“And…Nimrod…began to be a mighty one in the earth… And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh,in the land of Shinar.” (Genesis 10:8-10)
“And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of [multiple cities in Shinar], Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations / tribes [too paltry to name]; That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.” (Genesis 14:1-2)
This account occurs in the early days of rebuilding civilization, as evidenced by city-states. Long-lived Nimrod whose “beginning” was four cities was still king of a much wider territory of Shinar during this documented one of a endless series of wars
Why is called Amraphel instead of Nimrod at this time? Based on our understanding that names define attributes, we conclude that over time “The Rebel / Nimrod” became famous for something new.
According to rabbinic tradition (amar) means “I will cast down” (apilah). This is consistent with a purely humanistic perspective of his military threats and victories casting down defenses of humans.
This does not take the spiritual dimension into consideration. Nimrod’s hallmark reputation is not humanistic but rebellion against the Singular God YHVH. Fortunately, the Bible decodes itself with key words and phrases.
“a great red dragon…drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron:” (Revelation 12:3-5)
Like anthropologists decoding an ancient language with the Rosetta Stone, we can use the language of the Bible to decipher the meaning of Nimrod’s title:
Am = people, Raph = giant, el = god: The giant god people.
At the same time that Abr-am was becoming known as the Father of God’s people, Nimrod was becoming known as the Father of the Gods’ Giant People.
Interesting that Nimrod’s nation is not listed in the table of nations.
Nimrod’s transformation into a giant is confirmed by scripture.
- Cush begat Nimrod:
- and he began to be a mighty one / giant in the earth.” (Genesis 10:8)
The Bible provides all the data needed to learn how to produce hybrids without direct sexual intercourse with hyper dimensional beings.
The first details is that Nimrod is documented as being “begat” by Cush, not born to an angel father.
And Cush the son of Ham, the son of Noah, took a wife in those days in his old age, and she bare a son, and they called his name Nimrod.
Since Cush was in the same generation as his first cousin Arphaxad, his life would have lasted about the same number of years, i.e. about 400 years. This puts Nimrod’s birth about 300 years after the flood, but with his own vigor and lifespan being that of the Ancient Ones, with his contemporaries readily accepting him a god.
Jasher reports a workforce on Nimrod’s Tower of Babel of about 600,000 men plus women and children, for a total population of a few million people (Jasher 9:23) This is consistent with exponential population growth over 300-400 years.
At that time the sons of men again began to rebel and transgress against God, and the child grew up, and his father loved him exceedingly, for he was the son of his old age…
A note on the side – one reason the biblical historical record is trustworthy is that it describes the reality of self-centered, other-destructive human nature expressed in behaviors that repeat throughout time and cultures. Other records of the same era provide nothing but tweaked glowing reports of exceptional qualities and accomplishments. The biblical patterns of behaviors provide a template against which current leaders’ behaviors can be extrapolated to their inevitable future, providing unparalleled prophetic value.
And Nimrod strengthened himself, and he rose up from amongst his brethren, and he fought the battles of his brethren against all their enemies round about…
And when Nimrod was forty years old, at that time there was a war between his [Hamite] brethren and the children of Japheth, so that they were in the power of their enemies…and they fought against their enemies, and they destroyed them, and subdued them…
And when Nimrod had joyfully returned from battle, after having conquered his enemies, all his brethren, together with those who knew him before, assembled to make him king over them, and they placed the regal crown upon his head. And he set over his subjects and people, princes, judges, and rulers, as is the custom amongst kings…and he prospered in all his battles, and his kingdom became very great.
Jasher’s account of Nimrod’s rise to power through military leadership is standard practice. Our own Wild West experience raised Indian fighters and lawmen to cult hero status, reflected in the hugely popular TV series Gunsmoke. The biblical account of King Saul’s rise to power mirrors Nimrod’s.
And…Nimrod reigned in the earth over all the sons of Noah, and they were all under his power and counsel. And all the earth was of one tongue and words of union, but Nimrod did not go in the ways of the Lord, and he was more wicked than all the men that were before him, from the days of the flood until those days. And he made gods of wood and stone, and he bowed down to them, and he rebelled against the Lord, and taught all his subjects and the people of the earth his wicked ways; and Mardon his son was more wicked than his father. (Jasher 7:31-48)
The second clue to the process that developed Nimrod’s gigantism is that statement that he “began to be.” This tells us that Nimrod progressively changed. There seems to be a transformative process that was to some degree initiated by Nimrod, like bodybuilding. If steroidal hormone drugs were used, this would also account for the notoriously aggressive exploits as driven by ‘roid rage.
However, this does not account for increased height, is not hereditary, and the effects wear off as soon as the body builder stops exercising or using drugs.
Pituitary tumors that trigger excess production of growth hormone account for most modern cases of gigantism. However, these giants suffer from crippling bone ailments so aren’t mighty.
Scientifically, there is no question that gigantism is a result of genetic activity. The common feature underlying every case of gigantism is that genes are either failing to check, or increasing, growth processes in response to hormones taken as drugs or naturally produced.
Nimrod’s mighty traits developed over time as his inherited angelic genes were activated by internal and environmental factors like puberty, substances, epigenetics and occult activities.
It is well known that genes only provide a predisposition to certain traits, which are then either suppressed or manifested by the choices made by the individual. Nimrod began to be a mighty one as he chose to exploit the potential afforded by his genetic makeup. Think of it like a tall teenager choosing to devote his time to becoming a basketball star, or a child with musical talent practicing every day. If they don’t put their effort into developing the special abilities made possible by their genetics, they don’t achieve their potential.
Any angelic genes producing giant traits had to have already been in at least one of the humans who survived the flood on the ark. And that is certainly possible.
We are told that Noah was “perfect in his generations” (Genesis 6:9), i.e. his genes were uncorrupted. His generations include not just his prior but his successive generations, i.e. his sons. That would mean Noah’s wife also had an uncorrupted genes. Nothing is said, however, about any of the daughters-in-law on the ark.
And giant genes could have been in their genomes, without anyone knowing, even themselves.
As was discussed in the previous blog, a baby inherits half of his/her genes from each parent. A baby born from an angel-human union was a demi(half) god, or 1/2 angel, so would have strongly expressed superhuman traits. Please don’t get riled up about the following visual examples. They are just about the mix of genes from two parents, most easily observed in physical traits. I am not equating Africans with the bad guys, or sneaking in a denouncement of “miscegenation.”
In our not-too-distant past, the 1st generation child of a mixed race union was known as mulatto, or 1/2 of the non-European race. A child from the union of the mulatto with a European partner would again get 1/2 of his/her genes from each parent, which means only 1/4 non-European, showing less evidence of his/her non-European grandparent’s genetics. These 2nd generation, only 1/4 non-Europeans, were known as quadroon or high yellow. Their mainly European, yet exotic looks, made the women highly prized as consorts by wealthy European and American men, and like the characteristic sex trades in San Francisco or Las Vegas today, were historically part of the draw of racially mixed New Orleans.
You can see that if the quadroon woman has a baby from the European man, the non-European traits, now only 1/8th, would become imperceptible. For this reason, as obsessed as Nazi Germany was with ferreting out Jewishness, their complicated system only tracked back to the grandparents. An individual was designated Jewish only if he/she was at least 1/4 Jewish, i.e. had one Jewish grandparent. Anything less, such as one great-grandparent, didn’t matter.
Likewise, the expression of angelic traits would be lost through dilution in successive generations of mixing with humans. This is exactly what would be expected in the record that the angels and their 1st generation offspring were taken out of the gene pool.
And against the angels…He bade us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and behold they are bound in the midst of them, and are (kept) separate. And against their sons went forth a command from before His face that they should be smitten with the sword, and be removed from under heaven. (Jubilees 5)
However, some of the genes could still persist in the descendants of the original genetic contributor. The traits could be hidden for generations, no evidence showing, then surprisingly surface in a child whose parents both carried the gene(s), in a process called atavism. This can be seen in genes which are recessive, like light colored hair, skin and eyes.
In the example shown the twins are not identical (one fertilized egg splits in two), just conceived at the same time (two separate fertilized eggs), with a different collection of genes from each parent. In this case, both parents had light genes from their parents which were overshadowed by their dark genes so didn’t show in them, but one of their children got only the light genes – and no dark genes – from each parent.
The key concept to grasp here is that recessive genes don’t express their traits until they combine in a child who gets a full set of two, one from each parent. Any one or more of Noah’s daughters-in-law could have been carrying hidden, recessive giant genes. They would be “carriers”.
According to the rules of autosomal recessive inheritance, no giant traits would appear in children born to a carrier mother and any of the three pure sons of Noah – Ham, Shem and Japheth. These genes would still remain hidden in children who inherited any recessive angel genes from a carrier mother, because the other half of the pair came from a purely human son of Noah.
Hints of recessive genes can show up in someone who is a carrier. Green eyes, for example. Occasionally recessive blue eye genes blend with, rather than are overshadowed by, dominant brown eye genes. This is especially likely when multiple pairs of genes are involved, as would be the case in the multiple facets of gigantism.
With this in mind, Noah’s malediction against Ham’s son Canaan may have been based on recognition of signs of gigantism in Canaan, not a curse causing bondage but an observation acknowledging the inevitable bondage resulting from sex obsessed individuals, who lose the ability to function effectively enough in society to be independent and self-sufficient. As we shall see, obsession with sex is a trait passed down from the original angels to their offspring, and to their followers.
When two of Noah’s grandchildren partner up, there is now a chance that each parent carries the recessive giant genes, and now there is a chance of having the recessive genes passed down to the child from each parent. The child who inherits the full set of genes expresses the giant traits.
And that is exactly the pattern of inheritance that we find.
In the following diagram a shape that is only half colored indicates the presence of only one, i.e. half of the required set of two, recessive genes. This is a carrier who doesn’t express the traits of the genes. A shape that is fully colored indicates the presence of the full set of recessive genes, one from each parent, so capable of expressing the trait.
- “Now these are the generations…of Noah’s sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth:
- Grandsons: And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
- Great-grandson: And Cush begat Nimrod: [Noah’s great-grandson] he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. “ (Genesis 10:1-9)
- Grandsons: And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
Think of the square in the top row as Ham, and the circle as his carrier wife. Any of their sons and (unnamed) daughters could inherit the giant genes from their carrier mother, and also be carriers. When two carriers in this or a later generation get together, they can now produce a child who gets giant genes from each parent. With a full set of giant genes, represented as a solid black square (male) or circle (female), this child does express the recessive, giant traits.
Queen Victoria’s family tree of the inbred European royalty provides a superb example of
- the proliferation of a trait (hemophilia in Victorian times vs giantism after the Flood)
- that can be tracked back to the maternal originator.
The same pattern of inheritance from Queen Victoria is seen in the descendants of Ham’s queen, scattered among relatives, becoming more common in later generations within certain people groups due to inbreeding between relatives with the same genes. Incest is also suggested among the Philistine giants, as one of Goliath’s four sons is also called the brother.
This inheritance pattern is a significant clue that post-flood gigantism was introduced and maintained through recessive genes, since inbreeding brings out recessive genetic traits. Noah’s grandsons had no option but to marry close relatives, so any recessive traits were bound to surface.
Nimrod is said to have (ahem) “married” his mother Semiramis. Since both parents have to pass giant genes to their offspring, a reasonable explanation for this unsavory union is to stack the genetic deck for the highest odds of reproducing another superhuman. Deliberate inbreeding to pull out specific traits is a well-known strategy commonly practiced with dogs and cattle but also practiced with humans, significantly, among rulers. Inbreeding was the reason the recessive hemophaelia trait ran rampant among European royalty.
Another good reason is the informed practice of polyploidy hybridization techniques to produce hybrids who can reproduce between themselves. To follow this explanation, a glossary is helpful.
- di-ploid – di/two chromosomes per set/ploid. Pairs of chromosomes is the normal arrangement for humans & most other organisms. This allows backups in case of damage to a gene as well as diversity through alleles, I.e. variations of the gene providing minor changes like color.
- ha-ploid – half the number of chromosomes in a gamete (egg or sperm cell), i.e. just one of each set/ploid for humans.
- poly- ploid – more than double the haploid gamete
- aneu-ploid – abnormal number of chromosomes, often due to an extra chromosome such as Trisomy 21 (tri/3 of chromo-some 21 in Down syndrome), XXX (Triple X syndrome) and XXY (Klinefelter syndrome)
- tri-ploid – tri/three chromosomes per set in the entire collection, where the sperm or egg doesn’t reduce down completely to haploid and contributes a full, diploid, set of chromosomes to the other haploid gamete. This is a known congenital disorder in which the babies are nonviable and are miscarried or die shortly after birth.
- allo-ploid – allo/different species of chromosomes in an organism’s entire set
For a hybrid to be viable, i.e. capable of living, the chromosomes of the parents have to be similar enough to pair up during 1) fertilization of the haploid egg by the haploid gamete (sperm and egg) and 2) mitosis, the process of cell multiplication where the same number of chromosomes is maintained.
For the resulting hybrid to be fertile as a species, i.e. able to produce offspring by two hybrids mating, the chromosomes have to be similar enough and have an even number to form pairs during meiosis, the process of cell division into haploid gametes (sperm and eggs.)
For example, horses have 64 chromosomes and donkeys have 62 chromosomes, giving their mixed offspring – mules or hinnies – 63 chromosomes. This odd number of chromosomes leaves one lone chromosome that can be pulled in during mitosis, but fails to achieve meiosis for sperm and eggs.
Polyploid hybridization overcomes this constraint, creating hybrids with paired chromosomes therefore the ability to reproduce after their own kind.
Having established the basic genetic processes, by applying this simplified but scientifically accurate example of hybridization we can now hypothesize how nephilim resurfaced after the flood, beginning with Nimrod.
- Species 1 are the human chromosomes, shown in red, capable of forming an egg cell or sperm (gamete), with the haploid number of chromosomes. This represents Ham’s son Cush. (He may also have giant genes but these are not pertinent so not shown to simplify this explanation.)
- Species 2 are the giant chromosomes, shown in green. This represents Semiramis. The recessive giant genes that were passed down unnoticed from previous generations have accumulated in her genome from recent inbreeding, as well as clumped together on select chromosomes during routine shuffling of genes during meiosis, forming for all intents and purposes alien species chromosomes.
- Semiramis’ genome contains enough alien chromosomes that they can’t effectively pair up with human chromosomes during meiosis, but remain as a full set when the egg is formed. The resulting mating of Cush’s sperm with Semiramis’ egg produces offspring – Nimrod – with a genome that doesn’t maintain the same number of sets of chromosomes as either parent but adds the extra full sets of giant chromosomes to the human chromosomes. Nimrod is now carrying so many excess chromosomes that this powerful hybrid is sterile, unable to produce haploid sperm cells through the process of meiosis. He can, however, clone stem cells containing all his chromosomes.
- If this stem cell combines with a human egg cell containing the matching half set of human chromosomes in his stem cell, the resulting full complement of matched chromosomes produces hybrid offspring capable of producing hybrid gametes for maximum reproduction potential.
- The best donor for the missing human chromosomes in this two-stage process of hybridization is the original donor of the existing half set – the mother.
Implausible? The European edible frog, a triploid hybrid between pool frogs and marsh frogs, provides an actual example of this process. As triploids with an odd number of chromosomes in each set, they can’t produce gametes in the usual way. Despite this drawback, they are not propagated predominantly by primary hybridization, but by backcrossing with one of the parent species during hybridogenesis.
- During the formation of gametes – eggs – for reproduction the edible frog discards the entire collection of chromosomes inherited from the pool frog and keeps only the collection of chromosomes from the marsh frog.
- Since the entire set of chromosomes is passed to the gamete without shuffling and halving, this is a form of cloning, called “hemi (half) clonal” reproduction.
- This cloned egg is fertilized by sperm from the original parent pool frog population in a potentially incestuous union.
If angelic genes could be carried secretly through the Flood, could they still be lurking as recessive genes in the human genome? Logically yes. But after the flood, angelic / giant genes would have been subject to the same mutating agents as human genes, so may not function like the original genes.
One possible confirmation is the recent discovery of the presence of non-Homo Sapiens genes in the human genome.
Several direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies report how much DNA a person has inherited from prehistoric humans, such as Neanderthals and Denisovans. This information is generally reported as a percentage that suggests how much DNA an individual has inherited from these ancestors. The percentage of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans is zero or close to zero in people from African populations, and is about 1 to 2 percent in people of European or Asian background. The percentage of Denisovan DNA is highest in the Melanesian population (4 to 6 percent), lower in other Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander populations, and very low or undetectable elsewhere in the world.
Neanderthals were very early (archaic) humans who lived in Europe and Western Asia…Denisovans are another population of early humans who lived in Asia and were distantly related to Neanderthals. (Much less is known about the Denisovans because scientists have uncovered fewer fossils of these ancient people.) The precise way that modern humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans are related is still under study. However, research has shown that modern humans overlapped with Neanderthal and Denisovan populations for a period, and that they had children together (interbred). As a result, many people living today have a small amount of genetic material from these distant ancestors.
Studies have suggested that certain genetic variations inherited from archaic humans may play roles in hair texture, height, sensitivity of the sense of smell, immune responses, adaptations to high altitude, and other characteristics in modern humans. These variations may also influence the risk of developing certain diseases. However, the significance of Neanderthal or Denisovan genetic variants on disease risk is still an area of active study…
For now, knowing which specific genetic variants a person inherited from Neanderthal or Denisovan ancestors provides only limited information about a few physical traits.
Fortunately for humanity, at the same time that Nimrod was becoming known as the Father of the gods’ giant people, Abr-am was becoming known as Abraham – the Father of God’s Many Nations, into which, regardless of genetics or any other limitations, God offers adoption and citizenship.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in YHVH’s Promised Savior, who walk [live] not after the flesh [genetically controlled drives and impulses], but after the Spirit..For ye have not received the spirit of bondage [to the gods] again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God.” (Romans 8:1-17)