The Dead Sea Scrolls
Photo: Fragments of the Book of Enoch
The Book of Enoch and the Fallen Angels called the Grigori or Watchers inspired the Warriors For the Light Series. All my tales are a figment of my imagination and tend to lean toward a romantic view of the species, but if you’re interested in knowing more about the Book of Enoch, I’ve listed a few interesting tidbits.
In the first section of the Book of Enoch, it describes the fall of the Watchers. These were the angels who fathered the Nephilim. This book was believed to have been composed in the third or fourth century BC, according to Western Scholars.
The first section of the book depicts the interaction of the Fallen Angels with mankind. Semiazaz compels the other 199 Fallen Angels to take human wives to “beget us children”.
Crimes of the Fallen and Quotes from the Book of Enoch:
The Nephilim (Genesis) or Anakim/Anak (Giants)were the children of the angels and human woman.
“And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: 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.”
In the Book Enoch, it also discusses the Fallen Angels teaching the humans their gifts. Mostly Azazel does the teaching.
“And Azâzêl 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.
Semjâzâ taught enchantments, and rootcuttings, Armârôs the resolving of enchantments, Barâqîjâl, taught astrology, Kôkabêl the constellations, Ezêqêêl the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiêl the signs of the earth, Shamsiêl the signs of the sun, and Sariêl the course of the moon.”