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Subject: Nephilim
Date Posted: 10/27/2010 12:00 PM ET
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Hello everybody!

 

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a great book (non-fiction or fiction) about the Nephilim?  I know that the subject is not very popular, but it seems to get more attention now than I can ever remember.  I would be interested in the factual ideas more so than the fiction.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 8:46 PM ET
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What is nephilim and what are some books with nephilim?

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 11:55 AM ET
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The Nephilim are mentioned briefly in the 6th chapter of Genesis.  There is not a clear agreement on what actually happened but I would define them as a giant race of human like people created by breeding between demons and human women.  Crazy idea with not very much information on the subject.

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 12:15 PM ET
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hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. It's a YA book. In this book, they are the offspring of humans and fallen angels, also known as demons.



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Date Posted: 10/29/2010 2:54 PM ET
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Faith Hunter's Rogue Mage series has seraphs.

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 3:05 PM ET
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I did a quick peek on Amazon.  L. A. Marzulli has a three book series that gets pretty good reviews from Amazon.  If you do a search for Nephilim on Amazon there seems to be quite a few books.

Date Posted: 10/30/2010 12:16 PM ET
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"Angelology"---this is an almost literary novel that gets into the realm of angels; was widely reviewed and praised, and centered on nephilim and a couple others

. I thought it was terrific, and the ending was left wide open for another to follow. It was fascinating. I just can't remember the author's name; I think it was published about a year ago.

Anne Rice also has a new book out called, just something like, "Angels" that also features nephilim, I think; but I was not too impressed with this one.

But Angelogy is a great book if you are at all interested in the subject matter. Nephilim still exist in today's world, but hidden...



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Date Posted: 10/31/2010 3:29 AM ET
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I think that Richelle Mead's succubus series has a nephilim character who is theoffspring of an angel and a demon. 

Date Posted: 10/31/2010 10:25 AM ET
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Sharon Shinn  has a series with angels and nephilim (more or less) that is actually science fictional (they're not actually supernatural); the first book is Archangel (Samaria, Bk 1). Be warned that the series also has romance aspects (so do the Faith Hunter and Richelle Meade series to some degree, although they're both more plot-driven than romance-driven).

Date Posted: 10/31/2010 4:10 PM ET
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I'll also add for the fiction:

  • Fallen Vol. I and Vol. II by Thomas E. Sniegoski
  • Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland (this is a romance series, but lots of research went into it)

 

I really like the Georgina Kincaid series that several others have mentioned (Richelle Mead is the author). Richelle has a degree in Comparative Religion, so her writing is based on her studies. It's very smart, witty, and entertaining. One of my favorite series. She might even have a list of references she used on her website or in the back of the books.

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The Maker Song by Adrian Phoenix features Nephilim.  It certainly isn't factual, but I'd argue no book are Nephilim are factual. 



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Date Posted: 11/1/2010 9:06 AM ET
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Lauren Kate has two YA books about this, Fallen and Torment.  Both are excellent reads. 

Date Posted: 11/3/2010 1:21 PM ET
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Thanks everybody for all the great places to start looking!  Arica, I actually did get L.A. Marzulli through bookswap and I am eager to read it.  My only other question is if there are any non-fiction sources?  I know a lot of the "fiction" books are used by authors to make crazy subjects more easy to swallow, so I am expecting to find good information/ideas in the fiction.  Thanks!

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Date Posted: 11/3/2010 1:34 PM ET
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I just did a search for nephilim with nonfiction as my choice of genre and came up with a couple in different categories. I found this one in the archeology genre and there were some others in the theology genre. My mom read the Marzulli books and said that they were very good. I actually got them from PBS for her.



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Date Posted: 11/19/2010 8:01 PM ET
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The only fiction book that I've read that mentions Nephilim is Madaleine L'Engle's "Many Waters", which is the 4th book in her original Time Quartet.  "Many Waters" in particular is heavily Christian influenced. 

When I use the search function on http://www.sacred-texts.com it comes up with several hits for non-fictional works.  If you go to the site yourself, you can do a search, but these are a few of the hits that may be helpful to you.  "Mysteries of Genesis" by Charles Filmore 1936: http://www.sacred-texts.com/nth/unity/mog/mog06.htm .  Also, "The Secret Doctrine" by H.P. Blavatsky mentions them here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/the/sd/sd2-3-08.htm . 



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Date Posted: 12/21/2010 9:00 AM ET
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Angelology: A Novel
Author: Danielle Trussoni
ISBN-13: 9780670021475
ISBN-10: 0670021474

Date Posted: 6/7/2011 4:15 PM ET
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I've stared reading many waters and it is interesting.  It uses Biblical figures and adds in the "twins" from L'Engle's other loved series. 

I also found Chuck Missler to be a solid Bible based source for those interested in a non-fictional study of the nephilim.

Date Posted: 7/28/2011 10:03 PM ET
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Not sure if you have read these or not 

Devils and Demons and the Return of the Nephilim by John Klein and Adam Spears

Nephilim Stargates the Year 2012 and the Return of the Watchers by  Thomas Horn

 Omega Conspiracy by I.D.E. Thomas

  I had to buy all three new since I couldn't find them used but enjoyed reading all three. They are non-fiction and I think I liked Nephilm Stargates for anyone who really isn't sure about the Nephilim or what they are about.