I want to offer you my book, Nephilim In A Nutshell. It starts out with the basics to give you an understanding of the giants (nephilim) from the bible, ancient documents and a historical accounts. Please feel free to contact us and order your copy for whatever donation you decide.
I have included the first chapter here.
N E P H I L I M I N A N U T S H E L L
Giants I Know, But What’s A Nephilim
Nephilim? What’s a (pronounced neff-el-lim) nephilim? When we think of giants, we think of fairytales, cheesy Hollywood movies, and stories of mythology, legends and lore. But according to the Bible we will see that giants once existed upon the face of this earth. The first time this word is used can be found in the book of Genesis.
Genesis 6:4 (KJV)
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.
The word giants in this passage of Scripture is translated as the word nephilim. This word is defined as “a feller, meaning one who has fallen, a bully or tyrant and a giant.” Combined, these original words refer to their degree of wickedness and not just their physical size.
Another verse tells of the men of Israel who spied out the land. When they saw the giants, they felt like they were the size of grasshoppers compared to their stature.
The word giant is also translated as powerful, giant, mighty, or strong man.
Numbers 13:33 (KJV)
And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Here we see that the giants reproduced other giants. In this verse, we see hat these giants were the sons of Anak, who was also the son of a giant. In the scriptures you will see several verses that read
“sons of the giant” and “born to the giant” or “children of the giant“. These verses prove that giants had the ability to offspring.
The Message translation really clarifies this verse and brings a broader, deeper understanding of what this passage is trying to convey.
Numbers 13:33 (MSG)
Why, we even saw the Nephilim giants (the Anak giants come from the Nephilim). Alongside them we felt like grasshoppers. And they looked down on us as if we were grasshoppers.”
All Anakims were giants but not all giants are Anakims. But for now, let’s bring a little more validation concerning the nephilim from the Anakim clan.
Deuteronomy 2:10-11 (KJV)
10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; 11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.
Here we see that the nephilim were called by different names according to regions or tribes. This gives credence to giants being mentioned in different writings but with different names. The New Living Translation brings a more clearer picture to this verse.
Deuteronomy 2:10-11 (NLT)
10 (A race of giants called the Emites had once lived in the area of Ar. They were as strong and numerous and tall as the Anakites, another race of giants. 11 Both the Emites and the Anakites are also known as the Rephaites, though the Moabites call them Emites.
There are other words defined from this word but the purpose of this book is to introduce it to you in a nutshell fashion, to give you a foundation in the study of the nephilim. There are a vast number of books available about the nephilim that will take you deeper in understanding this topic. For now, I simply desire to give you a basic intro to help you become familiar with this forgotten and ignored subject by the church and the world alike.
Not only does the Bible validate the existence of these beings, but so do numerous other ancient texts from around the world. One noted Jewish historian, Josephus, gave testimony of their existence in following statements.
Antiquities Book 1 chapter 3:1
…For many angels of God accompanied with women, and begat sons that proved unjust, and despisers of all that was good, on account of the confidence they had in their own strength; for the tradition is, that these men did what resembled the acts of those whom the Grecians call giants. But Noah was very uneasy at what they did; and being displeased at their conduct, persuaded them to change their dispositions and their acts for the better: but seeing they did not yield to him, but were slaves to their wicked pleasures, he was afraid they would kill him, together with his wife and children, and those they had married; so he departed out of that land.
In this historic account, we see the real reason for the flood of Noah’s time. The children of these angelic fathers and terrestrial mothers, the nephilim (giants) introduced sin, debauchery and perversions that corrupted mankind. Why all of this transpired we will discuss in another chapter.
Another interesting account given by Josephus tells of another way they met their demise.
Antiquities Book 1 chapter 9
These kings had laid waste all Syria, and overthrown the offspring of the giants.
The age of the nephilim was coming to an end as men began to vanquish them from the face of the earth. By this we also begin to see why God instructed the children of Israel to kill off everything in some places and not in others. There was a mixing of bloodlines and genetics not ordained by God. God had something to say about that.
Leviticus 19:19 (KJV)
Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
God did not permit mingled or hybrid seeds as evidenced in this verse. The nephilim was the product of breaking that commandment. Celestial (angelic) seed and terrestrial ( human, of this earth) seed mixed together. Later, this will explain why He banished the spirits of the nephilim from heaven.
Additionally, it is also recorded in history that the Romans fought races of giants as well. That is how they utilized the phalanx and other formations of attack. Again, to keep this in a nutshell, I will cover this lightly and encourage you to explore this further on your own.
If I may, I would like to show you another fascinating historic account written by Josephus tells of the Israelites continual battle with the nephilim and a description of their physiology.
Antiquities Book 5 chapter 3
3. For which reason they removed their camp to Hebron; and when they had taken it, they slew all the inhabitants. There were till then left the race of giants, who had bodies so large, and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were surprising to the sight, and terrible to the hearing. The bones of these men are still shown to this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men.
But surprisingly very few people are aware of this. This forgotten facet of our history holds answers to many of the mysteries that we find around the globe that defy explanation. Ancient structures of massive cut stones artistically put together around the world without explanation.
To think that races of giants once lived on the face of this planet certainly sounds too incredible to believe, but for centuries now we have uncovered the skeletons of what appears to be humanoid in shape starting around 9 feet and even taller. Even stranger than this is the fact that the scientific community has chosen to remain silent on the subject and evidences of these finds have been kept secret or hidden? It sounds like a conspiracy theory for an elaborate movie plot, but the evidences that we do have is irrefutable.
But, this does leads to some very interesting questions. Where did they come from? What happened to them? Where are they now? Do they still exist today?
Can someone please tell me why this isn’t taught in schools and churches? And, those who do venture forth are considered heretical or nuts, or both. Welcome to the nutshell.