That is true, it had to be common knowledge up until some point. Thousands of years ago, people were indeed more than twice as tall as they are
today. All the way up until Noah's flood people were that tall. It wasn't until after the flood that people started to get shorter and shorter. As
sin became more and more prominent, humans lost that glory and stature that people had since Adam and Eve. The Bible says there were giants in the
earth in those days:
4There 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.
Contrary to popular belief, the giants were not a result of fallen angels breeding with humans. The "sons of God" were the descendants of Seth, who
was Cain and Abel's brother. Cain and Abel represented the two classes of people who would be in the world until the end of time; those who love and
trust the Lord (Abel), and those who despise the love of the Lord, and rebel against Him (Cain). When Abel was murdered by his brother, Seth then
took the place at the head of the line of those who would love and trust the Lord. Therefore, the descendants of Seth were the "Sons of God"- or the
opposite of what Cain's descendants were.
Cain established his own country. The true people of God (the descendants of Seth) made it a point not to mingle with the sinners who made up the
nation which was headed by the first human murderer. Over time, Satan tempted these sons of God with earthly possessions such as gold, silver, and
other treasures. That caused them to begin to mingle with the descendants of Cain. Genesis 6:4 says "there were giants in the earth in those days,
and also after that" (the mixing of the descendants of Cain and the descendants of Seth). It does not say that the giants were a result
interbreeding; it is just stating the fact that the people on earth in those days were tall in stature even after the true children of God mixed with
the sinful race. This mixing is what slowly caused humans to shrink in stature. www.remnantofgod.org...
Some food for thought:
Noah was part of the race of people who were tall in stature. We know this partly because he was the only person found
righteous in the whole earth. That means he was actually more than twice as tall as men are today. Some claim it was impossible for Noah's Ark to
hold all of the animals. There are some scientists today who have actually mathematically figured out that the Ark was indeed big enough to hold all
of the animals.
Here's the kicker: a cubit in those days was actually measured by the distance from a man's elbow, to the tip of his middle finger. It was kind of
like how they used to measure things by "hands" back in the old West; every measurement was slightly different. So, if the Ark was measured in
cubits, those cubits were the length from Noah's elbow, to the tip of his middle finger. If Noah was more than twice as tall as men are today, that
would mean that the cubits used to measure the Ark are actually more than twice as long as is commonly believed.
If it has been proven that the Ark could have held all the animals by using the measurements that most people think were used, then it most definitely
could have held all of the animals with no problem since in reality it was actually more than twice as long as is commonly believed.
17-8-2011 by jeramie because: (no reason given)