GIANTS AND SONS OF GOD [PART 1]
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.
PROOFS GIANTS WERE SONS OF ANGELS:
1. The fact that giants or beings of abnormal size in body, have lived on earth is one of the most clearly stated truths in Scripture. The Hebrew ‘nephilim’ from ‘nephil’ means giant, bully, or tyrant [Gen. 6:4; Num. 13:33]. That they were abnormal in bodily size is clear from the fact that men or Israel were ‘as grasshoppers’ in size compared to them [Num. 13:33]. The Hebrew ‘gibbor’ is also translated ‘giant’, meaning powerful, giant, mighty, or strong man [Num. 13:33; Job 16:14]. To say that these original words refer to degree of wickedness instead of size in body, is a mistake.
The Anakims were a people great and tall in body [Dt. 1:28; 2:10-11, 21; 9:2; Josh. 11:21-22; 14:12-14]. Anak himself was of giants and if he and all Anakims were so big, we can be assured the other giants were also [Numb. 13:22, 33]. The land of Ammon was a land of giants, for giants dwelled there in old time [Dt. 2:19-20]. The ‘Emims’ were also ‘great, many and tall’ as the Anakims [Dt. 2:10-11]. ‘Zamzummims’ were called giants, a people ‘great, many, and tall’ as the Anakims. They dwelled in the land of Ammon from of old [Dt. 2:19-21]. Og, king of Bashan, is described as a giant whose bedstead was of iron and about 18 ½ ft. long and 8 ft. 4 in. wide. T his is not a measurement of wickedness, but of a material bed for a giant body measuring not too far from 18 ft. tall [Dt. 3:11; Josh. 12:4; 13:12]. Bashan is called the land of the giants [Dt. 3;13].
A valley of the giants is mentioned in Josh. 15:8; 18:16. This is the same as the valley of Rephaim, the name of another branch of the giant races so often mentioned in Scripture [Gen. 14:5; 15:20; 2 Sam. 5:18, 22; 23:13; 1 Chron. 11:15; 14:9; Isa. 17:5]. The Rephaims were well known giants, but unfortunately, instead of retaining their proper name in Scripture the translators translated it ‘dead’ [Job 26:5; Ps. 88:10; Pr. 2:18; 9:18; 21:16; Isa. 14:8 26:19]: and ‘deceased’ [Isa. 26:14]. The word should have been retained as a proper name in all these places, as it is 10 times otherwise. See notes on these passages which prove giant bodies are referred to instead of great wickedness.
Rephaim is translated ‘giant’ [2 Sam. 21:16, 18, 20, 22; 1Chron. 20:4, 6, 8] and ‘giants’ [Dt. 2:11, 20; 3:11, 13; Josh. 12:4; 13:12; 15:8; 18:16]. The p h r a s e ‘remnant of the giants’ in Dt. 3:11; Josh. 12:4; 13:12 should be ‘remnant of the Rephaims, for there were many nations of giants other than the Rephaims who filled the whole country trying to contest God’s claim on the promised land. They are listed as: Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaims, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, Jebusites, Hivites, Anakims, Emims, Horims, Avims, Zamummims, Caphtorims, and Nephilim [Gen. 6:4; 14:5-6; 15:19-21; Ex. 3:8, 17; 23:23; Dt. 2:10-12, 20-23; 3:11-13; 7:1; 20:17; Josh. 12:4-8; 13:3; 15:8; 17:15; 18:16]. Og was of the remnant of Rephaims, not the remnant of all other giant nations [Dt. 3:11; Josh. 12:4; 13:12.
All these giant nations came from a union of the sons of God [fallen angels] and daughter of men after the flood. Beings of great stature, some of them even had 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot and carried spears weighing from 10-25 lbs. [2 Sam. 21:2 Sam.16-22; 1 Chr. 20:4-8]. Goliath whom David slew wore a coat of armour weighing 196 lbs. and was about 13 ft. tall [1 Sam. 17:4-6]. It is entirely possible that the pyramids of Egypt, the giant cities of Bashan and other huge monuments of construction will remain an unsolved mystery until they are accepted as the result of labor and skill by fallen-angel fathers.
The revelations we have of giants, in Scripture gives us a true picture of what Greek mythology tries in vain to give. Ours is an accurate account because divinely inspired. Mythology is the outgrowth of traditions, memories, and legends telling of the acts of the supernatural fathers and their giant off-spring – the perverseness and corruption in transmission of actual facts concerning these mighty beings. The fact that giants were partly of supernatural origin made it easy for men to regard them as gods.
2. The fact that Rephaim have no resurrection [Isa. 26:14] proves the reality of giants and that they were not ordinary men. All ordinary men are to be resurred [Jn. 5:28-29]; therefore, giants must be a different class from pure Adamites. Isaiah makes it clear that ‘the dead’ [Hebrew, Rephaim] are now in hell [Isa. 14:9]. Solomon confirms the same in Pr. 2:18; Pr. 9:18; Pr. 21:16 where the word ‘dead’ is ‘Rephaim’ in the Hebrew Bible. See notes Isa. 26:12, 19.
3. The fact that giants came only from unions of sons of God and daughters of men proves that their fathers were not ordinary men of the Adamite stock. No such monstrosities have been nor can be produced from a union of any ordinary men and woman, regardless of how righteous the father is or how wicked the mother is. Many converted men who are ‘sons of God in the sense of adoption and righteousness through Christ’, have been married to unconverted women, and no such offspring the size of Bible giants has ever resulted from these unions. If, as some teach, giants were born of such unions why do not such marriages produce that kind of offspring today? Why did this happen in every case then and in no case today?
4. God’s law of reproduction from the beginning has been ‘everything after his own kind’. It was not possible then, that giants could be produced by men and women [Gen. 1:11-12, 21, Gen. 24-25; Gen. 8:19] of ordinary size. It took the supernatural element, the purpose and power of Satan and his angels to make offspring of such extra size within the human species. After the variation of the species, which had to do with size only, and when giants had come into being, they then produced others of like size instead of ordinary sized men [Num. 13:33; 2 Sam. 21:16, 18, 20, 22; 1 Chr. 20:4-8].
5. NO. 5 – PART TWO CONTINUED.
– Dake Annotated Reference Bible: page 62.