The Fallen Angels
Was Noah's flood a worldwide destruction, or a territorial flood for a specific group of transgressors? It is written in ancient Chinese history, of a great flood that took place in the time of Noah, near mount Ararat. Many scholars through studies of the original transcripts believe that this was not a total destruction of earth, but a territorial flood destroying the ungodly of this period of time. The reason God brought forth this flood upon the land lies in the book of Genesis.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. (Genesis 6:1-2). Beings from the spirit world, Nephilim, the fallen angels, looked upon the beautiful woman and took any they desired to be their wives.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the fallen sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men, which were of old, men of renown. (Genesis 6:4). In those days, when the fallen angels, Nephilim, were sexually involved with human women, their children became giants, Gibbor in the Hebrew language, of whom so many legends are told.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth , and it grieved Him at His heart. (Genesis 6:5-6). When God seen the perversion among the Nephilim and among men, he was sorry he had made them.
And the Lord said, I will destroy man 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 repenteth me that I have made them. (Genesis 6:7). God would destroy man along with the Gibbor, in order to preserve the human race that the fallen angels tried to pollute.
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and
delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared
not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of
righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. (2 Peter
2:4-5). And the angels which kept not their first
estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains
under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (Jude 1:6). God bound
the Nephilim in darkness until judgment day and Noah's family would carry on the
seed line from Adam.
It is believed that many of the ungodly survived the flood and settled in the land of Canaan among the Canaanite people: "Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, and the Amorites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites." (Genesis 15:19-21). Other names given to these tribes were Anakim, from one Anak, which came of the Nephilim, and Rephaim, from Rapha, another notable one among them.
The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; which also were accounted Giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims. (Deuteronomy 2:10-11). Both the Emim and the Anakim are often referred to as the Rephaim.
Their strength is seen in the giant cities of Bashan, utilized by Egypt in the construction of buildings. The explanation of Greek mythology is no invention of the human mind. But it grew out of the traditions, and memories, and the legends of the doings of that mighty race of beings, and was gradually evolved out of the "heroes" of Genesis 6:4, the demi-gods of the Greeks. For a deeper study of this subject refer to appendix #25, The Nephilim of Genesis 6, in the King James companion Bible.
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