Most scientists, however, are skeptical of excavations claiming to unearth enormous skeletons of humans over the past century. Rightly so, for many of them have been proven hoaxes.
For the record, Robert Pershing Wadlow, who died July 15, 1940, is the tallest person in medical history for whom there is irrefutable proof. Wadlow reached 8 feet 11.1 inches in height and weighed 490 pounds at his death. Zeng Jinlian was the tallest female ever recorded in medical history. At the time of her death, on Feb. 13, 1982, the 17-year-old was 8 feet 1.75 inches tall.
But these unusually tall people pale in comparison to the race of giants reported to have lived in the days of Noah before the global flood. Many who believe the biblical account at Genesis 6:4, not only believed these giants were real, but that archaeology may yet confirm their existence, or have already proven their existence and the truth is being covered up by certain people who cannot fit these giants into the theory of evolution.
Genesis 6:4 says, “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” — King James Version.
The Good News Translation reads, “In those days, and even later, there were giants (Nephilim, in Hebrew) on the earth who were descendants of human women and the heavenly beings. They were the great heroes and famous men of long ago.”
If there really were giant “mighty men” who were “famous men of long ago,” would it be unimaginable for these beings to leave visible proof of their existence and accomplishments? Could that explain how and where The Great Pyramid of Giza was built? How these blocks, some weighing as much as 50 tons, were transported and assembled at the exact center of the earth, remains a mystery. Experts say it was built with such precision that our current technology cannot replicate it.
Is it far-fetched to believe that humans of extraordinary size and strength may have created a structure impossible to duplicate to this day? According to tradition, the Nephilim were extremely intelligent. Being the offspring of fallen angels, they knew all about science, architecture, engineering and the supernatural.
Noted Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, reportedly described these hybrid humans as having “bodies so large and countenances so entirely different from other men that they were surprising to the sight and terrible to the hearing.”
There is a prehistoric monument called Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, with standing stones as high as 30 feet, some weighing 50 tons! It remain a mystery as to who could have designed this structure thousands of years ago and why. Another structure, a spiral shaped monument consisting of five circles within circles of stone, called the Gilgal Refaim, can still be seen in the Middle East today. Some of the stones used to create the rings weigh as much as 20 tons. To this day no one is certain who built it, how or why.
Then there are the incredible ruins at Baalbek in Lebanon. This temple has stones of some 1,500 tons in its foundation! Experts say they are the largest worked stones on earth. No crane in the world today can lift anywhere near what these blocks weigh. It is a mystery how such stones could be moved, lifted 30 feet in the air and placed together so closely that even a piece of paper could not fit between the blocks!
All of these monuments date back some 5,000 years or more — the time indicated in the Bible that these giants, the Nephilim, existed. Writings around that time, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, describe the exploits of a being who was two-thirds god and one-third man.
One version of this Akkadian cuneiform text reads, “In Uruk he built walls, a great rampart, and the temple of the blessed Eanna for the god of the firmament Anu, and for Ishtar the goddess of love.” Could myths of demi-gods, like Hercules, Archilles and Gilgamesh find some basis in truth?
The truth is, whoever constructed these monuments left their architectural handiwork behind and humans have been unable to duplicate it. Scientists have yet to fully comprehend or even explain it. If a hybrid race of giants, with the aid of their parents, left proof of their existence in structures no other people could reproduce, that could explain it. Perhaps there is a another explanation. You decide.
But if there really was a species of giant humans before the flood, who were so big, so strong and so violent that God decided to end their reign of terror in a worldwide flood, what would that suggest about the global crime and violence today? Could Divine intervention be closer than people think as Jesus warned at Matthew 24:37-44?
To assume the Nephilum was just a tall tale to entertain people could be a big mistake. To assume God’s toleration of wickedness and violence will go on forever would be a huge — no, a giant mistake.
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