Nephilim, Watchers, Dead sea scrolls and the Book of Enoch
And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto 2 them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: ‘Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men 3 and beget us children.’ And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: ‘I fear ye will not 4 indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’ And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations 5 not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.’ Then sware they all together and bound themselves 6 by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn 7 and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, 8 Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaqiel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens.
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Nephilim and Watchers, Dead sea scrolls and the Book of Enoch
the book of Enoch
The Book of Watchers
1:4 “The Great Holy One will come forth from his dwelling, and the eternal God will tread from thence upon Mount Sinai.
He will appear with his army, he will appear with his mighty host from the heaven of heavens.
All the watchers will fear and quake, and those who are hiding in all the ends of the earth will sing.
All the ends of the earth will be shaken, and trembling and great fear will seize them the watchers unto the ends of the earth.
God pronounces the curse
5:5 “Then you will curse your days, and the years of your life will perish, and the years of your destruction will increase in an eternal curse; and there will be no mercy or peace for you!
Then you will leave your names as an eternal curse for all the righteous, and by you all who curse will curse,
and all the sinners and wicked will swear by you.
But all the chosen will rejoice;
1 Enoch 5:7 For the chosen there will be light and joy and peace, and they will inherit the earth.
But for you wicked there will be a curse.
8 Then wisdom will be given to all the chosen; and they will all live, and they will sin no more throught godlessness or pride. In the enlightened man there will be light, and in the wise man, understanding. And they will transgress no more, nor will they sin all the days of their life, nor will they die in the heat of God’s wrath.
But the number of the days of their life they will complete, and their life will grow in peace,
and the years of their joy will increase in rejoicing and eternal peace all the days of their life.
6:1 When the sons of men had multiplied, in those days, beautiful and comely daughters were born to them.
2 And the watchers, the sons of heaven, saw and desired them. And they said to one another, “Come, let us choose for ourselves wives from the daughters of men, and let us beget children for ourselves.”
3 And Shemihazah, their chief, said to them, “I fear that you will not want to do this deed, and I alone shall be guilty of a great sin.”
4 And they all answered him and said, “Let us all swear an oath, and let us all bind one another with a curse, that none of us turn back from this counsel until we fulfill it and do this deed.”
1 And He answered me, and said to me with His voice: “Hear! Do not be afraid, Enoch, you righteous man, and scribe of righteousness. Come here and hear my voice.
2 And go say to the Watchers of Heaven, who sent you to petition on their behalf: You ought to petition on behalf of men, not men on behalf of you.
3 Why have you left the High, Holy and Eternal Heaven, and lain with women, and become unclean with the daughters of men, and taken wives for yourselves, and done as the sons of the earth, and begotten giant sons?
4 And you were spiritual, Holy, living an eternal life, but you became unclean upon the women, and begot children through the blood of flesh, and lusted after the blood of men, and produced flesh and blood, as they do, who die and are destroyed.
5 And for this reason I give men wives; so that they might sow seed in them, and so that children might be born by them, so that deeds might be done on the Earth.
6 But you, formerly, were spiritual, living an eternal, immortal life, for all the generations of the world.
7 For this reason I did not arrange wives for you; because the dwelling of the spiritual ones is in Heaven.
8 And now, the giants who were born from body and flesh will be called Evil Spirits on the Earth, and on the Earth will be their dwelling.
1 Enoch 15:6 But you originally existed as spirits, living forever, and not dying for all the generations of eternity; therefore I did not make women among you.’
The spirits of heaven, in heaven is their dwelling; 8 But now the giants who were begotten by the spirits and flesh –
they will call them evil spirits on the earth, for their dwelling will be on the earth.
9 The spirits that have gone forth from the body of their flesh are evil spirits, for from humans they came into being, and from the holy watchers was the origin of their creation.
Evil spirits they will be on the earth, and evil spirits they will be called.
10 And the dwelling of the Spirits of Heaven is Heaven, but the dwelling of the spirits of the Earth, who were born on the Earth, is Earth…
Leviticus 16:8 Aaron will draw lots over the two goats, the one lot for Yehovah and the other lot for A·zaʹzel. 9 Aaron will present the goat that was designated by lot for Yehovah and make it a sin offering. 10 But the goat designated by lot for A·zaʹzel should be brought alive to stand before Yehovah in order to perform the atonement upon it, so that it may be sent away for A·zaʹzel into the wilderness.
“To the angel of the congregation in Perʹga·mum write: These are the things that he says who has the sharp, long, two-edged sword: 13 ‘I know where you are dwelling, that is, where the throne of Satan is; and yet you keep holding fast to my name, and you did not deny your faith in me even in the days of Anʹti·pas, my faithful witness, who was killed by your side, where Satan is dwelling.
The Throne of Satan
linked to the enemey
We give praise to Yehovah
Baruch 3:24 O Israel, how great is the house of God, how vast the territory that he possesses! 25 It is great and has no bounds; it is high and immeasurable. 26 The giants were born there, who were famous of old, great in stature, expert in war. 27 God did not choose them, or give them the way to knowledge; 28 so they perished because they had no wisdom, they perished through their folly.”
Wisdom 13:1 “For all people who were ignorant of God were foolish by nature; and they were unable from the good things that are seen to know the one who exists, nor did they recognize the artisan while paying heed to his works; 2 but they supposed that either fire or wind or swift air, or the circle of the stars, or turbulent water, or the luminaries of heaven were the gods that rule the world. 3 If through delight in the beauty of these things people assumed them to be gods, let them know how much better than these is their Lord, for the author of beauty created them.”
Romans 1:25 “who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”
Pergamon the throne of Satan the abomination.
Later on brought to Berlin
1 Maccabees 1:54
Now the fifteenth day of the month Casleu, in the hundred forty and fifth year, they set up the abomination of desolation upon the altar, and builded idol altars throughout the cities of Juda on every side; 55 Pagan sacrifices were offered in front of houses and in the streets.
Matthew 24:15 When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place
the King built the appalling abomination on top of the altar of burnt offering:
The Idol of Zeus
This is the fore runner of the greatest abomination to come
Ezekiel sees the greatest abomination
Ezekiel 8:15 And he further said to me: “Do you see this, O son of man? You will see detestable things that are even more terrible than these.” 16 So he brought me to the inner courtyard of the house of Yehovah. There at the entrance of the temple of Yehovah, between the porch and the altar, were about 25 men with their backs to the temple of Yehovah and their faces to the east; they were bowing down to the sun in the east.
Break Through, And Set New Precedents!
1 Chron. 20:4-8 And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued. And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver’s beam. And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant. But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David’s brother slew him. These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
When Saul was king of Israel, there were no giant slayers in their midst; so when Goliath stood against the armies of Israel, the Israelites trembled! There was, however, a young shepherd, whose intimate knowledge of His God inspired and empowered him to fight the evil giant, and defeat him.
David’s victory over Goliath paved the way for those after him to slay the giant’s offspring, who were also giants. So when those giants arose to fight, they already had knowledge that they could be defeated. David’s breakthrough had set a powerful precedent for all of Israel’s “mighty men”.
All around us there are “Goliaths”, evil giants…but none of them are “undefeatable”. In fact, we have an entire Bible full of examples of brothers who stood their ground and routed their enemies. Let’s follow their example, and set new precedents fighting the giants of our day. We too can leave a legacy of victory, inspiring our children and grandchildren to victory over the “sons of Goliath”!