by Ellen Lloyd
Little is known about
the Watchers, the Fallen Angels who
were the "sons of God".
The subject of the
Watchers is controversial, and scholars think the Watchers
deliberately 'created' the hybrid
giants to destroy God's creation as punishment for
being cast out of heaven.
The Watchers and The
Nephilim in The Bible
In the Bible there are many references to the giants Nephilim
who were offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters of men"
the Great Flood.
Genesis 6:1-4 1:
When man began to
multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to
them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man
And they took as
their wives any they chose. 3
Then the LORD said,
"My Spirit shall
not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be
120 years." 4
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
These were the mighty
men who were of old, the men of renown.
Enoch - The Initiator
Pre-Flood Messenger of God
Mentioned only a few times in the Bible, we have to seek our answers
about the Watchers in
Book of Enoch, one of the most
important non-canonical apocryphal works.
Enoch, the Initiator was pre-flood messenger and Initiator. He was
great-grandfather of Noah and one of the first people, who talked
face to face with the Lord.
He gathered all secret
knowledge he had been given and wrote it down for future generations
Is the Book of
Enoch Five Different Books?
It is in the
Book of Enoch we find the most
interesting accounts of the Watchers.
Most scholars believe that the Book of Enoch is really five
different books that were written in different time periods and
redacted together by editors until it became its current version
before A.D. 100.
The five different "books" are subdivided with their approximate
The Book of the
Watchers (Chapters 1-36) 3rd century B.C.
The Book of
Parables (37-71) 1st century B.C.
The Book of
Heavenly Luminaries (72-82) 3rd century B.C.
The Book of Dream
Visions (83-90) 2nd century B.C.
The Book of the
Epistle of Enoch (91-107) 2nd century B.C.
in The Book of Enoch
Enoch tells that in ancient times, 200 heavenly Watchers rebelled
against God in heaven.
Led by the angels
Semyaza and Azazel, the Watchers came to Earth
on Mount Hermon, where they mated with human women. This resulted in
the birth of bloodthirsty hybrid giants and later led to the Great
The well known and
acclaimed work of Dr. Joseph Lumpkin has been enlarged to
include new research on the Books of Enoch, Fallen Angels, the
Watchers, and the Nephilim.
extensive historical backgrounds and brilliant translations of
The First, Second, and Third Books of Enoch, Lumpkin takes time
to piece together a historical narrative of Fallen Angels, the
Watcher, and the Nephilim, using his extensive knowledge of
The history of the
Fallen Angels is sewn tightly together using such books as
Enoch, Jasher, Jubilees, The Book of Giants, The War Scrolls,
and many others.
The story will
The Books of Enoch - The Angels, The
Watchers and The Nephilim
The Book of Enoch
details about the Watchers.
There is no complete
record of the names of all 200 Watchers, but some of their names are
mentioned. The two most important of these Watchers were Semyaza
and Azazel, who was later considered to be a demon, and is
occasionally identified as the devil, or as one of his chieftains.
Azazel who was the leader of the Fallen Angels is often
identified with Lucifer (the Lightbringer) or Lumiel
('the light of God').
The Watchers revealed occult secrets to mankind.
They went against
God's will and taught humans not only various creative arts,
valuable knowledge related to,
the use of
...and much more was a
gift from the Watchers to mankind.
Unfortunately, the Watchers also taught humans how to engage
As punishment for giving humans so much secret knowledge, God
sent a Great Flood to wipe out the Watchers along with all wicked
giants. However, some of the Fallen Angels survived and fled to
other countries where they continued to teach mankind occult
The Watchers were never
destroyed, and their secret knowledge was spread across various
cultures. Many would say that their knowledge has survived until
Some secret societies are said to be in possession of knowledge that
was inherited by the Watchers, who were led by Lucifer, the Bringer
Were The Watchers
The true identity of
the Watchers and the Nephilim has
been a controversial subject debated among scholars for millennia.
Some researchers think that the Watchers were no heavenly
angelic beings. According to the Sethite view for example, the
Watchers were no supernatural beings.
They are believed to be
humans from the "righteous" lineage of Seth.
In this Gustave Dore
engraving from Milton's
Paradise Lost, Satan, the Fallen Angel.
Julius Africanus, a Christian
traveler and historian of the late second and early third centuries
"the descendants of
Seth are called the sons of God on account of the
righteous men and patriarchs who have sprung from him, even down
to the Savior Himself; but that the descendants of Cain are
named the seed of men, as having nothing divine in them, on
account of the wickedness of their race and the inequality of
their nature, being a mixed people, and having stirred the
indignation of God."
This is one of many
opinions dealing with the identity of the Watchers.
The problem with
this view is that the "Sons of God" are nowhere in Scripture ever
signified as the descendants of Seth.
In fact, every single use
of "Sons of God" elsewhere in the Old Testament is always a
reference to 'angelic' beings...