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Nephilum And Biology And A Plausible Explanation. Ideas?


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#1 eclectic1993

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:29 AM

Hi,
I'm not interested in discussing the old argument of 'man' vs 'fallen angel'. For the purpose of my question I'm going to consider the Nephilum to be human and taller than ordinary men, women, and children, descended from common parents (think Goliath and his brothers).

What might be a reasonable, pre-flood explanation as to this anomaly? I'm writing a short-story and would like to create a plausible scenario.

Thanks,
Chuck

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

Or worded another way. Where were there so many 'giants' referenced in the OT after the flood?

Do you suppose it was simply hereditary? Food sources? Natural steroids?

Thanks,
Chuck

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

The Nephilum were believed to be hybrids between humans and angels. Although, except for eight people, humans were destroyed in the flood, angels were not.

I guess that whatever happened before the flood was possibly repeating itself after the flood.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:17 AM

Speculation, but why is the mythology of many nations full of giants, dwarfs, elves, demi-gods and all kinds of creatures with supernatural powers.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

Let's speculate. I'm looking for some creative thinking. I was more interested in naturalistic explanations for taller than average human growth. However there seems to be some interest in fallen angels and women producing children.

1. Could you accept that there were giant men and women offspring?
2. Would the offspring have had souls like humans? Were they humans?
3. Could they have believed in God? When Christ died for the sins of the world did it extend to the offspring?
4. Could some of the offspring have been farmers? Artists? Tradesman?

Thanks for thinking about this one for me.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:52 AM

Our general problem, perspective. We don't have or don't know of such people to day.
A counter argument: mythological evidence and of course the bible (genesis).

Question how would a hybrid of some angels and a human woman work?
We know how humans reproduce. The question would be conception. Can a spiritual being make a fleshly woman conceive?
And what would be the effect on the genetics?




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