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The Nephilim Fallen Angels or Alien Beingss

The Nephilim Fallen Angels or Alien Beingss

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Published by Rhetta Akamatsu
This is my favorite article which I wrote for The Journal of Anomalous Sciences, an online electronic journal for which I am also associate editor. The journal now resides at http://thedimensionzone.com
This is my favorite article which I wrote for The Journal of Anomalous Sciences, an online electronic journal for which I am also associate editor. The journal now resides at http://thedimensionzone.com

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Published by: Rhetta Akamatsu on Apr 27, 2011
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The Nephilim: Fallen Angels or Alien Beings?Whatever one's beliefs about the Bible as a religious book, it certainly must be acknowledged as a greatsource for the early belief systems of our ancient ancestors, and through its telling of both Hebrewmythology and its re-telling of even earlier stories, it can provide some insight into the possible historyof our evolution.An interesting part of the earliest stories recounted in the Bible, those immediately following theCreation story, involves creatures referred to in the Bible as the Nephalim.Here is the Biblical passage that refers to the Nephilim first:"Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born tothem, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives forthemselves, whomever they chose... The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward,when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were themighty men who were of old, men of renown.-"Genesis 6:1-4There is a great deal of controversy over who these 'Sons of God' were who appear to have been thefathers of the Nephilim, giants and mighty men. Most theologians and authors have claimed that theywere fallen angels, who broke God's rule by coming to earth and having sexual relations with humans.Others have claimed that they were a particularly pure race of humans called the Sethites, who had kepttheir blood line totally pure and some of whom then rebelled and went down and took wives fromamong the less-pure "daughters of men."The commentary in the New American Bible parallels this passage and a passage in Jude 6:7, whichstates:"And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation...giving themselves overto fornication, and going after
strange flesh
 This, according to the New American Bible, indicates that heavenly beings came to earth and had sexwith human women, and became the fathers of the Nephilim, who were powerful giants.How much of a leap, for us, is it to define these "heavenly beings" who come down to earth and breedwith earth women as aliens, that is, ancient astronauts from another planet?Let us look at some of the words used in this description.First, the term used for the paternity of the Nephilim, which is translated in the King James Bible as"Sons of God," is literally translated, according to
, as "Sons of the Powers," a much moreinteresting translation.
The Hebrew word Nephilim is sometimes translated, again according to
, as "Those who causeothers to fall."In
The Watchers
, Raymond E. Fowler states:"The Hebrew word for giants (nephilum) literally means the fallen-down-ones because these tallcelestial beings fell from the sky. Their half-breed progeny and their descendants are often mentioned inthe early books of the Old Testament until the last of them were finally killed off...Some scholarsspeculate that this tradition of giants born from the union of gods and humans formed the basis for thedemigod of Greek mythology."Robert Graves, in
Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis
, Also states that Nefilim (his spelling) means"Fallen Ones."Among the ancient Aramiac people, Nephila referred specifically to the constellation Orion, andnephilim were the semi-divine offspring of Orion.There are other terms for giants in the Bible. Wikipedia lists these:Emim ("the fearful ones")Rephaim ("the dead ones")Anakin (the long-necked ones,") (and logically associated with the Annunakah)Robert Graves, again in
Hebrew Myths
, defines the Emim as "Terrors", and Repha'im as "Weakeners,"and adds Gibborim ('Giant Heroes'), Zamzummim ('Achievers')and Awwim ('Devastators' or 'Serpents').Footnotes in the Jerusalem Bible claim that the author of the Genesis passage meant the Nephilim to bean 'anecdote of a superhuman race.'Let's look further at some of the descriptions of these 'superhuman' giants in the Bible and other extra-Biblical sources.In Deuteronomy 3:11, we get a description of one of the Rephaim, who appear to have been the originalinhabitants of what became Canaan, who were dispossessed and some of whom took refuge among thePhilistines. The only remaining Rephaim in Canaan was Og, the King of Basham."Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaites. His bed was made of iron and wasmore than thirteen feet long and six feet wide."Later, in Numbers, Jewish spies are sent on a mission, and they describe the inhabitants of the land theyare passing through:"The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all thepeople that we saw in it are of great height. And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who
come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them."Numbers 13:32-33The
Book of Enoch
is an ancient text that was first discovered in Ethiopia in 1773 and is believed to beone of the oldest manuscripts in existence. In addition to the Ethiopian translation, more than twentyfragmented copies of the original Aramaic have been discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran.Robert Sepehr of Planet X Video writes in
The Annunaki and Nephilim
that The
Book of Enoch
relatesthat around 200 angels came down to earth to mate with the human females. Their leader was a highangel named Azazyel, and their offspring were giant men. According to Enoch, at this time the angels
taught the humans to make ‘swords, knives,
shields, breastplates, mirrors, jewelry, paints and dyes,make cosmetics, and use valuable stones. The people also learned sorcery, use of roots and plants formedicine, astronomy, astrology and other "signs", and the importance of the motion of the celestialbodies. (Sepehr,
The Annunaki and Nephelim
)Another "apocryphal" book,
The Book of Jubilees
, gives more description of this occurrence. In
 the Nephilim are fallen angels who know they are going to be punished for having sex with humanwomen, so they make a pact that they will all do the deed and they will all share the punishment.Enoch says that the Nephilim were cast into a place called Tartarus, which is sometimes translated asHell, for their sins. The translation of this word is actually "place of darkness," or, according to Christianauthor Charles Missler, "the pit of darkness in the unseen world." Missler points out that Homer, in theIlliad, defined Tartarus as "...as far beneath hades as the earth is below heaven."But while Enoch says that all the Nephilim were tossed into this pit in the 'unseen world," the author of 
s claims that 10% of the Nephilim were allowed to remain on the earth to roam about the earth,acting as demons and tempting men. Some Christian writers have made the claim that all ghosts andspirits are actually Nephilim, and evil. Others claim that only those who haunt churches and other sacredChristian locations are Nephilim. This, of course, is patently untrue to any objective observer. Manychurches, monasteries, etc., have had reported hauntings by monks, nuns, pastors, and other obviouslynon-evil entities. The majority of these hauntings are no doubt residual, as are the hauntings elsewhere,and are neither evil nor benign, but have no more meaning than holograms on breakfast cereal boxesmight have, other than the glimpses of past history they can provide.Nevertheless, this is the explanation that some Christians choose to give for any church haunting.In the above section concerning Og, King of Basham, we have seen that he must have been in excess of 10 feet tall, since his bed had to be thirteen feet long and made of iron. Indeed, giant bones have beenfound all over the world over many years, and while some of these have turned out to be hoaxes, someare unexplained.The Bible says these were "mighty men of old, men of renown."Yet, according to anthropologist Stephen Jay Gould,

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