Who were nephilim? Were the nephilim extraterrestrials?

Hebrew: Nephilim, meaning “violent” or “causing to fall” (Gen. 6:4). These were the violent tyrants of those days, those who fell upon others. The word may also be derived from a root signifying “wonder,” and hence “monsters” or “prodigies.” In (Num. 13:33) this name is given to a Canaanitish tribe, a race of large stature, "the sons of Anak." The Revised Version, in these passages, simply transliterates the original, and reads “Nephilim.”

Some have claimed that the “sons of God” and/or the Nephilim of Genesis 6:4 were aliens.

The Bible, the revealed written Word of God teaches that life is only possible through a process of creation. Even if there were other galaxies with planets very similar to earth, life could only be there if the Creator had fashioned it. If God had done that, and if these beings were going to visit us one day, then He would surely not have left us unenlightened about this.

Some have claimed that the nephilim, or the “sons of God,” both mentioned in Genesis 6:2-4, were aliens. This is a wild extension of a common view that the “sons of God” who married the “daughters of men” were fallen angels, and that the nephilim were products of those “marriages.”

“Sons of God” is clearly used of angels in Job 38:7. The Septuagint (LXX) here translates “sons of God” as “angels of God.” This need not mean that evil angels, or demons, actually cohabited with women—Jesus made it clear that angels do not engage in sexual activities, at least not angels in heaven (Matthew 22:30). Nevertheless, evil angels on earth could have used the bodies of ungodly men, by demonic possession, to achieve their evil purpose of producing an evil generation of people (Genesis 6:12).

There are other reasonable suggestions as to the identity of the “sons of God” and the Nephilim. Interestingly, the word nephilim is only used here and in Numbers 13:33, where it clearly refers to the descendants of Anak, who were big people, but still people. Furthermore, “sons of God” is not used exclusively of angels—the children of Israel are called “the sons of the living God” in Hosea 1:10 (see also Psalm 73:15; 80:17).

In the last days, fallen angels will mingle with mankind:

I know this one is going to be controversial, but there is a scriptural basis for this, as seen in Luke 17:26: And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

A careful examination of what was going on in Noah's day seems to suggest fallen angels were somehow mingling with mankind.

Genesis 6:4: 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.

If so, one of God's motives in destroying mankind at the flood may have been Satan and his fallen angels, in an attempt to save themselves from His judgment, were trying to taint the bloodline that would lead to the birth of Christ.

We find Noah was spared from destruction for three reasons as seen in Genesis 6:9. They are as follows:

1) Noah was a just man.

2) Noah was perfect in his generations (note this reference to his bloodline being pure).

3) Noah walked with God.

So nephilim weren't extra terrestrial they were inhabitants on the earth.They aren't aliens.
God destroyed the earth with a flood at the time of Noah because there were evil men who were born of fallen angels and women.They were giants.
Actually Satan had a big idea.He was the one to provoke his crew(Fallen Angels) to have a illegal relationship with the women on earth.
What is his idea behind that act? wait for my next post.

There is an interesting fact behind these giants.These giants had again emerged after the flood and were ruled by a mighty king he was the first to establish a kingdom on this earth.

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  1. Did that prediction, "as it was...so shall it be" really refer to the Nephilim or to the business as usual attitude that people would have when Jesus suddenly returns ("..eating..giving in marraige..")? It may be that such a thing happens but looking at the context, I'm not sure that it needs to.

    For a look at how the Neophilim might have affected Noah's day, see the novel, google "The Ninth Generation".

  2. Hi, sorry I really laughed at the title of this post, but what I read enlightened me a lot. I love reading and studying the word of God, I hope to have this kind of creativity to express myself in my blogs about God and the Bible too. Have a wonderful weekend!