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In the Torah and several non-canonical Jewish and early Christian writings, "nephilim" (in Hebrew "הנּפלים" means ''those causing others to fall'') are a people created by the crossbreeding of the "sons of God" (''benei elohim'', בני האלהים) and the "daughters of men". (See Genesis 6:1.) The word ''nephilim'' is loosely translated as ''giants'' or ''titans'' in some translations of the Bible, and is left as ''nephilim'' in others.

(Genesis 6:1-4, English Standard Version)


The origination of the Nephilim begins with a story of the fallen angels. Shemhazai, an angel of high rank, led a rebel sect of angels in a descent to earth to instruct humans in righteousness. The tutelage went on for a few centuries, but soon the angels pined for the human females. After lusting, the fallen angels instructed the women in magic and conjuring, mated with them, and produced hybrid offspring: the Nephilim.

The Nephilim were gigantic in stature. Their strength was prodigious and their appetites immense. Upon devouring all of humankind's resources, they began to consume humans themselves. The Nephilim attacked and oppressed humans and were the cause of massive de...

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