Nephilim is a term used of the giants of the pre-flood generation who were apparently wicked (Gen. 6:5). They were the offspring of the “sons of God” and women. The term, “sons of God,” seems to indicate spiritual beings (Job 1:6, 2:1) in the Old Testament, but it is used of Christians in the New Testament (Luke 20:36, Rom. 8:14, 19, Gal. 3:26). The term, “nephilim,” is used in Num. 13:33 in reference to people of huge size, which is probably a reference to their military strength.

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Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.