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Book of Giants

  • Deadsea scrolls
  • Talks about crossbreeding
  • 200 species from every animal
  • Chromosome count
  • Breeding caddle with birds
  • Mixing the species
  • Fragments 9, 14 and 15
  • When the ‘fallen angels’ came… 31:57

The “Book of Giants” is an ancient Jewish pseudepigraphal work, which is part of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It expands on the narrative in the Hebrew Bible about the Nephilim, who were the offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men” before the Deluge (Genesis 6:1–4). The book is thought to have been composed in the third century BCE.

Here are some key aspects of the “Book of Giants”:

Composition and Discovery

The text was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran. The fragments from Qumran are in Aramaic and show significant wear, indicating their age and use. This suggests that the “Book of Giants” was a part of the Jewish apocryphal writings.

Content and Themes

The book elaborates on the brief biblical mention of the giants. It includes detailed narratives about the lives, activities, and ultimately the destruction of these giants. The giants are depicted as engaging in significant battles and possibly corrupting various species on earth. The text also seems to involve dream visions and their interpretations, moral warnings, and possibly an apocalyptic element, reflecting a belief in a divine plan for the world’s redemption.

Relation to Other Texts

The “Book of Giants” shares themes and ideas with the “Book of Enoch,” particularly the first part of it (1 Enoch 1–36), known as the Book of the Watchers. These texts together develop the story of the fallen angels (Watchers) and their giant offspring.