I stumbled upon this website that I am going to provide the link for and I must say, this is the first time I have been presented with actual evidence
of any kind, substantial evidence, of the existance of giants tens of thousands of years ago, or possibly sooner.
and you didn't immediately become suspicious that this information isn't to be found anywhere else ?
a lot of this stuff falls apart at the slightest scrutiny
i'll decipher the biblical stuff first to show you what i mean
i will first post the quotes from Oooparts and then the actual quotations from the Hebrew bible (i.e. the real source)
2 Samuel 21
In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot--twenty-four in all.
He also was descended from Rapha. When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimeah, David's brother, killed him.
20 And there was again war at Gath, where was a champion, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number;
and he also was born to the giant. 21 And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
the Giant referenced is Goliath and it says nothing about this guy being a giant. so you have to rely on the bibles original accuracy of claiming that
Goliath was 6 cubits and a span tall (about 9 feet). its a bit like a fisherman claiming that he hooked a great white shark in the river but it got
away in that there is no evidence that Golaith even lived let alone he was tall
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.
33 And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their
no mention of giants at all
Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.
11 these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim.
no mention of giants at all
(That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
20 That also is accounted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim dwelt therein aforetime; but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,
For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of
Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man
11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbah of the children
of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.--
you'll see this is presented as some evidence that Og was a giant because he had a large bed. By the same rules a visit to your local bed shop will
inform you that the vast majority of the population are over 7 feet tall
And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan,
which was called the land of giants.
13 and the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob--all that Bashan is
called the land of Rephaim.
no giants once again
most of these mistranslation came about during the rewriting of the bible into the King James Version. the scholars of the time had no idea what the
rephaim or the nefelim were so they translated the word whenever they saw it as giants
the purpose of writing the king james version was to further christianise something that was essentially the religious book of a different religion
as such its currently used by fundies all over the wolrd as the word of god when really its the word of man corrupted in order to become more useful
to control other men
after this Ooparts goes on to discuss GIGANTOPITHECUS" & "MEGANTHROPUS"
"There is no controversy about these facts; there was a race or group of people found in Australia called "meganthropus" by anthropologists. These
people were of very large size--estimated between 7 to 12 feet tall, depending on what source you read"
this is completely wrong
you can read the real truth aboutthese species here
considering that Ooparts usually puts its best evidence on the first few pages the quality of it goes rapidly downhill after this
take for example the welsh giant found fossilised in 1895 for instance
look at the picture and then tell me the last time you saw anything fossilised with all its flesh intact
this kind of giant evidence is a direct result of the biblical quote "there were giants in the earth in those days (genesis 6:4)
the original source actually says
"The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to
them; the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown"
so in the last century there were lots of finds that backed up what the bible said and attributed the creation of the earth to 4004 bce when it was
built by god in seven days
this was a belief inspired by Bishop James Usher who working backwards adding the ages of the patriarach together reached the date of gods creation
after this biblical scholars attempted to fit all of existence into this timeframe
the results of this today have led to the existence of groups you may have heard of such as young earthers and creationists
this brings us back to Ooparts
it is in fact a creationist christian website masquerading as scientific truth of Noahs flood
as you would have seen if you'd actually read the homepage
pinch of salt
know what I mean
[edit on 19-9-2006 by Marduk]