Month: December 2015

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Jewish group Chabad on the Nephilim

Yehuda Shurpin, of the Jewish group Chabad, wrote an interesting article titled, Nephilim: Fallen Angels, Giants or Men? The mystery of Genesis 6:1-4. After a short intro and quoting the relevant Genesis text, he notes:

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Genesis Apocryphon on the Nephilim

Genesis Apocryphon aka Apocalypse of Lamech aka 1QapGen, II-XIX states: Then I considered whether the pregnancy was due to the Watchers and Holy Ones, or (should be ascribed) to the Nephil[im], and I grew perturbed about this child.

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Lactantius on the Nephilim

Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius (240-320 AD) wrote the following in Divinarum Institutionum / The Divine Institutes. Chap XV, “Of the Corruption of Angels, and the Two Kinds of Demons”: