I know that for some of you the question, “Did the Watcher fallen angels genetically manipulate humans & animals?” leads to a follow up question to the likes of “Did the who do what to whom?!?!”
In short, some apocryphal texts seek to expand upon the Genesis 6 affair involving the sons of God Angels and human daughters of men, see my section on Nephilim – Giants.
The issue is that many claim that one key phrase refers to genetic manipulation so as to created hybrids either via canal means or lab work. The key phrase is, “they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish.”
Let us review the various claims made about, specifically, the texts of Genesis 6, Enoch 7, Jubilees 5 as well as some Dead Sea Scrolls and then, in conclusion, I will quote these texts.
Sherry Shriner, The Difference Between Fallen Angels, Demons, Aliens, Jedi, and the Watchers
The Bible is full of accounts of Israel dealing with hybrids. Genesis 6:4 says, “There were giants in the earth in those days…”…When fallen angels shape-shift into a human form, they can have intercourse but not without some aberrant genetic changes. The union of these beasts with humans produced children that were different in many ways. The first apparent difference was that they developed giantism. They were giants or Nephilim. Og, the King of Bashan, had a bed that was 13 to 15 feet long; and Goliath was 6 cubits tall (9 feet). The second aberration was that they had six fingers and six toes.
The aberrant genetic defects of the Nephilim were unfortunately cloned into the DNA of mankind…The offspring giants never went out of existence; they just went “underground” to return later, which is now, during these last days.
Allow me to make a few notes at this point:
That “The Bible is full of accounts of Israel dealing with hybrids” is a presupposition as the Bible refers to people who are, generically “tall” and generically “very tall” but specifically stated heights is rare and that they are, or must be, hybrids is not stated but must be read into the texts.
There is no indication in the entire Bible that “angels shape-shift into a human form” rather, they are described as looking just like human males by nature without wings and without halos. They seem to inhabit that which we may term glorified or resurrected bodies that are multidimensional but are never said to shape-shift.
Note that we are given the size of Og’s bed but not his own size. Also, Goliath was from circa 6.7 ft. to 9.8 ft. depending on whether one is reading the Greek or Hebrew manuscripts as well as statements found within the Dead Sea Scrolls and Flavius Josephus.
That “they” in general “had six fingers and six toes” is simply unknown in the Bible which only mentions that only one single man had six digits (2 Samuel 21:15-22 and 1 Chronicles 20:4-7).
It is also merely asserted that “flat and un-reflective…eyes are…a classic genetic trait of the Nephilim.”
Such basic errors plus the inclusion of apocryphal texts with a little sci-fi mentality thrown in is that which leads to conclusions such as that “The offspring giants…went ‘underground’ to return later, which is now, during these last days,” etc.
CK Quarterman, Demons Are Not Fallen Angels states:
Enoch and Jubilees both speak of these crossbred beings…Both of these books, written previous to the New Testament, speak of two primary identifying signs of the Days of Noah: First, the illicit marriage of the angels (Bene elohim) with humans, and Second, the gluttonous eating and drinking by their hybrid offspring, the nephilim even to the point of cannibalism. These two signs of illicit marriage of the angels, and gluttonous eating and drinking will mirror the situation which will exist on earth before his second coming. The question then is do we yet see this, or harbingers of it?
We will come to the issue of crossbreeding. I wanted to include this as it denotes what is perhaps the most misused, abused, misunderstood, misapplied texts in the entire New Testament within the realm of issue relating to the Nephilim, Christian UFOlogy, giants, etc. and that is the alleged “identifying signs of the Days of Noah” as it is supposedly related to the Second Coming, see The eschaton and the Nephilim – as in the days of Noah as the only correlation between the two is that people will be unaware of the Second Coming’s time as they were unaware of the coming of the Deluge and carried on as per usual.
In keeping with as it was in the days of Noah issue, we come to the example of Don Koenig’s article (merely one of innumerable similar examples), Creating the end of our world:
There is nothing new under the sun. Jesus said what happened prior to the flood of Noah will happen again just prior to His coming. The combining of human and animal genetics will again bring God’s judgment on the whole world and only Jesus’ return will save a remnant. Seeing that humans have already started to corrupt God’s creation by creating chimeras and transhuman monstrosities indicates that time is getting might short.
The fact is that the Bible states no such things beyond the Genesis 6 affair.
Lisa Haven’s Various Nephilim/Alien Species and What They Look Like Exposed By A Scientist In Hiding… is about as explicit as it gets:
The masses have been trained to call the Nephilim of Genesis chapter six by another new name, “aliens.” These so called “aliens” have been involved with mankind since day one. They are not from another planet, rather they are interdimensional beings and per the Bible, are the satanic offspring of Fallen Watcher Angels and humans.
“The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them.” Genesis 6:4
Not only did the fallen angels have sex with humans, but they also had sex with the beasts of the field.
“They [Fallen Angels and Nephilim] began to sin [have sex] against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood.” The Book of Enoch
I have seen the next statement being made within Thomas R. Horn’s book Nephilim Stargates – the year 2012 and the return of the Watchers (which obviously did not happen) and Horn’s Did Ancient Biotechnology Create “Nephilim”? so that it may be a statement made in both; within an article and a book:
The Book of Enoch also supports this record, saying that after the fallen angels merged their DNA with women, they, “began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish” (7:5,6)
The Old Testament contains associated reference to genetic mutations, which developed among humans following this activity, including unusual size, physical strength, six fingers, six toes, animal appetite for blood and even lion-like features among men (2 Sam 21:20; 23:20).
You see there are similar patterns: assertions regarding what a fragment of a statement (a text) mean, assertions about genetic manipulation, assertions about six fingers and toes, etc., etc., etc.
The issue of humans or Angel-human hybrids having “lion-like features” is that 2 Samuel 23:20 states, “And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.” Thus, the only reference to these half human half lion hybrids or one third Angels, one third human, one third lion hybrids is no such reference at all but merely a reference to “lionlike men.” Now, without getting into the etymology (which does not help the hybrid case in the least bit) there are at least two options here:
1) The Bible is referring to some sort of humanoids that were hybridized with lions.
2) They are referred to as such due to being valiant, strong, brutal, etc.
Now, option 1) would require some sort of context relating to hybridization, etc. and 2) would require some sort of context relating to warriors, battles, bravery, etc.
The fact is that the text’s context is the latter, 2), and not hybridization 1) and since this is a plain and simple fact, there is no reason to claim 1) simply because we are on proving a point mode.
Nephilim, The Book of Enoch & The End of The World quotes Enoch 7:1-6, Genesis 6:12-13, Jubilees 5:2-3, 1 Corinthians 15:39-40 and concludes:
This clearly indicates that genetic experiments that place human DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) into animals is an abomination toward God’s Mosaic laws. That this is now being done means that our hi-tech scientific experiments with genetic transfer of human DNA into animals also means that we have again entered into a period that is ‘as the days of Noah were’. This is a clear indication that we may be approaching the time of the Great Tribulation, when Satan will make his final assault on mankind.
It may be an abomination toward God to place human DNA into animals but these texts state no such things.
We now come to the key texts, seek to discern whether they are making reference to genetic manipulation by mixing genes due to copulation or any other means.
The apocryphal Book of Jubilees 5:2-3 states:
And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike man and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth – all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men [was] thus evil continually.
The apocryphal Book of Enoch aka Ethiopic Enoch aka 1 Enoch (see my book In Consideration of the Book(s) of Enoch) chapter 7:1-6 states that the Angels, which the text refers to as Watchers:
…took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them…[their wives] became pregnant, and they bare great giants…Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood (cannibalism). Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.
The fragmentary Dead Sea Scroll 4Q531 Frag. 3 contains a section which may be a combination of references to the overall corruption brought about by the giants as well as the oncoming flood as it states:
[everything that the] earth produced…the great fish…the sky with all that grew…[fruit of] the earth and all kinds of grain and all the trees…beasts and reptiles…[al]l creeping things of the earth and they observed all…[eve]ry harsh deed and…utterance…male and female, and among humans.
Dead Sea Scroll 1Q23 Frag. 1, 6 refers to 200 donkeys, asses, rams, goats, “[beast of the] field from every animal, from every [bird]…for miscegenation” which refers to interbreeding and we need not conclude that anything was being interbreed except animals with other animals.
Let us review:
Jubilees referred to “lawlessness” and that “all flesh corrupted its way” within the context of that “they began to devour each other.”
Enoch refers to “sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish” within the context of having “consumed all the acquisitions of men” then turning “against them and devoured mankind and then “devour[ing] one another’s flesh.”
The Dead Sea Scrolls were a non issue within the context of answer the subject question.
Thus, none of the texts refer to genetic manipulation of any sort but to devouring with the exception of Genesis 6 which regards the one biblical instance of hybridization of Angels and humans alone.
But why would consuming birds, beasts, reptiles and fish be referred to as sin? It seems that this coincides with the greater context of Genesis which in chapters 1 and 2 had stated that God’s originally approved diet was a vegetarian one, “I have given every green herb for meat” (1:30), “every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food…of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat” (2:9, 16).
Thus, all of the claims we reviewed make for good sci-fi or sci-theology but are not biblical and are not even actual apocryphal claims.
Now, I decided to write a part 2 as one page I consulted was so saturated with fallacy that it required a lot of room to reply and I did not want to make this article too overwhelmingly long (for internet standards in any regard).
Find part 2 here.
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