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Nephilim

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What was peculiar about the days of Noah that Jesus selected this period of history to characterize what the world would be like prior to His return? Who were the Nephilim? Why do they have a significant role in the "last days"?

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Nephilim

  1. 1. Genesis 6:1-4 2 Peter 2:4-6 Jude 6-7
  2. 2. Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 1 Peter 3:20 …the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared… What characterized the days of Noah?
  3. 3. 1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 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. 3 And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days,
  6. 6. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, “For which reason they removed their camp to Hebron; and when they had taken it they slew all the inhabitants. There were till then left a race of giants, who had bodies so large and countenances so entirely different from men, that they were terrible to the hearing. The bones of these men are still shown to this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men.” (Josephus, Book V, Chapter II)
  7. 7. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, Genesis 14:5 In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him came and attacked the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim, Deuteronomy 2:20 That (the land of the ammonites) was also regarded as a land of giants; giants formerly dwelt there. But the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,
  8. 8. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, Num. 13:33 Deut. 2:10-11 Deut. 2:20-21 Deut. 3:11 Deut. 3:13 Josh. 12:4-5 Josh. 15:8 Hebrew Names of the Giants: • Anakims • Emims • Rephaims • Avims • Zamzummins
  9. 9. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days,
  10. 10. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, Giant Footprints (3’ long) The Temple of Ain Dara BAR May/June 2000 vol 26 Nu 3 King Og (Numbers 21:33-35) (mentioned 22 x) size of his bed 13’-17’ long
  11. 11. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, Titan
  12. 12. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days,
  13. 13. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, 18 giant human skeletons found at Lake Delavan, Wisconsin
  14. 14. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, Explains the existence of Dolmens Golan Heights >3,000 GilgalGezer >3,000
  15. 15. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days,
  16. 16. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, ZimbabweRussia IrelandStonehenge North Salem, NY France
  17. 17. Who are the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, Durrington Walls Henge (12 times the size of Stonehenge)
  18. 18. Machu Picchu
  19. 19. Where on earth were the Nephilim? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, Mount Hermon “to swear an oath”
  20. 20. When do the Nephilim Exist? 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward … Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. 1. “in those days” = Prior to the flood 2. “afterward” = After the flood 3. “afterward” = Prior to Christ's return
  21. 21. When do the Nephilim Exist? Numbers 13:33 There we saw the giants [Nephilim] (the descendants of Anak came from the giants [Nephilim]) and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” Genesis 10:8–9 Cush begot Nimrod; he began [chalai] to be a mighty one [gibborim] on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter [gibborim] before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter [gibborim] before the LORD.”
  22. 22. How were the Nephilim Created? 4 …when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men… 2. Descendants of Seth 3. Demons / Fallen Angels “sons of God” (b’nai ha Elohim) 1. Despots
  23. 23. How were the Nephilim Created? 4 …when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. “Daughters of men” = Human Females “They bore children to them” = Nephilim
  24. 24. Why were the Nephilim Created? Genesis 3:15 And I (God) will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your (Satan) seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” “Satan’s seed” = Nephilim “woman’s Seed” = Messiah
  25. 25. Knowing these things how then shall we live?? 1 Samuel 17:47 Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you (Goliath) into our hands.”
  26. 26. Knowing these things how then shall we live?? Deuteronomy 7:1–2 “When the LORD your God brings you into the land which you go to possess, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you, 2 and when the LORD your God delivers them over to you, you shall conquer them and utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them nor show mercy to them.
  27. 27. Knowing these things how then shall we live?? John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they (Christ’s disciples) may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
  28. 28. Knowing these things how then shall we live?? 2 Corinthians 10:3–5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
  29. 29. Knowing these things how then shall we live?? Ephesians 6:10–18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
  30. 30. Knowing these things how then shall we live?? 1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
  31. 31. Knowing these things how then shall we live?? Matthew 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
  32. 32. Knowing these things how then shall we live?? Matthew 28:18–20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
  33. 33. Knowing these things how then shall we live?? Romans 8:37–39 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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