The creation of giants documented in Genesis 6:1–4 was sandwiched between the birth of Noah and his sons (Genesis 5:32), the evil and violence that occurred thereafter, and Noah’s commission to build the ark (Genesis 6:5–16). The creation of the antediluvian giants by the sons of God, and consequential information, was written purposefully into the introduction to the flood story as important context, to fully understand the flood narrative and end-time events. Similarly, the Rephaim giants documented as roaming the earth shortly after the flood were documented in Genesis 14’s “war of giants” and Genesis 15’s accounting of the people dwelling in the Covenant Land, just before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Rephaim giants are the central subject of this tome; we will investigate in the subsequent chapters their connections to the beast empires and to end-time prophecy.
To complete the premise that Jesus indeed was referencing the days of Noah as a generation, and that believers were encouraged to learn about the events and the sins committed in the generation of Noah, one requires additional scriptural support. And in typical scriptural modus operandi there is such support. Second Peter 2:4–9 instructs that God did more than just bring about the first apocalypse by water upon the disbelieving and violent ungodly humans: “God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment” (v. 4). Further 2 Peter 2:4–5 instructs that God did not spare the old world but did save Noah as part of the eight who were righteous, and that God brought the flood on the ungodly, the ungodly humans and the giants.
2 Pet 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
2 Pet 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;