I am trying to figure out if the "Holy Spirit" could have been a giant!

Jesus - blonde and blue eyes?- Was Jesus a descendant of the ancient giants?

The Christian Bible says that the sons of God came to the daughters of man and that they bore children to them, and that these children were giants. The gospels also tell that Jesus was a son of God, so might be Jesus was from the same bloodline of ancient giants?

Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus every Christmas - even if some people seems to be more interested in expensive presents, good food, parties and a long holiday than the scriptures.
    All Christians believe that Jesus was the son of their God, and that he came to Earth as a real person to save us sinning humans by being crucified on the cross.
    Some believe that Jesus was a prophet like Mohammad of the Islam religion,
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while others do believe that the story of Jesus is pure fiction. Well, the majority of modern scholars of antiquity believe that Jesus existed.
    
Be aware that the word used in the original bible-scriptures was (of course) not the English word "God" but the Hebrew word "Elohim". Well, "Elohim" is the plural form of the word "El". So the God of Genesis was one of many gods, in fact; there are 34 of them mentioned in the Bible! The re-interpretation took place in the 7th to 6th century BC during the so called "one-god ideology"; the gods became to one God.
Tribe of Dan

So who was Jesus - and why is he called Jesus Christ? Well, in the beginning Jesus was usually referred to as as "Jesus of Nazareth" or "Jesus, the son of Joseph".
    
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Map with Nazareth
In Luke's Gospel, Nazareth is first described as "a town of Galilee" and the home of Mary - Jesus mother. Today Nazareth is the largest city in the northern part of Israel and it is built alongside old Nazareth.
    Mary was acording to the Torah from the tribe of Dan. This tribe shall have consisted of the descendants of Dan, a son of Jacob and Bilhah.
    Bilhah was the handmaid of Jacob's wife Rachel. Scholars see this as indicating that the authors saw Dan as being not of entirely Israelite origin; being descendants of handmaids rather than of full wives. The territory of the handmaid tribes of ancient Israel was the territory closest to the north and eastern borders of Canaan. However; other tribes born to wives were also of the eastern outskirts adjacent to Israel's traditional enemies.
    Jacob, Dan's father, is regarded as a Patriarch of the Israelites. Jacob was according to the Book of Genesis the third ancestor in the direct line with whom God made a covenant. He was the son of Isaac and Rebecca, and the grandson of Abraham.
 
Enoch - a giant
Enoch
   Abraham was according to the scriptures called by God to leave the house of his father Terah, who then shall have lived in Haran (believed to be what today is the village of Sanliurfa in Turkey). and settle in the land originally given to Canaan. Terah's father was Nahor, son of Serug, a descendant of Shem.
    Shem was one of the sons of Noah; the tenth and last of the pre-flood Patriarchs. Noah was the son of Lamech - an eighth generation descendant of Adam (Genesis 5:25), the son of Methuselah. Methuselah was the son of Enoch. Enoch was the son of Jared, who according to the Book of Genesis, was a sixth-generation descendant of Adam and Eve (Jareds father was Mahalalel, a son of Kenan, who was the son of Enos, the son of Seth who was the son of Adam).
    So it seems, after what we know from the old scriptures, that we can trace Mary's line all the way back to Adam and Eve. And as we have read: Adam was made in the image and likeness of the Gods. And the gods and their descendants were tall - they were giants!
Joseph the Carpenter
So what about Josep the Carpenter - who was engaged to Mary and was present when Jesus was born? The texts say that Joseph had four sons (Judas, Justus, James, and Simon) and two daughters (Assia and Lydia) by a previous marriage. And that he had childen with Mary after Jesus was born: Joseph, James, Jude, and Simon. These were Jesus' half-brothers, since Jesus was "conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 1:20).
  
David and Goliath
David and Goliath
  We do not know much about Josephs life before he got enganged to Mary. He is said to have "sprung from a family of Bethlehem, a town of Judah, and the city of King David." His family should have come from the David's family in both genealogies. David was the famous king who as a youngster killed Goliath the giant. What most people do not know is that David was tall himself (and had red/golden hair).
     Some texts states that Joseph was blessed with a mental and physical youth, and that he died at the age of 111 - when the angel of death, as well as the archangels Michael and Gabriel, appear to him. Josepth was also a prist and it is written that he became a widower when Mary was twelve years old. And that they became enganged when she was between 12-14 years old. So Joseph was at that time about 90 years old. Some scriptures say that Mary was 13 when the angel Gabriel appeared before her, and 14 at the time of giving birth to Jesus.
What Gabriel said
This is what Gabriel said to Joseph: "Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Mary as your wife: for she has conceived of the Holy Spirit; and she will bring forth a son, whose name shall be called Jesus. He it is who shall rule all nations with a rod of iron."
    The angel Gabriel also visited Mary's house and he said to her: "You are favored by the Lord! The Lord is with you. Don't be afraid, Mary. You have found favor with God. You will become pregnant, give birth to a son, and name him Jesus".
    Mary asked the angel:"How can this be? I'm a virgin."
    The angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come to you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the holy child developing inside you will be called the Son of God".
    Well, the modern translation is not correct - the original words for "the Son of God" were "Ben-Elohim" - and as I have mentioned before: Elohim is a word in plural. So what Gabriel said to Mary is: "Therefore, the holy child developing inside you will be called the Son of the Gods".
Jesus in the crib
Jesus in the crib
Jesus is born
So Jesus is born. But we do not know much about him as a child before he is twelve years old and stays behind in the temple of Jerusalem when his parents travel back to their village. Mary and Joseph return to Jerusalem to look for him and find him in the tempel amongst the teachers; listening to them and asking questions. And explained to his worried parents that they should have understood he was in his Father's house.
    Next time we hear about Jesus and the temple in Jerusalem is when he is an adult and found that the people were selling sheep, cattle and doves at the temple grounds and that money changers were sitting at the tables. Jesus got furious. He made a whip of cord and drove the animals out. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned the tables.
    Well, how come Jesus was able to do this? Would not the owners of the animals stop him? Would not the temple guards have chased him out? Why were they afraid of him? Might be Jesus was a very strong and tall person. Might be he was looking different to the ordinary people?
Mary had blue eyes!
Mary
The letter about Jesus
The letter about Jesus
He is tall
The "Archko Volume" has official court documents from the days of Jesus and here we can read: "He is the picture of his mother, only he has not her smooth, round face. His hair is a little more golden than hers, though it is as much from sunburn as anything else. He is tall, and his shoulders are a little drooped; his visage is thin and of a swarthy complexion, though this is from exposure. His eyes are large and a soft blue, and rather dull and heavy".
   In a letter from the roman consul named Lentulus to the roman emperor Tiberius who reigned from 14 to 37 AD Jesus is described as having fair, wavy hair, black eyebrows, blue eyes, a long nose and a short, blond beard.
Tall as a mountain
We have seen that Jesus seems to have been tall, but how tall was he? The Gospel of Peter says that Jesus after his crucifixion comes out of the tomb as tall as a mountain, supported by two angles, nearly as tall themselves.
    Well, in another article I am asking if the Christian god could have been an ancient human giant. Or rather giants in plural because there were originally not only one god in the scriptures but many! And yes; the angels were also described as giants! So might be the angel Gabriel was Jesus' father?
Shroud of Turin
Shroud of Turin
The shroud of Turin
Another source for a description of Jesus is the so-called "Shroud of Turin". This peace of cloth, measuring approximately 4.4 by 1.1 metres (14 ft 5 in × 3 ft 7 in), is believed by many to be the shroud that Jesus was covered with after his crucifixion. The imprint on the shroud shows a man of a hight between 1.70 to 1.88 m (5 ft 7 in to 6 ft 2 in). Most scholars agree on a hight of 1.83 m (6 feet).
James burial box
James burial box
James ossoary
An ossuary is a stone box for storing bones of the dead, also called a burial box. An ossuary, from the 1st century, is said to be that or James - one of Jesus brothers. The inscription on the box read: "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" (Aramaic: "Ya'akov bar-Yosef akhui diYeshua"). The authenticity of the inscription has been questioned but if it is genuine this might be archaeological evidence that Jesus was a historical person. The mentioning of a brother would also mean that the brother was well-known.
    James, James the Just, was the person that became the founder of Christianity.
The angel Gabriel
The angel Gabriel
The Holy Spirit
In the Biblical scriptures we can read that Mary was "conceived by the Holy Spirit".
    Well, in Islam, the Holy Spirit was the angel Gabriel. So might be she not was impregnated by a theological spirit but by a physical being - one of the tall angels that walked on earth?
    Gabriel was "the tall, bright angel ". He is said to have been about 2.20 m, 7'2", tall and have gold-blond hair. An old drawing shows him as having an elongated back-head. No wonder that Mary was afraid!
Patrilineage of Jesus according to Luke:
1.God
2.Adam
3.Seth
4.Enos
5.Cainan
6.Maleleel
7.Jared
8.Enoch
9.Mathusala
10.Lamech
11.Noah
12.Shem
13.Arphaxad
14.Canaan
15.Sala
16.Heber
17.Phalec
18.Ragau
19.Saruch
20.Nachor
21.Thara
22.Abraham
23.Isaac
24.Jacob
25.Juda
26.Phares
27.Esrom
28.Aram
29.Aminadab
30.Naasson
31.Salomon
32.Booz
33.Obed
34.Jesse
35.David
36.Nathan
37.Mattatha
38.Menan
39.Melea
40.Eliakim
41.Jonam
42.Joseph
43.Judah
44.Simeon
45.Levi
46.Matthat
47.Jorim
48.Eliezer
49.Jose
50.Er
51.Elmodam
52.Cosam
53.Addi
54.Melchi
55.Neri
56.Salathiel
57.Zorobabel
58.Rhesa
59.Joannan
60.Juda
61.Joseph
62.Semei
63.Mattathias
64.Maath
65.Nagge
66.Esli
67.Naum
68.Amos
69.Mattathias
70.Joseph
71.Jannai
72.Melchi
73.Levi
74.Matthat
75.Heli
76.Joseph
77.Jesus
Also Elisabeth
Elizabeth was "of the daughters of Aaron" (Luke 1:5) and she was the mother of John the Baptist (who baptized Jesus). She and her husband Zechariah were "righteous before God" (1:6-7), but childless. Zechariah was visited by Gabriel, and the angel said to him: "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John."
When the days of Zechariah's ministry were complete, he returned to his house (Luke 1:16-23). Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion.
    Five months? Hmm, might be Gabriel did more that just visit Zechariah..?!
Secret
If the angel Gabriel had impregnated Elisabeth and Mary, then he definitely had to tell them strongly to keep it a secret because the Lord had said that the angels that had cohabited with the daughters of man should be punished: Like Azazyel who was thrown stones upon and cast into darkness in the desert to remain there for ever.
    If the giant Gabriel was Jesus' father
it would not be surprising if Jesus was taller than normal and had gold-blond hair. And also not a big surprise that Gabriel could foretell John the Baptist's birth -
Patrilineage of Jesus according to Matthew:
1.Abraham
2.Isaac
3.Jacob
4.Judah & Tamar
5.Perez
6.Hezron
7.Ram
8.Amminadab
9.Nahshon
10.Salmon
11.Boaz
12.Obed
13.Jesse
14.David & Bathsheba
15.Solomon
16.Rehoboam
17.Abijam
18.Asa
19.Jehosaphat
20.Jehoram
21.Uzziah
22.Jotham
23.Ahaz
24.Hezekiah
25.Manasseh
26.Amon
27.Josiah
28.Jeconiah
29.Shealtiel
30.Zerubbabel
31.Abiud
32.Eliakim
33.Azor
34.Zadok
35.Achim
36.Jesus
John was the son that the childless Elisabeth begot after the visit by Gabriel! And also no wonder that Jesus is said to have been baptised by John - his older half-brother!
    
When Jesus was baptised by John in the river Jordan it is written that the Holy Spirit descends and a voice says: "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased" (Mark 1:1-8). So the giant Gabriel, the Holy Spirit, was pleased with the result of his visit to Mary?!
Son of the Gods
So what did Jesus himself say? Did he claim that he was God's son? Well, in
most Bibles you can read this (Luke 22:70): "They all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?" He replied, "You say that I am."
    Well, this is wrong! The translation is not correct! What they said was: "Are you then the son of the Gods?" - "Are You then Ben-Elohim?". Elohim is as earlier explained in plural - it means "gods"! So Jesus replied that they said that he was the son of the gods!
You will find the same in Ugaritic and Phoenician texts.
El - very tall
El - very tall
Many gods
Yes, there were many gods in Mesopotamia in the very old days, you might not be aware that the Bible names no less than 34 gods!
    The major god was El, also called the "El of the Mountain", and he was often depicted as a bearded man. He was living on Mount Zaphon; sometimes accounted as the home of all the gods.
    The tall gods that you find in ancient scriptures and legends over the world most often lived up on a mountain (like the Greek gods on Mount Olympus). These gods very often also became the rulers/kings of the countries, - might be because they were so tall and strong?
     Might be they were the survivors of a world wide catastrophe like a flood as the legends so often tell, - and might be they survived because they managed to flee up to the mountains?
Jesus - a jew?
Jesus - a jew?
 
Jesus - blonde and blue eyes?  
Or Scandinavian?
 
Dark-skinned Jew?
A question is of course how tall Jesus really was - and how he looked. If he was 6 feet high many people ask if he should have been described as a very tall, not only tall? And if he was blue eyed and blond might be this would have been emphasized more?
     Myself I have always believed that the paintings of Jesus in European churches was because they did not want to present Jesus as the somewhat dark-skinned Jew he should have been, but I have now learned that he in fact might have been looking more like a Scandinavian! Or rather; like the Scandinavian Viking kings that Thor Heyerdahl (and the kings themselves) said had descended from tall chiefs that lived close to the Caucasus mountains. And has now been proven right by DNA-testing!
Christ Myth theory
There are people claming that Jesus did not exist - that it is just a myth. This Christ Myth theory contradicts the mainstream historical view: That a person called Jesus lived in 1st century Palestine, and that he was baptised by John the Baptist and crucified by the order of Pontius Pilate.
Did Jesus die at the cross?
Did Jesus did at the cross? Some biblical scholars have claimed that Jesus did not die at the cross but fainted and was resuscitated.
   The documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus (2007) says that there is evidence that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and that they had a son named Judah.
    The Mormons believe that Jesus after his death and ascension to heaven visited the Americas: A devine manifestation which include "Heavenly narration and accompanying angels and glowing figures descending from the sky."
David and Goliath
King Og's bed
David and Goliath
King Og's bed
Cannot go back in time
We cannot go back in time. We will never be sure if Jesus has lived; and if he had blue eyes or blond eyes - if he was short or tall. But we must be allowed to ask what made Jesus so special according to scriptures and legends. Something made people listen to Jesus, even when he was a little child. This would of course have been quite natural if he was looking very different, but in a pleasant way, to common people. But was he very tall? Well, at that time in history it seems like it was not so special that some people were very tall, Remember Goliath? He was one of the last giants, the Anakim, and shall have been about 3,60 meters (12 feet) tall. Another giant was Og. He was the king of the Amorites, descendants of Canaan, son of Ham (son of Noah). They are described as a powerful people of great stature, "like the height of the cedars (Amos 2:9)", who had occupied the land east and west of the river Jordan.
    So if Jesus descended from a bloodline of what we can call giants, - might be it was not so strange if he himself was taller than most people?

© Terje Dahl

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I am not sure what to make of it because its totally outside of the teachings of the Bible. The word of God teaches that the God head is made up of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit these three are seperate being but are called God in the plural sense. The Son is Jesus and Scripture tells us that all things were created by him. Gabriel was an angel and angels cannot mate with humans. Michael is another name for Jesus just like I Am was refering to Jesus at the burning bush. Jesus may have been quite tall but he took on humanity and clothed His devinity He was God all the time. I can see you have tried to put this together from a different perspective than what a student od Scripture would and its true the linage that Jesus as a man came through were giants but as time went by they degenerated.
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"Jesus Lived in India"
This article is a summary of Kersten's exhaustive research into Christ's travels after the Crucifixion, his arrival in India with the Mother Mary and finally his death and entombment in Kashmir.
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Giants in the Old Testament
The Bible describes many individuals as giants, and it also mentions several giant people groups. Interpreters have speculated about the size of these people with guesses ranging anywhere from 6 feet to more than 30 feet in height.
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