- Biblical (culture)
- Giant (attribute)
- Domestic (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
The Nephilim were the original race of Giants from modern day Jordan. These beings were so huge that when humans saw them they felt as small as grasshoppers.
Their name means 'violent' or 'causing to fall'. In other words they were a fierce tribe of warriors that rained terror and war amongst others. Sometimes they are confused with the Anakim but this has now been clarified that the Nephilim are the primordial and original race of Giants, the Anakim like the Emin and Rephaim are off shoots from the Nephilim.
Oddly enough these Giants were believed to have a 6th finger - small and unusable. Today having a small unusable 6th finger is called polydactyles. ”
The Nephilim were 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. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown. ” (Genesis 6:4 RSV)
And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim; and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them." (Numbers 13:33 RSV)
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