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From where did the giants come?
A friend and I were talking the other night about the Bible in Genesis where it talks about the giants in the earth. Well the question came up if the earth was flooded and killed all the people except Noah and his family where did the men like Goliath and Gad and the giants that were seen by the Israelites in the promised land come from?
Genesis 2:7 says, "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genesis 2:21, 22 says, "And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man." All of the possible variation in mankind (eye colors, hair colors, nose sizes and shapes, ear sizes and shapes, jaw sizes and shapes, skin complections and colors, and size and heights, etc.) were all found in the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. All of what we now see came from just one man and one woman. God programmed all of this variety into just one man and one woman.When God brought the flood upon the earth, there were just 8 people who survived: Naoh, his wife, and their three sons and three daughter's-in-law. Genesis 7:13 says, "In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark." God, who could bring all of this present variety out of just 1 man and 1 woman to start it all, could certainly continue that variety now through 4 men and 4 women after the flood. When those with certain dominant characteristics marry, those traits are sometimes magnified more and more. Have you ever seen a tall man married to a tall woman? What is usually the case? Tall children. What if those tall children then marry other tall mates? The height could gradually increase more and more over the generations. Height seems to be on the increase today, even when the parents are not overly tall. Neither of my parents are 6 foot tall, but they have a son who is about 6' 3' tall. How tall will his children be when they are at full maturity? Some people wrongly assume that giants in the Bible could only be produced by some supernatural event, not by natural conception, but that is not true. Below is a previous question and answer in that regard. Previous Questions and Answers Who or what produced the giants in Genesis 6? GENESIS CHAP-6 WHO ARE,OR WHAT ARE THE SONS OF GOD? FALLEN ANGELS?? Genesis 6:1-8 says, "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an 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. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD." The emphasis in the above passage seems to be upon man and his wickedness not upon the wickedness of angels. "When MEN began to multiply on the face of the earth, and DAUGHTERS WERE BORN UNTO THEM..." The phrase which people wonder about being angels is the phrase "the sons of God." But when you consider the whole Book of Genesis, the words "angel" and "angels" appear many times. The word "angel" appears in the Book of Genesis 11 times, and the word "angels" appears 4 times. There is a saying about Bible interpretation which goes something like this, "If the literal sense makes common sense, then seek no other sense." In other words, do not try and read more into a passage than is there. Case in point, I do not know of anyone who has ever read Genesis 6, and interpreted it as angels committing immorality with women, and thus producing a race of giants. People only wonder about that after someone suggests the thought. But upon the first reading of that chapter, I do not think that anyone has ever come up with that idea. That alone gives you a clue that it is not a natural interpretation of that passage. Yes, the Bible does refer to certain angels committing especially offensive sins during the days when the ark was being built. I Peter 3:18-20 says, "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water." Jude 6, 7 says, "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." Angels did something vile in those days, but the Bible does not give us details. Ephesians 5:11,12 says, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret." The Bible is clear that angels do not have children. Matthew 22:23-30 says, "The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven." Mark 12:24,25 says, "And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven." Luke 20:34-36 says, "And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection." I think that the Bible is very clear that the giants of Genesis 6 are the result of marriage, and are not "half men-half angels." Genesis 6:1-8 says, "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an 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. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD." If you will notice that passage carefully, you will notice that there were already giants in the earth, and AFTER THAT, the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare mighty men. It is not necessary to have angels involved to produce giants. What about Goliath and his family? Were they half angel? Who has ever thought that Goliath must be part angel? Then why must angels be involved in Genesis to come up with giants in the land? What about Robert Wadlow? He was born in Alton, Illinois, in 1918. At 8 years old, he was 60". At 11 years old, he was 67". At 14 years old, he was 75". At 17 years old, he was 81/2". At 22 years old he was over 811" almost 9 tall. He died in Manistee, Michigan. His shoes were size 37AA. Was he the result of an angel? No. He was just a big man. (Guinness Book Of World Records, 1976). Adam was called the "son of God," and he was not an angel. Luke 3:36-38 says, "Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of ADAM, WHICH WAS THE SON OF GOD."
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