(The Chronology having been brought up to Noah's days, the History takes us back not forward.)

Genesis 6)

1 And it came to pass, when the man Adam began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to Adam and Eve,
2 That the angels saw the daughters of the man Adam that they were fair (= beautiful. See Job 38:6,7. Jude 6,14. Now let there be no doubt as to why a man takes a wife.); and they took them women of all which they chose.

Sons of God & the "nephilim" of Gen.6.

It is only by the Divine specific act of creation that any created being can be called "a son of God." For that which is "born of flesh is flesh." God is spirit, and that which is "born of the Spirit is spirit" (John 3:6). Hence Adam is called "a son of God" in Luke 3:38. Those "in Christ" having "the new nature" which is by the direct creation of God (2 Cor.5:17, Eph. 2:10) can be, and are called "sons of God" (John 1:3. Rom. 8:14,15. John 3:1).

This is why angels are called "sons of God" in every other place where the expression is used in the Old Testament. Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7. Ps. 29:1; 89:6. Dan. 3:25 (no art.). We have no authority or right to take the expression in Gen. 6:2,4 in any other sense.
Moreover, in Gen. 6:2 the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the O.T) renders it "angels".

Angels are called "spirits" (Ps. 104:4. Heb. 1:7,14) for spirits are created by God.

That there was a fall of the angels is certain from Jude 6.

The nature of their fall is clearly stated in the same verse. They left their own (oiketerion= habitation). This word occurs only in 2 Cor. 5:2 and Jude 6, where it is used of the spiritual (or resurrection ) body.
The nature of their sin is stated to be "in like manner" to that of the subsequent sins of Sodom and Gomorrah, Jude 7.
The time of their fall is given as having taken place "in the days of Noah" (1 Pet.3:20. 2 Pet.2:7), though there is a prior fall which caused the end of "the world that then was" (the first earth & heaven age) Gen. 1:1,2. 2 Pet.3:6.

For this sin they are "reserved to judgment", 2 Pet. 2:4, and are "in prison" (1 Pet.3:19).

Their progeny (hybrids), called Nephilim (translated "giants) were monsters of iniquity; and being superhuman in size and character, had to be destroyed. This was the one and only object of the Flood.

Only Noah and his family had preserved their pedigree pure from Adam (see Gen.6:9). All the rest had become "corrupt" (shachath) destroyed (as Adamites). The only remedy was to destroy it (de facto), as it had become destroyed (de jure). (It is the same word in v.17 as in vv.11,12).

This irruption of fallen angels was Satan's first attempt to prevent the coming of the Seed of the Woman foretold in Gen.3:15. If this could be accomplished, God's Word would have failed, and his own doom would be averted.
As soon as it was made known that the Seed of the woman was to come through Abraham, there was another irruption, as recorded in Gen. 6:4, "and also after that" (i.e. after the days of Noah, more than 500 years after the first irruption). The aim of the enemy was to occupy Canaan in advance of Abraham, and so the contest its occupation by his seed. For when Abraham entered Canaan, we read (Gen. 12:6) "the Canaanite was then (i.e. already) in the land."

In the same chapter (Gen. 12:10-20) we see Satan's next attempt to interfere with Abraham's seed, and frustrate the purpose of God that it should be in "Isaac". This attempt was repeated in 20:1-18.
This great conflict may be seen throughout the Bible, and it forms a great and important subject of Biblical study. In each case the human instrument had his own personal interest to serve, while Satan had his own great object in view. Hence God had, in each case, to interfere and avert the evil and danger, of which His servants and people were wholly ignorant (even to this day people are ignorant of how Satan works). The following assaults of the great Enemy stand out prominently.

The destruction of the chosen family by famine. Gen. 50:20.
The destruction of the male line in Israel, Ex. 1:10,16, &c. cp. Ex. 2:5. Heb. 11:23.

The destruction of the whole nation in Pharaoh's pursuit, Ex.14.

After David's line was singled out (2 Sam. 7), that was the next selected assault. Satan's first asault was in the union of Jehoram and Athaliah by Jehoshaphat, notwithstanding 2 Chron. 17:1. Jehoram killed off all his brothers (2 Chron. 21:4).

The Arabians slew all his children, except Ahaziah (2 Chron. 21:4).

When Ahaziah died, Athalial killed "all the seed royal" (2 Chron. 22:10). The babe Joash alone was rescued; and, for six years, the faithfulness of Yahaveh's word was at stake (2 Chron. 23:3).

Hezekiah was childless, when a double assault was made by the king of Assyria and the king of Terrors (Isa.36:1; 38:1). God's faithfulness was appealed to and relied on (Ps.136).

In the Captivity, Hanan was used to attempt the destruction of the whole nation (Est. 3:6,12,13. cp.6:1).

Joseph's fear was worked on (Matt. 1:18-20). Notwithstanding the fact that he was "a just man", and kept the Law, and he did not wish to have Mary stoned to death (Deut. 24:1); hence Joseph determined to divorce her. But God intervened; "Fear not".

Herod sought the young child's life (Matt. 2).

At the temptation, "Cast Yourself down" was Satan's temptation.

At Nazareth, again (Luke 4), there was another attempt to cast Him down and destroy Him.

The two storms on the Lake were other attempts.

At length the cross was reached, and the sepulchre closed; the watch set; and the stone sealed. But "God raised Him from the dead." And now, like another Joash, He is seated and expecting (Heb. 10:12,13), hidden in the house of God on high; And the members of "the one body" are hidden there "in Him" (Col. 3:1-3), like another Jehoshaba; and going forth to witness of His coming, like another Jehoiada (2 Chron. 23:3).

The irruption of "the fallen angels" ("sons of God") was the first attempt; and was directed against the whole human race.

When Abraham was called, then he and his seed were attacked.

When David was enthroned, the royal seed was assailed.

And when "the Seed of the woman" Himself came, then the storm burst upon Him.

3 And the Lord said, "My Spirit shall not always remain in the man Adam, for that the man Adam also as well as others is flesh (if taken as a verb = in their erring. Adam had become like the others): Yet Adams days shall be 120 years." (These are generally taken as meaning 120 years before the Flood. But this mistake has been made by not observing that the word for "man" in Gen. 6:1,2 is in the singular and means the MAN ADAM. The word "also" clearly refers to him. It has no meaning if "men" be read in the Plural. It means, and can mean, only that Adam himself, "also", as well as the rest of mankind, had "corrupted his way". If "men" be the meaning, then it may well be asked, who are the others indicated by the word "also"? In Gen. 2:17, the Lord God had declared that Adam should die. Here in Gen.6, it was made more clear that though he had lived 810 years he should surely die; and that his breath, or spirit of life from God, should not forever remain in him [i.e. the flesh body]. This fixes the Chronology of v.3, and shows that long before that time, 810 A.M., and even before Enoch, this irruption of the fallen angels had taken place. This was the cause of all the "ungodliness" against which the prophecy of Enoch was directed in Jude 14, and which ultimately brought on the fulfillment of his prophecy in the Judgment of the Flood.)

3194 B.C.

4 And there were also giants in the earth in the days of Noah; and after their destruction by the Flood, as well as before it, when angels came into the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old (lived in the 1st earth age, we were all in spiritual bodies then. These [fallen angels] have full of knowledge of what happened and knew ever trick in the book and took advantage of women. So it will be in the end times. This is why women must wear the veil of Christ. TRUTH! See Matt. 24. 1 Cor. 11:10), men of renown (Heb. the men of name. The "heroes" of Greek mythology. The remains of primitive truth, corrupted in transmission. Now know this, God's plan was that Christ would come through Eve's Seed. Therefore His heels will bruise the serpents head (destroy him). And some would ask, "How did Cainís seed come through the flood and how did all these things come to pass?" Well, even in the wilderness God fed the children of Israel angelís food (mana) as they wandered. Angelís food sustained the body of man. Why? Because we are made in their image, exactly like them. From a different substance? Yes, but the body the same likeness. Now how did Cain live through the flood? We still have today, that offspring of that first murderer, that one that the mark was placed upon. God has already stated here very clearly that He had made man in flesh, and as Noah was found the only one that was perfect - that is to say in generations, as we find in the 9th verse of this 6th chapter. Then that generation being the prime root, his family and his sonís had not intermixed with these fallen angels to bring forth geber, therefore God telling Noah to take two of every flesh aboard the ark.).

THE Gibbor, or GIANTS OF GEN. 6:3.

The progeny of the fallen angels (the Nephilim) with the daughters of Adam are called gibbor. What these beings are can only be gathered from Scripture. They were evidently great in size, as well as great in wickedness. They were super-human, abnormal beings; and their destruction was necessary for the preservation of the human race, and for the faithfulness of Jehovah's Word (Gen.3:15).

This is why the Flood was brought "upon the world of the ungodly" (2 Pet. 2:5) as prophesied by Enoch (Jude 14).
But we read of the giants again in Num.13:33; "there we saw the Nephilim". How, it may be asked, could this be, if they were all destroyed in the Flood? The answer is contained in Gen. 6:4 where we read: "There were giants in those days (i.e. in the days of Noah): and also after that, when the sons of God came into the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became the mighty men (Heb. gibbor, the heroes) which were of old, men of renown" (lit. men of name, i.e. who got a name and were renown for their ungodliness.).
So that "after that", i.e., after the Flood, there was a second irruption of the fallen angels, evidently smaller in number and more in a limited area, for they were for the most part confined to Canaan, and were in fact known as "the nation of Canaan." It was for the destruction of these, that the sword of Israel was necessary, as the Flood had been before.

As to the date of the second irruption, it was evidently soon after it became known that the Seed was to come through Abraham; for when he came out from Haran (Gen. 12:6) and entered Canaan, the significant fact is stated: "The Canaanite was then (i.e. already) in the land." And in Gen.14:5 they were already known as "Rephaim" and "Enim," and had established themselves at Ashteroth Karnaim and Shaveh Kiriathaim.

In ch. 15:18-21 they were enumerated and named among Canaanite Peoples: "Kenites (the sons of Cain), and the Kenizzites, and the Kadonites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaim, and the Amorites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites" (Gen. 15:19-21: cp. Ex. 3:8,17; 23:23. Deut. 7; 20:17. Josh. 12:8).

These were to be cut off, and driven out, and utterly destroyed (Deut. 20:17. Josh. 3:10). But Israel failed to do this (Josh. 13:13; 15:63; 16:10; 17:18. Judg. 1:19,20,30-36; 2:1-5; 3:1-7); and we know not how many got away to the other countries to escape the general destruction.

If this were recognized it would go far to solve many problems connected with Anthropology.
As to their names, they are called Anakim, from Anak which came of the Nephilim (Num. 13:23) and Raphaim, from Rapha, another notable one among them.

From Deut. 2:10, they were known by some a Enims, and Horim, and Zamzummim (v.20,21) and Avim,&c.
As Rephaim they were well known, and are often mentioned; but, unfortunately, instead of this proper name, being preserved, it is variously translated as "dead", "deceased", or "giants." These Rephaim are to have no resurrection. This fact is stated in Isa. 26:14 (where the proper name is rendered "deceased" and v.19, where it is rendered "the dead".).

It is rendered "dead" 7 times (Job 26:5. Ps. 88:10. Prov. 2:18; 9:18; 21:16. Isa. 14:8; 26:19).

It is retained as a proper name "Rephaim" 10 times. Gen. 14:5; 15:20. Josh. 12:15. 2 Sam. 5:18,22; 23:13. 1 Chron. 11:15; 14:9; 20:4. Isa. 17:5.

In all other places it is rendered "giants", Gen. 6:4, Num. 23:23, where it is Nephilim; and Job 16:14, where it is gibbor.

By reading all these passages the Bible student may know all that can be known about these beings.
It is certain that the second irruption took place before Gen.14, for there were Rephaim mixed up with the five nations of peoples, which include Sodom and Gomorrah, and were defeated by the four kings under Chedorlaomer. Their principal locality was evidently "Ashtaroth Karnaim"; while the Enim were in the plain of Kiriathaim (Gen.14:5).

Anak was a noted descendant of the Nephilim; and Rapha was another, giving their names respectively to different clans, Anak's father was Arba, the original builder of Hebron (Gen. 35:27. Josh. 15:13; 21:11) and this Palestine branch of the Anakim was not called Arbahim after him, but Anakim after Anak. They were great, mighty and tall (Deut. 2:10,11,21,22,23; 9:2), evidently inspiring the ten spies with great fear (Num. 13:33). Og king of Bashan is described in Deut. 3:11.

Their strength is seen in "the giant cities of Bashan" today; and we know not how far they may have been utilized by Egypt in the construction of buildings, which is still an unsolved problem.
Arba was rebuilt by the Khabiri or confederates seven years before Zoan was built by the Egyptian Pharaoh's of the Nineteenth Dynasty. See Num. 13:22.

If these offspring of the Nephilim, and their branch of Rephaim, were associated with Egypt, we have an explanation of the problem which for ages perplexed all engineers, as to how these huge stones and monuments were brought together. Why not in Egypt as well as in "the giant cities of Bashan" which exist, as such, to this day?

Moreover, we have in these mighty men, the "men of renown" the explanations of the origin of the Greek mythology. That mythology was no mere invention of the human brain, but it grew out of traditions, memories, and legends of the doings of that mighty race of beings; and was gradually evolved out of the "heroes" of Gen. 6:4. The fact that they were super-natural in their origin formed an easy step to their being regarded as the demi-gods of the Greeks.

Thus the Babylonian "Creation Tablets", the Egyptian "Book of the dead", the Greek mythology, and heathen Cosmogonies, which by some are set on an equality with Scripture, or by others adduced in support of it, are all the corruption and perversion of primitive truths, distorted in proportion as their origin was forgotten, and their memories faded away. See also the Book of Enoch

5 And God saw that the lewdness, and moral depravity of man was multiplied (it didn't just begin here) in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Night & day. The influence of the "nephilim" on man was damaging. How easily is man influenced by something new?)
6 And it repented the Lord (Fig. of Speech = ascribing something to God that belongs to human and rational beings, irrational creatures or, inanimate things) that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at his heart. (He didn't want to do it but there was no other way. Before this souls weren't in the flesh. See Jer. 4:22-26.)
7 And the Lord said, "I will wipe off, blot out man (i.e. flesh, this is yet to be fulfilled) whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repents Me that I have made them." (This is prophecy yet to be fulfilled; however, it will be fulfilled when Christ returns at the 7th trump. All will be changed from flesh bodies to spiritual bodies (1 Cor. 15:51-54) at that point.).

8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

6:9-9:29. The Generations Of Noah.

A 6:9. Noah before the Flood.
 B 6:10. Noah's family.
  C 6:11-13. The Earth corrupt.
   D 6:14-22. The making of the Ark.
    E 7:1-24. Noah entering the Ark.
    E 8:1-19. Noah leaving the Ark.
   D 8:20. The building of the Altar.
  C 8:21-9:17. The Earth replenished.
 B 9:18-27. Noah's family.
A 9:28,29. Noah after the Flood.

2448 B.C.

9 THESE are THE FAMILY HISTORIES OF NOAH: Noah was a just man and perfect (i.e. in his pedigree. They did not mix with the fallen angels) in his generations (i.e. with his contemporaries), and Noah walked habitually with God (Elohim), It was necessary for this seedline through which Christ would come to be without blemish. Noah wasn't taken in by the miracle performing supernatural fallen angels. Will you be taken in by the miracles performed by antichrist and the fallen angel when Michael boots them out of heaven and back onto earth?. We have much in common with Noah.)

10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (see 9:18; and 1 Chron. 1:4. See note on 5:32)

11 And the earth was corrupt (destroyed by being debased) before God, and the earth was filled with violence. (Satan almost succeeded)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and behold (Fig. of Speech, Asterismos. Employing some word which directs special attention to some particular point or subject), it was corrupt; for all flesh (including the 6th day creation) had corrupted his way upon the earth. (Noah's family only exception)
13 And God (God the Creator in connection with the two beasts for preservation. See 7:1) said to Noah, "The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with (= from. 7th trump) the earth.

14 Make yourself an ark (a floating building) of gopher wood; nests you shall make in the ark, and shall pitch (= coat it. Cp. Rev. 12 flood of lies) inside and outside with resin,
15 And this is the fashion which you shall make it thereof; the length of the ark shall be 300 hundred cubits (A cubit is the measurement from the fingertips to the elbow of the king ruling at any one time. from 18" to 25". The sacred cubit was probably 25 inches. I have used the average = 21". Therefore 300 cubits = 525'. these measurement would make the ark about the size of a WWI battleship.), the breadth of it forty cubits (= 70'), and the height of it thirty cubits (= 52 1/2').
16 And a window shall you make to the ark, and in a cubit shall you finish it above; and the door of the ark shall you set in the side thereof: with lower, second, and third stories shall you make it. (spiritually often 3 levels of teaching in God's Word)
17 And behold, I, even, I, do bring the Deluge of waters upon the earth, to destroy every kind of being, wherein is the spirit of life from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall cease to breath (or expire).
18 But with you will I establish My covenant and you shall come to the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you. (8 souls with perfect genes. All Adamic)
19 And of every living thing of flesh (this includes all the races, including Kenites = the sons of Cain), two of every sort (for preservation of species) shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. (So weather you believe that the flood was world wide or not, this gives us an account of the Kenite being taken aboard the ark. Now what is the word Kenite? The word Kenite being translated from the Hebrew rather than being transliterated means son's of Cain.

H7014 qayin kah'-yin - The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: - Cain, Kenite (-s).

Did they live through the flood? You bet they did, as we find in 1 Chron. 2:55, where the generations of the tribes of Israel are given, tacked on to the tribe of Judea)
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the ground after his kind, two of every sort, shall come to you, to keep them alive.
21 And take to yourself of all the food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you, and for them". (God always plans ahead)
22 Thus, in faith, did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so he did. (This will give you blessings.)

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