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When Giants Were Upon the Earth

When Giants Were Upon the Earth

when-giants-coverThe Appendices of the Chronicles of the Nephilim Together in One Book.

The bestselling Biblical fantasy novel series Chronicles of the Nephilim has opened a door for Christian imagination and theology like none other. But many have appreciated the appendices of each novel as much as the novels. In those appendices, author Brian Godawa shares the Biblical and ancient historical and mythical research that undergirds the fiction. Now all those appendices have been placed together in one book for those who want serious study of the topics of the Watchers, Nephilim, and the Biblical Cosmic War of the Seed.

This book has the special bonus of a previously unpublished chapter on the Book of Enoch, as well as a newly expanded chapter on the Sons of God. But it also contains the appendices of the last two Chronicles, David Ascendant and Jesus Triumphant before their release!

Chapters Include:

The Book of Enoch: Scripture, Heresy or What?

Bonus Chapter. The ancient book of Enoch has a respected tradition in Church history, but is now ignored or dismissed. This chapter investigates how influential this book has been on the New Testament both directly and indirectly.

Sons of God (Newly expanded from Noah Primeval)

Noah Primeval Appendix. Introduction to the Divine Council in the Bible. Who are the “Sons of God”? Why does the Bible speak about pagan gods as if they were real and demonic? What were they doing in Genesis 6? This newly expanded section critiques the non-supernatural Sethite and Divine Kingship theories of the Sons of God.

The Nephilim (Newly expanded from Noah Primeval)

Noah Primeval Appendix. The Nephilim is a controversial word in the Bible. But Genesis 6 is not the only place they show up. This chapter explores everywhere giants appear in the Bible, and there are many of them.

Leviathan

Noah Primeval Appendix. The notion of a sea dragon of chaos is universal in the ancient Near East. The Bible is no exception. Leviathan in the Bible and its theological meaning. Dinosaur? Whale? Sea Dragon? The Bible may surprise you.

Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography in the Bible

Noah Primeval Appendix. Did the Bible writers assume the ancient Mesopotamian view of a flat earth supported by pillars over an Underworld with a solid dome overhead? This chapter lets the Bible speak for itself.

Retelling Bible Stories and Mythic Imagination

Enoch Primordial Appendix. Ancient Jewish writers retold Bible stories to bring meaning to their world. Jewish legends and Biblical creatures in Enoch Primordial: Cain as a vampire, Lilith the demon, Rahab the sea dragon, Behemoth, Cherubim, Seraphim, Rephaim, and Satan.

Gilgamesh and the Bible

Gilgamesh Immortal Appendix. A look at what the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh has in common with the Bible: A lot. What was “Noah’s nakedness”? A look at the various theories of who Gilgamesh really was in history and the Bible.

In Defense of Ancient Traditions

Abraham Allegiant Appendix. Why are there multiple names for God in the Bible? The legends behind the Tower of Babel and who Nimrod really was in history. The ancient book of Jasher quoted in the Bible. What does it mean that the Sons of God inherited the nations at Babel?

Mythical Monsters in the Bible

Joshua Valiant Appendix. A look at mythical creatures in the Bible: Satyrs, centaurs, Lilith, winged fiery serpents, Azazel and the goat demons. A close look at famous Biblical giants: Og of Bashan and the Anakim giants; Ahiman, Talmai, and Sheshai.

Canaanite Baal and Old Testament Storytelling Polemics

Caleb Vigilant Appendix. A closer look at the many parallels between the Canaanite stories of Baal the storm god and the polemical Israelite poetry of Yahweh. How Bible writers used Canaanite notions subversively to undermine Baal and elevate Yahweh as the true God.

Goliath was Not Alone

David Ascendant Appendix. A closer look at the most famous Biblical giant, Goliath. But there are five other giants spoken of as going after David in 1 and 2 Samuel. Were they a part of a secret pact to kill the messiah king? And who were the Lion Men of Moab?

Jesus and the Cosmic War

Jesus Triumphant Appendix. A closer look at the most famous Biblical giant, Goliath. But there are five other giants spoken of as going after David in 1 and 2 Samuel. Were they a part of a secret pact to kill the messiah king? And who were the Lion Men of Moab?

The Geography of Hades

Jesus Triumphant Appendix. A fascinating look into the underworld as presented in pagan myths, as well as the Bible and the Jewish extra-Biblical book of 1Enoch. Gehenna, Sheol.

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