Nephilim...Only desired females

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  • raymond frantz
    raymond frantz

    Some here confuse Nephilim with their fallen angels fathers.Nephilim were the offspring of fallen angels and women.

    Why they didn't materialise as women? Good question, God describes himself as a male and so it seems that his angels do too. The Bible never says that any of them materialised as women and there is no account in any of the apocrypha of such materialisation.

    Genesis 6:2

    International Standard Version
    some divine beings noticed how attractive human women were, so they took wives for themselves from a selection that pleased them.

    (Sounds like the women had no choice and were forced to be part of this.)

  • TD
    TD

    "Materialization" is closer to 20th century science fiction than anything the actual writers would have believed.

    --Not trying to be argumentative. It's just confusing when xjw's treat a JW belief as established science and then use it as a springboard for further reasoning.

  • dropoffyourkeylee
    dropoffyourkeylee

    A myth, legend, or fable became a myth, legend or fable over centuries or even thousands of years of repeated retelling. The details have changed over time and what we have left, that is, what was written down in the last few hundred (or in the case of the Bible, a couple of thousand years) may only record a portion of the original story. In most cases they represent some inherently needed compulsion of humans. Carl Jung called them archetypes.

    The presentation of the fallen angels being only male and wanting human women, in my view, is a projection of the fears of the people of the time period.

  • RULES & REGULATIONS
    RULES & REGULATIONS
    International Standard Version
    some divine beings noticed how attractive human women were, so they took wives for themselves from a selection that pleased them.

    https://stevenmcollins.com/who-the-nephilim-were-and-werent/

    With that introduction, let’s evaluate the theory that the nephilim are the offspring of fallen angels and human females. The very concept goes utterly against the Genesis 1 Divine Law that all creatures must reproduce via male-female unions within the same Genesis “kind.” Man-kind and angel-kind are not of the same Genesis “kind;” therefore, they cannot reproduce via any kind of sexual union. Also, Jesus taught that angels do not marry at all in the heavenly realm (Matthew 22:30), nor is there the slightest biblical evidence that they can reproduce baby angels. When a portion of the angels followed Lucifer and rebelled vs. God and were hurled back to earth (Isaiah 14:13-14, Luke 10:18, Jude 6), it is impossible that the fallen angels would suddenly gain a new power (to reproduce with human females) that they did not have prior to their fall and dis-empowerment. No angel (righteous or fallen) has any DNA or any human sperm in their bodies to fertilize an egg, so the entire idea of angelic-human reproductive unions is a non-starter. It can “happen” in Greek mythology or in science fiction, but not in the real world.

  • raymond frantz
    raymond frantz

    @ Rules and Regulations

    There is nowhere in the Bible where it says that angels can not procreate, in fact in the book of Jubilees it says that they not only proctreated with human women but also crossbreed with animals( see Animal Apocalypse)

    Just because we do not procreate in heaven in the future that doesn't necessary apply to angels procreating before the Flood.

  • joey jojo
    joey jojo

    No ancient myth would be worth reading without a good old fashioned rape story:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rape_victims_from_ancient_history_and_mythology

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