The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim
Review by Dan Eden
We are apt to think of alien beings as flesh and blood, albeit yellow blood, interplanetary travelers in space suits. What if we're wrong about that. What if the real aliens are so different from our ideas of life that they can go unnoticed, yet have a dramatic effect on our entire civilization?
I had a gathering at my place when the postman delivered Scott Robert's book. Curious, one of my guests read the title aloud. "The Rise and Fall of the Nefilim." Then there was a kind of collective pause, "Nefilim? What's that?"
Once you really know about the Nefilim, you are forever changed. There's no forgetting them. They are a topic that makes people feel uneasy and insecure. They don't teach it in schools or talk about it at church. You have to hunt down the information and connect the dots yourself. Robert's book is one of these dots.
Many people approach the subject of angels and demons as a mythological representation of good and evil. Yet the Bible, especially the Book of Genesis, authored by Moses himself, gives a description of their origin:
"When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the Sons of God saw that these daughters were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, 'My Spirit will not contend with human beings forever, for they are mortal, their days will be a hundred and twenty years.' The Nephilim were on the earth in those days -- and also afterward -- when the Sons of God went to the daughters of the human beings and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown."
Roberts presents the same story from the Book of Enoch -- one of many ancient scriptures that didn't make the final cut when the Bible was compiled by the Council of Nicea (325 AD). The Book of Enoch was written about 300 BC and left traces of its existence in both the Dead Sea Scrolls and certain Coptic texts. The first part of the Book of Enoch describes the fall of the Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim. The remainder of the book describes Enoch's visits to heaven in the form of travels, visions and dreams, and his revelations. This is compelling stuff.
"It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful. And when the angels, the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamoured of them, saying to each other, 'Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children.' Then their leader Shamyaza said to them; 'I fear that you may perhaps be indisposed to the performance of this enterprise;' And that I alone shall suffer for so grievous a crime. But they answered him and said; 'We all swear'; 'And bind ourselves by mutual execrations, that we will not change our intention, but execute our projected undertaking.' Then they swore all together, and all bound themselves by mutual execrations.
Roberts explains it this way:
According to Enoch, the Sons of God were angelic beings who descended (fell down) to the earthly realm, and atop Mt. Herman, made a pact to produce offspring with human women. To ascribe malevolence to these beings would not be wholly accurate, but Enoch's book does intimate that, should they carry out their plan, they were in fear of being held responsible for enacting a "sinful" deed in the eyes of God.
Enoch goes on to tell of the attributes they brought down with them to the human race, such as enchantments, the making of weaponry, meteorology, astrology, astronomy, interpretations of moon phases, herbology and the signs of the sun, stars and moon. With these angelic-taught skills, mankind delved to the lowest common denominator by developing the art of warfare, and pursued wickedness to the point of stirring up Jehovah's wrath. And the Sons of God were, indeed, held to blame, Shemjaza, their leader, and Azazel -- who introduced weapons and warfare to mankind -- being "scapegoated" as the main culprits.
And then there was their "giant" offspring.
According to scripture, the spawn of the Sons of God and human women were the Nephilim, but Roberts do not believe the term is solely attributable to the offspring. The Sons of God, who descended from the heavens, were also known as the Nephilim once they took up residence in the earthly realm. So they AND their offspring together became known as The Nephilim.
"It's the very same scenario when an Irish family comes to America. Their emigration has given them the new title of 'American' and their offspring become known by both titles: Irish and American, possessing a dual identity."
Do these unseen beings really exist?
Again, from Robert's website:
Cultural traditions from all around the world have myths and legends telling of angelic beings descending to the earth and interacting with human beings, ushering in some sort of cataclysmic, world-wide destruction of humanity that left scant, few survivors. When analysis of the languages used in the various accounts is compared, blatantly similar facts emerge, revealing a commonality between the varied cultural tales, substantiating a corporate mythos: flesh and blood beings who were revered as gods, interacted with humanity in the most intimate of ways.
Can these things be quantified by the Scientific Method? Does this establish any sort of verifiable proof of a crossover between inter-dimensional races? I believe yes.
While the data is not repeatable for experimentation, the historical annals speak loudly and clearly. When there exists such localized myths in geographical regions, repeated by other localized myths in far away geographical regions, over and over again, there is a certain scientific methodology at play. There is a message revealed.
"It is my belief that this it is a subject of great importance in understanding our past, both historically and spiritually. There was a time where history leapt the established boundaries and intermingled with the spiritual, and if we look hard enough, and dig deep enough, we can find the wonderfully exciting buried treasure of discovery." -- Roberts
The Rise and Fall of the Nefilim is easy to read and very understandable, despite its esoteric subject matter. The author, Scott Alan Roberts, is well read and draws from a number of well documented sources to make his point: the Nefilim were and ARE very real beings that interact with humanity.
"... To me, my study of the story of the Nefilim has emerged as an eye-opening encounter with beings who are living and breathing around us every day of our lives. Their activities have great bearing on the whole of humanity and the couse of world events. They were once so influential that they brought about the end of the world, The big question is whether or not they are having that same influence again.
We'll be writing more about the Nefilim and other non-human beings in future articles on viewzone. Obviously, this is a timely topic. Whether you are a novice to these sorts of things or a scholar, The Rise and Fall of the Nefilim [amazon.com link] is a book that deserves to be on your book shelf.
This is a vary good book to begin understanding about the Nefilim; however, I wish the author had revealed more about their power, influence and control of things on the present. The use of the term "Fall" implies that they are no longer in control -- which is exactly opposite the truth... but one shocker at a time I guess.
It is interesting that writers and/or or readers of their works don't seem to wonder what happened to the offspring of the "Sons of God" as much (if at all) as cogitating on whether said Sons of God "have returned and are mingling in human affairs again."
The Bible is filled with allegory/metaphor and I am not so sure that "The Great Flood" mentioned in the Bible (and also which so many civilizations report having happened at one time or other, including the legend of Atlantis) wiped out every human form except Noah and several members of his family. Realistically, it would be impossible to build a boat large enough to house pairs of all the animals on the earth--even a modern aircraft carrier would not be large enough--and to spend enough time and energy going throughout the world gathering them all together for the trip. Imagine the logistical problems if one will, if one can. This would include all the insects, too, wouldn't it? Who could feed all those animals and where would the food be stored, even for a week's feeding, much less the actual time stated of several months? Where and how would the hundreds of thousands of gallons of water be stored for all the animals? Could four or five people accomplish such a task? Who could have prepared all the diverse food for gathering and storing, as snakes don't eat the same food elephants do, nor do elephants eat leopard food, nor leopards that of the grouse. There would have to be thousands or millions of different kinds of food preparations. Elimination problems regarding hundreds of thousands (millions?) of animal species in pairs would be too gargantuan to imagine several people attending. How could a handful of people shovel it all overboard? The animal poop, alone, would be greater than the "other" flood and require a whole 'nother kind of "ark" just to float around in it and survive.
Obviously, the biblical story of Noah's flood is allegorical.
That many other peoples have legends of a flood wiping everything out indicates that the world must not have ended in a manner that wiped out every human form except for several people on Noah's Ark and the hundreds of thousands of animal species they roamed the earth and rounded up for the trip presumably in a couple of months. And so, if "the flood" was a great cataclysm that wrought havoc everywhere in the world, among all the different civilizations but did not kill all but four or five people, then the direct descendants of "Nephilim" have not gone anywhere but are still alive and well and in "descent," that is, emitting offspring. Are you, Dan Eden, one of these? How could you know? How could anybody know?
I believe I know the way to tell, but who could stand to hear it? The main point of my comment is to introduce the realistic proposal that "Nephilim" never left and are still breeding after a number of generations. It means there is no reason to “come back” to the earth still again to "meddle in human affairs," since the Nephilim never departed and are still free to meddle at will. Are they still meddling? Why not? How not? Who and what is to stop them? The Congress? SCOTUS? POTUS? The People? Have these ever stopped them before?