Were there human offspring of fallen angels?
As we recall from Untold Garden of Eden, there could have been angels
who fell just around the time of Adam. The reason: envy and jealousy.
These angels were to bow down to Adam, and serve under him. Some
groups wanted no part of that. Satan, I believe, was among one group of
these fallen angels. From the research, two or three distinct groups of fallen
angels seem to come up in ancient literature, again and again.
First, we have Satan and his group of strictly non-corporeal angels (i.e. the
"sons of heaven"), who probably fell around the time of Adam.(1) Second,
we have the group of angels known as the Nephilim (i.e. "strangers"), who
also fell around this time.(2) Their physical make up, however, seemed to
be a lot closer to human beings. Upon their fall, and unlike Satan and his
fallen brigade, these Nephilim were much more able to take on human
form. Their punishment was to live on earth like anyone else, be subjected
under Adam's authority, and serve him in the workings of the Garden.(3)
The third and final group of angelic beings would fall later on, a few
hundred years before Noah's flood. They, too, were close to humans in
form, and would fall in much the same way the Nephilim did.(4)
After the fall of Adam and Eve, the Nephilim were no longer subjective to
Adam's authority. The serpent, of whom had many names (e.g. Nachash,
Azazel, or Amalek), could have worked to further seduce Eve, as well as
other women of the day, to produce more offspring. The Nephilim could
have also picked up on this, and began to mate with women themselves.
Eventually, these offspring would form into individual groups (or nations) of
Cain, another mixed offspring, began to have family of his own. Beyond
Cain, beyond these other offspring of the serpent, there could have even
been groups of people around, known as the Chay (beasts) of the Field,
The Owph (fowl) of the Air, the Remes (creeping thing) that Creepeth, and
Bahemah see "Birds" and "Beasts").
These groups of people lost their roles they might have had in the Garden
after the fall. All of them, along with other Adamites, could have begun to
follow their own paths in this world. This allowed a number of individuals
the opportunity to associate with these fallen angels.
Although, in the end, there is nothing wrong with groups of people coming
together and having children, but mixing with these fallen angels would pose
a problem for their descendants.
The Nephilim were endowed by God with a great deal of previously
unheard-of knowledge: herbalism, divination, and astrology, to name a few.
They used this knowledge to seduce women into fulfilling their earthly,
sexual desires.(6) Many women of the day began to be seduced by the
overwhelming stature, charm, and knowledge of these Nephilim, and
bartered their bodies for it. Many offspring born through these cohabitations
became known as the biblical "giants."(7)
The descendants of Cain (the Cainites) began to mingle with other groups
of people, as well. What began a fairly simple and orderly world was now
becoming a lot more complex. The Nephilim used their power and
knowledge to increase their position over the populous, which, in turn,
allowed everyone to become very sinful in their ways.
Approximately 500 years after the creation of Adam, the Nephilim were
producing hybrid offspring on a grand scale:
First, they were called Nefilim, the fallen, at the time they were dropped
down from heaven. After they joined up with the females of human
kind and had children from them, the children were called Anakim.(8)
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This was echoed in Genesis:
6:1 And it came to pass, when man began to multiply on the face of
the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
6:4 There were giants (Nephilim) on the earth in those days...
Intermingled in these confusing verses of Genesis we could have reference
to another group of individuals - bent on the same outcome as the Nephilim.
The Nephilim fell because they were jealous of Adam, around the time of
Eden, and wanted to bring him down. Almost 500 years after this
happened, still another group of angels - the Watchers - began to crumble
in their morality. The Watchers (also mentioned in Daniel 4:13 and 17) were
another group of large angels who were, apparently, unscathed by the fall of
Adam. These angels, however, were soon to succumb to the same fate as
The Watchers (a.k.a. "Sleepless Angels," "Sons of God") were assigned to
"watch" over mankind: instruct them in good or wholesome ways of living.
(9) They had the tasks of overseeing and assisting human beings in many of
worldly decisions and tasks. They eventually began to notice how sinful
mankind had become, because of the moral departures fueled by the
Nephilim. These angels also began to complain to God:
And God said unto them... "I created him (Adam) out of the dust... and I
will not make my handiwork a laughingstock for his enemies." And those
angels said... "knowest that we have reviled Adam." And God answered
them on behalf of Adam... "You have I created out of fire and air with the
one intent (that ye should) praise (Me). Him have I created of twice as
many elements as you - of dust and water, and of wind and fire... And if
his heart inciteth him to good, he walketh with good intent; and if the
devil seduceth him, he walketh with him on an evil path. As for you, ye
have no other object in your minds but praise of Me... And now, why do
ye magnify yourselves above Adam? If ye were as he is... ye would have
transgressed My commandment more than he hath done..." And the
angels said unto Him... "we will not oppose Thy word; for we are
spiritual beings for life, and he is a creature of dust (doomed) to folly..."
And straightway there were given unto them... flesh, and blood, and a
heart of the children of men.(10)
Concerning the Angels
Apparently, the Watchers wanted to prove something to God. They
thought, with their superior intellect they would not have the weakness and
ignorance to do anything like their angelic predecessors. Even though they
descended to the earth a good number of times, and taught people upright
and worthy sentiments, they could not understand how worldly temptation
might change anyone under it. When God did allow them to descend, they
didn't fair much better.
That brings us to the second part of Genesis Six, which can be a most
confusing verse without the above information. If we include the above
information, it makes much more sense:
6:2 That the sons of God (the Watchers) saw the daughters of men
that they were fair, and took them wives of all they chose.
6:4 There were giants (the Nephilim's offspring) in the earth in those
days (of the Watcher's descent); and also after that (after the time of their
descent), when the sons of God (the Watchers) came into the
daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same
(children of the Watchers) became the mighty men which were
of old (or, from these angels who were of old), men of renown (or, men
who "made a name for themselves").
Even the Watchers blew it! Instead of showing God that they could handle
this brave new world, they fell - just like the Nephilim. This is probably one
reason why they were lumped together with the Nephilim in this verse.
They fell to these same temptations, and also had mixed offspring. They
also provided their women with a good deal more of tidbits of their
forbidden knowledge. Immorality was everywhere, thanks to the
sacrilegious and indecent behaviors of all these fallen angels.
The descendants of the Nephilim and Watchers, as stated, were known as
"giants" or "mighty men" because there were indeed thus. The hybrid
offspring of the Nephilim were up to nine feet tall, those of the Watchers
twelve to fourteen.(11) These human-angelic unions produced other strange
and, ultimately, compromising genetic possibilities. Among them, offspring
who had a brilliant, "angelic-like" countenance, as well as six fingers and
Along with physical attributes, there were mental attributes which seemed to
have been passed down. As we recall from Cain: Seed of the Serpent, there
was this prophecy of God:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy
seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise
Genesis 3:15 (KJV)
Many of these offspring began to despise, or have enmity, towards God and
his followers, just like their angelic ancestors did.
Now, the Nephilim and Watchers were in the same "boat" as Satan: all of
them lost their authority in the angelic realm, and were condemned to live
out the rest of their lives as mortal beings. Their reward was given to them
in this world, already. They had no other chance for redemption.(13)
On the other hand, they were also well aware of the above prophecy: a
"savior" would eventually put an end to their temporary domination over
the world. They had fallen enough already, and did not want to go down
any further. Perhaps, they thought, since they already made Adam fall, they
could destroy the chances of Adam's seed to produce the "promised one"
(in Genesis 3:15). This could allow them avoid their own judgment, and
Maybe they could somehow destroy all the descendants of Adam. Maybe,
by inserting their own seed into any and every woman around, the
"crusher" of the serpent's head (who would eventually be Jesus Christ)
would never be born. This prophecy of God would not be fulfilled, and
their own terrible destiny would be avoided. This became another reason to
sexually infiltrate the world with their own angelic sperm! What did they
have to lose, besides everything they had already lost?
God, however, would not go down that easily.
He told everyone who really cared about following His laws that there
would be a flood on the horizon, a world-wide flood which would punish
those destroying the world in this way. There would, as well, be a way out
for these compromised seeds of Adam.(14) There would be an opportunity
to preserve his seed till the time when one of the pure blood (Jesus' mother
Mary) would deliver the Christ child.
God, the merciful God He was and is, gave everyone of the day a chance
for repentance. He did not want anyone to go down, but, also, realized
there must be punishments for those who contribute to wrong-doing. The
time was nigh for change.
He probably tried to show the disobedient horrible signs and wonders, so
they could understand that He wasn't kidding:
... and God did this mighty act, in order to terrify the sons of men, that
there might be nor more evil upon the earth. And still the sons of men
would not return from their evil ways, and they increased the anger
of the Lord as that time, and did not even direct their hearts to all this.
The Book of Jasher,
Obviously, the corruption of these angels was everywhere, immorality was
so rampart that the people really didn't care. Their angelic-human offspring
did not want anyone to live a pure, descent life. The world was almost
completely swallowed up by those who had blood of these angelic humans,
or those who followed their corrupt ways.
There were a few - only a few - who tried to remain moral. They tried to
keep physically pure, because they knew, for Christ's sake, they had to
keep it that way. They wanted their promised seed - the "chosen" seed of
Adam - to survive.
There is a great deal more about this in the book The Rise of Mystery
Babylon, which goes into detail about how life was lived back then, and
why things became so drastic in Noah's day that a flood had to take place.
We will see, in Other Flood Survivors, what happened next.
The Circle of the Refaim
actually exists today in the Middle-East -
a collection of huge stones attributed to these
hybrid human beings
(1) Saltair na Rann, 1729-52, 1777-84, 1821-44, 1865-80, trans. David
Greene; The Armenian Apocryphal Adam Literature, History and Sermon:
Concerning the Creation of Adam and the Incarnation of Christ Our God 1-
5, trans. William Lowndes Lipscomb (Ann Arbor, Michigan: University
Microfilms International, 1983), 261.
(2) Louis Ginzberg, Legends of the Jews: Volume 1, trans. Henrietta Szold
(Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1909), 151.
(3) Pirke De Rabbi Eliezer, Chapter 22: The Fall of the Angels [26A. i.],
trans. Gerald Friedlander, 160.
(4) Book of the Glory of Kings (Kerba Nagast), 100, Concerning the
Angels who Rebelled, trans. Sir. E. A. Wallis Budge (London: Humphrey
(5) Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, Book 1, 72-76, trans. H. ST. J.
Thackeray (London: William Heinemann Ltd. 1961), 35; Chris Ward, The
Origin of Demons, 2, http://www.adamqadmon.com/watchers/nephilim019.
html (accessed Dec. 5, 2000); The Book of the Cave of Treasures, The
First Thousand Years: Adam to Yared (Jared), The Rule of Enoch (notes),
trans. Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (London: The Religious Tract Society, 1927),
(6) Barhebraeus’ Scholia on the Old Testament Part I: Genesis – II
Samuel, Genesis 6:3, trans. Martin Sprengling and William Creighton
Graham (Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1931), 35.
(7) The Book of Enoch, 106:7, trans. R. H. Charles (Montana: Kessinger
(8) The Zohar, Volume 18, Shlach Lecha, Section 10. The spies, 73,
(accessed Feb. 24, 2010).
(9) Paula O’Keefe, Leviathan Chained, 2, http://www.adamqadmon.
com/nephilim/leviathanchained.html (accessed Dec. 6, 2000).
(10) Book of the Glory of Kings (Kerba Nagast), 100, Concerning the
Angels who Rebelled, trans. Sir. E. A. Wallis Budge (London: Humphrey
(11) The Midrash Rabbah, Bereshith (Genesis) 26:7, Deuteronomy 1:28,
trans. Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman and Maurice Simon (London: The Soncino
Press, 1961); The Babylonian Talmud, Jews’ College/Soncino English
Translation, Yoma 10a, http://www.halakhah.com/pdf/moed/Yoma.pdf
(accessed Dec. 30, 2010); Charles DeLoach, Giants: A Reference Guide
from History, the Bible, and Recorded Legend (Metuchen, N. J.: The
Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1995), 46; Jonathan Gray, Lost World of Giants,
(Teach Services, Inc., 2006), 46.
(12) 2 Sam. 21:20; I Chron. 20:6.
(13) The Third Book of Adam and Eve (The Conflict of Adam and Eve
with Satan), Chapter 4, trans. S. C. Malan (London: Williams and Norgate,
(14) James L. Kugel, Traditions of the Bible (Cambridge, Massachusetts:
Harvard University Press, 1998), 217.
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