Other Sellers on Amazon
Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.
Follow the Author
The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim: The Untold Story of Fallen Angels, Giants on the Earth, and Their Extraterrestrial Origins Paperback – February 22, 2012
Enhance your purchase
Frequently bought together
From the Publisher
“Let me state for the record that I did not set out to offend anyone’s religious sensibilities, for I still adhere to the faith in which I was raised and educated. But I have found over the years that there was always some missing element that left so gaping a hole in my theology that it needed to be sought out and addressed. Yet, though that was the intention of this book, I find that the more I research, study, and root for facts, the more questions come to the surface. It’s like driving a shiny new car down an ochery-yellow dirt road on a hot summer day in the country: The farther you drive seeking your destination, the more dust you raise, and soon your luster is completely coated in the fine powder of discovery. And that is where I stand today. Seeking out the Nephilim has stirred up a great amount of… and the story of the Nephilim is much bigger than you may have ever imagined.” --Scott Alan Roberts
Who’s Your Daddy? From Elohim to Nephilim
The Nephilim (Hebrew: ליפנ) have spawned myriad cultural mythologies, appearing in variant forms and by various names throughout the annals of ancient historical and religious texts, from the offspring of the Sons of God to the bright, shining Tuatha de Danaan of the ancient Celts, from Gilgamesh of Uruk to the Bigfoot of Native American lore. Ranging from the religious to the ufological, the Nephilim seem to defy reasonable explanation except within two basic trains of thought: the metaphysical, which is open to many various forms of spirituality and religious explanations, and the scientific, which may not wholly deny the existence of the spiritual, but will most likely not allow for the incorporation of such wondrous folly in making a determination of veracity.
Enoch, a book found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, called them “The Watchers,” these non-earthly beings who seemed to hold some sort of superior capacity over the inhabitants of the earth. The writer of 1 Enoch even subtitles a section of the book, “The Book of the Watchers”: 1 Enoch 6–36. In the Aramaic the Watchers are the Irin, which is translated as “angel” (Greek angelos; Coptic malah) in the Greek and Ethiopian translations, although the commonly used Aramaic term for angel, malakha, never appears in the Book of Enoch, which is written in Aramaic. Irin is a word also found in the Old Testament’s historical/prophetic Book of Daniel, where three times throughout the book the author links them directly to God’s holy angels.
Whether it was an almighty, omnipotent God who created us from the dust of the ground and breathed into our nostrils the breath of life, or some enslaving, experimenting race of interstellar breeders who interfered with our primordial DNA, we are the product—or by- product—of someone else’s hand. Are we God’s creations, to do with as he pleases, having been imbued with a free will that is truly only free until, like insurance, you actually use it? Or are we the descendants of an alien science experiment—the genetic offspring of an extraterrestrial race that was either acting in benevolence by imposing its superior DNA into a race of genetically intellectual gutter monkeys, or implementing an intent that was far more sinister and enslaving?
Mythical Beings Find Their Source in the Old Testament
No matter which path you allow to dictate your train of thought, it is simple historical fact that the Nephilim, in their various forms, permeate the writings of ancient civilizations on a nearly pan-cultural basis. And no matter whether you follow a spiritual, metaphysical, parapsychological, or scientific track, one fact stands firm: The very name of these mythical beings finds its source in the Old Testament faith writings of the Book of Genesis, with the Hebrew word Nephilim. In that source book, the Nephilim themselves are said to be the hybrid offspring of the “Sons of God,” or, as the Hebrew calls them, the bene haElohim—the Watchers of the apocryphal book of Enoch, whose pages include accounts of the Nephilim that parallel and even amplify the scant details that appear in the Book of Genesis, leading many to believe that the two accounts were based in the same source.
--George Noory, Coast to Coast AM
"If you've gone to Sunday school and read Genesis, you've no doubt encountered the mystery of the
Nephilim, the strange giants whose offspring mated with the offspring of Adam and Eve. Who were these creatures and how did they get here? The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim... is sure to challenge your beliefs and get you to look at the other side of Creation."
--Bill Birnes, publisher, UFO magazine; The History Channel's Ancient Aliens
About the Author
in advertising and publishing as an art and creative director, designer, illustrator, photographer, and writer. Roberts is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim.
- Publisher : Weiser; First edition (February 22, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1601631979
- ISBN-13 : 978-1601631978
- Item Weight : 0.035 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.58 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #713,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
A few scholarly points. 1) typographical errors. poorly edited. 2) too much of the book consists of quotes, mostly from the bible 3) when quoting the bible, he does not reference any specific translation. A statement at the end of the book reveals the translations are his own. big mistake 4) while there are a number of footnotes which are found at the end of the book, he rarely quotes any scholarly works, and rarely gives any justification for his definitions of words. This is where scholarly resources are invaluable. 5) his book is just a rehash of stuff found in other books 6) his "revelation" that gave him impetus to write this book came after a long night of drinking (too much by his own admission). Not sure i would trust such a revelation 7) the author claims to believe in the "basics" of christian faith but never really states with any clarity what these "basics" are. the reader deserves to know. 8) the author claims to have gone to bible college and/or seminary but not to have finished. we aren't told whether he went a month or a couple of years. However long, his writing reveals he learned little, and not with much accuracy. 9) throughout the author berates christian theology and history but never tells us what he thinks is the "right" version or versions 10) he regurgitates old and common diatribes against the early church and the church fathers, attributing malevolent intentions to all, but without any substantiation other than his own opinion. To correct him on two, the first church council did not chose the books we have in the bible but confirmed the use and acceptance of the ones we have, and no books were "kicked" out of the biblical canon that weren't already in widespread and common use. Those refused were only those that were already considered suspect and non-scriptural. 11) his "serpent seed" preferred interpretation of the garden of Eden is familiar to anyone who researches this subject. His acceptance of it seems to be more for its salacious attraction than any real historical value.
Not everything is a negative. I'm sure he is sincere, if not very confused. This book will clarify nothing to anyone well read in this area. He does touch on an area or two that is often ignored by biblical scholars. This is not, despite his claims to the contrary, because there is bad intent on the part of such scholars, but because the subject is touched on so seldom in scripture, and without any extensive explanation or commentary by the biblical authors themselves. Great caution should be exercised when attributing motives or meanings to such passages.
Finally, i don't believe the author is qualified to attempt a scholarly work on this subject, or any biblical subject. Certainly he has the right to do so, but not the qualifications, unless having doubts and questions thus qualifies. The book is amateurish and poorly documented, and almost entirely subjective. This might be enough for fiction, but not a book claiming to deal with "real" events.
At no point does he ever answer any REAL questions about the Nephilim!
"Who are the Nephilim?"
"Where do they come from?"
"What was their purpose?"
I asked these same questions which is why I was interested in his answers.
It just goes on and on.
All he ever talks about is questioning the Nephilim and how he and his peers got drunk from drinking Guinness beer.
I would have given this book a ZERO but one is the minimum.
Don't waste your money on this worthless pile of toilet paper.
Mr. Roberts' book, specifically, is well written and carefully argued -- though there a plenty of evidentiary leaps that have had to be taken since there is no evidence other than ancient texts -- Biblical, extra-Biblical, Jewish, Sumerian, Canaanite, Hindu, etc.
Books such as Rise and Fall of the Nephilim should be taken less with a grain of salt and more with a quarry of this. They are interesting, but only from the standpoint of entertainment. Deeply speculative, these gnostic dementia explorations of the human and non-human past must be approached with caution and should never be confused with genuine history, science, or, even, scholarship. If the reader can approach such books in this manner a great deal of entertainment, of the almost pornographic variety, may be had.
Highly Recommended for those interested in Ancient Aliens and Biblical mythology or fringe religious studies.
4 out of 5 stars.
Nephilim lost one star because the text dragged a bit in the middle and there were too many cute pop culture references, as well as too many personal anecdotes. When writing a faux-scholarly work it is important to remove ones self, except in the introduction, from the text as much as possible -- this Mr. Roberts failed to do.
Top reviews from other countries
I'm used to reading these kind of books and being disappointed through the writers prejudices, their lack of knowledge or research. However this book is not one of those.
A book worth reading. It was amazing what interesting facts I learned about the Bible, and how I began to read it with an open mind.