This article is an advanced mini Bible study, it is written with the expectation that the reader already has a fundamental level of understanding of Judaic/Christian concepts and knowledge.
To start with, I wanted to get into what i feel to be a common misconception among Eurocentric christian teachings regarding the ancient great deluge and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Here is what Genesis says:
12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.
13 And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
-Genesis 6:12, 13
So what does this mean and what is all flesh? Well it is very clear that the Watchers (angels) came down from the Heavens and had sex with human women:
6 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
-Genesis 6:1, 2
Enoch gives us a more detailed understanding of this:
1. And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. 2. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.'
And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. 2. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: 3. Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, 4. the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. 5. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. 6. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.
The book of Jubilees attests to this as well:
And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the angels of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were giants.
And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth -all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually.
And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all manner of evil before His eyes.
And in Jasher:
And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
So we know for sure that the angels had giants (nephilim) as offspring with human women and that they took over the Earth but what does it mean that all flesh was corrupted? This comes up consistently throughout the various authors that are telling us about the days of Noah. Let’s take a look at what exactly types of flesh there are according to Paul:
39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.
40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.
-1 Corinthians 15:39, 40
So here it definitely appears that not only was there inter-species mixing going on between heavenly flesh and Earthly flesh but also there was some sort of genetic tampering/experimental sex among angel and animal genes as well. This is why the Most High was so upset with the world that He had to destroy it, the angelic offspring had taken over the Earth and appear to have experimented with genetic manipulation, clearly advanced technology and insight. Here is an interesting passage from Job:
4 "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
5 Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6 To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
7 When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
As we see here, Elohim (God) is going in on Job who “forgot himself…” and reveals that the morning stars and the sons of Elohim apparently sang in the beginning of creation. Indicating that they were created well before the Earth was made. So it is very possible considering how long angels have been around that they may have information regarding genetic mutation. This may explain how the dinosaurs came about on the Earth as well as many other zoomorphic entities that have been painted/sculpted in ancient cultures even aside from the Hebrews (minotaurs, fauns or satyrs, centaurs, chimera, the griffin...etc). We already know there are hybrid species in Heaven (Ezekiel 1:10–16) and there are others mentioned throughout Hebrew doctrine of the Bible also. Some of these we are especially familiar with seeing such as the Sphinx or the Assyrian Shedu but simply have not considered these to have ever been physical living creatures:
The Assyrian Shedu. In Deuteronomy 32, the word devils/demons (H7700) translates to “shed.” This is very similar to the Assyrian word “shedu” which is depicted above.
One of David’s mighty men are actually recorded in 2 Samuel as slaying two of these hybrid animals.
20 Benaiah was the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man from Kabzeel, who had done many deeds. He had killed two lion-like heroes of Moab. He also had gone down and killed a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day.
The Strong’s concordance (H739) translates “lion-like heroes” as Lion of Elohim.
Here’s a map of Canaan and the inhabitants before Israel conquered it after migrating out of Egypt, notice that nephilim (giants) tribes spring up again after the flood and are set at the edges of what would eventually become Israel.
The nephilim descendants are nearly on all the perimeters of the promised land. I’m wondering now if Satan and his angels may have specifically had them in this area to keep the Israelites out thereby attempting to delay and/or alter the ultimate outcome of the timeline ticking ever closer to their demise. Perhaps this is why David was so bloodthirsty and Elohim was so adamant about Saul and David taking out this abomination from mankind (throughout the books of Samuel, you see Elohim telling Israel to completely wipe off the Earth certain clans of people, those clans had ties to the nephilim races and likely had been polluted with nephilim genes).
There is reason to believe that this inter-species mixing was exactly what got Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed as well according to Jude:
5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; 7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Remember that just before Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed, the men of the village came out against Lot to force him to hand over his guests who were angels. When the men reveal they want to have sex with the angels, this is when the angels step in for him and from then on, they are acting in an urgent matter to insure Lot is safe before they begin destroying the cities. So we see that the intermixing between celestial beings and terrestrial beings is highly forbidden and terrible things came from the Watchers coming down and reproducing with humans and is the main reason for the destruction of the flood as well as Sodom and Gomorrah. It appears that the nephilim genes of inter-species breeding between celestial and terrestrial beings immediately threatened mankind by contaminating human DNA and the deluge was Elohim cleaning up this genetic imbalance.
According to the Hebrews and doctrines associated to them such as Enoch, this genetic altering done by the angels and their children (the nephilim) resulted in the dinosaurs as well as many other hybrid beasts that humans eventually began to worship as elohims (many of these are considered Greek myths) and even sacrificed their children to demons and the fallen angels. The genetic altering that happened at these times in history is the missing link that science has failed to find and continues to look for. This genetic tampering is spillover of the war between YAH and Lucifer. Satan attempted to utilize it as a tool to wipe mankind out and likely to gain an upper hand over Elohim via gene manipulation and trans-humanism. This may also explain some creatures spoken of in Revelation nearing the end of the world. Yeshua talked about the end times being similar to the days of Noah, perhaps these humanimal hybrids along with the nephilim will roam the Earth once more as well.
Note: This bible study was highly influenced by the book
“As the Days of Noah Were: Sons of God and Coming Apocalypse” by Dante Fortson
There is also a great series from the YT channel TEOTW: