There was a time in which there existed nothing but darkness and an abyss of waters, wherein resided most hideous beings, which were produced by a twofold principle. There appeared men, some of whom were furnished with two wings, others with four, and with two faces. They had one body, but two heads; the one that of a man, the other of a woman; they mere likewise in their several organs both male and female. Other human figures were to be seen with the legs and horns of a goat; some had horses’ feet, while others united the hindquarters of a horse with the body of aman, resembling in shape the hippocentaurs. Bulls likewise were bred there with the heads of men; and dogs with four-fold bodies, terminated in their extremities with the tails of fishes; horses also with the heads of dogs; men, too, and other animals, with the heads and bodies of horses and the tails of fishes. In short, there were creatures in which were combined the limbs of every species of animal. In addition to these, there were fishes, reptiles, serpents, with other monstrous animals, which assumed each other’s shape and countenance. Of all which were preserved delineations in the temple of Belos at Babylon - From Berossus (Chaldean Historian. Translation of ancient Babylonian texts)
The Creator Oannes (Fish God)At Babylon there was a great resort of people of various races who inhabited Chaldea, and lived in a lawless manner like the beasts of the field. In the first year there appeared in that part of the Erythrzean sea which borders upon Babylonia, a creature endowed with reason, by name Oannes, whose whole body (according to the account of Apollodhros) was that of a fish; under the fish’s head he had another head, with feet also below similar to those of a man subjoined to the fish’s tail. His voice, too, and language were articulate and human; and a representation of him is preserved even to this day. 6L This being was accustomed to pass the day among men, but took no food at that season; and he gave them an insight into letters and sciences and arts of every kind. He taught them to construct houses, to found temples, to compile laws, and explained to them the principles of geometrical knowledge. He made them distinguish the seeds of the earth, and showed them how to collect the fruits; in short, he instructed them in everything which could tend to soften manners and humanize their lives. From that time, nothing material has been added by way of improvement to his instructions. Now when the sun had set, this being Oannes used to retire again into the sea, and pass the night in the deep, for he was amphibious. After this there appeared other animals like Oannes, of which B&rbssos proposes to give an account when he comes to the history of the kings. Moreover, Oanncs wrote concerning the generation of mankind, of their different ways of life, and of their civil polity.
Hesiod (on the Celestial “Cometary” Disaster )
And the heat and blaze from both of them were on the dark-faced sea, from the thunder and lightning of Zeus and from the flame of the monster, from his blazing bolts and from the scorch and breath of his stormwinds - (Theogony)
The boundless sea rang terribly around, and the earth crashed loudly: Wide Heaven was shaken and groaned; and high Olympus reeled from its foundation under the charge of the undying gods; and a heavy quaking reached dim Tartarus and the deep sound of their feet in the fearful onset and of their hard missiles. So, then, they launched their grievous shafts upon one another; and the cry of both armies as they shouted reached to starry heaven; and they met together with a great battle-cry. Then Zeus no longer held back his might; but straight his heart was filled with fury and he showed forth all his strength. From Heaven and from Olympus he came forthwith, hurling his lightning - ibid
Epic of Emmerkar
Another ancient Sumerian tablet has interesting similarities to the Biblical account of the Garden of Eden, in a poem known as the Epic of Emmerkar. This epic talked about the land of Dilmun – it was a clean and pure place, where the lion did not kill and the lamb and the wolf were peacefully associated. Sickness was unknown and in these and other ways this land had interesting similarities to the biblical Garden of Eden - Clifford Wilson (The Chariots Still Crash)
The Edda (Voluspa) There comes the dark dragon flying, the shining serpent, up from Dark-of-moon hills; Nidhogg flies over the plain, in his wings he carries corpses; now she must sink down - (The Poetic Edda: A New Translation by Carolyne Larrington, p.13)
The Mahabharata (On the Wars of the Gods)
And a battle ensued more gruesome than any before and huge, between the Gods and the Asuras, close by the ocean shore. Broad-lamed honed halberds struck home by the thousands, and sharply tipped Javelins and all kinds of side-arms. Cut up by the discus and vomiting much blood, wounded by swords, spears, and the clubs, the Asuras fell on the battlefield. Like nuggets of melted gold, heads severed sides by the fall of the big mountains and began to shake as the battlefield of the warriors, who thundered by three-bladed lances rolled ceaselessly in the merciless battle. The grand Asuras, their limbs anointed with their blood, lay felled like mineral-colored mountain peaks. Screams burst forth by the thousands everywhere. The noise of them killing one another with copped-spiked bludgeons or with their fists if they were close by seemed to reach up to heaven - The Mahabharata (edited by J. A. B. van Buitenen. University of Chicago Press)
…Earth with its forests was pounded on all upon one another, raged furiously. Now Nara darkened the pathways of the sky with his gold-tipped arrows, cleaving with feathered shafts the flying mountain peaks in the horrifying onslaught of the Asura armies. Pressed by the Gods, the grand Asuras dug into the Earth and plunged into the salty sea, when they heard in the sky the raging Sudarsana discus that shone like a roaring fire - ibid
The vimana was a weapon so powerful that it could destroy the earth in an instant. It made a great soaring sound in smoke and in flames, and on it sits death
The Vedas (on Vimanas and their Contents)
…this lovely airborne city, with the splendor of good works, piled with all precious stones, and impregnable even to the immortals, the bands of Yaksas and Gandharvas, and Snakes, Asuras, and Raksasas, filled with all desires and virtues, free from sorrow and disease, was created from the Kalakeyas by Brahma…The Immortals shun this celestial, sky-going ship… Rig Veda (on Weapons) Great is this might of yours: the first high exploits were your own achievements…To him the mighty, conquering with victorious strength…Who conquer mighty strength with strength more mighty: earth shakes in terror at their wars…Give us O Mightiest, what is great, to see and to enjoy the earth. As one of awful power, stir up heroic might for those who praise thee, Bounteous Lord!…whose great might gives victory in battles, and triumphant glory spreads with swiftness…Grasp in thine arms the thunderbolt, O Thunder-armed, to slay the fiends: Mayst thou subdue the foemen's host…Aided by thee, the thunder-armed, may we lift up the bolt, and conquer all our foes in fight…Thunder-armed! thou with thy bolt of thunder didst boldly smite that power which none might equal…The Hero, conquering in the fight…Give us the glory of the realm of splendour…Thy fires blaze mightily, thou rich in wealth of beams!…With brilliant, purifying sheen, with perfect sheen thou liftest up thyself in light…May he disperse our foes and give us safety, and may we be the lords of hero vigour. May we enjoy his favour, his blessed loving kindness…in all these battles thou shalt be the victor…let the fiends be slaughtered…Giver of room in closest fight, slayer of foes in shock of war, be thou our great encourager…Giving us victory over all our rivals…He boldly cast down forts which none had e'er assailed…demolished foes with flashing dart…Thou sentest forth productive powers, clavest the hills, thou dravest forth the kine, thou drankest pleasant meath…
Destroyed be all malignities and all our enemy's designs…O much-invoked, thou hast subdued thy foemen: thy might is loftiest; here display thy bounty…Whetting thy bold and thy sharp blade, crush thou the foe and scatter those who hate us…Victorious with the men, Hero in battles…Thy bolt thou castest, at the foe…Trample them down beneath thy foot; a conquering scatterer art thou…Thou conqueredst, boundest many tribes for ever. Like castles thou hast crushed the godless races, and bowed the godless scorner's deadly weapon…Thou hurledst forth from heaven the iron missile…Bolt-armed, ere darkness overtook the sunlight, thou castest at the veiling cloud thy weapon…all our enemies, who near or far away prevail against us, crush, and leave them destitute….against them send thy fiercest-flaming weapon. Rend them from under, crush them and subdue them…The ever-strengthening song of him who worships is sung in fight amid the clash of voices. Aided by thee, may we subdue our foes who count them mighty. Be our protector, strengthen and increase us…We glorify with praises thee, the never-conquered conqueror…thou o'er-threwest with thy wondrous powers…the ancient riteless ones…driving the black skin far away…Rejoice, that thou mayst slay our foes, O Hero, and we with lauds will tell thy mighty exploits…Lead us beyond all pain and grief along the path of holy Law…Thou shinest out from beauty fair to look upon: thou leadest us to conquering power…Verily ye bestow wealth, famed, victorious, passing to our children. Ye have invested men, ye Mighty Beings, with manly strength that conquers in the battle…the Aryan …Armed with resistless weapons, with vast power to cleave…Ye drave away, ye put to death the foemen, and took great vengeance with your murdering weapons…Go to the foemen, strike them home, and let not one be left alive - from the Rig Veda
A Sanskrit text-the Drona Parva, documented "dogfights" by extraterrestrial visitors in flying machines.
The Puranas The writer of Vishnu Purana when foretelling to Maitreya some of the dark influences and sins of this Kali Yug. For after saying that the "barbarians" will be masters of the banks of the Indus, of Chandrabhaga and Kasmera, he adds:
There will be contemporary monarchs, reigning over the earth - kings of churlish spirit, violent temper, and ever addicted to falsehood and wickedness. They will inflict death on women, children, and cows; they will seize upon the property of their subjects, and be intent upon the wives of others; they will be of unlimited power, their lives will be short, their desires insatiable…People of various countries intermingling with them, will follow their example…Wealth and piety will decrease until the world will be wholly depraved. Property alone will confer rank; wealth will be the only source of devotion; passion will be the sole bond of union between the sexes; falsehood will be the only means of success in litigation; and women will be objects merely of sensual gratification…External types will be the only distinction of the several orders of life…a man if rich will be reputed pure; dishonesty (anyaya) will be the universal means of subsistence, weakness the cause of dependence, menace and presumption will be substituted for learning; liberality will be devotion; mutual assent, marriage; fine clothes, dignity. He who is the strongest will reign; the people, unable to bear the heavy burthen, Khara bhara (the load of taxes) will take refuge among the valleys…Thus, in the Kali age will decay constantly proceed, until the human race approaches its annihilation (pralaya)…When the close of the Kali age shall be nigh, a portion of that divine being which exists, of its own spiritual nature . . . shall descend on Earth…(Kalki Avatar) endowed with the eight superhuman faculties…He will re-establish righteousness on earth, and the minds of those who live at the end of Kali Yuga shall be awakened and become as pellucid as crystal. The men who are thus changed.. .shall be the seeds of human beings, and shall give birth to a race who shall follow the laws of the Krita age, the age of purity. As it is said, 'When the sun and moon and the lunar asterism Tishya and the planet Jupiter are in one mansion, the Krita (or Satya) age shall return.
The Hindus date their Kali Yug from a great periodical conjunction of the planets thirty-one centuries B.C., and, withal, it is the Greeks belonging to the expedition of Alexander the Great, who were the instructors of the Aryan Hindus in astronomy! According to sages in ancient India, in the cycle of ages we are now living in the tail end of Kali Yuga. Meaning literally the age of iron, Kali Yuga was an age that the ancients expected to be characterized by confusion, ignorance and fear. Below are some extracts from the Sanskrit text the Linga Purana. They were written thousands of years ago and refer to things that seemed frightening and improbable to the ancients. Unfortunately they are all too familiar today and some predictions that seemed far fetched only a
few years ago are now coming true: scroll down to ‘Young girls will do trade
in their virginity’. Like they say: may you live in interesting times...
When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years." 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
Some 200 angels married and their children, half angelic and half human, became known as Nephilim. This was an abomination before God. Jude states that the angels were bound for the same sin that the men of Sodom wanted to do with the angels in Genesis 19:1-5. He then quotes the prophecy in Enoch 2. In 2 Peter 2 ‘God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,’ the Greek word that is translated hell is Tartarus. Tartarus is supposed to be a special holding place for fallen angels until the Day of Judgment. See also Job 40:15;41:23 LXX
Jude 1:6-7 and 14-15 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day. Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example, in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire. And about these also Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him." NASV
The Scofield Bible
The Scofield Bible in 1901 was the first to successfully propagate the Idea that the ‘Sons of God’ were the descendants of Seth and the ‘daughters of men’ were from the ungodly line of Cain. Some proponents of this theory use to try to state that angels can’t reproduce, when in effect this actually agrees with Enoch 15 in saying that there will be no need to. Some problems with this theory are: 1st genetic problems develop from inbreeding not from marrying other tribes or races. 2nd none of the early church fathers taught this. All who commented on Genesis 6 agreed the ‘Sons of God’ were angels. Sources like Josephus, Justin martyr, Irenaeus, the Septuagint, and many others. Justin Martyr stated that 1 Corinthians 11:10 referred to the Genesis 6 story. Matthew 22:30 "At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven."
Book of Enoch
Enoch and Jubilees are two books quoted by the early church fathers and were actually canonized by the Ethiopian Church. Fragments of Jubilees and Enoch, only the first 20 chapters of Enoch, were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls.
And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: ‘Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.’ And Samyaza, who was their leader, said unto them: ‘I fear you will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’ And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.’ Then they all swore together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were two hundred in all; who descended in the days of Jared (between 3541 BC and 3379BC) on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaq1el, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens. And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells (should be approximately 13 ft.): 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. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.
And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all coloring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Samyaza taught enchantments (sorcery), and root-cuttings, ‘Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven.
And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven and saw much blood being shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth. And they said to the Lord of the ages: "You see what Azazel has done, who has taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which men were striving to learn: And Samyaza has taught sorcery, to whom You have given authority to bear rule over his associates. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins. And the women have borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness. And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are wrought on the earth. And You know all things before they come to pass, and You see these things and You do suffer them, and You do not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these."
Then said the Most High and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, and said to him: ‘Go to Noah and tell him in my name "Hide thyself!" and reveal to him the end that is approaching: that the whole earth will be destroyed, and a deluge is about to come upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it. And now instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.' And again the Lord said to Raphael: ‘Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. And on the day of the great judgment he shall be cast into the fire. And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons. And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel: to him ascribe the whole crime (all sin).’ And to Gabriel said the Lord: 'Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication: and destroy [the children of fornication and] the children of the Watchers from amongst men [and cause them to go forth]: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in battle: for length of days shall they not have. And no request that they (i.e. their fathers) make of you shall be granted unto their fathers on their behalf; for they hope to live an eternal life, and that each one of them will live five hundred years.' And the Lord said unto Michael: 'Go, bind Samyaza and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves with them in all their uncleanness. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations under the earth, till the day of their judgment and of their consummation, till the judgment that is for ever and ever is consummated. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: and to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever. And whosoever shall be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all generations. (Luke 8:31) And destroy all the spirits (or souls) of the reprobate and the children of the Watchers, because they have wronged mankind. Destroy all wrong from the face of the earth.
From henceforth you shall not ascend into heaven unto all eternity, and in bonds of the earth the decree has gone forth to bind you for all the days of the world. And that previously you shall have seen the destruction of your beloved sons and you shall have no pleasure in them, but they shall fall before you by the sword.
Why have you left the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and lain with women, and defiled yourselves with the daughters of men and taken to yourselves wives, and done like the children of earth, and begotten giants (as your) sons? And though you were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, and have begotten (children) with the blood of flesh, and, as the children of men, have lusted after flesh and blood as those also do who die and perish. Therefore have I given them wives also that they might impregnate them, and beget children by them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on earth. But you, from the beginning were spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world. And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling. And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling. And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offenses. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them.
From the days of the slaughter and destruction and death of the giants, when their spirits depart from their bodies, let their flesh, that which is perishable be without judgment. Thus they shall perish until the great day of judgment.
And Uriel said to me: ‘The angels who have cohabited with women, and their spirits assumed many different forms and defiled mankind leading them astray into sacrificing to demons as gods, shall be bound here till the day of the great judgment in which they shall be judged till they are made an end of. And the women also of the angels who went astray shall be judged (or become sirens).’
For owing to these three things came the flood upon the earth, namely, owing to the fornication wherein the Watchers against the law of their ordinances went a whoring after the daughters of men, and took themselves wives of all which they chose: and they made the beginning of uncleanness. And they begot sons the Naphidim, and they were all unlike, and they devoured one another: and the Giants slew the Naphil, and the Naphil slew the Eljo, and the Eljo mankind, and one man another… And after this they sinned against the beasts and birds…
Josephus Ant. 1.3.1
For many angels of God accompanied with women, and begot sons that proved unjust, and despisers of all that was good, on account of the confidence they had in their own strength; for the tradition is, that these men did what resembled the acts of those whom the Grecians call giants or Titans.
Josephus Ant. 5.2.3
In Hebron there were till then left the race of giants, who had bodies so large, and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were surprising to the sight, and terrible to the hearing. The bones of these men are still shown to this very day.
After the flood, evil spirits began afflicting many of Noah’s descendants. Noah prayed to God to bind all of the demons away from men. God bound nine-tenths of the demons leaving only one-tenth to tempt and torment man. Revelation 9 tells that the other nine-tenths will be released during the great tribulation.
And Cainan grew, and his father taught him writing, and he went to seek for himself a place where he might seize for himself a city. And he found a writing which former (generations) had carved on the rock, and he read what was thereon, and he transcribed it and sinned owing to it; for it contained the teaching of the Watchers in accordance with which they used to observe the omens of the sun and moon and stars in all the signs of heaven. And he wrote it down and said nothing regarding it; for he was afraid to speak to Noah about it lest he should be angry with him on account of it. And it goes on to say how they divided the whole earth between Ham, Shem, and Japheth.
And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men, in those days, took form the cattle of the earth the beasts of the field, and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of the animals of one species with another…
Cainan after finding the writing containing the science of the watchers, sought to create a race of warrior giants using the same type of genetic tampering which was done before the flood. This explains how the giants came to be, but with a few problems. In 2 Samuel 21:20 we have the giants with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot. In Deuteronomy 3:11 Moses leads the children of Israel into battle with Og the king of Bashan who, being a true giant stood about 13 ½ feet tall. In Genesis14:5 there were the Rephaim, who were another race of giants. Even up to king David’s time in 1 Samuel 17:4 Goliath remained. Being ¼ Giant and ¾ Philistine and only reaching nine feet tall. Another race of giants were the Anikim in Numbers 13:33
The World in Darkness
The “World of Darkness” – from the Mandean (Iranian Gnostics) Gina Robba-Great. Makes a good companion to the Vedas. (See Greatest Story Never Told, by Lana Cantrell)
Dead Sea Scrolls Accounts
From the Dead Sea Scrolls (Genesis Apocryphon) we learn that 200 of a larger group of powerful angels called "Watchers" departed from the higher Heavens and sinned. The fallen class of Watchers are considered by some to be the creatures referred to in the Book of Jude as the "angels which kept not their first estate" and who are reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
The Egyptians called it Ta Neter--The Land of the Watchers "from which the gods came into Egypt."
In the Book of the Dead there are prayers for deliverance from the Watchers (Tchatcha, the Princes of Osiris) who came from Ta-Ur, the "Far Away Land."
The Repulsive Ones
There is reference to amphibious beings called Oannes, Musari, or Annedoti. The latter 2 names mean "abominations" and "repulsive ones". Despite the names these rulers were greatly loved and credited with providing us with all knowledge and learning and the founding of civilizations. The monitorial duties of the Nommo may have included helping to save Noah by providing him with his Ark. The Book of Enoch says the ark was built by the Angels or "watchers". Some of these Watchers "fell to earth" (came from the sky) and became the gods of the olden times - best known to us from the Greek legends and the Indian Vedas - http://www.burlingtonnews.net/giants.html Miscellaneous
From “The Book of the Giants” (A Manichean Gnostic Text)
(Frg. i) 4 . . . many . . . were killed, four hundred thousand Righteous 5 . . . with fire, naphtha, and brimstone 6 . . . And the angels veiled 7 (or: covered, or: protected, or: moved out of sight) Enoch. Electae et auditrices (100) . . . and ravished them. They chose beautiful [women], and demanded . . . them in marriage.8 Sordid . . . (103) . . . all . . . carried off . . . severally they were subjected to tasks and services. And they . . . from each city . . . and were, ordered to serve the . . . The Mesenians [were directed] to prepare, the Khūzians 9 to sweep [and] (110) water, the Persians to . . .