Is it true that fallen angels mated with women in Genesis
6:1-4 and the
resultant offspring were giants?
Genesis 6 has given rise to many false doctrines that bear on such notions as people from outer space or Satanic beings having relations with women.
It reads in verses 1-2, "1: And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of Elohim saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."
"Sons of Elohim" is a euphemism in the Hebrew Scriptures for the righteous men of Yahweh. It is used in other places to mean those who worshiped Yahweh in truth. The erroneous idea that these are angelic beings comes from the Apocryphal book of Enoch. "Daughters of men" simply refers to carnal women who were the daughters of the unregenerate masses.
In this passage, Yahweh was disturbed that those who were of a righteous bloodline founded on the Covenant were marrying unconverted, sinful women. So in verse 3 He gives a judgment and shortens their promised life on earth.
"Giants" in verse 4 is the Hebrew nephilim and means mighty ones, meaning those who have fallen. It is the same word used in Numbers 13:33. The children born to this unrighteous union became men of renown ("giants" in man's esteem), which Bullinger's Companion Bible says were the heroes of Greek mythology. "Mighty men" is from the Hebrew gibbor and means the heroes of ancient cultures. They became men of "renown," or men of a name, who got a name for themselves because of their unrighteousness.
Whoever they were, they were not produced by a union of Satan and women or his fallen angels and women. Angels do not procreate, Matthew 22:30.
See article: Sons of Elohim for a more in depth study on this subject
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