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Deciphering the Nephiliym (Nephilim)

Recently, we have discovered something quite new in the Eth CEPHER concerning the giants, also called the nephiliym.  Let’s take a look:

Bere’shiyth (Genesis) 6:4
There were Nephiliym in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of ELOHIYM came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became warriors and tyrants which were of ancient times, men of infamy.

A similar expression is also found in the Cepher Yovheliym (Book of Jubilees):

Yovheliym (Jubilees) 5:1
And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the angels of ELOHIYM saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves women of all whom they chose, and they bore unto them sons and they were Nephiliym.

However, when we take a closer look, we discover that there is an anomaly in the Ivriyt that has otherwise gone unnoticed.  It is worthy of discussion:

We begin with the word Nephiyl (נְפִיל) (Strong's H5303), meaning, a feller, i.e. a bully or tyrant; that is, a giant. However the word comes from the root word Naphal (נָפַל) Strong's H5307, which is the primitive root.

Nephiyl: nun-pey-yod-lamed

Naphal: nun-pey-lamed (the yod is missing)

Naphal is given the meaning by the translators as: to fall, in a great variety of applications to be accepted, cast down, cease, die, divided (by lot), left to fail, cause to, fall away, or fall down; a fugitive, have (inheritance), inferior, be judged, be lost, overthrown, overwhelmed, perishing, make to rot, slay, smite out, × surely, thrown down.

Here are some of the relevant passages using this term naphal – or, more appropriately – naphaliym.

Bere’shiyth (Genesis) 6:4
There were Naphaliym in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of ELOHIYM came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became warriors and tyrants which were of ancient times, men of infamy.

Ge 6:4 הַנְּפִלִים הָיוּ בָאָרֶץ בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם וְגַם אַחֲרֵי־כֵן אֲשֶׁר יָבֹאוּ בְּנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים אֶל־בְּנוֹת הָאָדָם וְיָלְדוּ לָהֶם הֵמָּה הַגִּבֹּרִים אֲשֶׁר מֵעוֹלָם אַנְשֵׁי הַשֵּׁם׃

Bemidbar 13:33
And there we saw את eth-the Nephiliym, the sons of Anaq, which come of the Naphaliym: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Nu 13:33 וְשָׁם רָאִינוּ אֶת־הַנְּפִילִים בְּנֵי עֲנָק מִן־הַנְּפִלִים וַנְּהִי בְעֵינֵינוּ כַּחֲגָבִים וְכֵן הָיִינוּ בְּעֵינֵיהֶם׃

Shofetiym (Judges) 7:12
And Midyan and Amaleq and all the sons of the East, Naphaliym in the valley, like grasshoppers in abundance and camels without number, like sand at the edge of the sea in abundance.

Jg 7:12 וּמִדְיָן וַעֲמָלֵק וְכָל־בְּנֵי־קֶדֶם נֹפְלִים בָּעֵמֶק כָּאַרְבֶּה לָרֹב וְלִגְמַלֵּיהֶם אֵין מִסְפָּר כַּחוֹל שֶׁעַל־שְׂפַת הַיָּם לָרֹב׃

Divrei Hayamiym Sheniy (2 Chron.) 20:24
And Yahudah came upon a watchtower in the wilderness and saw among the multitude, and lo, the carcasses of Naphaliym on the earth – none had escaped.

2Ch 20:24 וִיהוּדָה בָּא עַל־הַמִּצְפֶּה לַמִּדְבָּר וַיִּפְנוּ אֶל־הֶהָמוֹן וְהִנָּם פְּגָרִים נֹפְלִים אַרְצָה וְאֵין פְּלֵיטָה׃

Yechezq’el (Ezekiel) 32:23
Who are appointed to graves in the bottom of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all the Naphaliym are pierced by the sword, which gave terror in the land of the living.

Eze 32:23 אֲשֶׁר נִתְּנוּ קִבְרֹתֶיהָ בְּיַרְכְּתֵי־בוֹר וַיְהִי קְהָלָהּ סְבִיבוֹת קְבֻרָתָהּ כֻּלָּם חֲלָלִים נֹפְלִים בַּחֶרֶב אֲשֶׁר־נָתְנוּ חִתִּית בְּאֶרֶץ חַיִּים׃

Yechezq’el (Ezekiel) 32:27
And they shall not lie את eth-with the mighty Naphaliym of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to She’ol with their weapons of war: and they have laid את eth-their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.

Eze 32:27 וְלֹא יִשְׁכְּבוּ אֶת־גִּבּוֹרִים נֹפְלִים מֵעֲרֵלִים אֲשֶׁר יָרְדוּ־שְׁאוֹל בִּכְלֵי־מִלְחַמְתָּם וַיִּתְּנוּ אֶת־חַרְבוֹתָם תַּחַת רָאשֵׁיהֶם וַתְּהִי עֲוֺנֹתָם עַל־עַצְמוֹתָם כִּי־חִתִּית גִּבּוֹרִים בְּאֶרֶץ חַיִּים׃

So we are seeing something a little different. We see the identification of those who are “cast down,” those who will “cease and die,” those who are “divided (by lot), left to fail,”

those who had “cause to fall away, or to fall down;” “fugitives,” those are “to be judged,” those are ‘lost,” or “perishing,” i.e., those who are “thrown down.” In short, the Fallen Watchers are named as Naphaliym – something different than Nephiliym, their progeny.

How do we know this?  From the passage in Bemidbar (Numbers).  Let’s look again:

Bemidbar 13:33
And there we saw את eth-the Nephiliym, the sons of Anaq, which come of the Naphaliym: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Here, when rendered correctly from the Ivriyt, we see that the Nephiliym, the beney-Anaq, come of the Napahliym . . . and they were gigantic.

Let’s take one moment to discuss a term that gets bantered about by the Sumerian Dispositivists, and that term is Anunnaki.

According to Wikipedia (which we will use here for illustrative reasons) the “Anunnaki (also transcribed as Anunaki [bold added], Anunna, Ananaki, and other variations) are a group of deities that appear in the mythological traditions of the ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians. Descriptions of how many Anunnaki there were and what role they fulfilled are inconsistent and often contradictory. In the earliest Sumerian writings about them, which come from the Post-Akkadian period, the Anunnaki are the most powerful deities in the pantheon, descendants of An, the god of the heavens, and their primary function is to decree the fates of humanity.

In Inanna's Descent into the Netherworld, the Anunnaki are portrayed as seven judges who sit before the throne of Ereshkigal in the Underworld. Later Akkadian texts, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, follow this portrayal. During the Old Babylonian period, the Anunnaki were believed to be the chthonic deities of the Underworld, while the gods of the heavens were known as the Igigi. The ancient Hittites identified the Anunnaki as the oldest generation of gods, who had been overthrown and banished to the Underworld by the younger gods. The Anunnaki have featured prominently in works of modern pseudohistory, such as the books of Zecharia Sitchin, and in conspiracy theories, such as those of David Icke.

Let’s see if they appear in scripture:

Anu (אֲנוּ) (Strong's H580), contraction of anachnu (אֲנַחְנוּ) simply means “we”.

Anach (אָנַח) (Strong's H5844) means “to sigh; to groan, or mourn.

Anu’anach’i simply means “we are those who sigh”; a consistent disposition of the Giants (see the Dead Sea Scroll Fragments – Scroll of the Giants) who lament their complete loss of salvation, a narrative which is well-depicted in the Cepher Chanoch (the Book of Enoch).

One more idea before we depart this discussion.  When we look at Bere’shiyth 6:4, we see the indication of repetition:

Bere’shiyth (Genesis) 6:4
There were Naphaliym in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of ELOHIYM came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became warriors and tyrants which were of ancient times, men of infamy.

We can see in the exegesis of this verse that the Naphaliym were what would then be identified as the Beney Elohiym – sons of ELOHIYM.  These are the progenitors; the sentence goes on to say that the daughters of men “bore children to them, the same (the children) became warriors and tyrants (another descriptive for Nephiliym) which were of ancient times [and known as] men of infamy.

This identification is important, because it is the Naphaliym that were in the earth in those days – and also after! We will look closer at this in the next blog.

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