earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 The LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them." 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. (NASB)
The simple and obvious interpretation of this passage is that the Nephilim which literally means “the fallen” were as Jude points out, “…angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their
proper abode…” Jude goes on to say that these fallen angels have been “…kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day…” Jude 1:6 (NASB). Peter also mentions this in 2 Peter 2:4
4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;” (NASB). Where did Jude and Peter get this information? They got it from the book of Enoch which they and their contemporaries were very familiar with.
Many theologians refuse to accept this simple interpretation because it does not fit in with their doctrinal positions. More on this in my next post.