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    That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.



    who are the sons of god
     
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    Genesis 6:1-4 refers to the sons of God and the daughters of men. There have been several suggestions as to who the sons of God were and why the children they had with daughters of men grew into a race of giants (that is what the word Nephilim seems to indicate).

    The three primary views on the identity of the sons of God are 1) they were fallen angels, 2) they were powerful human rulers, or 3) they were godly descendants of Seth intermarrying with wicked descendants of Cain. Giving weight to the first theory is the fact that in the Old Testament the phrase “sons of God” always refers to angels (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7).

    The Book of Enoch gives a more detailed account of the race of giants and fallen angels.
     
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    What he said.

    I always understood the sons of god to be fallen angels or just angels that were low on the totem pole.
    And the women gave birth to giants and other monsters.


    I think it's more of an old memory. At one point in evolution we were all the same size as Shaq. But being that big, we needed lots of water, so eventually the smaller ones in that group lived longer, and evolved into us. At least that's what Nat Geo says on the evolution part.
     
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    What you described with the giants dying off leaving smaller sized people has nothing to do with evolution. They were humans before and they are humans after.
     
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    Probably neanderthals. Archeological evidence suggests that modern humans and neanderthals lived side by side for a short time.
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    Mere speculation.
     
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    Interesting topic!
     
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    Ill answer that question with two scriptures:

    The question is who is that scripture talking about? Jesus answered that:

    Those who recieve the Word of God are the Sons of God. This passage is talking about how the covenant sons were seeking wives outside of the covenant among those who have not recieve the Word of God.
     
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    Sons of God were the fallen angels. The Nephilim were their children. They were all destroyed during the Flood.
     
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    So much for 2 of everything. :lol:

    Nephilim? what's a Nephilim?
     

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