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Nephilim

Nephilim (nēfĭlˈĭm), in the Bible, Hebrew word of no known meaning, denoting peoples of gigantic stature with superhuman strength. The term is translated as “giants” in the Authorized Version. The Book of Genesis refers to Nephilim as the offspring of marriages between “daughters of humans” and “sons of God.” See also Anak.
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Nephilim

race dwelling in Canaan before Israelites. [O.T.: Genesis 6:4]
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