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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 ...