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Why did God destroy only flesh and not the sons of God in the time of Noah? [closed]

In the time of Noah in Genesis, Men sin and also the sons of God and animals we’re also corrupted by their sins. But only destroy the flesh at that time?
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Could those heads of the "Sons of Israel" really have encountered some "Sons of the Nephilim', when spying out the "Promised Land". Numbers 13:33

The Nephilim are only mentioned in one other book of the Bible, Gen, 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came into the daughters of men, and ...
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The angels created the Nephilim once (Genesis 6:4); could not other fallen angels do it again?

This question is one I have thought a lot about. In Genesis 6:2, the fallen angels came down and created the Nephilim. After that, God caused the flood and the Nephilim were presumably all destroyed. ...
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What support is there for "nephilim" meaning "giants"?

People seem to have an innate bias toward the mythical, preferring it over reality. The Hebrew word "nephilim," first used in Genesis 6:4, is no exception: many questions here are asked ...
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Does the prophecy in 1 Enoch 10:17-21 concern the righteous after the Flood, or a later time after the final Judgment?

In the tenth chapter of 1 Enoch, in verse 17 (or 23 in some manuscripts), following the sentence on Semyaza and the other fallen angels who procreated the nephilim, God says that: 11 To Michael ...
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Regarding the previous question," Why is עֲרוּמִּ֔ים (Gen 2:25) translated "naked," [closed]

Regarding the previous question: Why is עֲרוּמִּ֔ים (Gen 2:25) translated "naked," and in the very next verse its singular form, עָר֔וּם (Gen 3:1), is translated "crafty/shrewd?" ...
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We are told about "Nephilim" in Num. 13:32-33. Why might some interpret them as inhuman (Gen. 6:4)?

In the Book of Numbers, we read about the "sons of Anak being part of the Nephilim." These were "men of great size" as described in the text (13:32): Numbers 13:32-33: "So ...
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Owlam in Gen:6:4

I have looked at the Stack Exchange comments on Genesis 6:4 but have not found the following opinion expressed. Could someone schooled in Hebrew please comment on my use of the word "Owlam" (Strong's ...
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Are the Nephilim one and the same as the Gibborim? Genesis 6:4 Onkelos Targum

According to the Onkelos Targum which is considered an authoritative translation of the Pentateuch Onkelos Targum Nephilim = Gibborim; they are one and the same. גִּבָּרַיָּא הֲווֹ בְאַרְעָא ...
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Who were before and afterwards, the mighty men or the sons of God? Genesis 6:4

What I am not asking I am not asking who the giants are, nor, who the sons of God are. Nor am I asking what the event was that marks the before and afterwards. Question In view of this passage “There ...
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Does the narrator of Numbers assert that the Anakim come from the Nephilim?

The Nephilim are named only in two verses in the Bible, in Genesis 6:4 and Numbers 13:33. Numbers 13:33 says that the Anakim come from the Nephilim, but different translations render this in a variety ...
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