Were Giants in the Bible Derived from Demons?

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Bill Wiese

There were giants on the earth in the time of the great flood of Noah and after. The question is, “Where did the giants originate?”

The Bible reads in Genesis 6:4, “There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”

The Bible Teacher’s Commentary, page 42 suggests, “The sons of God were the fallen angels who somehow had impregnated human women and fathered the Nephilim.”

Nephilim means “fallen ones” also called the mighty ones. They were a hybrid race. In the Greek it means “earth born.” Some believe in the line of Seth explanation to make this verse more palatable. This belief says that the sons of God were the godly descendants of Seth, and the daughters of men were the wicked posterity of Cain. God didn’t want the two to mix. This, I believe is a misinterpretation.

Believer’s Bible Commentary, page 40 says about this Sethite view, “Why were all the Sethite men godly and all the women of Cain’s lineage ungodly? Also there is no indication that Seth’s line stayed godly. If they did, why should they be destroyed?  And why should such a union between godly men and ungodly women produce giants.” Genesis 6:12 says that all flesh was corrupted, so the Sethites were not the godly. God destroyed the earth because of this wickedness.

Another possible reason for destroying the earth was because the genealogies were corrupted with the seed of the fallen angels. In Genesis 6:9 we read, “This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.” God chose Noah because “he walked with God” and the fallen angels did not corrupt his genealogy.

Notice it says Noah was “perfect in his generations.” Strong’s Concordance states that the word “generations” means “descendants.” In other words, his gene pool was not corrupted. Christ had to come from an untainted genealogy line. This is confirmed in the New Testament where we read in 2 Peter 2:4, “For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly.”

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We also know that there were giants after the flood, according to the Bible. Demons can be large in size, and greater in strength than men. There is of course Goliath; the giant David slew with the sling. He was nine and a half feet tall. He also had four brothers who were giants. Second Samuel 21:20 reads, “Yet again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also was born to the giant.” Deuteronomy 3:11, “For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants. Indeed his bedstead was an iron bedstead. Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its width, according to the standard cubit” (18–24 inches). This would make the man approximately 13 feet tall. The mystery is why were giants still on the earth after the flood? The Bible doesn’t tell us.

In the Bible angels always appear in human form and they were capable of combat, like the death angel during the Passover in Egypt, and the angel that slayed 185,000 Syrians in one night. In the book of Genesis, the angels that came down from heaven to see Abraham appeared as men. They were invited to eat so they had physical bodies capable of consuming food. After eating, they departed for Sodom to Lot’s house.  All the men of the city came to Lot’s house and wanted to have physical relations with them. The two angels each had a male body. 

In Matthew 24:37 Jesus said, “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day.”

Besides the wickedness on the earth, could there be a deeper meaning to the phrase “like it was in Noah’s day?” Could He be suggesting the possibility of a hybrid race on the earth again? With all the advances in technology and AI could this soon become a reality? You decide.

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Bill Wiese is the author of New York Times best selling book, 23 Minutes In Hell, the story of his life-changing visit to hell in 1998. Bill has since authored six additional book titles, and continues to share his experience around the world. He and his wife Annette founded Soul Choice Ministries in late 2006 and have dedicated their lives to reaching the unsaved.  For more information about Bill Wiese and Soul Choice Ministries please visit us at: https://soulchoiceministries.org/. You can find more of Bill’s teachings at: https://www.youtube.com/user/BillWieseTV.

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