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The Hebrew words in question are עזר כנגדו (ezer kenegdo). The Hebrew root עזר means “help” and the word kenegdo comes from the root word נגד (neged). Neged in the OT always means "opposite" or "across from" and negdo means across from him. In Exodus 19:2, Israel encamp neged hahar, opposite to Mount Sinai. The form kenegedo doesn't appear anywhere else ...


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The word "nephilim" as used in Gen 6:4 and Num 13:33 is simply an anglocizing of the Hebrew word nephiyl. If it were to be translated it would be simply "the fallen". this opens up a whole new hermeneutical question about how then should we interpret these people described both before the flood in Gen 6 as "the fallen" and then again after the flood when ...


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Simply put, we don't know for sure, but we have clues! We have three known facts about the Nephilim: Their Name The world "nephilim" comes from the Hebrew word nephiyl, which means "the fallen". What did they fall from? The Bible isn't clear about that. It's possible that they fell from the sky (making them aliens) or from heaven (making them ...


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As for why the KJV used the term "meet", the Old English adjective form means "proper", "suitable" or "precisely adapted to". See the definitions on Dictionary.com, Merriam-Webster.com and TheFreeDictionary.com. I think that in some cases people have reacted to this rather strongly (and unnecessarily) because of the passing resemblance to "meat" - See, God ...


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The word that is translated as "God" in the phrase "Sons of God" can also mean can also mean leaders, judges, dictators etc. It is also possible that the Nefilim and the "Sons of ..." are two different, but possibly connected groups. When the Nefilim were present, such and such happened. The word Nefilim also means miscarried or aborted fetuses. Some ...


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Some passages in the Bible are difficult to understand, and have been taken many ways. This is one of them. No matter how we interpret this passage, we must make sure not to be dogmatic about the resulting theology. If we conclude that this passages is likely talking about aliens, we must be careful not to conclude, "therefore the Bible teaches that ...


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Long Hebrew names are made up of smaller words. The two-letter subroot 'Meth' means death. I believe Hirsh interprets the dead to be the 'ignoble masses' rather than unpack it from the name. Strong sometimes interprets it to mean 'man' but most of the time in translation it is referring to a 'few men' and often to a few men who were doomed, or apparently ...


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To add to Ami's answer... Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. No other creature was created in God's image - in the context of the creation account here in Genesis 1, we can infer the nature of mankind is more like God than any other created thing. It follows that, ...


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The Nephilim were the result of the intermarriage between the priestly people and the rebellious kings. The text gives us a split genealogy after the murder of Abel, priests serving God outside the garden, and Cain's false kingdom (he went and built a "fortress"). The sin of the sons "of God" (God was their authority) was marrying daughters "of men" (man as ...


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NEPHILIM (Neph´i·lim) <Fellers; Those Who Cause [Others] to Fall Down>. This is a transliteration of the Hebrew word nephi·lim´, plural in its three occurrences in the Bible. (Ge 6:4; Nu 13:33 [twice]) It evidently stems from the causative form of the Hebrew verb na·phal´ (fall) as found, for example, in 2 Kings 3:19; 19:7. The Bible account describing ...


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It amazes me how many people actually entertain the idea of non-corporeal beings copulating with corporeal beings. The idea is certainly not a Biblical one. Let's see what Jesus has to say about non-corporeal beings (angels). Luke 20:24-36 says: And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they ...


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The Sons of God are also in Psalms 82. When Almighty God is meeting with them. Psalm 82:1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods. Said, "You are gods; you are all sons of the Most High". (From Dead Sea Scrolls.) He judges in the council of gods and men. In the heights of the heavens (is) his reproach and in all the ...



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