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Join Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz as they climb the beanstalk with guest ADAM STOKES. Jack and the Beanstalk is the fairy tale that probably introduces most children to the world of giants. Ancient myths and folklore often reference giants as horrible creatures that have superhuman strength, a long lifespan, and are fond of terrorizing humans. In the Bible, the Anakites, who "come from the Nephilim," the Emites, and the Rephaites, were giants the Israelites found living in the Promised Land. Adam O. Stokes discusses the possible origins of advanced giants who settled throughout North America and whose reality is still hotly contested by most archaeologists. Adam Oliver Stokes holds degrees in religion from Duke University and Yale Divinity School. He has written on numerous subjects including biblical studies, classical studies, LDS theology and ancient American civilization particularly the phenomenon of American ceremonial mounds and giants. His book, "Perspectives on the Old Testament," was published by Cognella Press in 2018. In addition to this, his work has been featured in the Journal of the Hebrew Scriptures, the Journal of the Book of Mormon, BYU Quarterly, the Classical Outlook and Ancient American magazine.

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