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:
"Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
"And the Lord said, 'My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.'
"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." (Genesis 6:1-4, NKJV throughout unless stated)
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:
"'You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. For in the resurrection THEY NEITHER MARRY NOR ARE GIVEN IN MARRIAGE, but are like angels of God in heaven.'" (Matthew 22:29-30)