The following discussion took place due to Dr. Taylor Marshall’s video NEPHILIM in the Bible? Children of Demons? Expert explains GIANTS in Genesis and Book of Enoch
How do normal sized women give birth to giants?
I, @kenammi355, replied:
They key questions are:
What’s the usage of the vague, generic, subjective, multi-usage and modern English word “giants” in English Bibles?
What’s your usage of the vague, generic, subjective, multi-usage and modern English word “giants”?
Do those usages agree?
I have no idea of the Bible’s use of that word. I didn’t write the book. Hence, my question. I’ve never understood this, and nobody appears to question it. Can you explain why my vague definition is of ANY relevance?
Well, it has relevance since I can’t know to what you’re referring so had to read your sentence like this, “How do normal sized women give birth to _________?”
So, let’s go about this thusly:
“What’s your usage of the vague, generic, subjective, multi-usage and modern English word ‘giants’?”
Your usage (and the usage of 99.999999% of everyone “out there” talking about Nephilim) is something unspecified about subjectively unusual height: inches taller, feet taller, entire body lengths taller–we can’t know if the person using the word doesn’t specify.
“What’s the usage of the vague, generic, subjective, multi-usage and modern English word ‘giants’ in English Bibles?”
It’s rendering (not even translating) “Nephilim” in two verses and “Rephaim” in 98% of all others–and it never even hints at anything whatsoever to do with subjectively unusual height.
“Do those usages agree?”
Not in the least bit.
So now, let’s rephrase your question like this, “How do normal sized women give birth to subjectively unusually tall personages?”
The Biblical answer is that it’s a non-issue since we’ve no reliable physical description of Nephilim and so can’t merely assert that they were subjectively unusually tall.
All you needed was your last sentence. Thank you.
FYI: I have asked those key question to dozens upon dozens (upon dozens [upon dozens]) of people who go on and on (and on [and on]) about “giants” and literally zero have answered them, not a single one—but they’ll go on and on (and on [and on]) about “giants.”
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