- August 5th, 2011
Greetings people who actually take the time to read what I write! I finally can sit down and finish this topic up so that I can think of another topic to write about. haha! This third part will just tie up what has already been learned and a few significant passages about the Nephilim themselves. There isn't much scripture written about them but we can get an idea.
The last two parts I showed (at least tried to) that the Sons of God were Angelic beings and that the daughters of men were the Human women. The product of said union was a race of beings that the Torah calls the "Nephilim" from the Hebrew root, Naphal, which means "fallen". So the word Nephilim means "fallen ones". Who were these Nephilim, what do we know about them? Well, if you do a little research on the internet or a good book on History of the Bible, you will find that many different cultures had a race of "giants". Take for example, the Greek Titan. Or Demi-gods also. So does that mean that there may have actually been a race of giants? Who knows, you can google and they talk about Giant bones that were unearthed (like the pic on my blog), but I'm not convinced. Either way, this tradition isn't just isolated to the Hebrew People. For a description of them, we don't get much. We know from Genesis and Numbers, they were big. In numbers, it says that the people who witnessed them, (the sons of Anak) that they were Grasshoppers in their sight (Numbers 13:33). We know from Genesis 6 that they were mighty men. Now, the Bible doesn't give us much, but we can turn to no other than the Book of Enoch for more. Here, read it for yourself. :)
"It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful. And when the angels, the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamoured of them, saying to each other, Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children. Then their leader Samyaza said to them; I fear that you may perhaps be indisposed to the performance of this enterprise; And that I alone shall suffer for so grievous a crime.
But they answered him and said; We all swear;
And bind ourselves by mutual execrations, that we will not change our intention, but execute our projected undertaking. Then they swore all together, and all bound themselves by mutual execrations. Their whole number was two hundred, who descended upon Ardis, which is the top of mount Armon.
That mountain therefore was called Armon, because they had sworn upon it, and bound themselves by mutual execrations. [Mt. Armon, or Mt. Hermon, derives its name from the Hebrew wordherem, a curse.]
These are the names of their chiefs: Samyaza, who was their leader, Urakabarameel, Akibeel, Tamiel, Ramuel, Danel, Azkeel, Saraknyal, Asael, Armers, Batraal, Anane, Zavebe, Samsaveel, Ertael, Turel, Yomyael, Arazyal. These were the prefects of the two hundred angels, and the remainder were all with them.
Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees.
And the women conceiving brought forth giants,
Whose stature was each three hundred cubits. These devoured all which the labor of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them; When they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them; And began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood. Their flesh one after another. [Or, "one another’s flesh." R.H. Charles notes that this phrase may refer to the destruction of one class of giants by another.]
Then the earth reproved the unrighteous.
Moreover Azazyel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates, the fabrication of mirrors, and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyebrows, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and all sorts of dyes, so that the world became altered.
Impiety increased; fornication multiplied; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways.
Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots: Armers taught the solution of sorcery; Barkayal taught the observers of the stars, Akibeel taught signs; Tamiel taught astronomy; And Asaradel taught the motion of the moon,
And men, being destroyed, cried out; and their voice reached to heaven." - Enoch 6-7.
Very interesting indeed. They are even named here. And Finally, here is a thought to ponder...We know they were mentioned in Genesis. Right? So, what happened to the Nephilim of Genesis? The flood. So why are they mentioned in Numbers? The Word Nephilim is used, and they are HUGE, so the author says. Does that mean that somehow they survived, and could be around TODAY? Gimme your thoughts and theories on who they are or what they are, or were. I'd like to hear from ya!