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Giant New Biblioblog!

Or rather, a new biblioblog devoted to giants: Goliath, the Nephilim, the Anakim, etc. Check out Remnant of Giants, a new (and admittedly arcane) project from Religion Bulletin’s Deane Galbraith.

By the way, my recent reading about Israel’s “cult of the dead” has led me to ponder a possible interpretation for those mysterious “sons of God” in Genesis 6 who are somehow connected to the Nephilim (Gen 6:4). I’ll have more to say when I’ve let my ideas marinate a little bit…



  1. mike says:

    I’m looking for Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, and Orlando Cepeda, and I’m not finding them. But that comic illustration up top was worth the trip.


  2. Deane says:

    Thanks, Darrell. I’ll look out for your post on Gen. 6.1-4. Does it have anything to do with ˀilm / elohim from arṣ / eretz (e.g. KTU 1.113 / 1 Sam 28.13)?

    Mike, on my way back from giving a paper on U2 and fallen angels and giants in Durham, NC, late 2009, I had a stopover in San Fran. I picked up a fine ‘Giants’ t-shirt.


  3. Darrell Pursiful says:

    Well, Deane, it didn’t until you suggested it 😉 Now I’ll have to let everything marinate even more!


  4. mike says:

    Deane: very nice touch.

    My best buddy growing up was a Giants fan. I rooted for the home team — the Phillies of Bowa, Schmidt, Luzinski, Carlton. There were giants all over the earth in those days.


  5. Deane says:

    “There were giants all over the earth in those days.”



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