Genesis Apocryphon on the Nephilim

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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.


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.

Then I, Lamech, became afraid and went to Batenosh, [my] w[ife … saying, “Dec]lare [to me] by the Most High, by the Lord of Greatness, by the E[ternal] King [whether the child comes from the] heavenly beings! Everything will you truthfully tell me, whether [ … … ] you will tell me without lies: is this [ … … swear] by the Eternal King until you speak truthfully to me and not with lies [ … ].” Then Batenosh my wife spoke with me forcefully. [She we]pt and said, “O my brother and master, recall for yourself my pregnancy [ … … ] marital relations, and my breath within its sheath (?). (Can) I truthfully [tell you] everything?” [ … … ] then I was perturbed even more.

When Batenosh my wife noticed that my face had changed (its) expression [ … … ] then she gained control of her emotion(s) and spoke with me. She said to me, “O my master and [brother, recall for yourself] my pregnancy. I swear to you by the Great Holy One, by the Ruler of Hea[ven] that this seed is yours, that this pregnancy is from you, that from you is the planting of [this] fruit [and that it is] not from any alien, or from any of the Watchers, or from any heavenly bein[g. Why has the appearance] of your face changed like this upon you? And (why) is it disfigured, and your spirit dejected like this? [ … for I] tell you (this) truthfully…

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The text begins to get increasingly fragmentary at this point and continues thusly:

And to you, Methuselah my son […] this child. Behold, when I Enoch [… …] and not from (the) heavenly beings, but rather from Lamech your son [……] and he is unlike [… …] instead [… …] Lamech your son feared his appearance [… …] truthfully believe that […]…

And now I say to you, my son, and I declare to you […] truthfully [… …] Go, speak to Lamech your son [… … …] and placed/cast it/him on the earth, and every deed of the heavenly beings [… … …] he lifted his face, and his eyes shone like the s[un … …] this child, fire (?) and [… … 2 lines missing …] Behold, then they were confused and [… … …] eternal [Lord?] they give [… …] they will commit many deeds of violence until [… … …] and ascending (?), and all the paths [… … …] And now I shall declare to you the mystery [… … to Lamech] your son declare this mystery [… … …] during his days … the deed [… … …] praised be the Lord of all [… … …] And when Methuselah heard [… … …] and with Lamech his son he spoke privately [… … …] And when I, Lamech, [… … …] he declared that he issued from me [… … …]

This is the same story I quoted within Wherein the Book of Enoch contradicts the Bible since the Book of Enoch’s Fragment of the Book of Noah, CVI relates this tale; I also note therein the similarities between this tale and that of the birth of the character Cyclops in an X-Men movie.

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