The Nephilim

by Metanyah
(UK, London)

1 In time, when men began to multiply on earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were attractive; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. 3 ADONAI said, "My Spirit will not live in human beings forever, for they too are flesh; therefore their life span is to be 120 years." 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterwards, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; these were the ancient heroes, men of renown.


The passage above clearly states that the offspring of the union between the "Sons of God" and earthly women, were the famed Nephilim Giants of old. These sub-humans were of extra-ordinary size as recorded in the story of Goliath, Og and others who lived in Canaan in bible days. No one can deny that Goliath was a descendant of these olden Giants, as no human being can grow to be over "six cubits and a span", which would make him over 3 meters or 9 feet tall, without the complications we see in today's modern tall men. The evidence for Giants in Canaan can be found in the book of Deuteronomy as seen below:

Deutero: 3:11 Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaites. His bed was made of iron and was more than thirteen feet long and six feet wide. It is still in Rabbah of the Ammonites.

This would imply that he was taller than Goliath at nearly 13 feet!! Everyone who has seen Angels has described them as been exceptionally tall and powerful. If the Sons of God mated with humans, then they surely would have produced children "in their own likeness", just as the Elohim did when they created Adam and Eve. The Bible cannot lie!!!!

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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, although there are parts that are similar to the Bible, indicating the original may have been corrupted with non-sensical human angel DNA cross breeding, etc.

Similar to the anti-Christ book of the Talmud, which supposedly supports the Old Testament, yet curses Christ! Maybe that's why Jews spit when they see a cross in Israel - or so I've heard.

The Sons of God and daughters of men had to do with inter-racial relationships, and not inter-angel relationships. As we have colored tyrants in the Middle East today, the giants (Nephilim) were the mixed tyrants of those days, without any loyalty to any white or black race, and they just took what and who they wanted.

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2 Hebrew Words - Different Meanings
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There are 2 Hebrew words when translating the word giants of different Bible verses, and they are totally different translations - only the one in Samuel should be translated "giant" and not the one in Genesis; and 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" (Hebrew word: Nephil/Nephilum)"

Go look-up "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 of Enoch seems to have been 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 are few and far between!

Here is Wikipedia on the book of Enoch although I don't 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)." The parts of Enoch suggesting fallen angels interbreeding with humans is what should be viewed with the most suspicion. I believe the book became distorted.

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