Every now and then some movie or TV series makes a reference to the Nephilim. Reptilian conspiracy theories also reference the Anunaki. Today, on St. Valentine’s day I thought would be the best occasion to make a post explaining quickly all about Nephilim, Nephlim, Anakim, Anunaki and what do they all have to do with the St. Valentine’s day.
Hebrew Torah mentions “Nephilim” twice (Genesis 6.1 and Numbers 13:33). This Hebrew word is translated as “giants” in the Bible but not much is said about them . The details about them are contained in “The Book of Enoch”, an Apocryphal book (meaning it was a candidate to be included into the bible, but was deliberately kept out of it).
This ancient book is referred to in “Sepher Zohar”, it is mentioned by apostle Jude, and in Koran (Sura 28,20). Manuscript of this book was discovered by James Bruce, in 1773, in Abyssinia. Later on, it was also found among the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Love Story
In this book Enoch, son of Jared, speaks about the angels called “Watchers” appointed to protect human kind. It speaks about a group of Angles led by Azazel and Semjaza. On haven, they were called “The watchers”, because they were tasked with watching over the human beings.And so, as they watched over the world, the inevitable happened – they fell in love.
All of them fell in love with different human women and decided to abandon haven so they could live with them. Later, they had children with them. These angels who abandoned heaven are called “Anakim Nephlim” and their children are called “Nephilim”. Interestingly, Assyrian myths also refer to beings who descended from heaven and call them “Anunaki”.
Since these stories come from neighboring parts of the world and roughly from the same era, it is frequently presumed that both Assyrians and the old Hebrews are referring to the same event and beings, whoever they actually were.
It is a historic fact that in those days people used to name their children after important or unusual event. “Jared” (name of Enoch’s son) in Hebrew means “descended”.
This is what the Bible and the Book of Enoch say about the Nephilim:
Genesis 6,1 :
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Book of Enoch 7:1 is almost the same:
1 It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful.
2 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.
When you read these two being so similar one would wonder why was the Book of Enoch denied the entrance into the Bible while the Genesis is an unquestionable part of it.
Only when you realize that the Book of Enoch speaks about 200 angels who decided to leave heaven for no other reason than girls do you understand why it wouldn’t be such a great addition to the Bible.
It makes a great St. Valentine’s day story though…