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Nephilim : A History That Can’t Be Ignored

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Those of us who accept that there has been a real occurrence of a race of human hybrids, including giants on Earth and the presence of heavenly beings who initiated the existence of those beings are up against two main sources of criticism.

On the one side there is the secular world, which will not, under any circumstances support evidence (or even let evidence be known) which could in any way substantiate biblical history.

While i don’t expect anything more or less from the secular world, it’s the other side of the coin that becomes frustrating, and that is believers in biblical history who refuse outright anything which is remotely connected to giants, nephilim or a world history that includes them.

Most believers know secular atheists who rail against the “fairy tale” of scripture, having never once read the text which they refute. It’s common sense that we can’t formulate an opinion on a written record if we are never wiling to read it.

Why then, should there ever be believers who are comfortable exercising the same kind of prejudice towards bodies of evidence which thwart their traditional viewpoint?

If any group of individuals has a duty to be thorough in their consideration of all facts, it should be us.

World history presents us with a picture that is very very difficult to reconcile to either the mainstream story, or even to a biblical one which does not allow for the insertion of some extraterrestrial influence.

Here i have complied a “tip of the iceberg” of the anomalous, the strange and the out-of-place, which should put these bible references in their intended perspective:

“Now it came to pass when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them that the sons of the ‘Elohiym saw the daughters of men were beautiful and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.”
– Genesis 6:1,2

“There were nephilim on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of the ‘Elohiym came in to the daughters of men and they bore to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”
– Genesis 6:4

“There we saw the nephilim (the descendants of ‘Anaq came from the giants) and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight and so we were in their sight.”
– Numbers 13:33

In every corner of the globe there exists legends of giants. This alone… just this one fact needs an answer.

When we discuss the great flood with a non-believer, we point out that global flood stories are… well… global. The fact that cultures far from one another should retain such similar stories of an event is evidence that it was not a concocted legend, but that it came from the re-telling of a true event.

Why then should the same logic not apply to repeated beliefs about the existence of giants… from Australian Aborigines to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Native North and South Americans and every island in between.

Not only do we have stories though… we have hard evidence, the remains of individuals who could hardly be called your “average human being”…

In 1833, in Lampec-Rancho California, buried beneath boulders, soldiers found the skeletal remains of an individual who measured 11 feet, 9 inches.

Other discoveries of skeletal remains between 9 and 18 feet include… 1887, Eureka Nevada – 11 feet; 1891, Crittenton Arizona – 9 feet, 8 inches with polydactyly; 1928, Tensas Perish Louisiana – 9 feet, 11 inches; 1931, Madison Parish, Louisiana – 10 feet, 2 inches; 1923, Grand Canyon – petrified remains 18 and 15 feet.

Among the most bizarre findings of humanoid remains have been skulls with double rows of teeth, and even some with horns.

Besides physical remains, footprints are evidence of huge persons which have walked the earth… in Australia were found footprints measuring 2 feet long and 7 inches across the toes, spaced 6 feet apart, indicating a 12 foot tall person, another set in the same region with a 10 inch toe span indicates a person 17 feet tall.

Since pictures are reputed to be far more compelling than words… let’s look at some..

Mt Blanco Femur : Crosbyton TX

Giant AxesGiant Axes

Giant Footprint

Giant Mummy

Elongated Skulls

The mainstream explanation to why there should exist skulls which look like those above, is that certain cultures made a practice amongst the nobility of intentionally deforming the skulls of their children, using boards to flatten and elongate their heads.

While it is true that some did this, it can’t be applied to every instance of discovery of an elongated skull. Many of these specimens not only had an oddly shaped head, they had a larger brain capacity. This, of course can’t be accomplished by artificial deforming of the skull.

Furthermore, one has to ask the question… what on Earth compels a people to intentionally deform their skulls to look like this, and why is it attached to the idea of nobility?

This is a feature that can be seen represented repeatedly in Egyptian depictions of royalty…

Egyptian Skull Profile

It is important to factor in Egypt’s own testimony about their nobility, in that they held to the assertions that their rulers were, in the beginning, “gods” and that the successive rulership was held by hybrids, the children of these “gods”.

Egypt is not the last that can be seen of the presence of elongated skulls, in fact it is a feature that is present (if not as prominent) in the European noble bloodlines.

Skull Profile European

Princess of the House of Este – 1400’s

We can perhaps safely assume this girl’s head was not intentionally deformed in a bizarre, primitive cultural tradition.

The answer of the board-deformed skulls also does nothing to explain a different sort of anomalous skull…

Apple Shaped Skulls

Apple Shaped Skull & Diagram

Now to examine the incredible structures and depictions of engineering which exist to this day, from a far distant past which defy all explanations of human ingenuity.

Ancient runways cut into mountaintops…

Ancient Airstrip

The Great Pyramid… the most perfect structure ever to be built on Earth, incorporating advanced mathematical knowledge and demonstrating perfect understanding of the Earth’s placement in the heavens, dimensions, polar alignment and central landmass point.

Great Pyramid

Sacsayhuaman Peru…how were these massive stones fit together perfectly like a puzzle with not so much as a hairsbreadth between them?

Sacsayhuaman

Who drew these lines which can not be recognized as images from the ground, but only from aircraft?

Nazca Lines Hummingbird

Who was flying airplanes thousands of years ago?

Ancient Airplane Model

If humans were capable of these things thousands of years ago by virtue of their own abilities of intellect and discovery, then we should see a gradual incline from primitive to advanced – and yet that isn’t the case.

The world was clearly primitive to a point, and then without prelude or warning, there was a sudden burst of advanced knowledge from seemingly nowhere.

Only a bit over 1600 years passed between the creation of Adam and the flood, and somewhere in this time an appearance of greatly advanced technological information interjected itself.

By the same token, if we are dealing with a humanity with enough intelligence to understand the concepts which appeared in this era, we are not dealing with a superstitious and simple-minded people who are given to fabricating bizarre supernatural stories to explain simple, natural concepts.

I believe that humans were intelligent pre-flood, even moreso than they are now, and yet they insist, universally, in ancient times that the source of their advanced technology was beings which arrived on Earth from heavenly realms.

In today’s world we don’t have people insisting that the Wright Brothers were aliens or that Thomas Edison was a “god”.

The similar traditions of the religious and historical records of multitudes of cultures worldwide keep pointing to three interconnected ideas… an appearance of heavenly beings on earth, genetic manipulation and hybridization, and finally a catastrophic flood.

The Sumerians tell this story, accrediting the beings called the Anunnaki (“those who came from heaven to Earth”) with their knowledge and with breeding programs, which mixed Earthly bloodlines with extraterrestrial ones.

The Egyptians mirror this account and term the same being “Neteru” which translates to “Watchers”.

The Incas kept an oral tradition, as did other Native South Americans, of white-skinned, tall humanoids who displayed knowledge and supernatural power far beyond human ability, who came and “civilized” primitive mankind, teaching them how to use technology to make their lives more convenient.

Babylonians and Assyrians reported a fish/human chimera creature who did the same post-flood.

The Pantheon of deities of these ancient peoples also mirror each other. We can see the same “gods” over and over again between widely differing geographical and cultural sources.

By what coincidence of imagination should all these groups of people concoct the same “gods” pertaining to the same functions, with the same circumstances surrounding them?

Now in this day it can’t be ignored that there are millions of people who claim to have had visual encounters with unearthly beings or craft, and that there are tens of thousands who report having been abducted by them… nor can we ignore the similarity that is evident in this with the ancient stories which reflect the same circumstances, up to and including genetic experimentation done on human victims – whether willing or not.

No doubt, these things are a lot to wrap one’s mind around for the first time, and not the most palatable of ideas that there have been, and are intrusive extra-dimensional beings interfering with humanity.

In the simplest and most literal of scriptural readings, though, It becomes evident that these things are evidently factual, and in knowing that is so, many points in scripture take on a clearer aspect of meaning with it in mind, and equip the believer to answer to the fallacies which secular, mainstream science would have us accept.

Rigidly refusing to put the evidence to the test on the grounds of “too strange to believe” can only lead to a place where we have no good answer to a world full of mysterious loose ends… and if we, as believers, don’t have an answer which fits the evidence, you can believe the enemy will concoct a fable to fill in the blanks.

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The Cedar Who Fell

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There is an interesting section in Ezekiel, chapter 31 on which I have never heard much comment from pastors, or any other believers of His Word.

Though it is perhaps easy to read it as being addressed to a nation, there are certain themes within it which would never apply to any nation or ordinary ruler.

Here we see Egypt’s Pharaoh being warned in a comparison of himself to some manner of great and wicked leader, which is identified in KJV and other English translations as “the Assyrian”.

The word Assyrian in Old Testament scripture is translated from the word “Ashshur”, which is spelled : aleph, shiyn, reysh. This word can refer to the second son of Shem, or his descendants, or their country; but another word exists which is worth noticing for its similarity and possible confusion with the word Ashshur.

The word “ashur” which is also spelled : aleph, shiyn, reysh is used as a shortened form of a longer word – te’ ashshuwr – that is the name of a specific type of “box” cedar tree.

The difference in the words Ashshur and ashur is only noted in a vowel point, and it must be remembered that vowel points are not original to the language, and where they make the difference between a translation which makes sense and one which makes less, it is not always the better option to trust the given translation as the best choice.

A reason that it should be questioned that Ashshur should be the correct choice is in the next few words – and supported further by the rest of the text of the chapter.

“Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.” – Ezekiel 31:3

It is here plainly said that a Cedar is the object of reference. Might this not make sense if the translation were this instead:

“Behold, the Box Tree was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.”

The symbolism of the cedars of Lebanon is very prominent in scripture.

“And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.” – 2 Kings 14:9

“Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down. There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled. ” – Zechariah 11:1-3

“The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. ” – Psalm 29:5

“For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,” – Isaiah 2:12,13

The idea which follows the symbol of a cedar of Lebanon is pride, strength and rulership, and perhaps more that that. The first time tall, proud trees are mentioned in historical writings of non-canon scripture they appear in the book of giants, which exists now in fragments from the dead sea scrolls.

“In the Dead Sea text entitled the Book of Giants, the Nephilim sons of the fallen angel Shemyaza, named as ‘AhyÄ and ‘OhyÄ, experience dream-visions in which they visit a world-garden and see 200 trees being felled by heavenly angels. Not understanding the purpose of this allegory they put the subject to the Nephilim council who appoint one of their number, Mahawai, to go on their behalf to consult Enoch, who now resides in an earthly paradise. To this end Mahawai then:

[… rose up into the air] like the whirlwinds, and flew with the help of his hands like [winged] eagle [… over] the cultivated lands and crossed Solitude, the great desert, […]. And he caught sight of Enoch and he called to him…

Enoch explains that the 200 trees represent the 200 Watchers, while the felling of their trunks signifies their destruction in a coming conflagration and deluge.” piney.com

Mt Hermon, the place of descent of those 200 Watchers, sits on the border between Lebanon and Israel, so that it is evident why a cedar of Lebanon is a very likely symbol for a fallen Watcher.

The rest of this chapter begins to look less like a comparison of pharoah with another great human ruler, and more like a historic comparison to those who ruled the world before the deluge.

“The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.” – Ezekiel 31:4

In 1 Enoch it is described as the fate of the women who became wives of the Watchers that they should be, after their mortal deaths, “Sirens” roaming the earth, and their children became “demons”.

Sirens are understood in legends around the world to be female spirits connected always with water. Perhaps here we see a reference to these human women that were the fuel that fed the reign of these fallen angels on Earth.

“Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth. All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations. Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters. ” – Ezekiel 31:5-7

This describes a world government, much like one that will exist in the near future as it is foretold by Messiah that the last days should be just as the days of Noah were.

“The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty. I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height; ” – Ezekiel 31: 8-10

There becomes little doubt in this section that what is being referred to is not a human ruler or a nation, by reference to those in the “garden of Elohim (God)” and “Eden” – which obviously has had no human inhabitant since Adam and Eve.

“I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness. And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him. ” – Ezekiel 31:11,12

“the mighty one” is translated from “el” which is used to refer to deity, whether the True Creator or a falsely worshiped being. It should be remembered that the Watchers who rebelled did so much after Satan had led his own rebellion, and Satan was, and is still, the primary ruler over the dominion of sin.

These two factions of rebels have not always cooperated with one another, but in the end Satan is given dominion to rule over all who stand in transgression against the Creator.

When the Watchers were imprisoned just before the flood, the world under their rule became a legend and a myth until this day. People have left that history behind them in a past they do not recall.

“Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches: To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit. Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.” – Ezekiel 31:13-15

The fowls and beasts can be likened to those who have retained the occult knowledge which originated in those pre-flood days, and who strive toward a resurrection of that age, the ruling families and secret societies of the present world.

The ruin to which the rebel watchers came is a reminder before the heavenly host to beware of entertaining pride and transgression.

The rebels have had their bodies which existed in the physical world destroyed, and they have been thrown into subterranean prisons, dying as mankind does, a form of mortal death.

It is mentioned in 1 Enoch how some of the holy host mourned the downfall of their brethren.

“I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth. They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen. To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.” – Ezekiel 31:16-18

The whole world was changed with the end of the Watchers reign and the flood. It would begin over again, with a small remnant.

The phrase “shall be comforted” comes from the word “nacham”, which means to sigh or be sorry for, to pity or repent. These are the whole host of rebel Watchers, “they that were his arm” mourning the defeat of their leader.

Perhaps all should do their own research, and yet this is a chapter which i believe has relevance in this day, and which is worthy of taking notice.

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