Long before the flood that devastated mankind, according to Biblical sources, a group of angels, the sons of God, came down to the earth. These “fallen angels”, as they are often referred to, rebelled against God. They taught mankind the secret arts, sharing with us knowledge that was reserved for the Gods. They had intercourse with the women on our planet, fathering semi-divine offspring. The acts of these “fallen angels” caused the earth and its inhabitants to become defiled and impure. Our corruption and wickedness was so great in God’s eyes the he decided to destroy all of the inhabitants of earth with a flood. Over the years an ongoing debate has emerged surrounding the byproduct of the untoward union between the sons of God and the daughters of men. In many circles it is believed that their ill begotten children were a group of giants, the nephilim, but as you will discover, this belief might not be a justified.
Who were the nephilim? The word nephilim appears twice in the Old Testament of the Bible. They are first mentioned in chapter 6 of the book of Genesis and then again in Numbers 13:33. But their brief citatation in the Bible has caused biblical scholars to argue over exactly who the nephilim were. Much of this dispute stems from a short passage in the Bible that states:
Now it came about that when men started to grow in numbers on the surface of the ground and daughters were born to them, then the sons of the [true] God began to notice the daughters of men, that they were good-looking; and they went taking wives for themselves, namely, all whom they chose. After that Jehovah said: “My spirit shall not act toward man indefinitely in that he is also flesh. Accordingly his days shall amount to a hundred and twenty years.”
The Nephilim proved to be in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of the [true] God continued to have relations with the daughters of men and they bore sons to them, they were the mighty ones who were of old, the men of fame. – Genisis 6: 1-4