There has been much speculation concerning the sons of God and who they might have been ranging from fallen angels to the sons of Cain to the idea of aliens. But with all the speculation the answer still seems unclean, that is until one looks further into the scriptures to better understand. A deeper look into the term and verse along with other clues can help reveal the truth of the matter, and the fact that these “sons of God” were not just mere men, but much more.
“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.” (Genesis 6:4 NKJV).
The word giants here is the Hebrew word nephil which can mean giants or the Nephilim. The exact meaning and understanding of these “giants” is unclear and the only description that can be associated is giant. But when you move further down the verse you find the meaning of the word to clarify itself with the statement, “mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”
The word old that is used here is olam which can mean a long time or even eternal depending on its placement. To put it straight the giants or Nephilim were beings that had extremely long lifespans, even compared to the men of that day, which could imply that the Nephilim lived for thousands of years at a time.
The next term to focus on is the word renown. This word in Hebrew is the word shem which means a mark or memorial of individuality or even a genius type of being. That being said these men were not human, but rather a superhuman type being. In respect the verse, it could read, “super humans who lived long lives, men of genius and authority.
Now let’s focus on the main subject at hand which are the sons of God themselves. The superhuman beings explained above were the offspring of the sons of God and the daughter of men, which means that they were not the offspring of Cain, but rather the fallen angels that followed Lucifer during the fall.
There is absolutely no way possible that mere men and women were baring children that stood 7 to 8 feet tall and that lived much longer than the average person during that time which was 800 to 900 years old by the way. A verse out of the book of 2 Peter speaks about this occasion.
“For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgement; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly.” (2 Peter 4-5).
During Lucifer’s fall he managed to convince and drag a third of the angels with him. The book of Enoch speaks of such an intermingling of angels and women that bore super humans. The Sumerian text also speak of a time of rulers that were super human in strength, height and intelligence that ruled for periods of several thousand years at a time and thus could be speaking about the fallen angels and their offspring during the pre-flood times.
We must understand that this scenario is not too far fetched when reading the things and people within the Bible itself. We must also realize that these beings could have been the very reason we see some of the most remarkable structures in the world such as the pyramids, Stonehenge and other remarkable structures that are deemed impossible for ancient man to conceive, even posing extreme difficulty for our own modern intelligence and machinery to perform.
The word of God is forever fascinating and a great tool of study to further help explain history, life and God Himself as He reveals Himself through His word. Let’s keep exploring and going into the depths of the unknown while filled and protected by the Holy Spirit. Have a wonderful day and God bless!