Time of the Giants
by Christine B.
Stories of creatures that are giants have been around for centuries. You can find them even in the Bible. Who were these huge creatures and where did them come from? I have to believe that no one could become as large as the stories of them proclaim by merely some generic fault.
Aside from the Giant Goliath in the Bible, there are others that are recorded there. The Nephilim were mentioned in Genesis 6:2-4.
, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
.” 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
and in Numbers, 13:33:
"We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). They seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them."
Some believe that the Nephilim race was destroyed by the flood, but it’s possible that they just left the planet the same way they arrived here.
There are other references to large creatures in the Jewish Torah, namely, the Rephaites (Joshua 12:4) who were a race of giants. King Og was thought to be the last of the Rephaite race and it was reported that his bed was 13 feet long. They were reportedly found in the area of Moab at Ar, a region east of the Jordan River and existed before the time of Moses. In Deuteronomy 2:18-21 it says that these creatures were also called “"Zamzummim", which is translated to meaning "Buzzers", or "the people whose speech sounds like buzzing." The Arabic translation (zamzama) means "to rumble, roll (thunder); murmur” So these books refer to beings who were much larger than men (keep in mind that men were much smaller in size at the time the Bible was written than they are now), and that these creatures had language that sounded like buzzing or thunder. “They seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes . . .” Could this mean that they looked like insects? That would suggest that they were alien beings to me!
In English folklore, there were also giants that were reportedly roaming the Earth. In “Jack and the Bean Stock” a giant was found in a castle high above the ground. This giant ate “Englishmen.” Where did they come from? Some authorities believe the story about” Jack
the Giant Killer” originated as far back as the Vikings. A printed copy of the story entitled, “The History of Jack and the Bean Stalk” and was published in 1807. It had been a tale told orally, however, for hundreds of years before that. There was even a version of the story called “The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean” published in a book called, “Round About Our Coal-Fire” in 1734.
There have been other tales of huge giants roaming Earth who destroyed homes and forests as they passed through them. Where did these giant creatures come from and where are they now? It’s a question worth contemplating. It never ceases to amaze me how we can have stories about such creatures in our folklore for centuries and people simply accept and never question anything about them.
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