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The Nephilim

In Bible versus Quran: the Nephilim were on the Earth in those Days

Author: Prof.dr. Ibrahim Khalil

The Sons of the Lord God in Bible versus Quran (2)

This is the second article of the series:" The Sons of the Lord God in Bible versus Quran".

The Bible says that the Lord God, the Almighty Creator, has SONS who were married the daughters of men.  When the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

The Quran says that Allah, the Almighty Creator, has neither a son nor a partner.  Allah is the Self-Sufficient, the eternally Besought of all; the One Who is always sought at times of need.

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The Sons of the Lord God in the Bible (2)

The Bible says that the Sons of the Lord God, the Almighty Creator, were married the daughters of men.  When the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

But the Bible does not tell the names of the sons of the Lord God,

The Bible also does not give the physical attributes of the sons of the Lord God. In addition, the Bible does not tell what the number of the sons of the Lord God was and how many they were?

In short, the Bible does not let us know who, how, when, where, how many etc. in respect to the sons of the Lord God.

On the other hand, the Bible gives some informative details about the sons of the kings of Israel, for example, but does not give any details about the Sons of the Lord God, the Almighty Creator, who are of course very much more important than the sons of the kings of Judah . 

On the other hand, the Quran makes it very clear and says that Allah, the Almighty Creator, has neither a son nor a partner.

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Genesis 6:4

New International Version

4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

New American Standard Bible

4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

English Standard Version

4The Nephilim (Or giants) were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.

King James Version

4There were giants 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, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Young's Literal Translation

4The fallen ones were in the earth in those days, and even afterwards when sons of God come in unto daughters of men, and they have borne to them -- they [are] the heroes, who, from of old, [are] the men of name.

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The Sons of the Lord God in the Quran (2)

The Quran firmly forbids saying that Allah has a son.

It is not befitting for the Majesty of Allah to take to Himself a son.

In Islam, this point is very important faith wise.

In a very simple word, Allah, the Almighty Creator, has neither a son nor a partner. 

Again, it is unforgivable sin to say or to believe that The One Almighty Creator who is Allah or God or the Lord or Jehovah or whatever you name Him has a son or sons.

A group of the disbelievers and the idolaters' people of Mecca went to the Prophet Muhammad, and said to him:

Describe to us your Lord,

What is the lineage of your Lord?

what is He made of?

And to which species does He belong?

Is He made of gold, copper or silver?

Does He eat and drink?

Who did He inherit this world from?

And to whom will He bequeath it?'

and so Allah, exalted is He, revealed this Surah (Chapter 112) to describe His attributes and traits, saying:

Say (O Muhammad): He is Allah, the One!

He has no son or partner.

Allah is the Self-Sufficient, the eternally Besought of all; the One Who is always sought at times of need,

He begets not, nor is he begotten, for anyone who is begotten will certainly die and whoever dies will be inherited. Allah does not die nor is He inherited.

And there is none comparable unto Him.

He does not have anyone who resembles Him or is like Him

Naught is as His likeness

From the Islamic point of view, the conclusion of this essential topic that may establish or destroy the faith is that:

Any one who believe that the Almighty Creator has a son or sons; he messes his faith up and is considered as a disbeliever and in the afterlife he will end up as an eternal inhabitant of the hell.

Any one who believe that the Creator has neither a son nor a partner; he has a good faith and is considered as a believer and in the afterlife he will end up as an eternal inhabitant of the paradise. 

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The meanings of Surah (Chapter) 112 of the Noble Quran:

Say: He is Allah, the one; He is the Master whose glory is at its peak and for Whom all created beings are in need;

It is also said that means: He Who does not eat or drink;

It is also said that this means: He Who does not have an interior;

It is also said that this means: He is the Everlasting; He is the Sufficient;

It is also said that this means: He who does not have an entrance or exit.

He begets not, nor is he begotten

He neither begot, for no likeness of Him can exist, nor was begotten, since createdness is precluded in His case.

He did not inherit and will not be inherited;

And it is also said this means: He does not have a son who will inherit His dominion and He was not begotten, which means that He did not inherit His dominion.

Nor is there anyone equal to Him', neither match nor comparison

there is none comparable unto Him

He does not have an opposite, peer, or equal nor anyone who may resemble or begin to resemble Him;

and it is also said this means: He does not have any co-equal who would compete with Him about dominion and sovereignty'.

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Surah (Chapter) 112 of the Noble Quran:

Verse 112:1

QARIB: say: 'he is Allah, the one,

SHAKIR: say: he, Allah, is one

PICKTHAL: say: he is Allah, the one!

YUSUFALI: say: he is Allah, the one and only;

Verse 112:2

QARIB: the called upon.

SHAKIR: Allah is he on whom all depend

PICKTHAL: Allah, the eternally besought of all!

YUSUFALI: Allah, the eternal, absolute;

Verse 112:3

QARIB: who has not given birth, and has not been born,

SHAKIR: he begets not, nor is he begotten

PICKTHAL: he begetteth not nor was begotten.

YUSUFALI: he begetteth not, nor is he begotten;

Verse 112:4

QARIB: and there is none equal to him. '

SHAKIR: and none is like him

PICKTHAL: and there is none comparable unto him.

YUSUFALI: and there is none like unto him.

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Back to my question to the smart and interested reader:

Is the Quran quoted from the Bible?

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About the Author

Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology, Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit, Ain-Shams University. Cairo, Egypt. And, President of the Egyptian Society of Inventors. Member of the Egyptian union of Writers