The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim
by Scott Alan Roberts
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: New Page Books
Genesis 6:4: “And the Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the Sons of God cohabited with the daughters of humans, and had children by them…”
The ancient books of Genesis and Enoch tell us that sprit beings known as the “Watchers” descended to the Earth, had sex with women, and begat a hybrid race of offspring known as the Nephilim.
Such tales are as old as humanity itself. These histories and accounts of visitations and subsequent mixed-blood alien-human races comprise the bulk of mythology, legend, religion, and our superstition.
The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim examines:
- Elohim and the Bene Ha Elohim—God and the Sons of God
- The “Watchers”: UFOs, extraterrestrials, angels, infiltrators, and impregnators
- Demonic agendas: incubi, succubi and spirit beings
- Biblical and apocryphal sources from Enoch to Moses
- The role of the Fae, Elves, Elementals, and ancient gods
What if the old spiritualities and religions weren’t just legends?What if there was something living and breathing beneath the surface, a tangible interlinking of religious thought and spirituality, science and myth, inter-dimensionality and cold, hard fact?
The Nephilim walked among us… and still do today.
Roberts gives us a pretty solid introduction to the legendary Nephilim. Roberts’ book is a compelling read and I really enjoyed it. As is my habit, I thumbed to the back of the book to look at the Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Each was beefy and easy to navigate. The Bibliography should give the reader an excellent source for further research.
The cover art was brilliant, it captures the mood of the book. However, I came away a little disappointed with the interior art. Several of the recent New Pages Books titles had eye-popping color pictures and The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim would have benefited from some color pictures of the historical and archaeological relics. The drawings of Hatshepsut and Elijah looked like something that fell out of a Dungeons and Dragons (He does mention D&D by the way) manual and really didn’t fit the book. Still those are minor quibbles with what is a brilliant book.
The book is packed with material that will fuel debates at the dinner table, or in my case food-flinging arguments. All too often, I wanted Roberts to continue his train of thought on a subject but he would pull up just short. For example in the chapter “…And Also Afterwards,” Roberts kicks around theories of the Nephilim surviving the flood. I would have loved his thoughts on the Nephilim saved on the Ark but not counted as (Adamic) souls.
All in all, I highly recommend “The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim.” It is packed with plenty of things that make you go hmmmmm. It’s a wonderful road map for your exploration of the Nephilim.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author Scott Alan Roberts. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”