Nephilim were offspring of the “sons of God” ( and the “daughters of men” before the Deluge according to Genesis 6:4 (; the name is also used in reference to giants who inhabited Canaan at the time of the Israelite conquest of Canaan according to Numbers 13:33 ( A similar biblical Hebrew word with different vowel-sounds is used in Ezekiel 32:27 ( to refer to dead Philistine warriors.

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