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Did Ancient Biotech Create Nephilim?

From: Tom Horn <raidersnewsupdate.nul>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 09:27:09 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 13:58:47 -0400
Subject: Did Ancient Biotech Create Nephilim?


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Did Ancient Biotech Create "Nephilim"? Will Modern Science Bring
Them Again?
by Thomas Horn

"The benei Elohim saw the daughters of Adam, that they were fit
extensions" (Gen 6:2, Interlinear Hebrew Bible).

May 3, 2007 -- RaidersNewsNetwork.com -- In the study of the Old
Testament Book of Genesis, beings of great stature called
"giants" appear, which some scholars believe came into existence
after powerful angels known as 'Watchers' descended to earth and
used women (or their biological matter) to construct bodies of
flesh, which they used to "extend" themselves into the material
world.

The Apocryphal books of Enoch, 2 Esdras, Genesis Aprocryphon and
Jasher support the Genesis story, adding that the sin of the
angels grew to include genetic modification of animals as well
as humans. The Book of Jasher, mentioned in the Bible in Joshua
10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18, says, "After the fallen angels went
into the daughters of men, the sons of men taught the mixture of
animals of one species with the other, in order to provoke the
Lord"(4:18). This clear reference to the Genesis 6 record
illustrates that "animals" were included in whatever cross-
species experiments were being conducted, and that this activity
resulted in judgment from God. The Book of Enoch also supports
this record, saying that after the fallen angels merged their
DNA with women, they "began to sin against birds, and beasts,
and reptiles, and fish" (7:5,6). The Old Testament contains
associated reference to genetic mutations, which developed among
humans following this activity, including unusual size, physical
strength, six fingers, six toes, animal appetite for blood and
even lion-like features among men (2 Sam 21:20; 23:20).

What if, by corrupting the species barrier in which each
creature was to recreate after its "own kind," Watchers had
successfully mingled human-animal DNA and combined the
hereditary traits of different species into a single new
mutation? An entirely new being=97Nephilim=97might have suddenly
possessed the combined intelligence and instincts (seeing,
hearing, smelling, reacting to the environment) of several life
forms and in ways unfamiliar to creation.

Will modern biotechnology resurrect Nephilim?

Today, molecular biologists classify the functions of genes
within native species but are unsure in many cases how a gene's
coding might react from one species to another. In recombinant
DNA technology, a "transgenic" organism is created when the
genetic structure of one specie is altered by the transfer of a
gene or genes from another. This could change not only the
genetic structure of the modified animal and its offspring, but
its evolutionary development, sensory modalities, disease
propensity, personality and behavior traits among other things.

Such transgenic tinkering already exists in many parts of the
world including the United States, Britain and Australia where
animal eggs are being used to create hybrid human embryos from
which stem cell lines can be produced for medical research. A
team at Newcastle and Durham universities in the UK recently
announced plans to "create hybrid rabbit and human embryos, as
well as other =91chimera=92 embryos mixing human and cow genes."
More alarmingly, the same researchers have already managed to
reanimate tissue "from dead human cells in another breakthrough
which was heralded as a way of overcoming ethical dilemmas over
using living embryos for medical research" (1). In the United
States, similar studies led Irv Weissman, director of Stanford
University=92s Institute of Cancer/Stem Cell Biology and Medicine
in California to create mice with partly human brains, causing
some ethicists to raise the issue of "humanized animals" in the
future that could become "self aware" as a result of genetic
modification. Even the President of the United States, George W.
Bush in his January 31st, 2006 State of the Union Address called
for legislation to "prohibit=85. creating human-animal hybrids,
and buying, selling, or patenting human embryos."

Not everybody shares these concerns. A radical, international,
intellectual, and cultural movement known as "Transhumanism"
supports the use of new sciences including genetic modification
to enhance human mental and physical abilities and aptitudes so
that "human beings will eventually be transformed into beings
with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label
'posthuman'" (2).

I have personally debated leading transhumanist, Dr. James
Hughes on his weekly syndicated talk show, Changesurfer Radio.
Hughes is Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and
Emerging Technologies and teaches at Trinity College in Hartford
Connecticut. He is also the author of "Citizen Cyborg: Why
Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the
Future", a sort of Bible for transhumanist values. Dr. Hughes
joins a growing body of academics, bioethicists and sociologists
who support "large-scale genetic and neurological engineering of
ourselves=85.[a] new chapter in evolution [as] the result of
accelerating developments in the fields of genomics, stem-cell
research, genetic enhancement, germ-line engineering, neuro-
pharmacology, artificial intelligence, robotics, pattern
recognition technologies, and nanotechnology=85. at the
intersection of science and religion [which has begun to
question] what it means to be human=85" (3).

In related development, Case Law School in Cleveland was awarded
a $773,000 grant in April 2006 from the National Institutes of
Health to develop guidelines "for the use of human subjects in
what could be the next frontier in medical technology =96 genetic
enhancement." Maxwell Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of
Law, director of the Law-Medicine Center at the Case Western
Reserve University School of Law, and professor of bioethics in
the Case School of Medicine is leading the team of "law
professors, physicians, and bioethicists in the two-year project
to develop standards for tests on human subjects in research
that involves the use of genetic technologies to enhance
=91normal=92 individuals =96 to make them smarter, stronger, or
better-looking" (4).

Other law schools including Stanford and Oxford have recently
hosted "Human Enhancement and Technology" conferences where
transhumanists, futurists, bioethicists and legal scholars
merged to discuss the ethical and legal ramifications of
posthumans.

In his book "Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The
Challenges of Bioethics", the former chairman of the President's
Council on Bioethics, Leon Kass provided a status report on
where we stand today regarding transhumanism. He warned in the
introduction that "Human nature itself lies on the operating
table, ready for alteration, for eugenic and psychic
'enhancement,' for wholesale redesign. In leading laboratories,
academic and industrial, new creators are confidently amassing
their powers and quietly honing their skills, while on the
street their evangelists are zealously prophesying a posthuman
future. For anyone who cares about preserving our humanity, the
time has come for paying attention" (5).

Not to be outdone in this regard by the National Institute of
Health, DARPA and other agencies of the U.S. military have taken
inspiration from the likes of Tolkein's Lord of the Rings. In a
scene reminiscent of Saruman the wizard creating monstrous Uruk-
Hai to wage unending, merciless war, we find billions of
American tax dollars have flowed into the Pentagon's
Frankensteinian dream of "super-soldiers" and the "Extended
Performance War Fighter" program. Not only does the EPWFP
envision "injecting young men and women with hormonal,
neurological and genetic concoctions; implanting microchips and
electrodes in their bodies to control their internal organs and
brain functions; and plying them with drugs that deaden some of
their normal human tendencies: the need for sleep, the fear of
death, [and] the reluctance to kill their fellow human beings,"
but Chris Floyd in an article for CounterPunch a while back
quoted the Daily Telegraph and Christian Science Monitor, saying
"some of the research now underway involves actually altering
the genetic code of soldiers, modifying bits of DNA to fashion a
new type of human specimen, one that functions like a machine,
killing tirelessly for days and nights on end.... mutations
[that] will 'revolutionize the contemporary order of battle' and
guarantee 'operational dominance across the whole range of
potential U.S. military employments" (6).

In keeping with our editorial, imagine the staggering
implications of such science if dead Nephilim tissue was
discovered with intact DNA and a government somewhere that was
willing to clone or mingle the extracted organisms to make Homo-
nephilim. If one accepts the biblical story of giants as real,
such discovery could actually be made someday, or perhaps
already has been and was covered up. The technology to resurrect
the extinct species already exists, and cloning methods are
being studied now for use with bringing back Tasmanian Tigers,
Wooly Mammoths and other extinguished creatures.

"Let not the dead live, let not the giants rise again=85" (Isaiah
26.14, Douay-Rheims Version).

The reference above from the Book of Isaiah 26:14 could be
troubling, as it may reflect a prayer from the prophet, a
petition to God not to allow the giants to incarnate again. Did
Isaiah pray this way because he knew something about the future,
something related to a return of Nephilim?

The relationship between creatures called "Rephaim" and the
Nephilim of ancient texts is enlightening, as Rephaim are viewed
as the spirits of dead Nephilim in the grave. The word "Rephaim"
carries with it the meaning 'to heal' or to be 'healed' as in a
'resurrection'. In the Ras Shamra texts, the Rephaim are
described as both human and divine beings who worshipped the
Amorite god Ba'al, the ruler of the underworld, where the
Rephaim served as his acolyte assembly of lesser gods, kings,
heroes, and rulers. These beings were believed to have power to
return from the dead through incarnation in bodily form as
'Nephilim'. The ability of Rephaim to be reincarnated in this
way as living Nephilim is viewed by some as the explanation for
Nephilim existing before, and after, the Great Flood.

The book of Job may elucidate this idea when it says, "Dead
things are formed from under the waters..." (Job 26.5). The dead
in this text are Rephaim and the phrase "are formed" is from
"Chuwl", meaning to twist or whirl as in a double helix coil or
genetic manufacturing. When combined with something my good
friend Steve Quayle once wrote, the word "Chuwl" takes on added
meaning:

"When the Greek Septuagint was created, the Hebrew word Nephilim
was translated into Greek as 'gegenes'. This is the same word
used in Greek mythology for the 'Titans', creatures created
through the interbreeding of the Greek gods and human beings.
The English words 'genes' and 'genetics' are built around the
same root word as gegenes; genea meaning 'breed' or 'kind'.
Thus, the choice of this word again suggests a genetic component
to the creation of these giants." (7)

And what about this prophecy from Isaiah:

"The vision which Esaias son of Amos saw against Babylon. Lift
up a standard on the mountain of the plain, exalt the voice to
them, beckon with the hand, OPEN THE GATES, YE RULER. I GIVE
COMMAND AND I BRING THEM: GIANTS ARE COMING TO FULFILL MY WRATH
[emphasis added]... For behold! the day of the Lord is coming
which cannot be escaped, a day of wrath and anger, to make the
world desolate... And Babylon... shall be as when God overthrew
Sodom and Gomorrah... It shall never be inhabited... and
monsters shall rest there, and devils shall dance there and
satyrs shall dwell there..." (Isaiah 13:1-3, 9, 19-22,
[Septuagint Version]) (8).

Given what is happening in Babylon (Iraq) and biotechnology
today, we may be witnessing the fulfillment of Biblical
prophecy.

---

Thomas Horn is a well known radio personality and CEO of
RaidersNewsNetwork.com and SurvivorMall.com. Over the last
decade, he has authored several books and dozens of published
articles. His works have been referred to by writers of the LA
Times Syndicate, MSNBC, Christianity Today, World Net Daily,
White House Correspondents and dozens of newsmagazines and press
agencies around the globe. His latest book "The Ahriman Gate"
fictionalizes biotechnology used to resurrect Biblical Nephilim.

NOTES

(1) Picken, Jane. Medical Marvels, The Evening Chronicle, April
13, 2007

(2) Wikipedia, The Free Enclyclopedia. Transhumanism, 2 May.
2007. Wikimedia Foundation Inc.

(3) Grassie, William. What does it mean to be Human? A John
Templeton Foundation Research Lecture Query, 2006

(4) Case Western Reserve University. Case Law School receives
$773,000 NIH grant to develop guidelines for genetic enhancement
research: Professor Max Mehlman to lead team of law professors,
physicians, and bioethicists in two-year project, April 28, 2006

(5) Kass, Leon R. Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The
Challenge for Bioethics, Encounter Books; 1 edition (October 25,
2002)

(6) Floyd, Chris. Monsters, Inc.: The Pentagon Plan to Create
Mutant "Super-Soldiers", CounterPunch, January 13, 2003

(7) Quayle, Steve. Genesis 6 Giants. Bozeman, MT: End Time
Thunder Publishers, 2002.

(8) See: http://www.ccel.org/bible/brenton/Isaiah/13.html



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