Saturday, July 11, 2020

Those Nephilim again

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: The Nephilim and the Sons of God. Unlike Hercules, Achilles, and Perseus, demigods were seen more negatively by ancient Israelites (John Drummond). As usual this essay is a summary of a longer article behind the subscription wall: Jaap Doedens, “Exploring the Story of the Sons of God,” in the current issue Biblical Archaeology Review. But the BHD essay is a decent overview of the topic.

PaleoJudaica has lots of posts on the Nephilim. Their mythical background is fascinating. And their mythology lives and grows to this day. Background here and links, plus here and here.

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