I would not normally comment on the Nephilim, though as I have only recently seen the widespread interest in the subject online, yet also the considerable confusion relating to it, I have reconsidered. Particularly, as they will make their presence known in the future, though in another guise – not openly as Nephilim…
I have an article written, that addresses the topic in considerable detail. Entitled Neanderthal to Nephilim; it is being edited before it is uploaded online. It will seek to support the comments I will very briefly state here.
As I am amazed at the level of interest in the Nephilim, I am equally incredulous at how many people respond [on Quora] who do not give any credence to their existence or involvement with humanity. I wonder why they are interested enough to reply if such is the case.
All issues have two sides, though I have experienced that usually only one side is right. In this matter as in many others, when the truth is finally made known, one side will be much more surprised than the other.
The Bible reveals six key points:
- The beginning of the problem began with the encounter between the Serpent and Eve.
Genesis 3:13–15 New English Translation:
‘So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.” The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you… On your belly you will crawl and dust you will eat all the days of your life. And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring…’
The Serpent is the leader of the fathers of the Nephilim; though not to be confused with Samyaza or Azazel as described in the Book of Enoch. The reference to crawling and dust, mean that these Seraph angels were now constrained in the lower dimensions of our solar system. One could say that the ‘wings were clipped.’ The hostility between the fallen Angels and mankind has been perpetual and relentless, leading to the second point.
2. Certain beings known as the Sons of God [Job 1:6] or Angels or Watchers decided to leave their first estate or habitation, the spiritual realm [1 Peter 3:19] and dwell with human women [Genesis 6:1-4].
Jude 1:6 English Standard Version
‘And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day…’
The reason for this decision, as well as the encounter in the Garden of Eden, is involved and complicated; warranting a fuller discussion.
3. The result of this union of spirit and physical flesh was the offspring known as Nephilim. These beings were the mighty men of renown and giants – demi-gods and Titans. Nephilim has a number of meanings which I will leave for now, though the main definition is that they are fallen ones, like their fathers. The dark Angels that came to Earth are not the Nephilim. Their children are the Nephilim.
4. Misnomer number one – the Nephilim were all killed in the Flood. They were not. See Numbers 13.33 and Genesis 6:4.
Some propose there was a second irruption of Angels on the earth to explain the Nephilim and Elioud giants in the post-diluvian age. I would concur as the story of Lot in Sodom corroborates this, as well as the apostle Peter in 2 Peter 2:4–6.
Angels returning to Earth became an issue after the Flood in the land of Canaan [Genesis 14:1–9] and particularly in the five cities of the plain located at the northern tip of the Dead Sea: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Bela [Zoar]. Four of the five cities were destroyed circa 1878 BCE [Deuteronomy 29:23] because Angel and human interaction had gotten to a tipping point [Genesis 19:23–25]. Zoar escaped retribution because Lot requested to flee there.
This accounts for the seismic response and drastic action taken against these cities. Genesis 19:4–5 English Standard Version reveals:
But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. 5 And they called to Lot, “Where are the [Angels] who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” As the inhabitants of Sodom were familiar with angelic beings, they were certainly not going to miss these Angels of the Lord in their midst. The surface explanation of homosexuality is a blind; covering the more sinister activity occurring in these cities.
The Nephilim and Elioud giant issue was not eradicated by Joshua in 1400 BCE, so that it was King David who finally ended their line circa 990 BCE – 2 Samuel 21:20–22.
5. Misnomer number two – the Nephilim are sterile. They are not. See Deuteronomy 3:11 and Genesis 10:8–9. Second and third generation Nephilim are called Elioud in the Books of Enoch and Jubilees. Both non-canonical books that are mentioned in the scriptures, yet have been kept out of the Bible…
King Og the giant, is mentioned numerous times in scripture and was either a Nephil or a first generation Elioud [Deuteronomy 3:1–13, Joshua 2:10, Psalms 135:11]. Non-canonical records describe Og surviving the Flood.
6. There are beings who do not have corporal bodies, but seek to inhabit humans. They are known by many names, though commonly as demons or unclean spirits [Luke 11:24]. The Book of Enoch 15:1–12, adds that when the giants died, they lost their physical bodies to death, though their spiritual component did not die and henceforth they were called evil spirits.
As they were born on the earth or in the physical realm, they are bound to the earth to torment humankind. It is these same spirits who often respond to ouija boards and that work with Mediums; impersonating souls that have died.
An important point to understand for those who believe fallen angels are demons, is that Angels, Seraphs and Cherubs are magnificent beings of immense majesty. For after their rebellion, the fallen Angels even with their power diminished and their beauty transformed, are still too lofty and mighty to demean themselves to inhabit a human body.
A Nephil was an abomination of spirit and flesh, that though they were bigger, stronger, smarter and out lived mortal men, they still had a physical body. Their spirit was not the spirt of man [Job 32:8], but of their immortal fathers. Once their fleshly body died, their spirit lived on in an unnatural state. In this condition as a discorporate entity of energy, they seek habitation in humans to quench their spiritual thirst.
Jude 12-13 English Standard Version
‘These are hidden reefs… as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.‘
The legends and myths of giants and vampires and the drinking of human blood, find their source from the Nephilim of the antediluvian age. It is also where the doctrine of re-incarnation originates. For evil spirits have inhabited various people in different times and so are able to transfer thoughts and memories to new hosts; falsely thinking they have lived in the past.
Thus, the Annunaki gods of Sumerian inscriptions – as the fallen dark angels – would have fathered the Nephilim – the gigantic demi-gods – who are in turn instruments of theirs in their cause against humanity. This explains the various ancient king lists of gods and demi-gods that ruled extraordinary long lengths of time; as well as the ancient Egyptian’s preoccupation with mummification. The giants are also linked with the plethora of monolithic structures throughout the world, such as Stonehenge in England.
Matthew 22:30 ESV: ‘For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.’ This verse is often misleadingly quoted to support that the fallen Angels could not have procreated. The verse says that Angels do not marry like humans.
It does not say that Angels cannot be female. It does not say that Angels cannot procreate. The key, is that Angels left the spirit realm and entered the physical realm of the Earth. What they may or may not do, or can or cannot do is not applicable in the inferior environment of our world. They transcended physical laws and thus having relationships with human women was not beyond their capabilities.
Luke 20:36 ESV: ‘for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.’ This verse is also used as a proof that Angels do not die. This verse does say that Angels don’t die.
It does not say that Angels cannot be killed. Matthew 25:41 ESV: ‘Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’
Grey aliens are worth mentioning in that they exhibit tell-tale signs of demonic activity – abduction is a form of possession. The Grey alien’s body is suspiciously reminiscent of a bio-synthetic suit or covering for a being that does not have a true body.
The reptilian like appearance of the Greys also reflects their ancestry from their seraphim fathers – fiery flying serpents, or ‘fire-breathing Dragons’ [Isaiah 6:2; 14:29; Numbers 21:6; Genesis 3:1–5, 14–15; Revelation 12:1–17; 20:2].
Edited excerpt from an answer to the question posed by Marc Bloemers on Quora: What happened to the children of the Nephilim?