A Moment in History: Who were the Nephilim?

by ian


In Genesis 6, after the events of the fall of man and before the catastrophic Noahic flood, we read that the “sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.” These couples bore children who were described as mysterious giants. Theologians have a name for these mythical creatures and the “sons of God” who fathered them: the Nephilim.