying humans.  This is all tongue in cheek, of course, and at the expense of those having fallen for such nonsense.  Nonsense – means – no sense to it and there isn’t, other than to make the Birth of our Savior look bad, to degrade the “Virgin birth” of YaHshua, our Savior.  

I do pray you wake up and stop the insanity.  Being spiritual does not mean believing every movie fantasy that comes along.  Just because some famous and much admired Christian leader believes the moon is made of cheese does not make it so.  You, as an individual believer have the responsibility to question anyone that is teaching you anything about the Word.  You have the right and responsibility to challenge and make sure what you are hearing or reading is true, and not just some fables of fiction written or produced for profit.  You are responsible for your own salvation and as such you should take all things Biblical serious.  Prove what is true and what is not, even separating the truth itself is sometimes necessary.  What?  Think you can’t do it?  Most likely it is because you feel you do not have the time, or are just lazy and prefer to be spoon fed when you should be cutting your own steak.  It is time for someone to be the adult around here and to stop crawling and start walking in the word of truth.  Asking our Heavenly Father for wisdom and He is please to give it to you, not the wisdom of this world, so much, but spiritual wisdom.  

The question was asked by a reader – “Where did the bones we see of the Giants posted on YouTube come from, can you tell me that?”  At first this question seemed like a challenge, and it was, but I think the person asking was not being belligerent, but actually wanted to know.  So, I told them, Yes, I do know where they came from.  The originated out of a photo contest, and if you read the National Geo article you will see it all right there.  Now since then others have joined in on this hoax, and some liars have even added to the confusion by claiming they were present when the photos were take.  It seems some will do anything, or say anything in order of supporting their own desires or wishes or imaginations – some are just liars and the truth is not and never will be in them.  Use your common sense and it if smells like a dead fish then it most likely is a dead fish.  

(Gen 6:4)  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. NIV – 1984  

Note: Reading this verse correctly and you will see how it is twisted by some to say something else.  Please notice, that “in those days”that is the days these “sons of god” went to the “daughters of men”, there were “giants”, or Nephilim, as the Hebrew says.  Nephilim, giants, basically the same thing but many want to make more of this and call the Nephilim the offspring, or the children of the “sons of god” mentioned here, but it does not say that, it says that in those days these giants, or nephilim existed.  This may be nothing more than the mentioning of dinosaurs roaming the earth, “in those days”.  Next we have the “they were heroes of old…” and by taking this remark out of context some make this out to mean that it was the giants, or the Nephilim that were the “heroes”, but notice, what follows this, “…men of renown.”  Men, not angels, not Nephilim, not some hybrid monstrosity, but MEN and so we know this is talking about the “sons of god” – it is the “sons of God”, believers, calling on the Name of YaHWeH, that are these “men “ of renown, “heroes of old”.  Recall that during the time of Seth and the rise of some righteous men who began to call on the Name or God –

(Gen 4:26)  And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the Name YaHWeH.

This would be many hundreds of years before the event described in Genesis 6, and would allow for these men to be called “men of old”.   From this we now know that these “men of old” had become famous and recognized as heroes, which means men that accomplished much, conquered much, warriors of renown -- kings.   These “men”, not angels, became famous and as kings taking dominion over others it then opens up the way of bonding two opposing types of humanity together by marriage.  Certainly we are told these “men” of old recognized that the woman of those they subdued – we can assume this because of past history, such as that of King Solomon, a son of god, a King of Israel, of a people calling on the Name of YaHWeH.  Once these “men of old”, these famous heroes, had stepped over this line, allowing pagan influence into their house then we read from Genesis 6 on through chapter 7 what happened it is all happened to MEN, not angels.  Read it for yourself and you will find not one reference to angels in this extreme punishment.  The flood falls on “men” and what they have done and are doing.  Noah escapes because he is the last of the “men of renown”, from the faithful line of Seth, calling on the one true God, YaHWeH.  After Noah the knowledge of YaHWeH would be lost so our Lord and Savior puts an end to this madness and saves Noah and his family only.  Nothing is said about the sons of Noah being pure in spirit and worship, not even his wife, only Noah is said to be pure and because of him his family gets to share in his salvation.

If this purity of generations is to mean race also, then we can accept that without prejudice.  Using common sense again let us think about creating a species of flesh and calling it man, then let’s suppose we want different kinds of man, the same but different in appearance, color, customs, etc.  We would be proud of our creation of all these different races of people and love them as our very own creation, wouldn’t we?  Then someone comes along and decides you have done it all wrong and all of these racial differences should not exist, so you convince everyone of these different people that they should join together for the common good, even for political reasons, and blend the races together into a racial pot that in the end would pour out as one single race, a blend of all races.  What then has this done to your original creation and your original intent?  Maybe from this view we can see why the Creator of all we see, of all mankind and of all the different races, became so angry.  
Let’s take a look at a few more translation concerning this time of the “giants”.  Nephilim sounds so much more mysterious, doesn’t it?  And that is why the teachers of this lie like to use it – Nephilim, Nephilim, Nephilim.

(Gen 6:4)  The nephilim were in the earth in those days, and even afterwards when the sons of the Elohim came in to the daughters of the men, and they gave birth to them; they were the heroes who existed from ancient time, men of renown.  HRB (Hebrew Roots Bible)

(Gen 6:4)  The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. ESV (English Standard Version)

(Gen 6:4)  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.  KJV

[This is Genesis, remember, written after the fact and we have the HRB and the KJV both telling us it was the children of this illicit union of believers with non-believers that became “mighty men”, or it was by this union the “sons of God” became “mighty men” – either way it is not talking about Giant humans as offspring, becoming men (?) of renown, that is a fantasy being taught by men with wild imaginations, and men wanting to sell you stuff]

Nephilim:  H5303 – Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary --
ephi^yl  nephil
nef-eel', nef-eel'
From H5307; properly, a feller, that is, a bully or tyrant: - giant.

A bully, a tyrant?  Notice, no mention of angels not even “fallen angels” – no angels, only “men” are discussed – the whole context of Chapter 7 and 8 is about MEN, not angels.  “Giant” is a more appropriate translation in the English and examining what is being mentioned, ever so briefly in Genesis 6:4, is that these “fellers”, these “bullies”, these giants were roaming the earth in “those days”.  These titles could well be applied to the dinosaurs – giant animals pushing their way around the tropical forests, etc.  It really does not fit too well as a reference to “angel babies” unless you do some twisting of the scriptures as some do and turn these “giants” into something else entirely – actually, it is not the twisting of scripture it is the pure and simple fantasy of the mind.  Men of renown, heroes, really?  Men to be admired and followed are usually not called bullies, or tyrants, or fellers – fellers as in making things fall – these fellers or bullies are not called the children.  The men spoke of here, however, in the context, are men of “renown”, they are called “MIGHTY MEN” and seem to have been admired and never once called the “children of angels”.  Certainly men of renown can become monsters, as the case with men like Hitler, but he was no “Nephilim”, he began his career of murder as a much loved and adored man – then again, he did exhibit demon like qualities in his later years, didn’t he.  

Solomon, for me, explains it all.  Read in your own bible the full account of what happened with Solomon and you will clearly see a “man” of renown falling to paganism brought about by his lust for women outside of his race and religion – it is not so much about race as faith – many of Israel had wives and a history of relatives connected to people not of the same race, even in our Savior’s line there is a Moabite woman – it is not about race but about your FAITH, your religion and whom you worship as the one and only God.  He, Solomon, brought pagan worship back into the house of Israel and to please his many wives he erected pagan worship symbols all over Israel and even set up idols in the Temple of YaHWeH.  He started out as a favorite King, much loved, a king of prosperity falling into the depths of paganism that led to the forgetting of the one True God, YaHWeH.  He is even recorded as sacrificing at the altar of Baal and Asherah the fertility goddess, all to please his wives.  He is the example of a Son of God marrying outside of his faith and being influenced to his fall and the fall of Israel.  Israel at this time in history was very, very religious, having followed the lead of their King and accepted every God known to man into their lives – yes, they were very religious.  After Solomon’s death one evil king after another rose up and it was not long before no one even knew who YaHWeH was, not until Josiah, when the Book of Moses was found in the Temple while a remodel was going on to expand and make room for another statue of another god.  Yes, they were still using the Temple, cluttering it with one statue of wood and of stone representing one false god after another.  Solomon was a son of God, a chosen King of Israel, he was no son of any fallen angel, although, he acted like it in his later years.  

Peace to you all.  
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