Were giants really in the Bible

Who were the “giants” mentioned in the Bible? [closed]

The phrase "sons of God" appears four times in the Old Testament, twice in Genesis, and twice in the book of Job. Job's passages are clearly angels, so in the context of the Old Testament, Genesis references should be understood as angels first, unless there are sufficient reasons to rule it out.

Angels have the ability to take human form (see Genesis 19: 5-8). In the case of these fallen angels, they apparently took on human form, including optimized human DNA that is encoded for extreme size and aggressiveness. Angels in heaven do not marry, but it does not mean that they are unable to assume human form and marry. God's angels who did not rebel have no use or need for human women, so they do not marry. Human women are said to correspond to the human man created in the image of God, and this explains their attraction to the fallen angels who were themselves created as "sons of God". (Man and woman together are God's image; but man is the direct image while woman is an indirect image according to 1 Corinthians 11: 7.)

These giants are called "men" in Genesis and elsewhere, indicating that God considered them human, treated them, and judged them accordingly, regardless of their satanic origins.

The groups listed by Moses in Deuteronomy are known for their size. Og was a remnant of these groups, and his bed was about 13.5 feet long and 6 feet wide. This would make him roughly twice the size of an ordinary person today. Today this cannot be explained by the giant, since the giant is debilitating and does not lead to "powerful men". These giants were superior athletes.

The spies describe the sons of Anak as tall (if exaggerated) and claim that they are "Nephilim". So the spies interpret the Nephilim in Genesis as giants in terms of size. If they were twice the size of normal men, as Og's bed seems to show, then their fear and comparisons are understandable (though they are inexcusable in the face of God's power).

After the flood, 5 giant tribes are mentioned in the Bible: Emims, Zamzummims, Horims, Avims and Rephaims. They lived around Canaan. According to Genesis 6: 4, they were made just like the Nephilim before the Flood. Emims, Horims, and Rephaims (possibly also the Zamzummims) were defeated in the first wave of the Chedorlaomer invasion in Genesis 14: 5-6 before he was defeated by Abraham. The number of giants was weakened by this attack. Later the Emims were exterminated from Ar by the Moabites, the Zamzummims by the Ammonites in Ammon, the Horims by Esau driven out of Mount Seir and the Avims by the Caphtorites. Caphtor was a descendant of Mizraim (Hamitic, from Egypt). According to Josephus, their cities were destroyed in the Ethiopian War and so they emigrated to Phillistia, where they met and defeated the Avims.

The Rephaims included Og and the Anakim, the sons of Anak, who was a son of Arba. Arba himself may have been one of the first post-flood hybrids since his father is not quoted. These were defeated by the Isrealites when they invaded the promised land.

Joshua 11:22 says that there were giants left in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod. This explains the later appearance of Goliath from Gath. Goliath was about 9.5 feet tall. A few generations away from Og's height of about 13.5 feet, the original hybrids were likely the largest, and their offspring got smaller as they crossed.

Jude verse 6 refers to the punishment of angels; The judgment of some angels is reserved for the end in Revelation 12: 7-8.

Matthew 22:30 Jesus said that God's angels in heaven do not get married. He said nothing about what the devil's angels (see Rev 12: 7-8) do when they are on earth.

Genesis 6: 4 states that there were "giants in those days and after," and identifies this as the result of the crossing mentioned above. The post-flood giants include 5 tribes mentioned in the Bible. It is highly unlikely that the crossing of believers and unbelievers would produce giants after the Flood. If the production of giants required a daughter of Cain and a son of Seth, a daughter of Cain would have to have married a son of Noah. If that son was Ham, then all of Ham's sons should be giants. The giant tribes lived around the Canaanites, but none of them are listed in Genesis 10 as descendants of Canaan or Ham or anyone else. This is best explained by the idea that they were created by hybridization between fallen angels and humans, that is, their male descent was not from a son of Noah.

David Stratton

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