Who are the Nephilim?
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Question: Who are the Nephilim in the Bible? Were they GIANTS?
Answer: Your question concerns well-known scriptures to many who study God's word. The Nephilim existed before the great flood. The Bible verses that pertain to your question are in the book of Genesis:
1 Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. (Genesis 6:1-4, NASB)
Who were the "sons of God" who married women? Some believe they were demons, fallen angels who took the form of human flesh so that they could produce giants. This theory does not make any sense, since there is not place in the Bible where God calls demons his "sons." Could these sons, however, be righteous angels who, through women, produced the Nephilim? Jesus gives us the answer.
One day the self-righteous Sadducees came to Jesus with a question they hoped would entrap him and justify an arrest. They asked that if a woman had seven husbands, and no children from any of them, whose wife would she be at the resurrection of the dead. Jesus, knowing their hypocrisy (Sadducees did not believe in a resurrection) answered:
29 But Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven." (Matthew 22:29-30, NASB)