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>>"the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown".

mighty men:

rwbg gibbowr ghib-bore’ or (shortened) rbg gibbor ghib-bore’

intensive from 01396; TWOT-310b

AV-mighty 63, mighty man 68, strong 4, valiant 3, .... ones 4, mighties 2, man 2, valiant men 2, strong man 1, upright man 1, champion 1, chief 1, excel 1, giant 1, men’s 1, mightiest 1, strongest 1; 158

>>"There were giants in the earth in those days"

giants:

n@phiyl nef-eel’ or lpn n@phil nef-eel’ or (plural) Mylpn

from 05307; TWOT-1393a; n m

AV-giant 3; 3

1) giants, the Nephilim

05307:

lpn naphal naw-fal’

a primitive root; TWOT-1392; v

AV-fail 318, fall down 25, cast 18, cast down 9, fall away 5, divide 5, overthrow 5, present 5, lay 3, rot 3, accepted 2, lie down 2, inferior 2, lighted 2, lost 2, misc 22; 434


Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, who come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

giants:

apr rapha’ raw-faw’ or hpr raphah raw-faw’ or (plural) Myapr

from 07495 in the sense of invigorating; TWOT-2198d; n pr gent

AV-giant 17, Rephaim 8; 25

1) giants, Rephaim
1a) old tribe of giants

Deuteronomy 2:11 Who also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.

Emims:

Mymya ‘Eymiym ay-meem’

plural of 0367; ; n pr m p

AV-Emims 3; 3

Emims =" terrors"

Deuteronomy 2:20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt there in times past; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims; {Zamzummims: also called, Zuzims}

Mzmz Zamzom zam-zome’ or (plural) Mymzmz

from 02161; ; n pr m

AV-Zamzummims 1; 1

Zamzummims =" plotters"

Joshua 12:4 And the land of Og king of Bashan, who was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,

2 Samuel 21:18 And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, who was of the sons of the giant. {the giant: or, Rapha} {Saph: or, Sippai}
19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. {Jaareoregim: or, Jair}
20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant. {the giant: or, Rapha}
21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him. {defied: or, reproached} {Shimea: also called, Shammah}
22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

The first word "Nepheel" is usually associated with "falling" either in battle, physically of spiritually:

Deuteronomy 22:4 Thou shalt not see thy brother’s donkey or his ox fall down by the way, and without thy help from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.
Joshua 8:25 And so it was, that all that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.
Judges 7:12 And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.
Judges 8:10 Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor, and their hosts with them, about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of all the hosts of the children of the east: for there fell an hundred and twenty thousand men that drew sword. {men that…: or, every one drawing a sword}
Judges 20:46 So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the sword; all these were men of valour.
1 Samuel 31:8 And it came to pass on the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.
2 Kings 25:11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away. {fugitives: Heb. fallen away}
1 Chronicles 10:8 And it came to pass on the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.
2 Chronicles 20:24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked to the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped. {none…: Heb. there was not an escaping}
Psalms 145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that are bowed down.
Jeremiah 6:15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 8:12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their punishment they shall be cast down, saith the LORD. {I will…: or, In gathering I will consume}

So that verse in Genesis 6 should read:

"There were fallen{ones} 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, these became giants which were of ancient times, men of notoriety".

As you can see above in many of the verses referring to rapha, giants certainly walked around on earth according to the bible.

Deuteronomy 3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length of it, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.

a cubit is roughly 0.5m so this guys bed was 4.5m long and 2m wide.

2 Samuel 21:20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant. {the giant: or, Rapha}

1 Samuel 17:4 And there went out a champion from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

A span is roughly 0.5 cubits ie 0.25m so Goliath was supposed to be 3.25m tall... certainly rather large :-))

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