Nephilim nēfĭl´ĭm [key], in the Bible, Hebrew word of no known meaning, denoting peoples of gigantic stature with superhuman strength. The term is translated as
giantsin the Authorized Version. The Book of Genesis refers to Nephilim as the offspring of marriages between
daughters of humansand
sons of God.See also Anak.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: Biblical Proper Names