The Watcher Rebellion
Not many bible readers give a lot of
thought to a man named Jared who lived in
the sixth generation of mankind,
descending from Seth. Indeed he was not
notable, at least in scripture, for anything other than being the father of Enoch...
it was what took place in his lifetime
that would literally change the course of
human history dramatically and forever.
Jared's name itself is a memorial to the event, being translated from Yered...
the name means "the descent"..or "a
descending". Religious traditions of
countless cultures all over the world testify to who or what descended...
His Word of Truth answers that
question also and does so with an accuracy
that has been lost or purposely hidden
in the various pagan cultures who
echoed the historical event in their accounts.
YHWH created, not only a varied and interesting array of life on Earth, but also
a varied and interesting array of
spiritual life in heavenly realms. Amongst these
beings which are collectively thought
of as "angels" , is a certain type called
the Iyrin. This word translates to
"wakeful or watchful ones" or more commonly,
"Watchers". These beings were
stationed to be observers of creation to the
end that they would be privileged to
learn the mysteries of YHWH's design and
take a record of that which they
observed for a testimony to all creatures of His
perfection. A particular group of
Watchers, 200 in all, were stationed to observe
the Earth specifically under the leadership of one named Shemyhaza.
In the process of observing Earth, these 200 Watchers were witness to some
amazing aspects of His creation which
are commonplace for mankind, but to
beings who had nothing comparable to
them in their own existence, seemed
incredibly fascinating. The most
fascinating aspect of all was the miracle of flesh
creatures' ability to procreate...and
the most fascinating aspect in that detail was
the human female. The human female was
the nearest opposite sex creature to
the Watchers themselves. No female or
need for females existed in the world of
angelic beings, but having seen such a
creature as a woman, the leader of the
200 was captivated.
This interest might have remained an innocent, clinical fascination but for some
influence which pushed this from a
place of clinical interest to an obsession.
There is fair evidence to suggest
Azazel, a fallen angel who is interestingly
implied to be the leader of these
rebels in some instances in 1 Enoch, was
that influence. At the point where
fascination became obsession, Shemyhaza
led his 199 subordinates to descend to
Earth at a precise geological point
located at the summit of Mt
Here it was also, that the decision
was made by him to cross the boundaries
of his nature and propose that he and
his subordinates take human wives and
conceive children with them. Shemyhaza
being concerned that the others
might change their minds and leave him
with the burden of guilt, it was
suggested to him that they all make a binding oath with one another that
they would not turn back from the
plan. This they did, and so the mountain,
Hermon, is named to this day after that event...it's name meaning "a curse".
It is supposed sometimes that the
Watchers had to take unwilling women
and force them to comply with their
demands to be a wife to them... but
realistically, they had no difficulty
finding willing participants. Just as the
rich and famous and powerful men of
this day have no difficulty finding
partners..humanity was face to face
with a collection of beings who had
knowledge that had the power to make
their lives easier..who had the
means to give advantage to anyone who allied themselves with them...
who were physically impressive and
nearly indestructible, even in a flesh
Fathers were not as reluctant as they
perhaps should have been to
marry their daughters off to these
Watchers in return for the prestige and
advantage of being the "father in law"
to an angel. Women were not as
reluctant as they should have been to
enter into marital union with a tall,
blond, blue eyed creature that would
elevate their lives to the equivalent
of human "goddesses".
The resulting offspring of these unions were huge....much larger than their
own fathers' physical forms, and so
large, in fact that their appetites could
not be satiated with all the food
mankind had to offer them. The giants then
turned to eating animals...unheard of
until that time...and then finally to
eating humans. The giants themselves
were not the only boundary crossed
in hybrid life-forms. The Watchers
were also approached by their
counterparts who had fallen in
allegiance to Satan and who did not have the
luxury of a physical presence in
earth, and were requested by them to
engineer body forms which they
themselves could inhabit.
The creatures were the chimeras...made
by genetic manipulation, they
were variously part animal, part
human, part animal, part angel, or a
combination of different animal
species, and all of the above. Not every
chimera body was used as host for
fallen angels..but many were and
hence comes the legends of "gods"
having forms which were part animal
and part humanoid.
Aside from the abominable breeding experiments, the Watchers also
sinned in one other serious way..and
that was teaching mankind the
secrets of certain areas of knowledge
which they had accumulated in
their duty to observe and record the
nature of His creation. Often this is
noted as being some kind of "magic"
knowledge..what people do not
readily understand by reading the
descriptions of these secrets in the
archaic way they are presented in 1
Enoch..is that these things are
what we would find to be very
ordinary, everyday fields of science and
technology which are hailed as great
accomplishments of mankind and
seen as wonderful progress in this day
The pre flood world was no primitive scene..due to the Watchers intervention..
it was a high tech and very advanced
world utilizing technologies that would
make some of those today look
cumbersome and crude by comparison.
Man has not actually advanced...nor discovered great scientific finds...
modern man has simply re-discovered or
been re-introduced to very old
knowledge in a rather incomplete
fashion and instead of it being a virtue
and a sign of progress..it is instead
only causing mankind to become
more lazy..less able to learn..less willing to rely on their Creator.
Human history might have ended here. Mankind as a pure species might have
become entirely extinct and the world
little by little descend into a state of
irreconcilable ruin...but to prevent
any of this, YHWH sent the flood. Prior to
the deluge, the nephilim were turned
on one another in an incited civil war and
the rebellious Watchers were detained
and forced to witness the deaths of their
children and then they, themselves
were bound and imprisoned in subterranean
cells to await the last days. As believers we should not so lightly dismiss the
warning that the last days would be
like the days of Noah prior to the flood.