Our recent tour of Israel featured a visit to Gilgal Refaim, the “Wheel of the Giants” on the Golan Heights. Why did we go there, and why is it relevant to our study of end times prophecy?
We share video of our visit to this fascinating site that some call “Israel’s Stonehenge.” That really does Gilgal Refaim a disservice, because it’s much bigger and much older than Britain’s famous megalith. The most recent excavations at Gilgal Refaim date it to about 3700 BC, but it’s probably older. And it was more than likely used in rituals to summon and commune with the dead, a cult that was expressly forbidden by God.
We explain the link between the Nephilim (later called Rephaim by the Canaanites and Israelites), the region of Bashan, and end times prophecies in Isaiah 26:13–19, Isaiah 27:1, and Psalm 68:21–22 that foretell the deaths of the giants, their supernatural fathers (the “sons of God” of Genesis 6:1–4), and Leviathan—the spirit of chaos that we believe indwells the Antichrist in the last days.