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Who Let The Giants Out.
When it comes to giants, most of us will think of the "Giant" some of us have reached here at Squidoo. Or, we might think of the New York Giants. Or, maybe we just might think of the Biblical character, Goliath who fought with David (1 Sam Chap. 17). But these giants are more like real people. They are the giants of times past.
As children we were entertained by the famous Jack and the Beanstalk. Mythology tells us that these creatures were of tremendous size and strength. Wikipedia tells us that, "Giant" is the English word (coined 1297) commonly used for such beings, derived from one of the most famed examples: the gigantes of Greek mythology.
I was doing some research on-line and ran across a site called:Genesis 6 Giants. This is where I first heard about a 36 foot skeleton found between 200-600 B.C.
The Book of Enoch
The other mention of giants occurs in the historical book or writings of Enoch. Enoch is briefly mentioned in the Bible. However, there are books that were written, as the story goes, that were translated into several languages but were not included in the Canon when the first Bible was originated.
As the story continues in Chapter 6 #2, it tells of a group called The Watchers. It appears that The Watchers are angels that come down from heaven after seeing and lusting after these beautiful women. They wish to come down to earth and takes these women for their wives. Further in the text (Chapter 7, #3) it states, "became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed (4) all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against (5) them and devoured mankind.
reference to ells (measurement) Beyond the Obvious
Do you believe there was once found a 36 foot giant?
No. Never happened.
A Personal Testimony
Several years ago, I heard about human footprints being found alongside dinosaur tracks in a Cretaceous limestone in the vicinity of Glen Rose, Texas. There were newspaper accounts in both the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (June 17, 1982) and The Dallas Morning News. Also, Dallas area television stations Channel 5 and Channel 8 reported on the finds. I did not think much about this at the time but later, because of my extensive reading on the subject of evolution, I was reminded of it. In January, 1995, I made a trip to Glen Rose specifically to visit the Creation Evidences Museum and find out all I could about these footprints.
I discovered that the excavation work there is done for about two weeks in summer each year as the Paluxy River is too high in the other seasons. Also, the landowner allows the digging to proceed for only this limited time.
I visited the area of the river bank and observed for myself the large and clear left-right trails of dinosaur prints . Many are 6-10 inches deep, 2-3 feet across, and show a three-toed foot. I decided to visit the museum and find out all I could about these footprints.
Continue this personal testimony at Giant Humans and Dinosaurs
The Giants Of Long Ago
This gigantic plant-muncher (named after Argentina, where its remains were found) measured about 120 feet from head to tail and may have weighed over 100 tons. Just one vertebra of Argentinosaurus is over four feet thick!
more about large dinos Big Dinos
Giants of a different color
The GalÃ¡pagos tortoise or GalÃ¡pagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living species of tortoise, reaching weights of over 400 kg (880 lb) and lengths of over 1.8 meters (5.9 ft).
A native to seven of the Galapagos Islands, the large tortoise reach weights up to 880 pounds and live up to 150 years.
The General Grant Tree is the only living thing designated by Congress as a national shrine.
Sequoiadendron giganteum, giant sequoia.
Sequoias - giant trees. Many of these trees are said to run as tall as the average 26 story building. Their diameter at the base exceed the width of many city streets. The true age of the General Grant Tree (left) is unknown but estimated to be 1800 to 2700 years old.
Poll Vaulting - Is It All A Croc?
Now here is a big boy.
Do You Think Giants Came Down From Heaven?
Are They Real?
Various giants of the world
Crystal Cave Chihuahua, Mexico
One giant rock
The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all extant land-living animal species, and the largest ruminant. Average male will run 20 feet and weigh up to 2600 pounds.