REPHAIM – Children of Fallen Angels

by CK Quarterman
(Franklin, NC)

Nephilim

Nephilim

By CK Quarterman


REPHAIM:

The Rephaim were a tribe of giants who lived east of the Dead Sea. (Deuteronomy 2:10, 11, 19, 20) The Israelite’s had trouble with the Rephaim who lived in the forest of the mountainous region of Ephraim. (Joshua 17:14-18) Goliath, whom David killed, was evidently one of these people. (1 Samuel 17:4-7)

The Rephaim were the “Mighty Men of Renown,” such as the Akkadian Gilgamesh, and the Titans of Greek mythology. When these hybrid-human Rephaim died, they became Shades in Sheol. (See also, Ezekiel 32:17-32; Psalm 86:13). There was a belief among Jews during the time of Christ that the Demons who Possessed humans were the Evil Pneumas of the Rephaim.

The Nephilim (Hebrew for “Fallen Ones”), were the god-heroes of old, the “Mighty Men of Renown,” the Common Mythology of the Bronze Age. They were giants (“Sons of the Mighty Ones”) who reigned on Earth. Dynasties are traced to these Heroes. The Flood was sent to purge the Earth of these hybrid creatures and the great Wickedness that they had created. Since they were hybrid beings, they passed on some form of immortality to their offspring, necessitating the Lord to cut short the lifespan of “man” to 120 years.

The Rephaim are equated with the Nephilim, who were also Giants. The Anakim, at one time or another, are called “Rephaim,” “Nephilim,” and “Emim.”

When the human race began to increase, with more and more daughters being born, the sons of God noticed that the daughters of men were beautiful. They looked them over and picked out wives for themselves. Then GOD said, “I’m not going to breathe life into men and women endlessly. Eventually they’re going to die; from now on they can expect a life span of 120 years.” This was back in the days (and also later) when there were giants in the land. The giants came from the union of the sons of God and the daughters of men. These were the mighty men of ancient lore, the famous ones. (Gen 6:1-4 Message Bible)

(Genesis 14:5 NSB) »In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him came and subdued the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim,

(Genesis 15:20 NSB) »the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim

(Deuteronomy 2:11 NSB) »Like the Anakim they were also known as Rephaim; but the Moabites called them Emim.

(Deuteronomy 2:20 NSB) » This territory is also known as the land of the Rephaim. That is the name of the giants who formerly lived there. The Ammonites called them
Zamzummim.

(Deuteronomy 3:11 NSB) »Of the Rephaim only King Og of Bashan was left. His bed was made of iron and was more than thirteen feet long and six feet wide. It is still in the Ammonite city of Rabbah.

(Deuteronomy 3:13 NSB) »I assigned the rest of Gilead and also all of Bashan, where Og had ruled, that is, the entire Argob region to half the tribe of Manasseh. Bashan was known as the land of the Rephaim.

(2 Samuel 5:18 NSB) »So the Philistines camped in Rephaim Valley.

(2 Samuel 5:22 NSB) »The Philistines again attacked and overran the valley of Rephaim.

(2 Samuel 21:20 NSB) »There was another war, this time in Gath. One of the enemy soldiers was a descendant of the Rephaim. He was as big as a giant and had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot.

(2 Samuel 23:13 NSB) »At harvest time three of the thirty leading men came to David at the cave of Adullam when a troop from the Philistine army was camping in the valley of Rephaim.

(1 Chronicles 11:15 NSB) »Now three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam. The army of the Philistines encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.

(1 Chronicles 14:9 NSB) »The Philistines raided the Valley of Rephaim.

(Isaiah 17:5 NSB) »It will be like reapers gathering the standing grain. Their arms harvest the ears, and as when one gleans the ears of grain in the Valley of Rephaim.
REPHAIM VALLEY:

This broad plain or valley was near Jerusalem. It got its name from the giants named the Rephaim who once lived there. (Joshua15:1, 8; 18:11, 16)

(1 Chronicles 14:9 NSB) »The Philistines raided the Valley of Rephaim.

(Isaiah 17:5 NSB) »It will be like reapers gathering the standing grain. Their arms harvest the ears, and as when one gleans the ears of grain in the Valley of Rephaim.
REPHAIM DESTRUCTION:

Critics of the Bible have often pointed to the Old Testament God as being harsh. His treatment of the Canaanites has been a source of misunderstanding. However, the Nephilim, and their descendants, were still living in Canaan, and their wickedness was great. When one considers the worldwide wickedness perpetrated by the Nephilim in Genesis, it is not hard to understand how a similar evil could soon be exerted over Canaan, thus the necessity of destroying all Canaanites, lest some Nephilim slip through the cracks.

CK Quarterman is the author of, "Fallen Angels: Giants, UFO Encounters and the New World Order".

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Aug 03, 2015
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...Days of Noah are being relived as we speak
by: Mockerswillmock

Great info and has been covered in detail by Steve Quayle, L.A. Marzulli, and Tom horn all incredibly gifted authors who support the Truth of the biblical narrative.

Don't worry about the nay-sayers who act like they have knowledge of the bible. Unfortunately, there are too many evangelicals that don't really do their research and just cannot accept the plain truth of actual "GIANTS" Rephaim - that are the result of the Nephilim corrupting the human genome which was the REASON for the FLOOD! Why else do you think the ALMIGHTY sent the FLOOD to wipe out all of mankind AND ANIMALS! The giants not only were wicked, blood thirsty, violent and evil. They were cannibals and they even ate and drank the blood of animals as well as humans.

Noah and his family were the very last people left that were not either killed by the Rephaim or corrupted. His genes were not contaminated which is why he was then the father of the new world after the flood.

Nephilim are real
Rephaim are real
Demons are real

we are in the LAST days as we speak. We are living in the days of Noah.

As Jesus said in the Gospels, "...as in the days of Noah so shall it be in the coming of the Son of Man."

Confess Jesus only. Love for the Holy God of Israel alone!

Blessings

Mar 12, 2012
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The Book of Enoch
by: Anonymous

The Book of Enoch has some biblical backing, like in the New Testament, but it is very limited. As I showed below, there is no evidence in the Old Testament of fallen angels interbreeding with humans. Therefore, if the Book of Enoch indicates this then it is not to be believed, although there may have been a version of it that was originally more trustworthy.

I suspect this is the version the New Testament authors are referring to. It maybe a version that became corrupted over time - possibly by the Ethiopians.

Mar 08, 2012
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"Watchers" = Rubbish!
by: Anonymous

As far as I know there is no mention whatsoever of the Book of Enoch's term "watchers" in the ENTIRE accepted Biblical canon we use today, as used to refer to "fallen beings from heaven" and is only used to refer to watchers as in the traditional sense, AND THUS THERE IS NOTHING BACKING UP THE BOOK OF ENOCH ON THIS WORD SPECIFICALLY!

Surely if this word, in this sense, is Biblical it would occur with the same meaning in other parts of the Bible that we do accept as scriptural. You've been watching too much of The X-files!

e.g. The Bible only mentions it here and one or 2 other places with the same meaning attached :

"Jeremiah 4:16 Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah."

To conclude, the Book of Enoch is to be viewed with extreme suspicion.

NOTE FROM EDITOR:
The term "watcher" appears multiple times in the book of Daniel. Please see: Daniel 4:13; Daniel 4:17 and Daniel 4:23. To be precise, the term used in these passages is "Angelic Watcher".

Mar 08, 2012
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2 Hebrew Words - Different Meanings
by: Anonymous

There are 2 Hebrew words when translating the word giants of different Bible verses and they nare totally different translations - only the one in Samuel should be translated "giant" and not the one in Genesis & neither are extra-terrestrial beings !

The "Rephaim" of 2 Samuel 5:18 and the word "giant" of 2 Samuel 21:16 are the same Hebrew word "Raphah" <07497> meaning literally (according to Strongs concordance) "giant" from 1051 "Beyth Rapha" "house of the giant" or tribe of giants. However this is not the same Hebrew translation as the English "giants" in Genesis who were simply "tyrants" (Nephil/Nephilum)"

Go lookup "giants" in the context of the verse in Genesis using Strong Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew Chaldee and Greek dictionaries (hardcover print - cover is maroon in colour, more than 2.5 inches thick by Riverside Book and Bible House, Iowa Falls, Iowa):

It says: "5303 nephil, nef-eel'; from 5307; prop., a feller, i.e. a bully or tyrant:-giant". I assume the word giants in the context of the book of Enoch could mean the same in Hebrew or Aramaic since the book o Enoch seems to have benn originally written in these 2 languages.

However we still need to be very careful when talking about the book of Enoch. Although there are references to the individual (Enoch) in the Bible we use today, references to Enoch and any verses similar to verses found in the Book of Enoch found in the Bible we use today are few and far between !

Here is Wikipedia on the book of Enoch although I dont always agree with everything in Wikipedia:

"The Book of Enoch (also 1 Enoch) is an ancient Jewish religious work, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. It is NOT PART OF THE BIBLICAL CANON as used by Jews, apart from Beta Israel. It is regarded as canonical by the ETHIOPIAN Orthodox Church and Eritrean Orthodox Church, but NO OTHER CHRISTIAN GROUP. The older sections(mainly in the Book of the Watchers) are estimated to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably was composed at the end of the 1st century BC. It is wholly EXTANT ONLY IN THE GE'EZ LANGUAGE, with Aramaic FRAGMENTS from the Dead Sea Scrolls and A FEW Greek and Latin fragments. The original language was either Aramaic or Hebrew; E. Isaac suggests that the Book of Enoch, like the Book of Daniel, was composed partially in Aramaic and partially in Hebrew.[3]:6 A SHORT SECTION of 1 Enoch (1 En 1:9) is quoted in the New Testament (Letter of Jude 1:14-15), and is there attributed to "Enoch the Seventh from Adam" (1 En 60:8)."

Mar 04, 2012
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Nephelim
by: David Sheriff

Yes, this is exactly correct. The Flood was designed by God to rid the Earth of these descendants from Fallen Angels ( perhaps Aliens ? ). The Flood got rid of 95% and left remnants who survived. This corrupted DNA gene pool was against Jehova´s rules, " Keep unto thou which is holy and clean."

Noah and his family had pure DNA and then helped to re-populate the Earth. This took approx. 8000 years. There were still remnants left of these people, and Abraham, from UR in modern day Iraq ( then Mesopotamia ), fought with the nephelim in modern day Lebanon, moved east to Syria and fought the Rephaim and then south to Jordan to finish off the Anakim and Zuzim. Tall giants still survive today in the Zagros mountains in south western Iran.

Tchau
David,65, astronomer & ufologist

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