A couple weeks ago my daughter found some interesting archaeological pictures. Giant skeletons have been unearthed all over the globe. Now I’m pretty sure a lot of those photos were hoaxes, but probably not all of them. So I have periodically been searching the Internet on this topic. Some very interesting things are said about the giants who once roamed the earth.
Some of the skeletons that are called giants I wouldn’t classify as Giants. We have people today who reach some petty tall heights. There is a group in Africa in which the median height of the men is 7′ tall. That means some are taller than that. So there are some really tall people living today. I have some tall nephews and great nephews. Well over six feet tall, one, I haven’t met yet, is about 6’9″ and that is tall. They are not giants. To me giants would reach heights in excess of nine feet in height. That was approximately the size of Goliath in the Biblical story of David and Goliath.
There is a lot of speculation about these giant skeletons. But the scientific community apparently isn’t addressing them much. Giants don’t fit into the evolutionary development of man. That is according to the evolutionist thought, man has been getting bigger and smarter. Giants would seem to contradict that idea.
Some people, including Stephen Quayle, author of several books on the topic, believe that the discovery of real giants is covered up by the scientific and archaeological community and that the Smithsonian is the end of the line for skeletal remains of giants. Once turned over to the museum the skeletons ‘disappear’ into obscurity. I’m not sure I agree, possibly the ‘remains’ are deemed a hoax, therefore, of no interest to the museum. Though I can imagine that some legitimate finds are dismissed as a hoax and propaganda to discredit the find is widespread around the internet. I’m not a photo expert so for most I couldn’t tell if it was real or done with Photoshop. I can believe cover ups exist because the evidence supports Biblical teachings.
The Bible speaks of giants. In Genesis 6:4 it talks about ‘the son’s of God’ who came to earth and found the daughters of men appealing and took them for wives. The offspring of these unions are referred to as the Nephilim. Basically this is a derivative of an Aramaic term for giant. (1) They are referred to as giants. This was before the flood. But the Bible also says they were around after the flood. In Numbers 13:33 when Joshua and the ten spies went to scout out the land their reports when they returned included sighting Nephilim describing them as so big the spies felt like grasshoppers and the Nephilim probably saw them as grasshoppers. That describes a pretty big size discrepancy if you ask me. I’ve met some really big people and even at my short height of 5′ I didn’t feel like a grasshopper, even exaggerating the feeling standing by someone who’s almost two feet taller than me.
I don’t know the answers and it is difficult to know what is true and what is fake unless you see it with your own eyes. I do know that my daughter has seen a human femur as long as a man is tall. It was brought to a VBS program at a church she interned in while she was in Bible college. I’m sure neither of us could attest to the authenticity of the bone, but, she had no reason to doubt the veracity of the claim that it was a real human bone. That would be an exceptionally tall human.
Maybe I should have gotten an archaeology degree instead of an accounting degree. That would have been a much more interesting field to work in. Instead, I’ll just have to believe that in eternity I will find out the answers. I’m sure that whatever the answers are, I will be amazed.