Once you have learned to think that all the stories in the Bible are actually important to you, you will need to wrestle through them in order, starting at the beginning. Pretty soon you will come to Genesis 6 and the mysterious Nephilim, apparent giant offspring of the “sons of God,” and the “daughters of men.” For this wickedness the patience of the Lord is finally up to its fill, and the flood is brought to wipe out all flesh.

But who are they? Who are the Nephilim? And who are these “sons” of God?

This will be an efficient and therefore incomplete answer – but I want to review the two most popular answers, ruling in favore of one, then I want to basically make one major point. So the efficiency is ignoring all the other complicated discussions, especially of New Testament material. I do this because I think…

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