People haven’t changed, if they don’t get what they want they whine and complain. Yet, if they complain against our government I understand.
A mother loves her children, and no one can say anything against them, no matter what, and expect her not to be angered by it.
You’re the same way. You love Moses so much that he could do no wrong – i.e., he did not willfully sin – so it would be unwise to speak derogatory of him.
“And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it” (Num 12:1-2).
“And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.
And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.
And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed” (Num 12:4-9).
After those words God left and instantly Miriam was leprous, white as snow. Aaron begged Moses to talk to God about it and he did, but God was very angry with Miriam, how dare she say anything against Moses.
That would be scary, just imagine God standing there scolding you? That is what is going to happen to the non-believers when Jesus comes back.
“And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.
And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.
And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran” (Num 12:14-16).
Who Were the Nephilim?
There are only two Biblical references to the Nephilim (Gen 6:4, Num 13:33), people of great size” (v. 32) from whom the Anakites were said to have descended.
Upon glimpsing these imposing inhabitants of Canaan, ten of the twelve spies became demoralized and terrified.
The Nephilim may have been similar in appearance to the Rephaites, a race of strong, tall men with whom the Anakites are compared in Deuteronomy.
The Nephilim are described in Gen 6:4 as having been mighty men who lived before the great flood.
The author of Genesis linked them to “the sons of God” (other translations render this “sons of gods”), either in terms of being identical to this group or of being their offspring.
Three theories have been proposed regarding the parentage of these Nephilim (these hypothesis do not address the problem of how they might have survived the flood to appear in Canaan at the time of the spy expedition.
Some Biblical historians argue that the “sons of God” were righteous men (descendants of Seth) who married worldly, female descendants of Cain and thus became defiled.
Their progeny increased in sinfulness until God rectified the worsening situation with the flood.
However, this theory does not explain why the word translated “men” in Gen 6:1 describes all of humanity, while the same word in verse 2 designates only Cain’s line.
Other scholars argue that “the sons of God”(Gen 6:2) were kings who took multiple wives in order to build dynasties from their numerous descendants.
In several instances ancient Near Eastern documents refer to kings as being the sons of particular gods.
Also, Akkadian texts indicate that the Hebrew word translated “men” in Gen 6:4 could alternatively mean “commoners” in some contexts.
This would suggest that the Nephilim were kings who acquired harems, using the daughters of commoners, and sired large families through them.
But no other Biblical passages refer to kings in general as “sons of God,” and later kings (such as Solomon) who had many wives are not identified as being among the Nephilim.
Still other scholars believe that the “sons of God” were [fallen] angels who impregnated human women and sired demigods (beings with more power than humans but less than gods) who were able to do whatever they pleased on Earth (much like the mythical Greek Titans), prompting God’s determination to destroy humankind to root out the growing evil.
That is what I believe accept the angles themselves couldn’t impregnate women because they aren’t made with the proper tools.
Yet, demons can possess people and since they are inside the body then I suppose once the possessed person impregnates a woman she gives birth to a child from hell.
But I don’t believe the giants lived through the flood because even though they were evil they were also human, not angelic.
Jesus specified, however, that angels do not marry (Matt 22:30), and from this it can be argued that they do not procreate. Yet procreation by these particular angels could be regarded as aberrant behavior (see Jude 6).
It may be helpful to note that the phrase “sons of God” as used elsewhere in the Old Testament and in other ancient Semitic languages always refers to divine beings (e.g., Job 1:6, where the same Hebrew word is translated “angels”).
Ancient Jewish interpreters unanimously believed the “sons of God” to have been angelic beings, a view possibly reflected in 1 Pet 3:20 and 2 Pet 2:4-5.
But if the “sons of God” mentioned in Genesis 6 were indeed angels, and the Nephilim were their offspring, how do these facts relate to the Nephilim mentioned in Numbers 13?
Most likely the word “Nephilim” in this later context means something like “giants” or “Titans” (i.e., the term was used literally in Genesis 6 but metaphorically in Numbers 13).