Video review, “Who are the Nephilim in Genesis 6:4 ?” by Dr. Thomas Hwang

Following is the comment I posted on YT for this video:

Dr. Hwang, I thought to offer some notes on this video.

If by “Satanic children” you mean Nephilim then there is no indication that “after the flood, as population increases, more Satanic children than ever before.”
There is no indication that “fallen, bad angels became a human.”

It is not accurate that “Nimrod’s story was written in chapter 10 very much in detail” since what we are told about him is, in full, “Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar”—period.

You said, “it says that Nimrod was a mighty one, Nephilim was a mighty one, as well strong and well, alone this man was just like the Nephrim in chapter six described exactly” but mighty means just that and exclusively that: someone who is mighty. It is illogical (and ill-theo-logical) to argue “Nimrod was a mighty one, Nephilim was a mighty one” especially since mighty/gibbor is also used of some of David’s soldiers, used of Boaz, used of Angels, and even used of God Himself in Isaiah 9, El Gibbor. Thus, you cannot claim that Nimrod has something to do with Nephilim because they were both mighty.

So, when you say “this man was just like the Nephilim in chapter six, described exactly” that is not the case at all.

You also say “Nimrod in, later in Genesis 11, he built a towel of babel nimrod so he became the founder of Babylonian religion” but that is not the case, there is no indication that he had anything to do with the Tower nor with religion—except, perhaps, that he was a “mighty hunter BEFORE THE LORD.”

Thus, what we know about him is his genealogy, that he was a hunter, that he was a regular guy who became mighty, and that he had a large kingdom(s).
You say “after the flood no nephilim should be” which is quite true and you should stop there. Yet, you went on directly, to say, “but you can see here Nimrod, stories and more satanic children” but, again, there is no indication of that whatsoever.

You say “in Deuteronomy chapter 2, verse 10 and 11, and also Numbers 13:32-35 [FYI: it only goes to v. 33—or v. 34 in the LXX]. Moses wrote down that in those days giant lived, giant in the land of Canaan.” One issue is that you jumped from the specific Hebrew term “Nephilim” to the modern, vague, generic, subjective, and undefined English term “giant” so it is difficult to know what you mean now. But you say “Moses wrote down” but what did he write down? Well, Deuteronomy 2 is about Rephaim (a.k.a.s for Rephaim and some of their subgroups), not about Nephilim. In Numbers 13:32-33 what “Moses wrote” is a record of an “evil report” stated by unfaithful, disloyal, contradictory, embellishing spies whom God Himself rebuked—no one should believe them.

Then, when you say that the “tribe of Anak was giant people” we can’t know what you mean since you have not defined “giant” but you seem to imply something about unusual height. Yet, in that regard, all we are told about Anakim is that they were “tall” and that is compared to the average Israelite male who, in those days, was 5.0-5.3 ft. Biblical, your statement really means “tribe of Anak was Rephaim people” or “Anakim were a sub-tribe of Rephaim people.”

You also say, “in the Hebrew language it’s Repha as I look at the Bible, Hebrew Bible, that means a giant, mighty ones, giant. So the the statue should be bigger than normal human being” but the only indication that Repha could even possibly mean whatever “giant” is supposed to mean are modern day dictionaries and encyclopedias: there is no indication whatsoever that that word has historically meant that and we only know that some Rephaim, such as Anakim, were subjectively “tall” and that is all.

Thus, when you conclude, “those Satan children are, maybe okay, created by these fallen angels” there is no indication whatsoever that Rephaim were anything but 100% human—and that is all Rephaim including Anakim. Also, Jude and 2 Peter 2 both tell us that the Angels that sinned were incarcerated and since the Nephilim came to an end with the flood, that is the most logical (and theo-logical) time to set for when they were incarcerated: God did not send the flood only to then have fallen Angles do it all again post-flood.

For more details, see my various books on related issues.

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