In the "Antiquities of the Jews", the story of Aaron’s son Eleazar's height according to Josephus went like this. 'There was that there was a Jew named Eleazar the Giant, who stood over ten feet high, was among the hostages that the king of Persia sent to Rome to insure a peace." This is quite amazing because I certainly never recall hearing that Eleazar was a a giant who was 10 feet tall. Eleazar, (Hebrew: אֶלְעָזָר, Modern Elʻazar Tiberian Elʻāzār ; "God has helped") was a priest in the Hebrew Bible, the second Kohen Gadol (High Priest) - succeeding his father Aaron. He was a nephew of Moses.
The question must be asked if Eleazar was a giant, wouldn't his father Aaron the Levite be a giant as well and also Aaron's older brother, Moses or their father Amram, the patriarch of Islam or his mother Jochebed ("Yahweh is glory") who was a daughter of Levi?
Amram we know of as the son of Kohath, who was a son of Levi. This would make Jochebed the aunt of Amram, her husband. This kind of marriage between relatives was later forbidden by the law of Moses. ʻAmrām ; Friend of the most high/The people are exalted. Also, Moses who may have been a giant we find in Numbers 12:1 - Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite.
The Nephilim were the offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters of men" according to Genesis 6:4; and giants who inhabited Canaan according to Numbers 13:33. The Book of Jubilees narrates the genesis of angels on the first day of Creation and the story of how a group of fallen angels mated with mortal females, giving rise to a race of giants known as the Nephilim.
One thing we know for sure based on these historical accounts is that Eleazar was most definitely a descendant of the giants and this would also make the Levites descendants as well. In my future article I will explore some other fascinating facts about the giants in the bible and how the above facts were a huge turning point in world history for everyone.