Giants in the Land

One of the most fascinating sections of the Bible is the brief mention in Genesis chapter 6 of the angels who rebelled against God and came to Earth, fathering children of mortal women. Those children became “the giants in the Earth in those days”–the Nephilim.

Author Patrick Heron speculates in his new book, The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse, that the Nephilim were the pyramid builders of ancient Egypt, Asia, and South America:

To simply say, ‘The Egyptians built them,’ is not a satisfactory answer. For if man began at the stone age, progressed to the bronze and then to the iron age, then we have the oldest pyramids popping up somewhere between the stone age and the bronze age. This is akin to saying that at some point in time past, man invented the wheel. Sometime later, another made a cart. But in between the wheel and the cart we find a brand new Mercedes! This is a realistic comparison when considering the construction of the pyramids.

This book will benefit, I’m sure, with a comparison to the research of Dr. Michael Heiser, who’s spent more than twenty years studying the “divine council“, the “sons of God” (bene elohim), and the records of their influence on ancient cultures. His findings blow apart the flawed theories and sloppy scholarship of the believers in “ancient astronauts“, such as Zecharia Sitchin.

(Dr. Heiser has written an excellent novel based on his research called The Facade. Very much like The X-Files, but based on solid research into the cosmology of the Ancient Near East and modern UFO phenomena.)

The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse looks like a good read. Heron’s publisher, Xulon Press, has a booth at the CBA Advance convention going on now in Nashville. I’ll ask my wife to look them up and see if the book is available.

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