Today I’m going to address a topic that I’ve touched on before. I recently received a question regarding Nimrod becoming a nephilim, and in light of new information, I feel that I should address this topic again. If you want to check out the original article, it is, Did Nimrod Become A Nephilim?
“Minister Fortson, Thank you for the time and effort at informing the churched masses of these very controversial truths. I am curious about Nimrod, do you think that he somehow was attempting thru some sort of genetic “mysticism” to become a nephilim? I recently watched an excellent you tube series on the high-tech society before the flood which seems to indicate that mankind had become very high-tech prior to the flood which would certainly back the Enochian book claims of the fallen angels trading, (I think technology), for worship and such. As I said I am curious and have no minister in my area who will even broach this subject….” – Sophie
Let me start by saying that I DO NOT believe that Nimrod was a nephilim, was attempting to become a nephilim, or started transforming into a nephilim. Now that I’ve stated what I believe, here is why I believe it.
“And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.” – Genesis 10:8
I underlined the above portion of the verse because that is the part that we will be concentrating on. What does the Bible mean when it says Nimrod “began to be”? According to some researchers, this is the point at which Nimrod started his transformation. In order to understand what this verse is pointing to, we need to reference the Strong’s.
- Began: Chalal (Strong’s #2490) – Began, begin, pierce
- To Be: hayah (Strong’s #1961) – Became, come to pass, come
- Mighty One: (Strong’s #1358) – Strong, mighty one, warrior, tyrant
According to the Strong’s, Nimrod began to be a mighty one/warrior/strong/tyrant. This in no way implies or points to a DNA change in any way. I realize that there are those that have a different opinion, but in order to reach that conclusion the twisting of the Bible is a REQUIREMENT. Why do I say that? Because if we are to interpret it as Nimrod started to become a nephilim, we end up with an entirely different problem when we read about the nephilim.
“There 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.” – Genesis 6:4
If Nimrod becoming gibbor means that he was turning into a nephilim, then what exactly were the nephilim turning into when the Bible states that they too became gibbor (mighty men)? Nephilim don’t become nephilim. They are already nephilim, which is why I believe it is a requirement to twist the context and meaning of the word in order to reach any other conclusion than Nimrod simply started to rise in power. This is what I refer to as “selective interpretation”, much like Serpent Seed believers do with the trees in the garden. The basic premise is that you are allowed to re-interpret words and verses to fit your theory instead of dropping your theory if it doesn’t fit the Bible. There are also other major problems when we start to apply selective interpretation.
“And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.” – Judges 6:12
The above verse is in reference to Gideon, one of the men that God appointed as judge over Israel before they had a king. In the underlined portion, the angel of the Lord calls Gideon gibbor. Was the Lord putting a nephilim in charge of Israel? Of course not, but those that apply selective interpretation can easily get around this by applying the nephilim interpretation where they want it and tossing it out when they don’t want it. Hopefully you are starting to see the problem take shape.
“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17
I use the above verse to drive home the point. This verse directly refers to God as gibbor. Is God a nephilim? Of course He’s not. Again, unless we apply selective interpretation, we absolutely CANNOT conclude that Nimrod was becoming a nephilim. In addition to that, we CANNOT conclude that the word gibbor = nephilim. See the above example of the nephilim becoming gibbor if you disagree.
I think that there are those people that are truly trying to find truth, and then there are those who turn nothing into a lot more than what it is in order to have more to talk about. There are at least 42 examples in the Bible in which the word gibbor is used and NONE OF THEM refer to the nephilim, unless completely taken out of context. The only conclusion that we can come to based on Biblical evidence alone is that at some point, Nimrod started to become a powerful man, but still only a man.
I’m issuing an open challenge to any author, researcher, truth seeker, or student of the Bible to show me one concrete BIBLICAL example of any or all of the following:
- Anyone in the Bible changing from human to nephilim.
- The use of the word gibbor referring exclusively to nephilim.
*I don’t accept non-cannon books as Biblical evidence. Non Biblical text should be used to enhance what the Bible has already presented. They should not be used to torture the Biblical text into submission.