Who were the sons of God? Were they sons of Seth as some suggest? Then how did they produce super humans? A strange time in the history of man indeed and a bewilderment to many scholars and historians alike. If indeed they were some type of angel or being from another planet, are there any clues in the Bible that suggest such a outside the box concept? What about other ancient text and societies that speak of similar visitations? Taking a look at multiple accounts, you then can receive a better understanding of such a crazy time in ancient days.
“Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.” (Genesis 6:1, 2). Many scholars have debated over the years to whom the sons of God were. Many have suggested that they were the sons of Seth that mated with the daughters of Cain. Interesting theory, but a couple of verses later indicates that the sons were not of this world at all.
“There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came into the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” (Genesis 6:4). The word giant is the word Nephilim in Hebrew which is translated as giant in english text, but the true meaning is much deeper than that. The word Nephilim is a word that describes a race of super beings that were rather large in stature and were the offspring of the sons of God.
Other ancient text around the world speak of such visitations from such beings as the sons of God described in the Bible. In ancient sumerian text it speaks about beings called the Annunaki that came down and taught humans many things and also mated with the women and produced superhuman children. In ancient Egypt you see similar things about how the gods came down and taught them many new things and helped them build the pyramids and other great structures in Egypt. In ancient Mayan text, Incan text, and American Indian text you see the same pattern. Many other text including India, China, and Japan all speak about similar beings coming down and teaching them and mating with the women.
In the book of Jude we see that these beings were fallen angels who left their abode in heaven and followed Satans lead to deceive the world from the truth of God, “And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgement of the great day.” (1:6). Also in the book of Job we see the reference to the sons of God and Satan coming to God to speak with Him, “Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.” (2:1).
The sons of God described in Genesis are the fallen angels which rebelled against God and came down to deceive man from the truth and make themselves like God. In the book of Isaiah we read about the fall of Satan and his plan to deceive and destroy mankind, “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High’”. (14:12-14). This astonishing sight that the ancients witnessed will soon be seen again in the end times. We will see the rise of the anti-christ, his army of deities, and the rebirth of the Nephilims come again to deceive all the nations one final time before the return of Christ and the final destruction of evil and death.