Tucked away in Genesis 6 is a passage I’ve never heard discussed on Sunday morning. And I bet you haven’t either. One that discusses a species other than ours. One that describes half-breed offspring created by intermarriage of this foreign species with humans. One that calls those half-breed offspring a very specific name, the Nephilim. Which in Hebrew means “fallen ones”.
They appear, kind of out of nowhere, actually. Reading along in Genesis 5 you get a perfectly straightforward account of the descendants of Adam as far as Noah. Then chapter 6, suddenly it seems that you may have mistaken your King James for the National Enquirer:[….]