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(the original Fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls available for the Book of Giants)
1QBook of Giants
FRAGMENT: two hundred donkeys, two hundred wild asses, two hundred…rams, two hundred he-goats, two hundred…of each animal, of each…of dilute wine [six] thousand, of…Then… FRAGMENT: …and they knew the mysteries…great in the earth…in the earth…the giants…of…
4QBook of Giants
FRAGMENT: When I arise…Baraq'el…my face still…I arise… FRAGMENT: over them…Blank…Mahawai replied… FRAGMENT: …his friends…Hobabes and ADK…What will he give me to kill… FRAGMENT: …in them…Then 'Ohyah said to Hahyah, his brother…Then he punished not us but Azazel and made him…then sons of the Watchers, the Giants; and none of their beloved beings will be forgiven…he has seized us and has captured you. FRAGMENT: …to you, Mahawai…the two tablets…and the second has not been read up till now… FRAGMENT: The book…Copy of the second tablet of the letter…written by the hand of Enoch, the celebrated scribe…and holy, to Shemihazah and to all his companions… Know that…not your deeds and those of your wives…they and their sons and the wives of their sons…for your prostitution in the land. It will happen to you…and accuse you regarding the deeds of your sons…the corruption with which you have corrupted…until the coming of Raphael. Behold, there will be destruction…those who are in the deserts and those who are in the seas. The explanation of your task…upon you for evil. Now, then, unfasten your chains…and pray. … FRAGMENT: …and all…before the splendour of your glory…your glory, for you know all the mysteries…and nothing is stronger than you…before you. Now, then, the Holy One of the heavens…your glorious rule for the everlasting centuries… FRAGMENT: …And now, my Lord…you have multiplied and…your wishes and…
FRAGMENT: …the dew and the frost… FRAGMENT: They prostrated themselves in front of Enoch…Then he said to them:… may there not be peace for you…to be...
6QBook of Giants
Col. II: …Then two of them had nightmare, and the dream fled from their eyes. They arose…and went to Shemihazah their father and told him their dreams…In my dream which I saw tonight…gardeners; they were watering…numerous roots issued from its trunk…I watched until the springs closed up…all the water and the fire burned in everything…Here the dream ended…the Giants were searching for someone who would explain the dream to them…to Enoch, the celebrated scribe and interpret the dream for us. Then 'Ohyah, his brother, acknowledged and said in front of the Giants: I came down to earth…here the dream ended. Then all the Giants and the Nephilim became alarmed, and they called to Mahawai and he came to them. They implored him and sent him to Enoch, the celebrated scribe and they said to him: Go…and death for you, who…hears his voice and tell him to explain to you and interpret the dream… Col. III: on one tablet the evidence of the Giants and on the other tablet…like the hurricane, and flew with his hands like an eagle provided with wings…the earth and crossed Desolation, the great desert…and saw Enoch, he called him and said to him: An oracle…here. For a second time I beg you for an oracle…your words, together with all the Nephilim of the earth. If he removes…from the days of their…and may they be punished…so we know its explanation from you…Then Enoch said: The two hundred trees which have come from heaven… FRAGMENT: …they were defiled…the Giants and the Nephilim and…they shall sire… And if all…in his blood. And according to the power…the Giants which was not enough for them and for their sons…and they demanded much to eat…the Giants destroyed it… FRAGMENT: …powerful. And with the strength of my powerful arm and with the might of my power…all flesh, and waged war on them. But not…I found support to strengthen me, for my accusers…they reside in the heavens and live with the holy ones and not… for they are more powerful than me…the roar of the wild beasts has come and they bellowed a feral roar…'Ohyah spoke as follows to him: My dream has depressed me… the dream has fled from my eyes at seeing the vision. Surely I know that
6QBook of Giants
FRAGMENT: …'Ohyah, and said to Mahawai…and do not quake. Who has shown you everything?…Baraq'el, my father, was with me. …hardly had Mahawai finished telling what he…said to him: "I have heard wonders. If a barren person can give birth…"
FRAGMENT: its three roots…and he was watching until…came…this whole garden and not…
My View of the Subject:
(It starts by speaking of the 200 of each species that was mated with by the Watchers. (Yes, "he-goats," we had some randy angels, hmmm?), sounds like they had a hell of a party with all that wine! The second fragment is just what it says, they knew great mysteries about the earth and sciences. All of it, in fact. Besides the interesting beginning, which I feel deals with the story of the Grigori (Children of the Watchers), there are 2 classes of children identified, one called "Giants" and the other called "Monsters." It also speaks of the mighty Grigori bowed down weeping in fear in front of the celebrated scribe of the time, Enoch. Enoch had the task of informing the Children of the Watchers (identified as Giants in this instance) that they are doomed by God to be destroyed, while their father's watch, helplessly by. Sentenced by God, the Giants and the Monsters are to be divided against each other and all are to slay and devour each other. Azazel was chosen by God to be the Scapegoat for this 'misadventure' of the Watcher angels interacting with humans so 'freely.' It also condemns the women who freely became sorceresses and witches, and were taught magic and heavenly secrets by their angelic husbands. Raphael will be sent to carry out part of the condemnation acts. At the end of the Book, the mighty nature of God is spoken of and all the acts of creation sing his glory. Enoch is once again the bearer of bad news to the Grigori, informing them they will never find peace. (As if that were not trouble enough, being by their very nature, half-spiritual and half-organic; means they will always hunger physically and thirst spiritually and can never have that hunger or thirst satisfied). Shemihazah's Children, 'Ohyah and Hahyah had a dream. Baraq'el's child, Mahawai also dreams. Desolation, the Great Desert is also spoken of in this Book of Giants.
The Dreams of the Giants
The 1st Dream is had by Mahawai and in it a Tablet is immersed in water, all but 3 names washed away. The 2nd Dream is a tree uprooted, all but 3 roots are torn up. Gilgamesh states that it affected only the earthly rulers, not the giants. 'Ohyah said first it was about Azazel. The dreamers speak first to the Monsters, then the other Giants.
The 3rd Dream is about Gardeners in a garden taking care of 200 large trees, reaching unto the Heaven's. Large shoots came out of their roots, they used up all the water and were then destroyed along with the rest of the Garden in a fire. The 4th Dream is about The Ruler of Heaven coming down to Earth,…"all grew afraid" speaking of the Nephilim and the Giants. They, as a group sent Mahawai to Enoch, trying to find out how long the Giants have to live.
The 1st Dream is about how only Noah and his 3 sons will survive a future Deluge (the flood was predicted by over one hundred years and no one believed it then!). After a large group of Nephilim, Grigori and Watchers meet to decide what to do about the Dreams. It is decided to send Baraq'el's son Mahawai to the great scribe Enoch in the hope of interpreting the dreams. Greeting Enoch from a distance while flying, Mahawai begs Enoch to be his Oracle for a second time. Enoch interprets the dream for Mahawai, the Nephilim, Watchers and Grigori. The 2nd Dream is also interpreted as the survival of the man Noah and his 3 sons as the sole survivor of a Deluge. The Monsters and Giants are afraid. Later comes the story of how the Grigori and the Nephilim defile the Earth and those who live on it. The Giants, ever-hungry and in search of food, destroy living creatures and eat them at will. Whether they are human, animals, or other Grigori. 'Ohyah gets depressed over his dream as he restates it to his Oracle, Enoch. The Book ends with an unfinished dream of Mahawai's.
The Players in the Book:
The Nephilim aka The Grigori: 2 Classes are mentioned. The Monsters and The Giants. The Giants seem to be more "human" in nature, finding it easier to interact with the world at large. While intelligent, the Monsters are hardly mentioned. However, some of the Nephilim could be some of the "Angels of the First Fall" namely Satan and his 1/3 of Heaven. They were already on the Earth at the time of the Watcher's Descent to Mount Hermon. They do not actively set out to join the Watchers, but since their goals are similar (that of the Pollution of the Lines of Adam, hence there would be no Saviour possible) they assist each other. The Watchers: A class of Angels, that do as their names imply. They (200 Watchers) descended upon Mount Hermon and found their way to the Daughters of Man, marrying them and breeding with them as they chose. The women (and animals) bear children to the Watchers, while many of the Daughters learn the secrets of Heaven from their Angelic husbands. They teach mankind the secrets of Heaven and Earth and many magical abilities.
Shemihazah - Angel - A Watcher who fathers at least 2 Giants, Hahyah and 'Ohyah. Enoch - Human - a celebrated righteous man and noted scribe. He is used as a translator of the Dreams of the Grigori for the Grigori, Nephilim & Watchers. Raphael - Angel - is an "Avenging Angel" in this instance for God. Assigned to actively participate in the Final Clean-up of the Grigori and Watchers. Hahyah & 'Ohyah - Grigori - Nephilim - 2 Giants, children of the Watcher Shemihazah. Mahawai - Grigori - Nephilim - a child of the Watcher, Baraq'el. Baraq'el - Angel - A Watcher who fathers at least 1 Giant, Mahawai. Please note: I am using information and notes that I have taken from The Books of Adam & Eve, The Book of Noah, The Call of the Watchers and The Book of Enoch, also The Book of Jubilee's and other Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha texts. With these notes it is easier to discern the true nature of the Grigori, Watchers, Nephilim and other players of the World at this time. For more information please visit the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit on the Internet. They have a wonderful site dedicated to the information obtained from these ancient texts.
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