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of uncertain etymology; much disputed.

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  • There are those who dispute the meaning of the noun nephilim and derive it from Naphal, which signifies "to fall."

  • Their name as given in the old Testament, 'nephilim' means 'fallen ones.'

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  • Let the rabbis vouch for the correctness of this; it is ridiculous to call them "nephilim" because others fell.

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