Genesis 6:4: Who were the Nephilim?

In Genesis 6:4, the Nephilim are mentioned as being on the earth in the time of Noah. The passage reads: “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.”

GENESIS 6:2: Who were the “sons of God”?

There are several different interpretations of who the “sons of God” mentioned in Genesis 6:2, 4 might be. One view is that they were a group of angels who rebelled against God and married human women, producing offspring who were half-human and half-angelic. Another interpretation is that the “sons of God” were a group of human descendants of Seth, the son of Adam, who intermarried with the descendants of Cain, the son of Adam, who was banished from the Garden of Eden. Some have suggested that they were worshipers of God, as opposed to the other wicked men. So who were “the sons of God” mentioned in Genesis 6:2, 4 that fathered the Nephilim, who lived before the Flood?

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