Nephilim as Biblical Myth and Nonsense

by Walter R. Mattfeld
(Millbury, MA)

Bible-believers have a problem, the Bible claims only Noah's family survived the flood, so the Nephilim should have been destroyed with no survivors.

For the skeptic (myself) this is not a problem at all. It is merely "proof" of the Bible's not being the word of God, but just nonsense and myth.
The Mesopotamians had similar nonsense myths like the Nephilim. They understood that gods and goddesses on occasion mated with humans and produced offspring who were half-god-half-human.

An example was Gilgamesh, the King of Uruk in Mesopotamia. His father was a human king but his mother was a goddess. This, of course, is nonsense, the same nonsense one finds in the Bible about the Nephilim as angels ("sons of god") who mated with the daughters of men in Genesis 6:1-2.

No one need trouble themselves about anything the Bible says as Science's findings reveal the Bible is wrong about man's origins and the age of the universe.

The Christians, in turn, reworked the mythical nonsense of the Hellenistic Greeks and Jews. From the books of Genesis to Revelation it's all mythical nonsense.

Comments for Nephilim as Biblical Myth and Nonsense

Average Rating starstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 30, 2018
Archaeology Validates the Bible!
by: Choose

As the the Bible continues to be validated by new archaeological evidence, one would expect the public to take note with wonder.
Consider the 1983 discovery by Israeli scholar Adam Zertal, who unearthed a huge sacrificial altar on Mount Ebal, north of Jericho. Its construction perfectly matches the specifications described in Deuteronomy 27:4-8, which was later built by Joshua (Josh. 8:30-35). Yet, as amazing as Dr. Zertal’s discovery was, it received a less than enthusiastic response from his academic colleagues. They claimed that he was probably politically motivated, linking his finding to the support of Jewish settlements in the region of Nablus (ancient Shechem), where Mount Ebal is located. In February 2005, an ongoing archeological project to find the palace of David began to produce an abundance of artifacts and structures, confirming biblical history. This project was spearheaded by Dr. Eilat Mazar, head archaeologist of the Shalem Center Institute of Archaeology, in Israel. She is also the granddaughter of a highly respected archaeologist, Dr. Benyamin Mazar, former President of Hebrew University.

Jun 30, 2011
Holy Spirit
by: Anonymous

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit happens after Jesus dies.

Jun 30, 2011
Proof the Holy Spirit is Nonsense
by: Walter R. Mattfeld

Christian Apologists claim the Bible is the result of God's Holy Spirit inspiring devout pious men what to write down. This is, of course, nonsense because the Holy Spirit contradicts itself.

An example: The prophet Jeremiah is inspired by the Holy Spirit to say that God _never_ told ("commanded")Israel in the Exodus wanderings to present him offerings and sacrifices (Jer 7:21-22). This is a bald-faced lie! God is presented in the Book of Leviticus (via a Holy Spirit inspiring Moses) giving Israel very detailed instructions about sacrifices and offerings for atonement of sins.

The Holy Spirit has blatantly contradicted itself denying it ever told Israel via Moses how to honor God with sacrifices and sin offerings according to Jeremiah.

Fortunately, for Christian Apologists, most Christians are ignorant of the contradictions that abound in the Bible revealing the Holy Spirit is bogus nonsense.

Jun 30, 2011
Ezekiel the false prophet?
by: Anonymous

Ezekiel lived in the days when Jews were disobeying God. This is the reason why the Jews went into Babylonian captivity. The Jews were not listening to their prophets. This is the reason most of the prophecies were not given for their generation. This is the reason why the prophets spoke about events to take place some 2,500 years into the future.

May 14,1948 (Ezekiel 36:24) The Jews from all nations throughout the world have returned home.

Jun 29, 2011
Why the Holy Spirit is bogus nonsense
by: Walter R. Mattfeld

The "proof" the Holy Spirit is nonsense is that it contradicts itself repeatedly throughout the Bible. An example: Ezekiel (Ez 45:15-25)claimed the Holy Spirit told him that the Messianic Age would witness the slaying of bulls by priests for the sins of the people, yet Christians refute Ezekiel claiming there will be no slain bulls in the Messianic Age to cover people's sins as Christ's death covers all sins, not the blood of bulls.

So who is right, the Holy Spirit of Ezekiel or the Christian's Holy Spirit? They can't both be right.

Jun 29, 2011
Proof Ezekiel was a False Prophet
by: Walter R. Mattfeld

The Bible tells it readers how to spot a false prophet. Wait for the prophecy to occur, then you will know it is a real prophet (De 18:21). The problem? Ezekiel's predictions were not realized in his lifetime, 2500 years ago. Which means his audience regarded him as a false prophet, for God told them if the prophecy does not come to pass in their lifetime the prophet is false.

In other words the people whom he preached to died without ever seeing the prophecy come true. If they faithfully obeyed their God, they knew Ezekiel was a false prophet because the prophecy didn't come to pass in their lifetimes.

Jun 29, 2011
On the Nephilim article
by: Oswald Rendon-Herrero, Ph.D.

?For the skeptic (myself) this is not a problem at all. It is merely "proof" of the Bible's not being the word of God.?

?No one need trouble themselves about anything the Bible says, as Science's findings reveal the Bible is wrong about man's origins and the age of the universe.?

The above quotes from your article on the Nephilim shows your ignorance.

If you really knew the Bible, you wouldn?t be saying those things about it. In my opinion, it takes the working of the Holy Spirit to convince you otherwise. Perhaps you might want to look at the Bible Code and also at Ivan Panin?s work.

Jun 29, 2011
by: Lujack Skylark

If the bible is mythical how do you explain Ezekiel 36:24, written 2,500 years ago stating that the Jews scattered throughout the world would come back to Israel?

How do you explain Ezekiel 38:5; Persian/Iran gearing up for a major war against modern Israel, when this prophecy was written 2,500 years ago?

We see now the merchants greed as spoken about in Revelation 18:23, where the merchants have become the great men on earth manipulating prices so everyone becomes eventually enslaved to their system.

Revelation 13:16 - Already people have chipped their animals for identity purposes and hand scanners already are preparing the way. First it was the bar codes on merchandise, and soon there will be 666 codes on people.

Hebrew prophets have shown us the Bible is the truth. Matthew 24:7 states there will be earthquakes, famines, floods and pestilence across our world before the Jesus Christ returns.
Read the newspapers. All of these tragic events are increasing in frequency of occurrence.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Theories of the Nephilim Identity.


Now Available in Print & eBook on Amazon!!

Click to Buy Now on Amazon


Learn more about these popular topics below. The Bible is full of fascinating stories, characters and mysteries!

King David of Israel

The Tower of Babel

The Book of Isaiah

The Sons of Noah


Explore the land of the Old Testament! View these maps of the Bible.

Map of Palestine

Map of Ancient Mesopotamia

Old Testament Map


The Battle of Jericho