Tuesday, March 08, 2016

On Nephilim and rock giants


Who Are the Nephilim?The mysterious beings of Genesis 6 (Ellen White). This one came out in 2014, evidently to go with the Noah movie, and is republished now in updated form. Somehow I missed it at the time.
The Nephilim, the product of the sons of god mingling with the daughters of Adam, the great Biblical giants, “the fallen ones,” the Rephaim, “the dead ones”—these descriptions are all applied to one group of characters found within the Hebrew Bible. Who are the Nephilim? From where do the “heroes of old, the men of renown” come?

Can the Book of Enoch shed light on Noah the movie?(Megan Sauter). I have already noted this one here, but this is an updated version.
Who—or what—are the rock giants in Noah the movie?

Genesis 6 makes no mention of rock giants—or fallen angels—helping Noah build the ark. Where then did the rock giants in Noah the movie come from? Are they merely an invention by Hollywood scriptwriters?

There are many past PaleoJudaica posts on the Nephilim. A few recent ones are here, here, and here. A couple of recent posts on the giants are here and here. For the idea of watchers made of stone, see here.