THE BOOK OF GIANTS
Is there any evidence that Giants really existed?
Although He is beyond the reach of the mind and the eye, for one who believes in God, no proof is required; for one who does not believe in God, no proof is sufficient. However, when facing ELOHIM it is very difficult to hide the truth because it always comes to light.
If it's true that it only takes two generations to suppress, bury, and pass on historical facts as pure myths, then anyone who believes that everything you read in a textbook is the whole story only sees with one eye. When faced with questions whose answers cannot be substantiated in our textbooks, then then it could be that the whole story has not been told.
“History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.” – George Santayana
"What is history but a fable agreed upon?" - Napoleon Bonaparte
Let him who has wisdom understand
Myths and legends from around the world tell of giants living on our planet, and historical records seem to corroborate this reality. Also, we find throughout the world numerous historical remains, frescoes, hieroglyphs and engravings representing giants. Here are a few pictures.
Over a period of two hundred years, more than 1,000 discoveries of skeletons seven feet and taller have been reported in ancient burial sites, stone crypts, caves, ancient battlefields and gigantic mounds. Strange anatomical abnormalities, such as colossal maxillae and elongated skulls, have been reported in almost every state:
The greatest concentration of these giant skeletons was found in the western part of North America, northern Europe and Asia.
In the Ohio River Valley, a local newspaper report, supported by Scientific American, mentioned the discovery of the bodies of several giants buried under a 10-feet-high mound. A woman's skeleton was found carrying a 4 foot long infant. In another mound, giant skeletons were buried in a clay coffin and an engraved stone tablet was also recovered. This particular mound was 64 foot long by 34 foot wide.
The Chichasawba mound in Arkansas is another example of the discovery of a giant skeleton in similar circumstances. The 12 square mile mound is named after the chief of the Shawnee tribe, who was essentially known as a giant with incredible strength. When the mound was discovered, the skeleton of a massive human being was found there. They later discovered other skeletons measuring up to 10 feet in that same area, all buried with similar funerary objects. Some reports stated that the length of the skeleton's legs alone was 5 foot.
Here's a quote from 1848 by Abraham Lincoln regarding the Mounds of America (See the original copy of the letter below)
"The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, looked upon Niagara, as ours do to-day. Contemporary with the whole human race, and older than the first man, Niagara is as strong and fresh today as it was ten thousand years ago."
All these findings were carefully documented in newspaper reviews, cities and county stories, letters, scientific journals, diaries, photos, and reports in the Smithsonian ethnology.
Here are some images of the archaeological findings:
It is written in the Book of Enoch chapter 7 that the Titans had statures far beyond our imagination.
Enoch 7:2 And they became pregnant and bore large giants. And their height was three thousand cubits
If these women were able to produce humans with a stature of about 1600 meters high, it would mean that they were also giants compared to us. Several writings in the Books of the prophets mention that Adam and Eve were titans with gigantic statures. You can read more about Adam by clicking the button below
Interestingly, there are biblical verses that seem to allude to the fact that there were 2 types of transformations on those who underwent biblical divine punishments:
Firstly, they were petrified, that is to say:
► they were either stunned or paralyzed due to a strong emotion.
Exodus 15:16 "and terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of Your arm they will be as still as a stone"
► their remains were transformed into mineral bodies, which occurs when a body has been submerged in hard water for a long time.
► their remains were changed into a stony substance.
Exodus 15:5 "The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone."
Secondly a fusion of their corpses with mountains, valleys and ravines.
Ezekiel 32:4-6 "I will leave you on the land; I will cast you on the open field, And I will cause all the birds of the heavens to dwell on you, And I will satisfy the beasts of the whole earth with you. I will lay your flesh on the mountains, And fill the valleys with your refuse. I will also make the land drink the discharge of your blood, As far as the mountains, And the ravines will be full of you.
Strangely enough, there are real places all over the world, very mysterious, mind-boggling and troubling, that strongly resemble antediluvian, prehistoric or giants who preceded our era, and which seem to support the writings of Ezra' concerning the reduction in size of human kind and of what has existed.
In 79 AD, Roman historian Flavius Josephus reported: "There were giants. Much bigger and different from normal people. It’s horrible to look at. Who has not seen with his own eyes, cannot believe that they have been so huge."
Here are a few examples of real places that seem to corroborate the presence of giants and the reality of a great flood at some point in the history of mankind. Note that these sites, which should attract flocks of tourists, are hardly advertised or talked about. It also seems that those who were building cities near these sites were very careful to preserve them in remote areas, difficult to access and out of the public eye. All these elements put together could also imply the following facts:
1 - These could be the remains of the sons of fallen angels, however, due to their extraordinary size, it isn't possible to conceal them. As such, they are discreetly preserved in remote locations, either difficult or off-limits. And they are also preserved by organizations such as UNESCO.
2 - ELOHIM allowed these sights to endure as a testimony to this historic event.
Isaiah 46:8-9 "Remember this, and be assured; Cause it to return to your heart, you transgressors. Remember the former things long past"
Job 8:8 "Inquire of the former generations, pay attention to the experience of their ancestors."
Some call these rocks, boulders and mountains Pareidolia or Mimetoliths, in other words they are just natural rock formations and what we think we are seeing is just a figment of our imagination. You be the judge.
Concerning Ezekiel 32:5-6
Note that in the Targum Hebrew, Ezekiel 32:5-6 is translated:
"I will cast your carcass upon the hills, And fill the valleys with your rotting flesh. I will drench the earth With your oozing blood upon the hills, And the watercourses shall be filled with your [gore]"
"I will put the Flesh of your dead on the mountains. And fill the valleys with thy Height ... the valleys will be filled with the Carcasses of your army."
Also Note that, Ezekiel 32:5-6 is translated as follows in other Bible versions:
"And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height. I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee"- King James Bible 1611
"I will strew your flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with your carcass. I will drench the land even to the mountains with your flowing blood; and the watercourses will be full of you" - Revised Standard Version
"And I have put your flesh on the mountains, And filled the valleys [with] your heap, And watered the land with your flowing, From your blood—to the mountains, And streams are filled with you" - Literal Standard Version
The Hebrew word flesh - בָּשָׂר (Strong H1320) refers to the body of a man but also to the pudenda (by euphemism) of a man.
Genesis 17:11 "Ye shall circumcise the foreskin of your flesh, and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you."
Ezekiel 44:7 "To have let men from strange lands, without circumcision of heart or flesh, come into my holy place, making my house unclean."
Strange as it may seem, there are very suggestive rock formations all over the world and which give a much deeper meaning to the writings of Ezekiel and Enoch. Here are some examples.
From Fragment 2RA of the Ethiopian version of the Book of Words by Jannes et Jambres
"… That he (could) carry water in a bucket (which fits) in its mouth 15 (units) in measure, and an ax of iron (weighing) 600,000 talents. But later even he died! ‘Where are Amān and Bārān, the giants who devoured men like locusts and wild animals and cattle and birds? They drank and despoiled the Orient because they (could) not be satisfied.
However, Bapares, their father, lifting a stone of a thousand talents, threw it by his own strength into the height(s) of heaven. And noontime descended, and he ran that same day 250,000 stadia and returned before the sun set. And where is he? Did he not die? Even he and his wife and his children died!
Where is Aqāmās, whose eyes were huge? Did he not, while they were sleeping, with his belly raised up mountains? And since the dust storm was drawn out, it placed in his eyes 4,200 pieces, but it did not concern him, for heavy his eyes. And did not even he die?
Where is the great Aklu, the gigantic? When walking, from the weight of his steps, 20 cubits (of earth) adhered to his feet. And when therefore it happened one time (that) he drank water from the river, it decreased the water (by) five cubits. Did not even he die?
Where is the great Akaryās, the gigantic, who walked in the depths of the Banṭes(a) Sea and the water reached (only) up to his breasts? To this one (belonged) footsteps of 500,000 cubits, and, because of his wife’s adultery, he killed 103 giants. And this one killed [ ]sa[ ]s the gigantic and cast his body into the Great Sea. But afterwards even he died!
Where is Yotāmār, son of Māriket, who in his intelligence understood the hours and minutes of the day and of the night, and the months of the years, and the signs given? And much (else) he investigated. Did not even he die?
Where is Ayās, the great and mighty, the marvelous, the gigantic, who left the eastern frontier running and …?"
en courant et ... ?
Wyoming's Devils Tower is a sacred site for many Plains Indians and a popular place for rock climbing. The tower is a geological curiosity that rises 867 feet above the trees. Some have speculated that Devils Tower is in fact the stump of a giant petrified tree from the antediluvian era. Scientists, on the other hand, claim that it's not a tree, but rather the result of magma buried beneath the Earth's surface. You be the judge.
Interestingly, a vast majority of the world's mountains bear an uncanny resemblance to tree stumps. Here are a few examples. You be the judge.
They're everywhere. They lie there before the whole world, visible to all across the face of the earth, but hidden from those who lack understanding and have a distracted mind. Those can neither identify them, nor distinguish them, nor recognize them, nor discern their presence.
Throughout the world, we also find some humans who are much taller than the norm and who in themselves testify that the existence of giants at a given time in the history of the world is not an impossibility.
What do the Holy Scriptures say about Giants?
According to historical accounts, the presence of giants was the common belief of scientists until the introduction of the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin in 1859. The Bible as well as the Book of Enoch (which appears in the Ethiopian Bible) testify there was at one time in the history of the world, forbidden relations between angels and women. These unions brought forth the Nephilim.
Genesis 6:2 "the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they took as wives whomever they chose."
Genesis 6:4 "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and afterward as well—when the sons of God had relations with the daughters of men. And they bore them children who became the mighty men of old, men of renown"
Enoch 6:1-2 "And it came to pass, when the sons of men had increased, that in those days there were born to them fair and beautiful daughters. And the Angels, the sons of Heaven, saw them and desired them. And they said to one another: "Come, let us choose for ourselves wives, from the children of men, and let us beget, for ourselves, children."
Enoch 9:8. "And they went into the daughters of men together, lay with those women, became unclean, and revealed to them these sins..
Enoch 7:2 "And they became pregnant and bore large giants. And their height was three thousand cubits."
Several biblical verses affirm that giants existed. They are called: Nephilim, Zamzummin, Anakites (descendants of Anak, son of Arba), Emites, Rephaim (descendants of Rapha).
Deuteronomy 2:10-11 "The Emites used to live there, a people great and many, as tall as the Anakites. Like the Anakites, they were also regarded as Rephaim, though the Moabites called them Emites."
Deuteronomy 3:11 "(For only Og king of Bashan had remained of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed of iron, nine cubits long and four cubits wide, is still in Rabbah of the Ammonites.)."
Deuteronomy 9:2 "The people are strong and tall, the descendants of the Anakim. You know about them, and you have heard it said, “Who can stand up to the sons of Anak?"
1 Chronicles 20:6 "And there was still another battle at Gath, where there was a man of great stature with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot— twenty-four in all. He too was descended from Rapha."
1 Chronicles 11:23 "He also killed an Egyptian, a huge man five cubits tall. Although the Egyptian had a spear like a weaver’s beam in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club, snatched the spear from his hand, and killed the Egyptian with his own spear."
1 Samuel 17:4 "Then a champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out from the Philistine camp. He was six cubits and a span in height"
Numbers 13:32-33 "So they gave the Israelites a bad report about the land that they had spied out: “The land we explored devours its inhabitants, and all the people we saw there are great in stature. We even saw the Nephilim there—the descendants of Anak that come from the Nephilim! We seemed like grasshoppers in our own sight, and we must have seemed the same to them!”
Amos 2:9 "Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, though his height was like that of the cedars, and he was as strong as the oaks. Yet I destroyed his fruit above and his roots below." - *A cedar can reach on average between 10-15 meters high
Concerning the giants and the Nephilim
If you read the following verse carefully, you'll notice it's not only very ambiguous, but it also tells a story different from popular beliefs, assumptions and theories.
Genesis 6:4 "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and afterward as well—when the sons of God had relations with the daughters of men. And they bore them children who became the mighty men of old, men of renown."
First and foremost, the main idea of this verse is that, effectively, giants did exist. However, there were two types of giants: those of Adam's lineage who were already on earth and another type of giants that appeared following unions between angels and women from Cain's lineage. These new half-angel/half-man giants became famous men, authors of great achievements and heroes of antiquity. According to historical accounts, the heroes of antiquity were descendants of Japheth, and were regarded as mortal demigods (children of a divine parent) exceptional for their intelligence, bravery and strength, they are mainly found in: the heroes of Greek mythology, the war heroes of Persia, the first heroes of ancient Rome...
This implies the Nephilim had not completely disappeared after the flood. Yet, some Scriptures suggest that by means of the flood, ELOHIM purified the earth of all corruption and also took away the ability of humans and angels to interact freely such that they could no longer transgress the boundary established between heaven and earth through sexual acts.
And He made for all His works a new and righteous nature, so that they should not sin in their whole nature for ever, but should be all righteous each in his kind always. |The Book of Jubilees, Chap 5:12|
For they possessed freedom in that time in which they were created. And some of them came down and mingled themselves with women. At that time they who acted like this were tormented in chains. But the rest of the multitude of angels, who have no number, restrained themselves. |The Book of Baruch, Chap 56:11-14|
How then did the Nephilim continue to exist after the flood?
There are only two logical explanations:
1 - The word "giants" is a translation of the Hebrew word "nephilim" derived from "naphal", which means "to fall" or "those who have fallen" or "to fall on something with violence". The meaning of the word giant could then be interpreted as a derogatory term use in the Bible in a cultural leadership context to indicate that these were not good people, but men with a "fallen" form of humanity, i.e., those who have strayed from what God expected of men. This other race of giants were men of extraordinary strength and size, who used these dangerous attributes to indulge in all vices and abominations, as well as to oppress and tyrannize those who were less powerful.
2 - It's a known fact that Noah and his sons were also giants, but not as huge as our antediluvian predecessors. It's also known that the descendants of Cain married into the lineage of Seth, the family from which Noah was born; and the descendants of Japheth, in particular, were of gigantic size compared to those of Ham and Shem. However, the Scriptures do not tell us from which families the wives of Noah's sons were descended, so one might speculate that one of them, most likely Japheth's, was of the Nephilim bloodline.
The challenge with this second hypothesis is this: if the heroes of antiquity were the offspring's of the Nephilim Cainites from the lineage of Cain, this would mean that the posterity of Japheth is descended from Cain. Yet the Cainites are listed as descendants of Canaan, son of Ham, which would imply that the heroes of antiquity were Hamites from Ham's bloodline and not that of Japheth, thereby inevitably calling into question Noah's curse against the posterity of Ham. Clearly, something is amiss.
Were they all Hamites descended from Canaan?
The Bible allude to the fact that the giants who remained until the time of David, and inhabited the Promised Land, included the the Canaanites, descendants of Canaan, but also the Kenites, the Kenizites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Girgashites, the Jebusites and , son of Ham. (Genesis 15:19)
The Rephaim (also called Zuzim, Emim, Anakim or Zamzummim) were descendants of the Naphidim and are described as "mighty men". We have the example of Goliath, Jischbi Benob, Saph, and Og of Bashan. In Ugaritic texts, they are described as heroes, warriors, judges, kings and demigods. In the world of living, they are loved and celebrated by both gods and men, but God took it upon himself to punish and destroy them.
However, the Kenites or Cainites descended from Cain. In Hebrew, the name "Kenite" comes from Cain. The Kenites seem to have been well respected in the Scriptures. As skillful artists, they lived near Mount Sinai and established successful trade relationships with other tribes living in the area. But they had conflicting relations with the Canaanites.
If the Rephaim and Kenites were from Japheth's bloodline, why are they cited as descendants of Canaan, son of Ham?
However, if you read the Scriptures with the utmost attention and discernment, you will realize that in addition to the Giants and the Nephilim, there was also another monstrous offspring, born of abnormal and unnatural relationships between fallen angels, Nephilim and animals.
Jude 1:6-7 “And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day. just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire
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.”
Enoch 7:4-5 “And the giants turned against them in order to devour men. And they began to sin against birds, and against animals, and against reptiles, and against fish, and they devoured one another's flesh, and drank the blood from it.”
Jubilees 5:2 “And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walketh on the earth-all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually.”
Jubilees 7:20 “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 chose: and they made the beginning of uncleanness.”
The Book of Giants 1Q23 Frag. 1 et 6 [... two hundred] donkeys, two hundred asses, two hundred [... rams of the] flock, two hundred goats, two hundred [... beast of the] Field from every animal, from every [bird ...][...] for miscegenation [...]
The Book of Giants 4Q531 Frag. 2 [...] they defiled [...][... they begot] giants and monsters [...][...] they begot, and, behold, all [the earth was corrupted ...][...] with its blood and by the hand of [...][giant's]] which did not suffice for them and [...][...] and they were seeking to devour many [...]
This third monstrous offspring of the antediluvian age began to commit all sorts of evil deeds on earth: cannibalism, consumption of blood, etc. These immoral acts made the earth an extremely dangerous place to live.
"And they begat sons the Naphidim, and they were all unlike, and they devoured one another: and the Giants slew the Naphil, and the Naphil slew the Eljo, and the Eljo mankind, and one man another." |The Book of Jubilees, Chap 7:22|
Consequently, YAHWEH repented of having created mankind and He ordered a great flood mainly to annihilate this new monstrous race, to punish the increasing wickedness and to cleanse the earth. And as mentioned above, He took away certain abilities from the entire creation.
The degeneration of mankind
Furthermore, over the years, the height of humans kept decreasing due to sin, growing alienation from ELOHIM and poor nutrition. The following books seem to speak of the degeneration of mankind as a very real fact. The book of Ezra, of which only a few chapters were added to the biblical canon, reveals in the second publication, which was classified as apocryphal, that our predecessors had a much more impressive stature than ours. The older our beloved Earth gets, the more men decrease in height. It would therefore not be surprising the first humans produced giants, because they themselves were of great size.
"HE answered me, and said, Ask a woman who bears children, and she shall tell you. Say to her, Why are to they whom you have now brought forth not like those that were before, but smaller of stature? And she herself shall answer you, They that be born in the the strength of youth are of one fashion, and they that are born in the time of age, when the womb fails, are different. Consider you therefore also, how that you and your contemporaries are smaller in stature than those that were before you. And those who come after you will be smaller than you, as the creatures which now begin to be old, and have passed over the strength of youth". |The Second Book of Ezra / Esdras, Chap 5:53-55|
And the heads of the children shall be white with grey hair, and a child of three weeks shall appear old like a man of one hundred years, and their stature shall be destroyed by tribulation and oppression. |The Book of Jubilees, Chap 23:25|
"And the beasts over whom you ruled shall rise up against you. You shall be weakened because you have not kept my commandments." |Section Jugement of Adam, Eve and the Serpent, verset 24.4|
The main components of the Ethiopian anthology were transferred to parchments. These ancient texts detail how giants lived on Earth and created chaos and destruction.
There's very little remains of the writings of the adventures of the giants because the complete manuscript no longer exists. Unfortunately, the entire exact content and the order of the writings are still guesswork. The fragments are a complement of chapters 13, 14, 15 and 16 of the book of Enoch concerning the disturbing dreams of the giants and his the efforts to interpret them and intercede with God on their behalf.
Enoch the Patriarch lived before the Flood, when the world was very different. According to the Bible and the Book of Enoch, forbidden sexual relations took place between the watchers (angels) and humans.
Genesis 6:2 "the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they took as wives whomever they chose.."
It was the idea of Azazel who later signed a pact with Shemyaza, the leader of the evil angels, They prompted 200 others to cohabit and mate with women. From these unions were born giant cannibals (Nephilim) up to 3000 feet high. These evil angels and their offspring began to oppress humankind and taught them to do evil. At one point, the giants started having prophetic dreams of Armageddon, and they got very afraid. According to the texts, Mahway, the Titan son of the fallen angel Barakel, was the first Nephilim to have prophetic dreams. In his dream, Mahway saw a huge tablet submerged under water, and on the surface of the tablet, three names only were left. This was symbolizing the great flood and the demise of humankind except the sons of Noah.
The Nephilim spent some time debating Mahway's dream, but they weren't able to find an interpretation of its meaning. Shortly after, two other giants, Ohya and Hahya, the sons of the fallen angel Shemyaza also began to have similar dreams, about a tree entirely uprooted except for three of its roots. When the Giants became aware of the prophetic nature of their dreams, they sought Enoch's help, but he was no longer on Earth because ELOHIM had taken him away.
Genesis 5:24 "Enoch walked with God, and then he was no more, because God had taken him away.."
In a cosmic journey, the Nephilim sent Mahway to Enoch to help them obtain mercy from ELOHIM. Mahwah presented himself before Enoch and made his request, Enoch listened to him and promised to plead for the Nephilim before ELOHIM. But, his efforts to intercede with heaven on behalf of the fallen angels were unsuccessful. ELOHIM imprisoned some fallen angels until the final judgment. He then got rid of their giants offspring and purified the earth, by the flood.
2 Peter 2:4 "For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them deep into hell, placing them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment"
Jude 1:6 "And the angels who did not stay within their own domain but abandoned their proper dwelling— these He has kept in eternal chains under darkness, bound for judgment on that great day."
Here is the Book of Giants
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
1:2 [...] they knew the secrets of [...]
1:3 [... si]n was great in the earth [...]
1:4 [...] and they killed man [... ]
1:5 [... they begat] giants [...]
The angels exploit the fruifulness of the earth
4Q531 Frag. 3
2:2 [... everything that the] earth produced [...]
2:3 [...] the great fish [...]
2:14 [...] the sky with all that grew [...]
2:15 [... fruit of] the earth and all kinds of grain and al1 the trees [...]
2:16 [...] beasts and reptiles ... [al]l creeping things of the earth and they observed all [...]
2:18 [... eve]ry harsh deed and [...] utterance [...]
2:19 [...] male and female, and among humans [...]
The two hundred angels choose animals on which to perform unnatural acts, including, presumably, humans
1Q23 Frag. 1 et 6
3:1 [... two hundred]
3:2 donkeys, two hundred asses, two hundred [... rams of the]
3:3 flock, two hundred goats, two hundred [... beast of the]
3:4 Field from every animal, from every [bird ...]
3:5 [...] for miscegenation [...]
The outcome of the demonic corruption was violence, perversion, and a brood of monstrous beings. Compare Genesis 6:4
4Q531 Frag. 2
4:1 [...] they defiled [...]
4:2 [... they begot] giants and monsters [...]
4:3 [...] they begot, and, behold, all [the earth was corrupted ...]
4:4 [...] with its blood and by the hand of [...]
4:5 [giant's]] which did not suffice for them and [...]
4:6 [...] and they were seeking to devour many [...]
4:8 [...] the monsters attacked it.
4Q532 Col. 2 Frags. 1 a 6
5:2 [...] flesh [...]
5:3 al[l ...] monsters [...] will be [...]
5:4 [...] they would arise [...] lacking in true knowledge [...] because [...]
5:5 [...] the earth [grew corrupt ...] mighty [...]
5:6 [...] they were considering [...]
5:7 [...] from the angels upon [...]
5:8 [...] in the end it will perish and die [...]
5:9 [...] 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
6:1 [...]they drenched the tablet in the wa[ter ...]
6:2 [...] the waters went up over the [tablet ...]
6:3 [...] they lifted out the tablet from the water of [...]
The giant goes to the others and they discuss the dream
7:1 [... this vision] is for cursing and sorrow. I am the one who confessed
7:2 [...] the whole group of the castaways that I shall go to [...]
7:3 [...the spirits of the sl]ain complaining about their killers and crying out
7:4 [...] that we shall die together and be made an end of
7:5 [...]much and I will be sleeping, and bread
7:6 [...] for my dwelling; the vision and also
7:7 [...] entered into the gathering of the giants
8:1 [...] Ohya and he said to Mahway [...]
8:2 [...] without trembling. Who showed you all this vision, [my] brother ?
8:3 [...] Barakel, my father, was with me.
8:4 [...] Before Mahway had finished telling what [[he had seen ...]
8:5 [...] [said] to him, Now I have heard wonders! If a barren woman gives birth [...]
4Q530 Frag. 4
9:3 [[There]upon Ohya said to Ha[hya...]
9:4 [... to be destroyed] from upon the earth and [...]
9:5 [... the ea]rth. When...
9:6 [...] they wept before [the giants...]
4Q530 Frag. 7
10:3 [...] your strength [...]
10:5 Thereupon Ohya [said] to Hahya [...] Then he answered, It is not for
10:6 us, but for Azazel, for he did [... the children of] angels
10:7 are the giants, and they would not let all their [loved ones] be neglected
10:8 [... 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
11:3 [... I am a] giant, and by the mighty strength of my arm and my own great strength
11:4 [... any] one mortal, and I have made war against them; but I am not
11:5 [...] able to stand against them, for my opponents
11:6 [...] reside in [Heav]en, and they dwell in the holy places. And not
11:7 [... they] are stronger than I
11:8 [...] of the wild beast has come, and the wild man they call [me].
11:9 [...] Then Ohya said to him, I have been forced to have a dream
11:10 [...] 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
12:1 three of its roots [...] [while] I was [watching,] there came
12:2 [... they moved the roots into]
12:3 this 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
13:1 1concerns the death of our soul [...] and all his comrades, [and Oh] told them what Gilgamesh said to him
13:2 [...] and it was said [...] « concerning [...] the leader has cursed the potentates »
13:3 and 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
14:3 Thereupon two of them had dreams
14:4 and the sleep of their eye, fled from them, and they arose and came to
14:5 [... and told] their dreams, and said in the assembly of [their comrades] the monsters
14:6 [... in] my dream I was watching this very night
14:7 [and there was a garden...] gardeners and they were watering
14:8 [... two hundred trees and] large shoots came out of their root
14:9 [...] all the water, and the fire burned all
14:10 [the garden...] They found the giants to tell them
14:11 [the dream...]
Someone suggests that Enoch be found to interpret the vision
15:1 [... to Enoch] the noted scribe, and he will interpret for us
15:12 the dream. Thereupon his fellow Ohya declared and said to the giants,
15:13 I too had a dream this night, O giants, and, behold, the Ruler of Heaven came down to earth
15:14 [...] and such is the end of the dream. [Thereupon] all the giants [and monsters! grew afraid]
15:15 and called Mahway. He came to them and the giants pleaded with him and sent him to Enoch
15:16 [the noted scribe]. They said to him, Go [...] to you that
15:17 [...] you have heard his voice. And he said to him, He will [... and] interpret the dreams [...]
16:3 [...] how long the giants have to live. [...]
After a cosmic journey Mahway comes to Enoch and makes his request
17:3 [... he mounted up in the air]
17:4 like strong winds, and flew with his hands like ea[gles... he left behind]
17:5 the inhabited world and passed over Desolation, the great desert [...]
17:6 and Enoch saw him and hailed him, and Mahway said to him [...]
17:7 hither and thither a second time to Mahway [... The giants await]
17:8 your words, and all the monsters of the earth. If [...] has been carried [...]
17:9 from the days of [...] their [...] and they will be added [...]
17:10 [...] we would know from you their meaning [...]
17:11 [... two hundred tr]ees that from heaven [came downs...]
Enoch sends back a tablet with its grim message of judgment, but with hope for repentance
4Q530 Frag. 2
18:1 The scribe [Enoch...]
18:3 a copy of the second tablet that[Enoch] se[nt...]
18::4 in the very handwriting of Enoch the noted scribe [... In the name of God the great]
18:5 and holy one, to Shemihaza and all [his companions...]
18:6 Let it be known to you that not [...]
18:7 and the things you have done, and that your wives [...]
18:8 They and their sons and the wives of [their sons...]
18:9 by your licentiousness on the earth, and there has been upon you [... and the land is crying out]
18:10 and complaining about you and the deeds of your children [...]
18:11 the harm that you have done to it. [...]
18:12 until Raphael arrives, behold, destruction [is coming, a great flood, and it will destroy all living things]
18:13 and whatever is in the deserts and the seas. And the meaning of the matter[...]
18:14 upon you for evil. But now, loosen the bonds bi[nding you to evil ...]
18:15 and pray.
A fragment apparently detailing a vision that Enoch saw
4Q531 Frag. 7
19:3 [... great fear]seized me and I fell on my face; I heard his voice [...]
19:4 [...] he dwelt among human beings but he did not learn from them [...]
The Enoch book of Giants reconstructed from the Dead Sea Scrolls 4Q203, 1Q23, 2Q26, 4Q530-532, 6Q8
1 - These fallen angels knew the secrets of all things. At this time sin was great on the earth. The wicked angels killed many people and begot giants with mortal women. The wicked former angels consumed everything that the earth produced: the great fish, the birds in the sky, all the fruit of the earth, all kinds of grain, the fruit of the trees, even beasts and reptiles they committed sin against – all the creeping things of the earth: they observed all earthly things.
2 - They performed every harsh deed with harsh utterance upon male and female creation and upon humanity itself. Two hundred angels had been persuaded to leave heaven for the earth. The two hundred angels seized 200 hundred donkeys, 200 asses, 200 hundred sheep and rams of the flock, 200 goats, 200 beasts of the field from every animal and from every bird, for experiments in in-breeding with humans and all types of miscegenation.
3 - As a result, monsters were created among all the perversion, due to mingling animal seed with mortal women.
Similar to Egyptian Gods, satyrs and possibly even dinosaurs. The historian Josephus mentions that Enoch had business in Egypt, then called Siriad.
4 - The monsters sought out flesh which would be destroyed or perverted. Monsters and giants would arise who were lacking in true knowledge because they were abominations. Meantime the earth grew ever more corrupt and the giants more mighty. They considered trying to persuade other angels to come upon the earth otherwise their tyranny might ultimately perish and die. All the time they were causing great corruption in the earth. If this aim did not suffice to perpetuate them, they would be finally destroyed; they believed. The fallen ones defiled all creation and begot giants and monstrous creatures, and corrupted all the earth, which was defiled by blood shedding, at the hands of the giants. But this did not suffice them and they were seeking all the time to devour much more.
5 - The monsters attacked all creation. The giants are now troubled with portentous dreams, and Mahway reports his dream to the rest of the giants. Apparently, he sees a tablet inscribed with several names immersed in water, which only has three names remaining when it emerges. The usual interpretation is that this symbolizes the death of all on earth except Noah and his sons.
6 - Mahway reported that men drenched the tablet in water so that it was covered. It was then lifted out and all the inscriptions but three had vanished. Mahway goes to the others. They discuss the dream. This vision is cause for cursing and sorrow, said the group. I, said Mahway, am the one who will be blamed most of the whole group, of those cast down out of heaven, and I shall have to go to hear the spirits of the slain complaining about their killers and crying out that we shall all die together and be made an end of, when I am sleeping and dreaming. Bread and dwelling will be denied me.
7 - So, troubled with this vision, the monsters entered into the gathering of the giants. Then Ohya spoke without trembling to Mahway Who showed you all this vision, my brother? Barakel, my father, was with me as corroborator, and, it seemed, experienced the same vision. But before Mahway had finished telling what he had seen in his dream, Ohya said to him, Now I have heard wonders! If a barren woman gives birth – that would be an equal wonder! Thereupon Ohya said to Hahya, Are we to be destroyed upon this earth?
8 - When they had finished discussing the dreams, both Ohya and Hahya wept before the assembled giants and monsters. Use your strength, the group counselled. Then Ohya said to Hayha, This doom is not for us but for Azazel, one of the wicked angels, for he showed most corruption to humanity. They surely will not let all their loved ones be neglected. We are not to be cast down.
9 - You angels and monsters have strength and can resist. The giants however, realize that fighting heaven is futile.
10 - Gilgamesh said, I am a giant, and by my mighty strength in my arm, I can vanquish anyone mortal. I have made war with them mortals in the past but I am not now able to stand against my opponents who reside in heaven, and dwell in holy places. And not only this, but they are in fact stronger than I am.
11 - The day of the ravening wild beasts has come and that of the wild man as I am known. Then Ohya said to him, I have been forced to have a dream. The sleep of my eyes vanished so that I could see a vision. Now I know that on the field of battle we cannot win.
12 - saw a tree uprooted except for three of its roots. While I was as it were watching, some beings moved all the roots into this garden but not the three.
13 - This dream vision concerns the death of our souls, said Ohya, and those of Gilgamesh and all his companions. However, Gilgamesh said to me that all the forebodings concerned only the rulers of earth, the temporal, powerful ones, whom the leader of the good angels has cursed. The giants were glad at his words. Then Ohya turned and left the assembly.
14 - After this, two of them had visions; they were unable to sleep and they came to their comrades and told their dreams, to the assembly, their comrades, the monsters. They reported that in their dream they seemed to be observing a garden where gardeners were watering two hundred trees and large shoots came out of their roots.
15 - Suddenly the garden became ablaze so that the garden was destroyed and all the water evaporated. Then they went to the giants to tell them of their dreams.
16 - The suggestion was made to seek out the scribe and prophet Enoch to interpret the dreams. Let us seek out Enoch, the noted scribe, and he will interpret for us the dream.
17 - Thereupon Ohya declared to the giants I too this night had another dream and behold the Ruler of Heaven came down to earth and made an end of us. Such is the ending of my dream.
18 - Upon hearing this, all the monsters and giants grew afraid and called Mahway, the Titan. He came to meet the giants who pleaded with him and sent him to Enoch, the scribe. The giants said to him Go to Enoch so that he may speak to you and then return saying you have heard his voice.
19 - Ohya spoke to Mahway, and said to him, Enoch will listen and interpret the dreams and tell us how long we giants have to live and rule on earth. After a journey through the heavens Mahway sees Enoch and speaks to him of his request. Mahway mounted up in the air as if upon strong winds, using his hands like eagle’s wings. He left behind the inhabited world and passed over the great desert of Desolation. Enoch saw him and hailed him.
20 - Mahway told Enoch of his mission and said to him that he would speak with him. Flying here and there Enoch came a second time to Mahway; after he, Enoch, had warned Mahway about flying too near the sun; Mahway spoke to Enoch and said that the giants and all the monsters of the earth await his words. If the fall of the wicked angels has been carried out by divine Providence from their days of heavenly glory, can you at least assure us that the number of our days spent doing harm will be added to our lives. We wish to know the meaning of the two hundred trees that came down from heaven.
21 - Enoch, having received Mahway’s request, tried to intercede with God but unavailingly. Accordingly, he presented Mahway with a tablet which was full of foreboding about the coming judgement, but which offered some hope for the future via repentance.
22 - The scribe, Enoch, gave Mahway a copy of another tablet that bore Enoch`s own handwriting. The writing on the tablet said:
23 - In the name of the great and holy God, this message is sent to, Shemihaza, and all his companions. Let it be known to you that you will not escape judgement for all the things that you have done, and that your wives, their sons, and the wives of their sons will not escape, and that by your licentiousness on the earth, there has been visited upon you a heavenly judgement. The land is crying out and complaining about you and the deeds of your children and about the harm you have done to it.
24 - Until the heavenly angel Raphael, arrives, behold, destruction is coming by a great flood which will destroy all living things, whatever is in the deserts and the seas. The meaning of the dreams is by way of a judgement for all your evil. But if you now loosen the bonds binding you to evil and pray for forgiveness, you may be saved.
25 - Raphael is an angel sent by God to fight against evil and especially Azazel.
26 - Enoch said, A great fear seized me and I fell on my face. I heard his voice. Enoch dwelt among human beings but he did not learn from or rely on them.