A lot of people believe that Nephilim and the Sons of God were either fallen angels or a product of interaction between human women and fallen angels.
Why do we no longer seem to have any giants produced by them? I have heard a claim it's because the flood killed them. How does a flood kill a fallen angel?
If an angel can become flesh, does this have negative implications for the incarnation of Jesus in that it's not really of any great significance at all as angels have been procreating with humans since soon after the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden.
Conversely, if the Holy Spirit made possible the incarnation of Jesus,
34“How can this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
then does this mean he actually did have literal sex with the Virgin Mary in the same way the fallen angels did in Genesis 6?
- If Jesus was born of a human women after being impregnated by God, why was Jesus not a giant?
EDIT to the question based on comments below...
- Nephilim are spoken of directly by the Israelite spies who returned to the camp in Numbers 13:33
So they gave the Israelites a bad report about the land that they had spied out: “The land we explored devours its inhabitants, and all the people we saw there are great in stature. 33We even saw the Nephilim there—the descendants of Anak that come from the Nephilim! We seemed like grasshoppers in our own sight, and we must have seemed the same to them!”*
This means that either 1 of 2 possibilities exist:
a. a Nephilim entered the ark and was saved from the flood (they were apparently considered an abomination so i don't see how this is possible)
b. fallen angels continued to procreate with earthly women after the flood...would not this debunct the reason for the flood in the first place?
Adding to the above, if the Nephilim survived the flood without entering the ark, then this means the flood was not global. If the flood was not global, the entire book of Genesis is metaphorical...that means that the characters never existed even though they are again specifically described and spoken of in the book of Numbers! The doctrine starts to sink into an inescapable abyss I feel because Genesis 7:23 clearly says of the flood:
And every living thing on the face of the earth was destroyed—man and livestock, crawling creatures and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth, and only Noah and those with him in the ark remained.*