The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim: The Untold Story of Fallen Angels, Giants on the Earth, and Their Extraterrestrial Origins The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim question

Who are the Nephilim and why are they in the Bible?
Scott Roberts Scott (last edited Dec 19, 2012 03:19PM ) Dec 19, 2012 03:19PM
I am curious to know what YOU think about the Nephilim?

Judeo-Christianity says they existed, but disagree amongst themselves as to whether they were human, angelic or something else heavenly.

Skeptics say they are pure fiction and mythology.

Science says they are a product of human development of mythology and religion.

What do YOU have to say...?

There is no evidence to support the claim that nephilim exist(ed), at least not in the way religions have defined what they are. Humans are creative story tellers and often a particular story will have sticking power. The stories don't have to be religious (ie. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) though adding religion into the story can make it extra sticky (such as the biblical talking serpent, talking donkey, cockatrice, unicorns, witchcraft, etc.)

David (last edited Jul 19, 2014 07:47PM ) Jul 19, 2014 07:43PM   0 votes
The Nephilim were the children of The Watchers/Elohim/Angels [200 hundred in all] who lusted after human women, well human women are hot, and gave up heaven, and were then forbidden to return, in order to marry them and have children. Their children were the Nephilim--they were sometimes described as the great men of old [Gilgamesh may have been one], but they were also described as evil, maneating, giants [300 cubits or 450 feet tall]. The Flood was sent to wipe them out.

To learn more about these you should start with The Book of Enoch, but it is an apocryphal text and so not part of 'The Bible'. Some writers argue about them from a Jewish perspective, some from a Christian, but The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim and Sitchin's Earth Chronicle series say The Watchers were aliens from the planet Tiamat and the Nephilim were their children fathered on human women.

If you are interested in them please start with The Book of Enoch; then read the many many commentaries.

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