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Mysterious men referenced in Genesis 6:4 and Numbers 13:33

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what exactly were the nephilim [duplicate]

I know that there are several different interpretations of the term "Nephilim" found in Genesis 6, and was wondering about the identity of these Nephilim. The four main views I found are as ...
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Do Catholics believe that Nephilim (Genesis 6:1-4) go to Purgatory?

I'm not Catholic, but I want to know the opinion and how Catholics who study the Word of God understand and interpret this passage of Genesis 6:1-4 that talks about a humanoid race of giants and if ...
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Where were Satan and his angels when God devastated the Earth during Noah's Flood?

There is no doubt that angels (both the Holy and the Fallen) had a strong influence in the antediluvian world. Satan was the serpent of Eden. But, during Noah's Flood, where was he, what was he and ...
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What scholars disagree with Michael Heiser?

Michael S. Heiser has a podcast and a number of books mostly on heavenly beings, and makes a number of extraordinary claims. Among them: In Psalm 82, the psalmist writes that God renders judgement ...
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Taking into account the ambiguity of Genesis 6:4, how can we know the origin of Nephilim?

Some preliminary notes: No, this is not a hermeneutical question, as what I’m interested in are answers from theological perspectives who advance/defend the notion which states that the Nephilim ...
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Which churches/denominations teach about spiritual spouses and marine spirits?

I have recently learned about certain Christians who teach about demonic "spiritual spouses" (usually a succubus/incubus) and "marine spirits” (also demonic, and spiritual spouses may ...
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Were all Nephilim evil?

The Bible speaks of the Nephilim as the offspring of the “sons of God and daughters of men” in books such as: Genesis, Enoch, and a couple others. It does explain that they bred from evil beings, but ...
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What was the general opinion of the Early Church Fathers concerning the giants/nephilims?

What was the general opinion of the Early Church Fathers concerning the giants/nephilims, described in the following verses? Genesis 6:4 4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after ...
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What were the "sons of God" in Genesis 6, according to Mormons?

This is similar to this and this other question about the subject, but here I am interested in the LDS church point of view. It's about this passage in Genesis 6:2 (here according to KJV): That ...
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Dinosaurs offspring of demons?

Have there been respected theologians that offer the possibility that dinosaurs were on the earth at about the same time as Nephelim and were the offspring of demon angels defiling the other species ...
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How were the Nephilim still in existence after the flood? [duplicate]

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the ...
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What were the Nephilim, and what role did they play in the Bible beyond just being mentioned?

Did the Nephilim that are mentioned in Genesis 6:4 do anything beyond just existing?
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