Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Aramaic

Eph 6:12 For your conflict is not only with flesh and blood, but also with the angels, and with powers, with the rulers of this world of darkness, and with the evil spirits under the heavens.

Our battle is not against mankind, our battle is against the fallen angels and spirits of wickedness.  We are to love our fellow man and lead them into a relationship with YHWH God.  When we come to a realization of this fact, we can see other people who don’t believe like us in a different light.  No longer are Muslims the enemy, it is the spirits behind the scene who are leading those poor people astray.  No longer are the people in cults our enemies, it is the spirits behind the scene etc.  Our job is to speak the Truth in Love and share the gospel of Messiah and His Light and Truth with them so that they can repent and turn to the Most High.

Sons of God

Gen 6:1  And it came about that men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them.
Gen 6:2  The sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were good, and they took wives for themselves from all those whom they chose.
Gen 6:3  And YHWH said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man; in their erring he is flesh. And his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
Gen 6:4  The giants (נפלים ‘nephilim’) were in the earth in those days, and even afterwards when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore to them; they were heroes
(הגברים  ‘ha’gibburim’) which existed from ancient time, the men of name ( אנשׁי השׁם ‘anashe hashem’)*.

*This is important to note.  The nephilim were ‘men’ of ‘the name’.  ‘God-men.’  Cain is the first picture of the antichrist who was of the wicked (1John 3:12) was a false ‘YHWH’ in the flesh.

Gen 4:1  And the man knew his wife Eve. And she conceived and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man (with the help of) YHWH.

Literally ‘I have gotten a man, YHWH.’

The term בני האלהים ‘benay ha’Elohim’ (Sons of God) is never used in the TaNaKH in reference to men.  It is only when we receive Messiah that we can become Sons of God.  We must be adopted into His family through Messiah (Romans 8:14-19).  If we say that the sons of God were godly descendants of Seth then we are in essence denying the need for Messiah.

In the TaNaKH, sons of God are always celestial beings.

Job 1:6  And a day came when the sons of God* came to present themselves before YHWH. And Satan also came among them.

*LXX (Septuagint) and Aramaic translations translate בני האלהים ‘b’ney elohim’ in Job as angels.

LXX
Job 1:6  And it came to pass one day, that behold, the angels of God came to stand before the Lord, and the devil came with them.

Targum


Job 2:1  And it happened that a day came when the sons of God came to present themselves before YHWH. And Satan also came among them to present himself before YHWH.


LXX
Job 2:1  And it came to pass on a certain day, that the angels of God came to stand before the Lord, and the devil came among them to stand before the Lord.

Targum

Job 38:4  Where were you when I founded the earth? Declare if you know understanding.
Job 38:5  Who has set its dimensions, for you know? Or who has stretched a line on it?
Job 38:6  On what were its bases sunk? Or who cast its cornerstone,
Job 38:7  when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

LXX
Job 38:7  When the stars were made, all My angels praised Me with a loud voice.

Targum

Psa 29:1  A Psalm of David. Give to YHWH, sons of mighty ones* (benay elim); give to YHWH glory and strength.

*Aramaic Targum translates ‘benay elim’ as bands of angels
Psa 89:6  For who in the sky (shachaq-clouds) shall be ranked with YHWH, who among the sons of the mighty (benay elim) is like YHWH?

Clouds and Angels are synonymous in the Scriptures.  Psalm 89:6 is a Hebrew parallelism describing this very thing.  This will play into the strong delusion of the end times as satan will come with the fallen angels/clouds attempting to deceive mankind into accepting him as the Messiah.
Dan 3:25  He answered and said, Behold! I see four men loose, walking in the middle of the fire, and there is no harm among them. And the form of the fourth is like a son of the gods (bar elohin).

The only reference to man being a Son of God is in the book of Luke speaking of Adam
Luk 3:38  son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the (son) of God.

This verse does not literally say ‘son of God’.  It says Adam was from God.

Luk 3:38  τοῦ ᾿Ενώς, τοῦ Σήθ, τοῦ ᾿Αδάμ, τοῦ Θεοῦ.

Etheridge Aramaic translation

Luk 3:38  bar Anush, bar Sheth, bar Adom, who was from Aloha.

The Sons of God are those who are created directly from YHWH, such as the angels and Adam. This is why those who are born again in Messiah are considered sons of God, because our seed is from God not man.  This can be seen in the example of Melchizedek.

Heb 7:1  For this “Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God,” the one meeting Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, “and blessing him;”
Heb 7:2  to whom also Abraham “divided a tenth from all” (first being interpreted, king of righteousness; and then also king of Salem, which is, king of peace, Gen. 14:17-20
Heb 7:3  without father, without mother, without genealogy, nor beginning of days, nor having end of life, but having been made like the Son of God, he remains a priest in perpetuity).

Joh 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Joh 1:13  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Tit 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Tit 3:5 He saved us, not by works of righteousness which we have done but according to His compassion, through the washing of rebirth, and renewal by the Set-apart Spirit,
1Pe 1:23  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1Jo 3:9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Jam 1:18  Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Jas 1:21  On account of this, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of evil, in meekness receive the implanted Word being able to save your souls.

Made like unto angels:

In the resurrection we shall be given glorified bodies like the Messiah.  The 2nd Adam 1 Corinthians 15:45

Mat 22:30  For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are as the angels of God in Heaven.

1Jo 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1Jo 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Rom 1:1  Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
Rom 1:2  which He promised before through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
Rom 1:3  concerning His Son who came of the seed of David according to flesh,
Rom 1:4  who was marked out the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;

You have either the mark/signature of Yah or the mark/signature of the adversary.  You can be resurrected in the Image of Yahshua/Jesus or ‘evolve’ into the image of a fallen angel.

See – Mark of the Beast – The Great Counterfeit

Aramaic Translation

Rom 8:29 He knew them in advance and he marked (Gk predestined) them with the likeness of the image of his Son that he might be the first-born among many brethren.

Etheridge Aramaic Translation

2Ti 2:19  But the true foundation of Aloha standeth; and it hath this signature: And the Lord knoweth them who are his. And, Let every one who invoketh the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.

Smith Bible Dictionary:  Seal (Heb. Hotham; Gr. sphragis).  The seal takes the place of the signature in the east.  A name or device, well known as belonging to a certain person, was engraved on a seal of a ring, or on a small cylinder, and this was stamped on the papyrus, or parchment, with ink, or was pressed on a piece of clay, or wax, which was attached to the document.

Doors of tombs, or houses, or treasuries, or any place that was to be guarded from intrusion, were closed, and a piece of clay stuck over the fastening, and this was impressed with the seal of the keeper or owner, so that the least meddling with the clay would break it

Etheridge Aramaic Translation
Rev 13:16  And he caused all, small and great, and rich and poor, and sons of freedom and slaves, to have given to them a signature upon their right hands, or upon their foreheads;

The counterfeit is the mark of the beast.

In the degree of Rose Croix, The first Adam is likened unto the Word

Through angels man can return to his ‘former lofty estate’ as ‘the Word.’  The Holy Scriptures speak of man being redeemed through Messiah Yahshua, not angels.  Could this be an allusion back to Genesis 6?

Man becomes Sons of God through knowledge?  The Scriptures state that man can only become adopted Sons of God through Messiah Yahshua/Jesus who is the Tree of Life.  The mysteries teach that through knowledge, the tree of knowledge of good and evil, man can became Sons.

The meaning of ‘Light’ in Masonry is man being made like unto angels.

The Light in Masonry = being like unto the angels.  Which angel personifies that Light?  According to Albert Pike it is Lucifer (Morals & Dogma pg 321)

The order of the Rose Croix links the faith of Israel to Egypt.  This concept personifies the mark of the beast.  The mixing of the seed.  The Seed of the Word and the seed of the serpent.  This is discussed in more detail, in the study on the ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail’ and it’s connection to the mark of the beast.

These are the points about the Sons of God that I wish to bring to the attention of the reader:

  • There is no reference to men being called Sons of God in the TaNaKH
  • The only reference to man being a Son of God before Messiah is in the book of Luke speaking of Adam
  • Adam was in a glorified form in the Garden and was created directly from God.  He was not born of man.
  • In the resurrection man will be brought back to the state of Adam (like angels), or more correctly, the 2nd Adam.
  • Believers are/will be the sons of God through the redemption of our bodies
  • Believers are born through the incorruptible seed of the Word.  Not of man, but of God.

Fallen Angels

It is clear from Scripture that there were angels who sinned and rebelled against the Father.

Jude speaks of the angels who left their first estate (heavenly bodies) and came to earth as Genesis 6 describes.  He compares them to those in Sodom and Gomorrah who went after strange flesh.  This is another confirmation that angels did indeed mate with human women as they sought strange flesh.  Another connection is that the Sodomites desired to have sexual relations with the two angels that came to deliver Lot.

Jud 1:6  And those angels not having kept their first place, but having deserted their dwelling-place*, He has kept in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of a great Day;
Jud 1:7  as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, in like manner to these, committing fornication, and going away after other flesh (KJV strange flesh), laid down an example before-times, undergoing vengeance of everlasting fire.

*G3613
οἰκητήριον
oikētērion
Thayer Definition:
1) a dwelling place, habitation
1a) of the body as a dwelling place for the spirit

This word is only used one other time in the Scriptures in 2nd Corinthians 5.  In this chapter Paul is speaking of being clothed with our glorified resurrection bodies.  The fallen angels left their glorified bodies to take on bodies of flesh in order to mate with women, believers will leave this body of flesh in order to take upon glorified bodies.

2Co 5:2  For also in this we groan, greatly desiring to be clothed with our dwelling place out of Heaven,

Compiled Allusions to the NT in the Ante-Nicene Fathers on
Jud 1:6
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs I

http://ccel.org/fathers2/ANF-08/anf08-05.htm

before the flood; and as these continually beheld them, they fell into desire each of the other, and they conceived the act in their mind, and changed themselves into the shape of men, and appeared to them in their congress with their husbands; and the women, having in their minds desire toward their apparitions, gave birth to giants, for theWatchers appeared to them as reaching even unto heaven.[7]

Peter speaks of the angels who sinned as well and associates them with the days of Noach.

2Pe 2:4  For if God did not spare sinning angels, but delivered them to chains of darkness, thrust down into Tartarus, having been kept to judgment;
2Pe 2:5  and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah the eighth, a herald of righteousness, bringing a flood on a world of ungodly ones;

The prophet Isaiah alludes to the judgment of the fallen angels at the same time as the kings of the earth.

Isa 24:21  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
Isa 24:22  And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
Isa 24:23  Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Paul alludes to the mating of fallen angels and women in his letter to the Corinthians

1Co 11:10  because of this, the woman ought to have authority on the head, because of the angels.

Why is this important to know?  Because Messiah Yahshua/Jesus said that before He comes, the world shall be like the days of Noah.

Luk 17:26  And as it was in the days of Noah, so also it will be in the days of the Son of Man.
Luk 17:27  They were eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage, until the day Noah went into the ark. And the flood came and destroyed all.

Does this mean that everything will go along normally?  Or is this referring to angels coming back to earth and living amongst man eating, drinking and marrying?  As also in the days of Lot…angels came to earth in those days as well, this time righteous angels.
Luk 17:28  And likewise, as it was in the days of Lot, they were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building;
Luk 17:29  but on the day Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from the heaven and destroyed all.
Luk 17:30  According to those things, it will be in the day the Son of Man is revealed.

In Revelation the devil and his angels will come to earth again.

Rev 12:3  And another sign was seen in the heavens. And, behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns! And on his heads were seven diadems,
Rev 12:4  and his tail drew the third part of the stars of the heaven, and he throws them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman being about to bear, so that when she bears he might devour her child.
Rev 12:7  And war occurred in Heaven, Michael and his angels making war against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels made war,
Rev 12:8  but they did not have strength, nor yet was place found for them in Heaven.
Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent being called devil, and, Satan; he deceiving the whole habitable world was cast out onto the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Apocrypha and Pseudipigrapha

These writings aren’t considered Scripture but they can shed some light on what the ancients believed in regards to Scripture.  It is important to know the history of the times that Scripture was penned as well as the culture and the beliefs of the people of that era.  We can’t look at Scripture from our 21st century mindset and except to interpret the text correctly.

The book of Jubilees speaks of the angels descending to earth to teach mankind in the days of Jared.  Jared means to descend.

Jubilee 4:15 in the first week in the third year of this week, [395 A.M] and he called his name Mahalalel. And in the second week of the tenth jubilee [449-55 A.M.] Mahalalel took unto him to wife DinaH, the daughter of Barakiel the daughter of his father’s brother, and she bare him a son in the third week in the sixth year, [461 A.M.] and he called his name Jared, for in his days the angels of the Lord descended on the earth, those who are named the Watchers, that they should instruct the children of men, and that they should do
16 judgment and uprightness on the earth. And in the eleventh jubilee [512-18 A.M.] Jared took to himself a wife, and her name was Baraka, the daughter of Rasujal, a daughter of his father’s brother, in the fourth week of this jubilee, [522 A.M.] and she bare him a son in the fifth week, in the fourth year of the jubilee, and
17 he called his name Enoch. And he was the first among men that are born on earth who learnt writing and knowledge and wisdom and who wrote down the signs of heaven according to the order of their months in a book, that men might know the seasons of the years according to the order of
18 their separate months.

In the days of Enoch, the Watchers rebelled against the Most High and began to mingle with the seed of mankind.  This terminology is important to remember as Daniel speaks of the same thing occurring in the kingdom that is on earth just prior to the return of Messiah Yahshua/Jesus.

22 And he [Enoch] wrote everything, and bore witness to the Watchers, the  ones who sinned with the daughters of men because they began to mingle themselves with the daughters of men so that they might be polluted. And Enoch bore witness against all of them
.

The book of Jubilees states that the flood came upon the world due to the sins of the fallen angels.

Jubilee 7:20 Meshech and Tiras: these are the sons of Noah. And in the twenty-eighth jubilee [1324-1372 A.M.] Noah began to enjoin upon his sons’ sons the ordinances and commandments, and all the judgments that he knew, and he exhorted his sons to observe righteousness, and to cover the shame of their flesh, and to bless their Creator, and honour father and mother, and love their neighbour, and guard their souls
21 from fornication and uncleanness and all iniquity. For owing to these three things came the flood upon the earth, namely, owing to the fornication wherein the Watchers against the law of their ordinances
went a whoring after the daughters of men, and took themselves wives of all which they
22 chose: and they made the beginning of uncleanness. And they begat sons the Naphidim, and they were all unlike, and they devoured one another: and the Giants slew the Naphil, and the
23 Naphil slew the Eljo, and the Eljo mankind, and one man another. And every one sold himself
24 to work iniquity and to shed much blood, and the earth was filled with iniquity. And after this they sinned against the beasts and birds, and all that moves and walks on the earth: and much blood was shed on the earth, and every imagination and desire of men imagined vanity and evil
25 continually. And the Lord destroyed everything from off the face of the earth; because of the wickedness of their deeds, and because of the blood which they had shed in the midst of the earth.

Enoch describes in more details what happened when the fallen angels rebelled.

Enoc 7:1 It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful.
2 And when the angels, N3  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.
(3) An Aramaic text reads “Watchers” here (J.T. Milik, Aramaic Fragments of Qumran Cave 4 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976), p. 167).

3 Then their leader Samyaza said to them; I fear that you may perhaps be indisposed to the performance of this enterprise;
4 And that I alone shall suffer for so grievous a crime.
5 But they answered him and said; We all swear;
6 And bind ourselves by mutual execrations, that we will not change our intention, but execute our projected undertaking.
7 Then they swore all together, and all bound themselves by mutual execrations. Their whole number was two hundred, who descended upon Ardis, N4  which is the top of mount Armon.

(4) Upon Ardis. Or, “in the days of Jared” (R.H. Charles, ed. and trans., The Book of Enoch (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1893), p. 63).

8 That mountain therefore was called Armon, because they had sworn upon it, N5  and bound themselves by mutual execrations.

(5) Mt. Armon, or Mt. Hermon, derives its name from the Hebrew word herem, a curse (Charles, p. 63).

9 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. N6

(6) The Aramaic texts preserve an earlier list of names of these Watchers: Semihazah; Artqoph; Ramtel; Kokabel; Ramel; Danieal; Zeqiel; Baraqel; Asael; Hermoni; Matarel; Ananel; Stawel; Samsiel; Sahriel; Tummiel; Turiel; Yomiel; Yhaddiel (Milik, p. 151).

10 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.
11 And the women conceiving brought forth giants,
N7

(7) The Greek texts vary considerably from the Ethiopic text here. One Greek manuscript adds to this section, “And they (the women) bore to them (the Watchers) three races-first, the great giants. The giants brought forth (some say “slew”) the Naphelim, and the Naphelim brought forth (or “slew”) the Elioud. And they existed, increasing in power according to their greatness.” See the account in the Book of Jubilees.

12 Whose stature was each three hundred cubits. These devoured all which the labor of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them;
13 When they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them;
14 And began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, N8  and to drink their blood. (8) 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 (Charles, p. 65).

15 Then the earth reproved the unrighteous.
Enoc 8:1 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.
2 Impiety increased; fornication multiplied; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways.
3 Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots:
4 Armers taught the solution of sorcery;
5 Barkayal taught the observers of the stars,
N9

(9) Observers of the stars. Astrologers (Charles, p. 67).

6 Akibeel taught signs;
7 Tamiel taught astronomy;
8 And Asaradel taught the motion of the moon,
9 And men, being destroyed, cried out; and their voice reached to heaven.
Enoc 9:1 Then Michael and Gabriel, Raphael, Suryal, and Uriel, looked down from heaven, and saw the quantity of blood which was shed on earth, and all the iniquity which was done upon it, and said one to another, It is the voice of their cries;
2 The earth deprived of her children has cried even to the gate of heaven.
3 And now to you, O you holy one of heaven, the souls of men complain, saying, Obtain Justice for us with N10  the Most High. Then they said to their Lord, the King, You are Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings. The throne of your glory is for ever and ever, and for ever and ever is your name sanctified and glorified. You are blessed and glorified. (10) Obtain justice for us with. Literally, “Bring judgment to us from.”

(Richard Laurence, ed. and trans., The Book of Enoch the Prophet (London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1883), p. 9).

4 You have made all things; you possess power over all things; and all things are open and manifest before you. You behold all things, and nothing can be concealed from you.
5 You have seen what Azazyel has done, how he has taught every species of iniquity upon earth, and has disclosed to the world all the secret things which are done in the heavens.
6 Samyaza also has taught sorcery, to whom you have given authority over those who are associated with him. They have gone together to the daughters of men; have lain with them; have become polluted;
7 And have discovered crimes N11  to them.

(11) Discovered crimes. Or, “revealed these sins” (Charles, p. 70).

8 The women likewise have brought forth giants.
9 Thus has the whole earth been filled with blood and with iniquity.
10 And now behold the souls of those who are dead, cry out.
11 And complain even to the gate of heaven.
12 Their groaning ascends; nor can they escape from the unrighteousness which is committed on earth. You know all things, before they exist.
13 You know these things, and what has been done by them; yet you do not speak to us.
14 What on account of these things ought we to do to them?
Enoc 10:1 Then the Most High, the Great and Holy One spoke,
2 And sent Arsayalalyur N12  to the son of Lamech,

(12) Arsayalalyur. Here one Greek text reads “Uriel.”

3 Saying, Say to him in my name, Conceal yourself.
4 Then explain to him the consummation which is about to take place; for all the earth shall perish; the waters of a deluge shall come over the whole earth, and all things which are in it shall be destroyed.
5 And now teach him how he may escape, and how his seed may remain in all the earth.
6 Again the Lord said to Raphael, Bind Azazyel hand and foot; cast him into darkness; and opening the desert which is in Dudael, cast him in there.
7 Throw upon him hurled and pointed stones, covering him with darkness;
8 There shall he remain for ever; cover his face, that he may not see the light.
9 And in the great day of judgment let him be cast into the fire.
10 Restore the earth, which the angels have corrupted; and announce life to it, that I may revive it.
11 All the sons of men shall not perish in consequence of every secret, by which the Watchers have destroyed, and which they have taught, their offspring.
12 All the earth has been corrupted by the effects of the teaching of Azazyel. To him therefore ascribe the whole crime.
13 To Gabriel also the Lord said, Go to the biters, N13  to the reprobates, to the children of fornication; and destroy the children of fornication, the offspring of the Watchers, from among men; bring them forth, and excite them one against another. Let them perish by mutual slaughter; for length of days shall not be theirs.
(13) Biters. More accurately, “bastards” (Charles, p. 73; Michael A. Knibb, ed. and trans., The Ethiopic Book of Enoch (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978), p. 88).
14 They shall all entreat you, but their fathers shall not obtain their wishes respecting them; for they shall hope for eternal life, and that they may live, each of them, five hundred years.
15 To Michael likewise the Lord said, Go and announce his crime to Samyaza, and to the others who are with him, who have been associated with women, that they might be polluted with all their impurity. And when all their sons shall be slain, when they shall see the perdition of their beloved, bind them for seventy generations underneath the earth, even to the day of judgment, and of consummation, until the judgment, the effect of which will last for ever, be completed.

“The angels of your heavens are now committing sin (upon the earth),
and your wrath shall rest upon the flesh of the people until (the arrival of)
the great day of judgment” (Enoch 84:4).

Enoch 106: 13. And I, Enoch, answered and said unto him: ‘The Lord will do a new thing on the earth, and this I have already seen in a vision, and make known to thee that in the generation of my father Jared some of the angels of heaven transgressed the word of the Lord. 14. And behold they commit sin and transgress the law, and have united themselves with women and commit sin with them, and have married some of them, and have begot children by them. 17. And they shall produce on the earth giants not according to the spirit, but according to the flesh, and there shall be a great punishment on the earth, and the earth shall be cleansed from all impurity. 15. Yea, there shall come a great destruction over the whole earth, and there shall be a deluge and a great destruction for one year. 16. And this son who has been born unto you shall be left on the earth, and his three children shall be saved with him: when all mankind that are on the earth shall die [he and his sons shall be saved]. 18. And now make known to thy son Lamech that he who has been born is in truth his son, and call his name Noah; for he shall be left to you, and he and his sons shall be saved from the destruction, which shall come upon the earth on account of all the sin and all the unrighteousness, which shall be consummated on the earth in his days. 19. And after that there shall be still more unrighteousness than that which was first consummated on the earth; for I know the mysteries of the holy ones; for He, the Lord, has showed me and informed me, and I have read (them) in the heavenly tablets.

Testament of Reuben 5
Therefore flee fornication, my children, and command your wives and your daughters that they adorn not their heads and their faces; because every woman who acteth deceitfully in these things hath been reserved to everlasting punishment. For thus they allured the Watchers before the flood; and as these continually beheld them, they fell into desire each of the other, and they conceived the act in their mind, and changed themselves into the shape of men, and appeared to them in their congress with their husbands; and the women, having in their minds desire toward their apparitions, gave birth to giants, for the Watchers appeared to them as reaching even unto heaven.


Testament of Naphtali 3
Nations went astray, and forsook the Lord, and changed their order, and followed stones and stocks, following after spirits of error. But ye shall not be so, my children, recognising in the firmament, in the earth, and in the sea, and in all created things, the Lord who made them all, that ye become not as Sodom, which changed the order of its nature. in like manner also the Watchers changed the order of their nature, whom also the Lord cursed at the flood, and for their sakes made desolate the earth, that it should be uninhabited and fruitless.

Rabbinic Testimony

“Rabbi Jose says, following a tradition, that these [Nephilim] were Uzza and Azazel, whom, God deprived of their supernal sanctity. How, it may be asked, can they exist in this world? Rabbi Hiya answers, that they were of a class of spirits referred to in the words, ‘and birds which fly on the earth’ (Gen 1:20), and these, as we have said, appear to men in the form of human beings. If it is asked, how can they transform themselves? The answer is, that they do, in fact, transform themselves into all kinds of shapes, because when they come down from heaven they become as concrete as air and take human shape. These are Uzza and Azazel, who rebelled in heaven, and were cast down by God, and became corporeal on the earth and remained on it, not being able to divest themselves of their earthly form. Subsequently, they went astray after women, and up to this day they exist and teach men the arts of magic. They begat children whom they called Anakim (giants), while the Nephilim themselves were called ‘sons of God’” (Zohar, vol. 1, p. 186).

“From them were born the giants who walked about haughtily, and indulged themselves in all manner of theft and corruption and bloodshed” (Pirqei deR.Eliezer 22).

“The interpretation [pesher] concerning Azazel and the angels who went in to the daughters of men and bore them giants, and concerning Azazel [who turned them astray to deceit, to the love of] evil and to pass along wickedness . . .” (Pesher of the Periods 7-9, from 4Q180, quoted in The Bible As It Was, by James L. Kugel, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1997, p.111).

Mixing between Fallen Angels and Women

Dan 2:43  And as you saw the iron mixed with the clay of the clay, they shall be mixed with the seed of men. But they shall not adhere to one another, even as iron does not mix with clay.
Dan 2:44  And in the days of these kings, the God of Heaven shall set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed. And the kingdom shall not be left to other people. It shall break in pieces and destroy all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
Gen 6:4  The giants were in the earth in those days, and even afterwards when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore to them; they were heroes which existed from ancient time, the men of name.

The Targum of Jonathan mentions by name, and calls them Schanchazai and Uziel, who fell from heaven, and were in the earth in those days:

Josephus Antiquities 1.3.1 For many angels (11) of God accompanied with women, and begat sons that proved unjust, and despisers of all that was good, on account of the confidence they had in their own strength; for the tradition is, that these men did what resembled the acts of those whom the Grecians call giants. But Noah was very uneasy at what they did; and being displeased at their conduct, persuaded them to change their dispositions and their acts for the better: but seeing they did not yield to him, but were slaves to their wicked pleasures, he was afraid they would kill him, together with his wife and children, and those they had married; so he departed out of that land.

Antiquities book 5 Chapter 2 sec 3. For which reason they removed their camp to Hebron; and when they had taken it, they slew all the inhabitants. There were till then left the race of giants, who had bodies so large, and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were surprising to the sight, and terrible to the hearing. The bones of these men are still shown to this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men.

“And he [Enoch] wrote everything, and bore witness to the Watchers, the ones who sinned with the daughters of men because they began to mingle themselves with the daughters of men so that they might be polluted. And Enoch bore witness against all of them” (Jubilees 4:22)

Philo pg 811 Questions and Answers on Genesis (92)
On what principle it was that giants were born of angels and women?  (Genesis 6:4)
The poets call those men who were born out of the earth giants, that is to say, sons of the earth.  (from Greek gigas ge and gennao “to bring forth”)
But Moses here uses this appellation improperly, and he uses it too very often merely to denote the vast personal size of the principle men, equal to that of Hajk (fabulous patriarch of the Armenian nation) or Hercules.
But he relates that these giants were sprung from a combined procreation of two natures, namely, from angels and mortal women; for the substance of angels is spiritual; but it occurs every now and then that on emergencies occurring they have imitated the appearance of men, and transformed themselves so as to assume the human shape; as they did on this occasion, when forming connexions with women for the production of giants…
But sometimes Moses styles the angels the sons of God, inasmuch as they were not produced by any mortal, but are incorporeal, as being spirits destitute of any body; or rather that exhorter and teacher of virtue, namely Moses, calls those men who are very excellent and endowed with great virtue the sons of God; and the wicked and depraved men he calls bodies, or flesh.

JFB-James Fausset Brown commentary
The “mingling with the seed of men” (Dan_2:44) seems to refer to Gen_6:2, where the marriages of the seed of godly Seth with the daughters of ungodly Cain are described in similar words.

2 Esdras 5:6 And even he shall rule, whom they look not for that dwell upon the earth, and the fowls shall take their flight away together:
7 And the Sodomitish sea shall cast out fish, and make a noise in the night, which many have not known: but they shall all hear the voice thereof.
8 There shall be a confusion also in many places, and the fire shall be oft sent out again, and the wild beasts shall change their places, and menstruous women shall bring forth monsters:

Bullinger Companion Bible:
“If these Nephilim . . . were associated with Egypt, we have an explanation
of the problem which has for ages perplexed all engineers, as to how those
huge stones and monuments were brought together. . . .
“Moreover, we have in these mighty men, the ‘men of renown,’ the explanation
of the origin of the Greek mythology. That mythology was no mere invention
of the human brain, but it grew out of the traditions, and memories, and legends
of the doings of that mighty race of beings; and was gradually evolved out of the
‘heroes’ of Gen.6:4. The fact that they were supernatural in their origin formed
an easy step to their being regarded as the demi-gods of the Greeks” (appendix 25).

According to the Clementine Homilies, in The Ante-Nicean Fathers, we read:
“But when, having assumed these forms, they convicted as covetous those who stole
them, and changed themselves into the nature of men, in order that, living holily,
and showing the possibility of so living, they might subject the ungrateful to punishment,
yet having become in all respects men, they also partook of human lust, and
being brought under its subjection they fell into cohabitation with women; and being
involved with them, and sunk in defilement and altogether emptied of their first power,
were unable to turn back to the first purity of their proper nature . . .
But from their unhallowed intercourse spurious men sprang, much greater in stature
than ordinary men, whom they afterwards called giants; not those dragon-footed giants
who waged war against God, as those blasphemous myths of the Greeks do sing, but
wild in manners, and greater than men in size, inasmuch as they were sprung from
angels; yet less than angels, as they were born of women” (vol.8, page 273).

Amo 2:9  Yet I destroyed the Amorite from before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the great trees. And I destroyed his fruit from above and his roots from below.

Mixing of genes

Jasher 4:18 And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
“Again I saw (a vision) with my own eyes as I was sleeping, and saw the
lofty heaven; and as I looked, a star fell down from heaven
[Lucifer, or Satan
-- compare Luke 10:18] but (managed) to rise and eat and to be pastured
among those cows. Then I saw these big and dark cows, and behold they all
changed their cattle-sheds, their pastures, and their calves; and they began to
lament with each other. Once again I saw a vision, and I observed the sky
and behold, I saw many stars descending and casting themselves down from
the sky upon that first star; and they became bovids [cattle, or quadrupeds]
among those calves and were pastured together with them, in their midst.
I kept observing, and behold, I saw all of them extending their sexual organs
like horses and commencing to mount upon the heifers, the bovids; and
they (the latter) all became pregnant and bore elephants, camels, and donkeys.
So (the cattle) became fearful and frightened of them . . .”
(Enoch 86:1-5).

Annunaki

The Sumerians in their writings speak of the Annunaki,  Those who “from heaven to earth came”.  In these myths, it is said that the Annunaki created man as a slave race to serve them through manipulated the DNA of what we would call today ‘cro magnum man’ or some such creature.  This manipulation of DNA is discussed in the Mark of the Beast – the Great Counterfeit series.  They divided the land up and ruled over mankind.

Mark of the Beast 13 – Ye Shall Be As Gods

Mark of the Beast 14 – DNA

It is said they came to earth on a planet known as Nibiru.  These myths of the Annunaki line up with Genesis 6 and therefore are relevant today as Messiah said the end of the age will be as in the days of Noah.  The coming of ‘Planet X’/’Nibiru’ and the ‘Annunaki’/’aliens’ is linked together in Revelation 8-9.

Angels can appear as men and other forms

Jdg 13:6  And the woman came and spoke to her husband, saying, A Man of God has come to me, and He was seen as the appearance of the Angel of God, very terrifying. And I did not ask Him where He was from, and He did not tell me His name.
Dan 9:21  and while I was setting my prayer in order, then the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, touched me in my severe exhaustion about the time of the evening sacrifice.
Dan 8:17  And he came beside my place. And when he came, I feared and fell on my face. But he said to me, O son of man, understand, for the vision is for the time of the end.
Gen 18:2  And he lifted up his eyes and looked; and, behold, three men were standing by him. And he saw, and he ran to meet them from the entrance of the tent. And he bowed to the ground.
Gen 18:3  And he said, My Lord, if now I have found favor in Your sight, I beg You, do not leave from near Your servant.

Men have appeared as angels
Act 6:15  And having looked intently at him, all those having sat in the sanhedrin, saw his face as if it were the face of an angel.
Exo 34:29  And it happened as Moses was going down from Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony being in Moses’ hand as he went down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face had become luminous through His speaking with him.
Exo 34:30  And Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses. And, behold! The skin of his face had become luminous. And they were afraid to draw near to him.

“Rabbi Jose says, following a tradition, that these [Nephilim] were Uzza and Azazel, whom, God deprived of their supernal sanctity. How, it may be asked, can they exist in this world? Rabbi Hiya answers, that they were of a class of spirits referred to in the words, ‘and birds which fly on the earth’ (Gen 1:20), and these, as we have said, appear to men in the form of human beings. If it is asked, how can they transform themselves? The answer is, that they do, in fact, transform themselves into all kinds of shapes, because when they come down from heaven they become as concrete as air and take human shape. These are Uzza and Azazel, who rebelled in heaven, and were cast down by God, and became corporeal on the earth and remained on it, not being able to divest themselves of their earthly form. Subsequently, they went astray after women, and up to this day they exist and teach men the arts of magic. They begat children whom they called Anakim (giants), while the Nephilim themselves were called ‘sons of God’” (Zohar, vol. 1, p. 186).

Enoch 17:1 And they brought me to a place in which those who were there were like flaming fire, and, when they wished, they appeared as men.

Enoc 19:1 Then Uriel said, Here the angels, who cohabited with women, appointed their leaders;
2 And being numerous in appearance N30  made men profane, and caused them to err; so that they sacrificed to devils as to gods.
(30) Being numerous in appearance. Or, “assuming many forms” (Knibb, p. 106).

Philo pg 811 Questions and Answers on Genesis (92)
On what principle it was that giants were born of angels and women?  (Genesis 6:4)
The poets call those men who were born out of the earth giants, that is to say, sons of the earth.  (from Greek gigas ge and gennao “to bring forth”)…

But he relates that these giants were sprung from a combined procreation of two natures, namely, from angels and mortal women; for the substance of angels is spiritual; but it occurs every now and then that on emergencies occurring they have imitated the appearance of men, and transformed themselves so as to assume the human shape; as they did on this occasion, when forming connexions with women for the production of giants…

Judgment

The future judgment is connected with the Flood.
2Pe 3:5  For this is hidden from them by their willing it so, that heavens were of old, and earth by water, and through water, having subsisted by the Word of God,
2Pe 3:6  through which the world which then was, being flooded by water, perished.
2Pe 3:7  But the heavens and the earth now, having been stored up by the same Word, are being kept for fire to a day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

3 Baruch 4
10 destruction of the first created, how is it now so useful? And the angel said, Thou askest aright. When God caused the deluge upon earth, and destroyed all flesh, and four hundred and nine thousand giants,


Enoch Chapter 1
3Upon their account I spoke and conversed with him, who will go forth from his habitation, the Holy and Mighty One, the God of the world:

4Who will hereafter tread upon Mount Sinai; appear with his hosts; and be manifested in the strength of his power from heaven.

5All shall be afraid, and the Watchers be terrified.

6Great fear and trembling shall seize them, even to the ends of the earth. The lofty mountains shall be troubled, and the exalted hills depressed, melting like a honeycomb in the flame. The earth shall be immerged, and all things which are in it perish; while judgment shall come upon all, even upon all the righteous:


YHWH is going to punish the fallen angels and the kings of the earth together.

Isa 24:19  The earth is breaking, breaking! The earth is crashing, crashing! The earth is tottering, tottering.
Isa 24:20  Like a drunkard, the earth is staggering, staggering! And it rocks to and fro like a hut. And its trespass is heavy on it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
Isa 24:21  And it shall be in that day, YHWH shall punish the army of the high place on high, and on the kings of the land on the land.
Isa 24:22  And they will be gathered, a gathering of prisoners in a dungeon. And they shall be shut up in a prison; and after many days they will be visited.
Isa 24:23  Then the moon shall blush, and the sun shall be ashamed, when Jehovah of Hosts shall reign in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem; and before His elders is His glory.

Days of Noah
Mat 24:37  But as the days of Noah, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Gen 6:2  The sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were good, and they took wives for themselves from all those whom they chose.

Gen 7:11  In the sixH8337 hundredthH3967 yearH8141 of Noah’sH5146 life,H2416 in the secondH8145 month,H2320 the seventeenthH7651 H6240 dayH3117 of the month,H2320 the sameH2320 dayH3117 were allH3605 the fountainsH4599 of the greatH7227 deepH8415 broken up,H1234 and the windowsH699 of heavenH8064 were opened.H6605
fountain (eye) great deep (abyss) split open, windows(ambush) of heaven were opened. A deeper meaning of Genesis 7:11 and application which matches Revelation is that the abyss will be opened as well as the heavens resulting in destruction and judgment.
Targum
…in that day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up. And the giants were gathered there together with their sons and perturbed them, and afterwards the windows of heaven were opened.

Fountains of the deep broken up
Rev 9:2  And he opened the pit of the abyss. And smoke went up out of the pit, like smoke of a great furnace. And the sun was darkened, and the air, by the smoke of the pit.

Windows of heaven opened
Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent being called devil, and, Satan; he deceiving the whole habitable world was cast out onto the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Corruption of the earth

Rev 11:18  And the nations were full of wrath; and Your wrath came, and the time of the judging of the dead, and to give the reward to Your slaves, to the prophets, and to the saints, and to the ones fearing Your name, to the small and to the great, and to destroy those destroying the earth.
Gen 6:11  And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
Gen 6:12  And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupted. For all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth.
Gen 6:13  And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. And behold, I will destroy them along with the earth.

Genesis Rabbah 28:8
Rabbi Azaryah said in Rabbi Y’hudah’s name, ‘All acted corruptly in the generation of the Flood; the dog had intercourse with the wolf, and the fowl with the peacock; hence it is written, for all (flesh) on the earth had corrupted their way (Gen 6:12).’ {Going after strange flesh – Jude 2 connects this with the days of Noah and the days of Lot, both of which are pictures of the end of days before the return of Messiah} Rabbi Julian ben Tiberius said in Rabbi Yitzchak’s name, ‘Even the earth debauched itself; wheat was sown and it produced zunim, for the zunim we find now came from the age of the Flood.’

The outcome of the demonic corruption was violence, perversion, and a brood of monstrous beings. Compare Genesis 6:4.

Dead Sea Scrolls – Book of Giants

4Q531 Frag. 2 [ . . . ] they defiled [ . . . ] 2[ . . . they begot] giants and monsters [ . . . ] 3[ . . . ] they begot, and, behold, all [the earth was corrupted . . . ] 4[ . . . ] with its blood and by the hand of [ . . . ] 5[giant's] which did not suffice for them and [ . . . ] 6[ . . . ] and they were seeking to devour many [ . . . ] 7[ . . . ] 8[ . . . ] the monsters attacked it.

4Q532 Col. 2 Frags. 1 – 6 2[ . . . ] flesh [ . . . ] 3al[l . . . ] monsters [ . . . ] will be [ . . . ] 4[ . . . ] they would arise [ . . . ] lacking in true knowledge [ . . . ] because [ . . . ] 5[ . . . ] the earth [grew corrupt . . . ] mighty [ . . . ] 6[ . . . ] they were considering [ . . . ] 7[ . . . ] from the angels upon [ . . . ] 8[ . . . ] in the end it will perish and die [ . . . ] 9[ . . . ] they caused great corruption in the [earth . . . ] [ . . . this did not] suffice to [ . . . ] “they will be [ . . . ]

Jubilee 5:5 ,6 which He had created. But Noah found grace before the eyes of the Lord. And against the angels whom He had sent upon the earth, He was exceedingly wroth, and He gave commandment to root them out of all their dominion, and He bade us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and
7 behold they are bound in the midst of them, and are (kept) separate. And against their sons went forth a command from before His face that they should be smitten with the sword, and be removed
8 from under heaven. And He said ‘My spirit shall not always abide on man; for they also are flesh
9 and their days shall be one hundred and twenty years’. And He sent His sword into their midst that each should slay his neighbour, and they began to slay each other till they all fell by the sword
10 and were destroyed from the earth. And their fathers were witnesses (of their destruction), and after this they were bound in the depths of the earth for ever, until the day of the great condemnation, when judgment is executed on all those who have corrupted their ways and their works….

Enoc 8:1 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.
2 Impiety increased; fornication multiplied; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways.
3 Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots:
4 Armers taught the solution of sorcery;
5 Barkayal taught the observers of the stars,
N9  (9) Observers of the stars. Astrologers (Charles, p. 67).
6 Akibeel taught signs;
7 Tamiel taught astronomy;
8 And Asaradel taught the motion of the moon,
9 And men, being destroyed, cried out; and their voice reached to heaven.

Enoch 9:10 Restore the earth, which the angels have corrupted; and announce life to it, that I may revive it.

Jasher 4:18 And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.

Enoch 10:6 Uriel is told to “heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons.  And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel: to him ascribe all sin.”

Isa 13:5  They come from a distant land, from the end of the heavens, YHWH and the weapons of His wrath, to destroy* all the land.

*Chaval…to bind with ropes.  Also a region as bound with borders.

The dividing of the land by the eloha of the antichrist will be a part of the corruption of the earth in the last days

Dan 11:39  And he shall act in the strongholds of the fortresses with a foreign god, whom he shall acknowledge. He shall multiply in glory, and he shall cause them (eloha) to rule over many and shall divide the land for a price.

Violence

Gen 6:5  And YHWH saw that the evil of man was great on the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the day long.
Gen 6:6  And YHWH repented that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved to His heart.
Gen 6:7  And YHWH said, I will wipe off man whom I have created from the face of the earth, from man to beast, to the creeping thing and to the birds of the heavens; for I repent that I made them.
Gen 6:8  And Noah found grace in the eyes of YHWH.
Gen 6:9  These are the generations of Noah. Noah, a righteous man, had been perfected among his family. Noah walked with God.
Gen 6:10  And Noah fathered three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Gen 6:11  And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
Gen 6:12  And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupted. For all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth.
Rev 6:9  And when He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those having been slain for the Word of God, and for the witness which they had.
Rev 6:10  And they cried with a great voice, saying, Until when, holy and true Master, do You not judge and take vengeance for our blood, from those dwelling on the earth?
Rev 6:11  And there was given to each one a white robe. And it was said to them that they should rest yet a little time, until might be fulfilled also the number of their fellow-slaves and their brothers, those being about to be killed, even as they.
Enoch 8:4 And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven…
Enoch 9:2 “The earth made without inhabitant cries the voice of their cryings up to the gates of heaven
9:3 And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of mean make their suit, saying, “Bring our cause before the Most High.”
9:10 And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heave and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are wrought on the earth.

Dead Sea Scrolls Testimony

The Book of Giants

4Q203, 1Q23, 2Q26, 4Q530-532, 6Q8
Introduction and Commentary

It is fair to say that the patriarch Enoch was as well known to the ancients as he is obscure to modern Bible readers. Besides giving his age (365 years), the book of Genesis says of him only that he “walked with God,” and afterward “he was not, because God had taken him” (Gen. 5:24). This exalted way of life and mysterious demise made Enoch into a figure of considerable fascination, and a cycle of legends grew up around him.

Many of the legends about Enoch were collected already in ancient times in several long anthologies. The most important such anthology, and the oldest, is known simply as The Book of Enoch, comprising over one hundred chapters. It still survives in its entirety (although only in the Ethiopic language) and forms an important source for the thought of Judaism in the last few centuries B.C.E. Significantly, the remnants of several almost complete copies of The Book of Enoch in Aramaic were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, and it is clear that whoever collected the scrolls considered it a vitally important text. All but one of the five major components of the Ethiopic anthology have turned up among the scrolls. But even more intriguing is the fact that additional, previously unknown or little-known texts about Enoch were discovered at Qumran. The most important of these is The Book of Giants.

Enoch lived before the Flood, during a time when the world, in ancient imagination, was very different. Human beings lived much longer, for one thing; Enoch’s son Methuselah, for instance, attained the age of 969 years. Another difference was that angels and humans interacted freely — so freely, in fact, that some of the angels begot children with human females. This fact is neutrally reported in Genesis (6:1-4), but other stories view this episode as the source of the corruption that made the punishing flood necessary. According to The Book of Enoch, the mingling of angel and human was actually the idea of Shernihaza, the leader of the evil angels, who lured 200 others to cohabit with women. The offspring of these unnatural unions were giants 450 feet high. The wicked angels and the giants began to oppress the human population and to teach them to do evil. For this reason God determined to imprison the angels until the final judgment and to destroy the earth with a flood. Enoch’s efforts to intercede with heaven for the fallen angels were unsuccessful (1 Enoch 6-16).

The Book of Giants retells part of this story and elaborates on the exploits of the giants, especially the two children of Shemihaza, Ohya and Hahya. Since no complete manuscript exists of Giants, its exact contents and their order remain a matter of guesswork. Most of the content of the present fragments concerns the giants’ ominous dreams and Enoch’s efforts to interpret them and to intercede with God on the giants’ behalf. Unfortunately, little remains of the independent adventures of the giants, but it is likely that these tales were at least partially derived from ancient Near Eastern mythology. Thus the name of one of the giants is Gilgamesh, the Babylonian hero and subject of a great epic written in the third millennium B.C.E.

–  Michael Wise, Martin Abegg Jr., and Edward Cook, The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation, (HarperSanFrancisco, 1996) p246-250.

Book of Giants — Reconstructed Texts

A summary statement of the descent of the wicked angels, bringing both knowledge and havoc. Compare Genesis 6:1-2, 4.

1Q23 Frag. 9 + 14 + 15 2[ . . . ] they knew the secrets of [ . . . ] 3[ . . . si]n was great in the earth [ . . . ] 4[ . . . ] and they killed manY [ . . ] 5[ . . . they begat] giants [ . . . ]

The angels exploit the fruifulness of the earth.

4Q531 Frag. 3 2[ . . . everything that the] earth produced [ . . . ] [ . . . ] the great fish [ . . . ] 14[ . . . ] the sky with all that grew [ . . . ] 15[ . . . fruit of] the earth and all kinds of grain and al1 the trees [ . . . ] 16[ . . . ] beasts and reptiles . . . [al]l creeping things of the earth and they observed all [ . . . ] |8[ . . . eve]ry harsh deed and [ . . . ] utterance [ . . . ] l9[ . . . ] male and female, and among humans [ . . . ]

The two hundred angels choose animals on which to perform unnatural acts, including, presumably, humans.

1Q23 Frag. 1 + 6 [ . . . two hundred] 2donkeys, two hundred asses, two hundred . . . rams of the] 3flock, two hundred goats, two hundred [ . . . beast of the] 4field from every animal, from every [bird . . . ] 5[ . . . ] for miscegenation [ . . . ]

The outcome of the demonic corruption was violence, perversion, and a brood of monstrous beings. Compare Genesis 6:4.

4Q531 Frag. 2 [ . . . ] they defiled [ . . . ] 2[ . . . they begot] giants and monsters [ . . . ] 3[ . . . ] they begot, and, behold, all [the earth was corrupted . . . ] 4[ . . . ] with its blood and by the hand of [ . . . ] 5[giant's] which did not suffice for them and [ . . . ] 6[ . . . ] and they were seeking to devour many [ . . . ] 7[ . . . ] 8[ . . . ] the monsters attacked it.

4Q532 Col. 2 Frags. 1 – 6 2[ . . . ] flesh [ . . . ] 3al[l . . . ] monsters [ . . . ] will be [ . . . ] 4[ . . . ] they would arise [ . . . ] lacking in true knowledge [ . . . ] because [ . . . ] 5[ . . . ] the earth [grew corrupt . . . ] mighty [ . . . ] 6[ . . . ] they were considering [ . . . ] 7[ . . . ] from the angels upon [ . . . ] 8[ . . . ] in the end it will perish and die [ . . . ] 9[ . . . ] they caused great corruption in the [earth . . . ] [ . . . this did not] suffice to [ . . . ] “they will be [ . . . ]

The giants begin to be troubled by a series of dreams and visions. Mahway, the titan son of the angel Barakel, reports the first of these dreams to his fellow giants. He sees a tablet being immersed in water. When it emerges, all but three names have been washed away. The dream evidently symbolizes the destruction of all but Noah and his sons by the Flood.

2Q26 [ . . . ] they drenched the tablet in the wa[ter . . . ] 2[ . . . ] the waters went up over the [tablet . . . ] 3[ . . . ] they lifted out the tablet from the water of [ . . . ]

The giant goes to the others and they discuss the dream.

4Q530 Frag.7 [ . . . this vision] is for cursing and sorrow. I am the one who confessed 2[ . . . ] the whole group of the castaways that I shall go to [ . . . ] 3[ . . . the spirits of the sl]ain complaining about their killers and crying out 4[ . . . ] that we shall die together and be made an end of [ . . . ] much and I will be sleeping, and bread 6[ . . . ] for my dwelling; the vision and also [ . . . ] entered into the gathering of the giants 8[ . . . ]

6Q8 [ . . . ] Ohya and he said to Mahway [ . . . ] 2[ . . . ] without trembling. Who showed you all this vision, [my] brother? 3[ . . . ] Barakel, my father, was with me. 4[ . . . ] Before Mahway had finished telling what [he had seen . . . ] 5[ . . . said] to him, Now I have heard wonders! If a barren woman gives birth [ . . . ]

4Q530 Frag. 4 3[There]upon Ohya said to Ha[hya . . . ] 4[ . . . to be destroyed] from upon the earth and [ . . . ] 5[ . . . the ea]rth. When 6[ . . . ] they wept before [the giants . . . ]

4Q530 Frag. 7 3[ . . . ] your strength [ . . . ] 4[ . . . ] 5Thereupon Ohya [said] to Hahya [ . . . ] Then he answered, It is not for 6us, but for Azaiel, for he did [ . . . the children of] angels 7are the giants, and they would not let all their poved ones] be neglected [. . . we have] not been cast down; you have strength [ . . . ]

The giants realize the futility of fighting against the forces of heaven. The first speaker may be Gilgamesh.

4Q531 Frag. 1 3[ . . . I am a] giant, and by the mighty strength of my arm and my own great strength 4[ . . . any]one mortal, and I have made war against them; but I am not [ . . . ] able to stand against them, for my opponents 6[ . . . ] reside in [Heav]en, and they dwell in the holy places. And not 7[ . . . they] are stronger than I. 8[ . . . ] of the wild beast has come, and the wild man they call [me].

9[ . . . ] Then Ohya said to him, I have been forced to have a dream [ . . . ] the sleep of my eyes [vanished], to let me see a vision. Now I know that on [ . . . ] 11-12[ . . . ] Gilgamesh [ . . . ]

Ohya’s dream vision is of a tree that is uprooted except for three of its roots; the vision’s import is the same as that of the first dream.

6Q8 Frag. 2 1three of its roots [ . . . ] [while] I was [watching,] there came [ . . . they moved the roots into] 3this garden, all of them, and not [ . . . ]

Ohya tries to avoid the implications of the visions. Above he stated that it referred only to the demon Azazel; here he suggests that the destruction isfor the earthly rulers alone.

4Q530 Col. 2 1concerns the death of our souls [ . . . ] and all his comrades, [and Oh]ya told them what Gilgamesh said to him 2[ . . . ] and it was said [ . . . ] “concerning [ . . . ] the leader has cursed the potentates” 3and the giants were glad at his words. Then he turned and left [ . . . ]

More dreams afflict the giants. The details of this vision are obscure, but it bodes ill for the giants. The dreamers speak first to the monsters, then to the giants.

Thereupon two of them had dreams 4and the sleep of their eye, fled from them, and they arose and came to [ . . . and told] their dreams, and said in the assembly of [their comrades] the monsters 6[ . . . In] my dream I was watching this very night 7[and there was a garden . . . ] gardeners and they were watering 8[ . . . two hundred trees and] large shoots came out of their root 9[ . . . ] all the water, and the fire burned all 10[the garden . . . ] They found the giants to tell them 11[the dream . . . ]

Someone suggests that Enoch be found to interpret the vision.

[ . . . to Enoch] the noted scribe, and he will interpret for us 12the dream. Thereupon his fellow Ohya declared and said to the giants, 13I too had a dream this night, O giants, and, behold, the Ruler of Heaven came down to earth 14[ . . . ] and such is the end of the dream. [Thereupon] all th e giants [and monsters! grew afraid 15and called Mahway. He came to them and the giants pleaded with him and sent him to Enoch 16[the noted scribe]. They said to him, Go [ . . . ] to you that 17[ . . . ] you have heard his voice. And he said to him, He wil1 [ . . . and] interpret the dreams [ . . . ] Col. 3 3[ . . . ] how long the giants have to live. [ . . . ]

After a cosmic journey Mahway comes to Enoch and makes his request.

[ . . . he mounted up in the air] 41ike strong winds, and flew with his hands like ea[gles . . . he left behind] 5the inhabited world and passed over Desolation, the great desert [ . . . ] 6and Enoch saw him and hailed him, and Mahway said to him [ . . . ] 7hither and thither a second time to Mahway [ . . . The giants awaig 8your words, and all the monsters of the earth. If [ . . . ] has been carried [ . . . ] 9from the days of [ . . . ] their [ . . . ] and they will be added [ . . . ] 10[ . . . ] we would know from you their meaning [ . . . ] 11[ . . . two hundred tr]ees that from heaven [came down . . . ]

Enoch sends back a tablet with its grim message of judgment, but with hope for repentance.

4Q530 Frag. 2 The scribe [Enoch . . . ] 2[ . . . ] 3a copy of the second tablet that [Epoch] se[nt . . . ] 4in the very handwriting of Enoch the noted scribe [ . . . In the name of God the great] 5and holy one, to Shemihaza and all [his companions . . . ] 61et it be known to you that not [ . . . ] 7and the things you have done, and that your wives [ . . . ] 8they and their sons and the wives of [their sons . . . ] 9by your licentiousness on the earth, and there has been upon you [ . . . and the land is crying out] 10and complaining about you and the deeds of your children [ . . . ] 11the harm that you have done to it. [ . . . ] 12until Raphael arrives, behold, destruction [is coming, a great flood, and it will destroy all living things] 13and whatever is in the deserts and the seas. And the meaning of the matter [ . . . ] 14upon you for evil. But now, loosen the bonds bi[nding you to evil . . . ] l5and pray.

A fragment apparently detailing a vision that Enoch saw.

4Q531 Frag. 7 3[ . . . great fear] seized me and I fell on my face; I heard his voice [ . . . ] 4[ . . . ] he dwelt among human beings but he did not learn from them [ . . . ]

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5 comments on “Fallen Angels

  1. Great website/article, thanks. I have been tracking the seed of satan through: Satan/Eve;Cain, Canaan/wife of Noah, Nimrod, Rapha, Anak, Gog and Magog. Any additional suggestions? No doubt these evil spirits are embodied today causing no end of trouble. Thank the Lord He will take them to task in due time. God Bless You, LW

    • Thanks for the kind words. As far as tracking the seed of satan I would also suggest research on the Pharisees and their link to the seed of the serpent (Matthew 23:33) and then through Merovingian bloodline etc. The 7 Canaanite nations, Og king of Bashan, Goliath and any reference to Nephilim/Anakim/Rephaim in Scripture will trace back to the serpent.

      Fritz Springmeier has done a lot of research on this subject, I highly recommend his writings.

      People like David Icke have done a lot of research on ‘reptilians’ which will also trace back to the serpent seed, albeit I suggest you use a lot of discernment with those writings. Anything that is not based in Scripture takes a lot more research to verify.

      I would enjoy hearing the research you have done, I have a study I’m working on that is going to include the bloodlines and the seed of satan so I am gathering as much information as possible.

      YHWH bless,
      Levi

      • Hi Levi,
        I have a long way to go just to catch up with
        Springmeier, Icke and you. My focus: looking for behavior patterns of specific evil spirits through their progression downwards through fallen angel, Nephilim, Elioud, Eljo, Rephaim, Anakim etc. with application to identifing contemporary individuals through which these spirits may be operating. Identification possibilities then assist in assesing possible/probable future activities of those individuals. At best, this is an exercise in educated speculation, but adds interest in my attempt to comprehend eschatology and our place in it.
        Just a hunch I’m following related to the progression of incarnations of a specific evil spirit: ,Og(Ogias?), Gog(Agag), Magog and more recently Google! Certainly outside the box of academics, however if there is anything to it the annonimity of artifical intelligenc (A.I.) coupled with its’ universal utilization would extend great power to any intervening agency (ie. evil spirit).
        Two final thoughts. First, thank you for your efforts. Your articles have been a great resource that I have found to be accurate and comprehensive. Second, regardless of our level of scriptural comprehension, we know that the Lord has not revealed all His secrets, and scriptural prophecy will unfold precisely as written. The events foretold in Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation are not conditional. Experience has taught that a continuing effort to understand scripture results in both a deeper faith and a fine tuning of beliefs. Yours in Christ, Lee Weatherby

  2. It’s so sad that the wicked spirits behind the scene are leading you poor people astray.

    Just turning your own logic back on you :)

  3. Pingback: Kingdom Secrets 2: Nephilim, Fallen Angels, UFO / Aliens = WAR TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE | Sharing the Gospel of Christ tav144

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