We find Jesus’ comment – “As it was in the days of Noah” – to be intriguing. Is there more to this comment than the fact that people during Noah’s day did the normal things that we do today, like marriage?
Chuck Missler, Stephen Quayle and others believe there is and I believe they have a good point. In Genesis 6, we read of “giants on the earth” and this is apparently due (possibly) to some of the fallen angels who kept not their first estate. Missler an Quayle believe that these fallen angels somehow managed to have sexual relations with the “daughters of men,’ in which these hybrid creatures were born; Nephilim.
Because these creatures were hybrid (human and spirit being), they had spirits and human-type bodies, but apparently the Scripture indicates that they were possibly enormous in size and strength. This would of course explain the fact of Goliath’s size of roughly 9 feet, 6 inches. Apparently, he had four brothers, all of which were taller. The reference and implication that Goliath had four brothers is found in 2 Samuel 21:18-22. In the Kings James Version, it’s a bit more clear, referencing Goliath’s brother.
Stephen Quayle in particular has been researching this entire phenomenon for the past thirty years, and his book “Genesis 6: Giants” provides some good information. Unbelievably, there have apparently been some extraordinarily large human skeletons, ranging from over 8 feet tall, to…ready? 36 feet tall! This is difficult to believe, but a number of documented skeletons have found in various parts of France during the middle ages that range from 19 feet to over 25 feet tall.
Quayle also spends a good deal of time providing commentary on Genesis 6. Regardless of your opinion about giants in general, both Missler and Quayle provide invaluable information that you’ll want to consider. Missler’s books can be found at his site here:
The table of contents for Quayle’s Giants book includes:
Chapter 1: Creation
Chapter 2: Pre-Adamic Earth
Chapter 3: The Destruction of Angelic Civilization
Chapter 4: Pre-Adamic Science
Chapter 5: Angels and Giants
Chapter 6: Religions of Giants
Chapter 7: Once Were Giants
Chapter 8: Giants in the New World
Chapter 9: Giants in Europe
Chapter 10: Nothing New Under the Sun
Chapter 11: Giants in North America
Chapter 12: Giants in South America
Chapter 13: Africa’s Giants
Chapter 14: Asian Giants
Chapter 15: Australian Giants
Chapter 16: British Giants
Chapter 17: Giants in Europe
Chapter 18: Giants in the Middle East
Quayle’s book can be found at his site: