- What happened to the children of the Nephilim?
- Answer requested by
- Marc Bloemers
- Hans-Georg Lundahl
- none/ apprx Masters Latin & Greek, Lund University
- Answered just now
- First of all, nephelim were very probably themselves children or specifically sons of angels and women.
And they themselves were very certainly not saved, not in a state of grace, and were damned.
Here are a few verses of Baruch 3 (a book which Jews disowned because a later verse supports the incarnation of the Logos) which sheds a light on this:
 There were the giants, those renowned men that were from the beginning, of great stature, expert in war.  The Lord chose not them, neither did they find the way of knowledge: therefore did they perish.  And because they had not wisdom, they perished through their folly.
This was about the nephelim themselves, now as to their children … we do not know.
First of all, we do not know if we have in standard archaeology found any nephelim. Neanderthals, Denisovans/Heidelbergians, Homo Erectus would all of them have been stronger than a normal Homo sapiens, but this does not mean all of them or even any of them were nephelim.
My hunch is, the nephelim were something like Denisovans, but half breed children or grand children could still get saved and we know “half breeds” of Denisova and of Neanderthal were on the Ark (OK, not necessarily half and half, could be quarter, could be an eighth and so on). So, some of them would in that case have been diluted to near normal human and would have been able to accept the graces as given in the then covenant. Even Neanderthals have been known to have been vegetarian, while others were not just eating woolly red rhino but also men. This is one reason against singling out Neanderthals as nephelim.
But others could have been bred on purpose to even more muscular and to even less intelligent, and this could be the case with Homo erectus. As basically all Homo erectus are dated, not by carbon, but by potassium argon, all or nearly all are covered by lava and that would mean they were around at the Flood.
Then again, we cannot state that the nephelim themselves were unable to get saved, it just says they weren’t. Even more we can’t say that the children could not get saved.