“The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.” – Genesis 6:4
In the Christian Bible we are made aware of the Nephilim from the very beginning. Genesis 6:4 speaks of Nephilim who are born of human females but who are Fathered by the sons of God. Who exactly the sons of God are is often the subject of debate, some think they are humans that are descended from the biblical Seth but most understand them to be God’s messengers or Angels. In my opinion it is clear that the sons of God are actually the disobedient rebellious fallen angels (which in my opinion are physical beings with advanced technology possibly from another planet). Their offence was copulating with human females which resulted in the creation of the monstrous Nephilim race. The Nephilim tipped the natural balance of the Earth, which angered God as went to an awful lot of trouble to create that balance in the first place.
Most ancient myths speak of Gods copulating with human females to produce heroes of great strength. In Irish or Celtic myth, the God of Light known as Lugh (pronounced Loo) has sex with a human female to produce the mighty Setanta. The adventures of Setanta are spoken of even today by the Irish. This myth is mirrored in Greek mythology where Zeus mated with the mortal Alcmene producing the mighty Heracles known as Hercules to the Romans.
The book of Enoch is an ancient text that is still used to this day by the The Ethiopian Orthodox Church who regard it as canonical. Fragments of it were found among the dead sea scrolls and it was quoted from in the New Testament in the Letter of Jude 1:14-15. The book is written by Enoch himself, who used to walk with God, and goes into great detail about the various offices of the angels (both obedient and disobedient).
In Enoch it is clear that it was the angels that mixed their genes with human females to produce the Nephilim. The book states that they lusted after human females, mated with them and took them as wives, however this does not preclude the fact that the act might have been performed artificially in some way. These fallen angels then taught man about farming, medicine, metallurgy, astronomy, astrology and much more. They also taught women how to beautify the eyes with make up (which is hilarious but thank God they didn’t teach it to men).
God was angered by this act as the immortal beings were not allowed to father children.
Personally, I think that this is to religion as the Grand Unified Theory is to physics. It links original sin to eating from the tree of knowledge and explains why the flood happened and why later Joshua was instructed to finish off the lines of the Nephilim.
Consider this theory:
Imagine a world where the humans of the time lived in harmony with nature. The reason they lived in harmony with nature is because they evolved here on this planet in balance with all other creatures. Perhaps we were always meant to be relatively simple Neanderthals with little need beyond survival. A beautiful species on a beautiful planet.
Imagine then a more advanced race (from another planet perhaps) mixing with this life form. What are the implications of this uplifting?
- It would increasing their brain capacity so that humans would become self conscious and given the knowledge of good and evil.
- Women may have increased pain in child birth due to unnaturally increased cranium size (Genesis 3:16).
- We would be stained with the genes of our ancestors, meaning original sin could be handed down from Father to Son.
- Longevity, the people of the bible lived for approximately 1000 years
- Cause a rift between God and some of his Angels
In my opinion it was this uplifting that was offensive to God and is the root of all our problems. There are stories of how the Nephilim, because of their size, began usurping all of mans resources, especially food and that eventually when the food ran out they began cannibalism. Because of the inequities caused by this God decided to reset the planet and caused the flood. So he selected as pure a human family as he could find and gathered them with the animals and then destroyed the surface of the earth.
Incidentally, at this point God also reduced our live span to approximately 120 years (amazingly accurate when you consider it was written over 2000 years ago). The easiest way to do this for an entire species is to modify a small sample, kill the rest and repopulate using the modified set, which is exactly what happened according to Genesis.
So what are the Nephilim? Ancient humans with advanced technology (Atlanteans, Osirians, Ayrians etc.) or beings from another planet or realm?
If the story is true then there was also a policing system for these beings and that is encouraging.