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a. A person or thing of great size.
b. A person or thing of extraordinary power, significance, or importance: a giant in the field of physics; automotive industry giants.
a. Greek Mythology. One of a race of humanlike beings of enormous strength and stature who were destroyed in battle with the Olympians.
b. A being in folklore or myth similar to one of these beings.
In Bolivia, in the Andes mountains, there are stone platforms which are up to twenty-nine metres long and weigh up to 900 tonnes. - Erich von Daniken
Thanks to as yet unexplained preciseness in stone-cutting, the structure is built in such a way that a single piece of paper will not fit between two stones.
…possibly 1200 tonnes in weight. They’re so heavy; we don’t know how heavy they are exactly. – Bruce Rux
"There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that".
The "also after that" is clearly represented as meaning "after the Flood" as the giants appear in scriptural narration after that event. They are described as very tall, up to 16 feet, having more fingers and toes than humans and associated with war. One is even described as a king and entire regional areas are recognized as their habitat. The word Nephilim is the plural Hebrew pronunciation of the word from which giants and giant were taken and does not appear in the Bible. The word Nephil comes from nphiyl, pronounced nef-eel' , a bully or tyrant.
Where the word 'Rephaim', 'Rapha' and, in some places, the word 'dead' is used in the verses presented here, they are all taken from the word rapha', pronounced raw-faw', meaning, in the sense of invigorating; a giant, lax, (figuratively) a ghost (as dead; in plural only): In the case of the word dead, it is generally accepted that this is referring to the spirits of the dead giants destroyed by the Flood. The Rephaim are believed to be a race of giants separate from the Nephilim of Genesis 6:4. In two verses the translators used the word 'Rephaim' where the word for the Nephilim appears and these verses are noted.
There is much evidence in history that clearly show giants have been with us far beyond ancient times. Here are the verses in the Bible that describe giants:
6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4 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.
14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
15:20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
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Optimal genetic expression means the best that the organism has within the DNA is expressed because of favourable atmospheric conditions. Under these described conditions, plants and animals would live longer, be much larger, and that’s precisely what we find in the geologic column in the fossil record. Plants were much larger, all living systems were larger. We have animals that today have an eight or nine foot stature with a sixteen to twenty foot stature. We have insects, such as the Dragonfly, which today has perhaps four inch wingspan, in the fossil record, it’s counter-part had up to a five foot wingspan. Everything was larger in the past. – Dr. Karl Baugh
The Sumerian Culture, which dates back to 6,000 BC, is the oldest known culture on Earth. Even today we still use the same Mathematical system, Calendar, and Time as they created it so long ago. Since we have the evidence left over today, 6,000 years later, we can see similarities between what they had then, and what we have now.
The Sumerians describe Planet X as being very far from Earth at times, (roughly 30,000,000,000) miles away at it's farthest point from us in orbit. This would make it rather difficult to travel back and forth between the two planets if separated by so much of a distance.
The Sumerians had amazing knowledge of the solar system, and of their GODS coming down to Earth. They also tell of another being that they described in our terms as "Android Beings". The Sumerians tell us that the anunnaki had "helpers" that often performed such tasks as flying their craft , or helping with miscellaneous needs. The Sumerians directly explain that these "Helpers" we not alive, but acted as so...
The story of the Voronezh aliens recounts the adventures of several young children who claimed to have seen a three-eyed alien with a robot escort. The alien was said to be about nine foot tall. The craft, according to eye witness testimony, landed on the outskirts of the city. Shortly thereafter, the tall alien appeared, and upon seeing the young lad, shot a type of weapon at him, causing him to vanish before the eyes of the other people around him.
Originally posted by cheese
great post xeroxed88!
i saw a programme on this suubject on discovery/history channel not so long ago and i was very intrigued by the subject.
its not only bulidings that have been discovered but this programme also stated that skeletons have been unearthed that are up to 10 feet tall. these skeletons also had, in some cases, extra fingers, second rows of teeth amongst other abnormalities
Originally posted by Coolaid
That is a really good post. You have some good info here that brings up an interesting topic thats been studied by many people...Giants.
I'm glad you brough up the Sumerians. If you look into the Sumerian history you realise that most historians note information about the Sumerians but they don't mention their conflicst with giants. Many modern day historians don't like to mention the writings about the giants because there really is no hard facts to back up the information. They mention that the Sumerians were the first to develop a Monarchy, a form of writing using stone tablets, and that they created Mathematics. For one civilization to have done all this is really amazing. Also, as you said, they held information about astronomy. But historians don't dive into the information about their link with an ET race, because of their own credibility fear.
I personally believe the facts are their. Not only did the Sumerians note that there were Giants and an ET race but neighboring cultures claimed this as well.
If there were Giants though, where are they now? Can the flood explain it since the flood didn't wipe out all the giants was it just a nautrual event? I believe so. I think the flood was natural and it did wipe out many of the giants in the Mesopatamia area. Not only that, I think the flood formed the two great rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates and also formed the Black Sea.
Were they a creation that was planted here on Earth that was eventually wiped out by an ET race? Perhaps, as I have come to believe, the Gaints were a creation of one ET race and the humans were a creation of a different ET race that were at war with eachother for their creations on Earth. Am I positive, no, but that is what I think.
[edit on 17-1-2006 by Coolaid]
Giant, horned human skeletons unearthed just south of Elmira and Wellsville, NY
Originally posted by DaFunk13
I dont doubt that, but dont dinosaur bones refute most of the teachings of the church?
I may be off here but isnt the earth only supposed to be like 10,000 years old if The Bible is to be taken literally? It seems like the discovery of thunder lizards kinda throws a wrench in the gears of Christianity.
Why would giant people be any different, especially considering the theories that The Bible actually supports giants once existing?