When Giants Were Upon the Earth: The Watchers, The Nephilim, and the Cosmic War of the Seed
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Product Description An Exploration of the Strange and Odd Supernatural Things in the BibleThe Biblical fantasy novel series Chronicles of the Nephilim has changed the landscape of Evangelical imagination. Now, author Brian Godawa shares the Biblical and ancient historical research that undergirds the novels. For those who want serious study of the topics of Genesis 6, the Watchers, Nephilim, Sons of God, fallen angels, Spiritual Warfare, and the Biblical Cosmic War of the Seed. The Book of Enoch: Scripture, Heresy or What?Bonus Chapter. How influential the ancient book of Enoch has been on the Church and the New Testament. Sons of God (Expanded) Are the Sons of God in Genesis 6 angels, Sethites or divine kings? The Nephilim (Expanded) This chapter explores everywhere giants appear in the Bible. LeviathanThe notion of a sea dragon of chaos is universal in the ancient Near East and the Bible. What is its theological meaning? Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography in the BibleDid the Bible writers assume the ancient Mesopotamian view of a flat earth supported by pillars over an Underworld with a solid dome overhead? Retelling Bible Stories and Mythic ImaginationAncient Jewish writers retold Bible stories to bring meaning to their world. Gilgamesh and the BibleA look at what the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh has in common with the Bible. In Defense of Ancient TraditionsThe legends behind the Tower of Babel and Nimrod. The ancient book of Jasher. Mythical Monsters in the BibleA look at mythical creatures in the Bible: Satyrs, centaurs, Lilith, winged fiery serpents, and Azazel. Famous Biblical giants. Canaanite Baal and Old Testament Storytelling PolemicsHow Bible writers subverted Canaanite Baal to elevate Yahweh as the true God. Goliath was Not AloneA closer look at Goliath. But there are five other giants who hunted David. And who were the Lion Men of Moab? Jesus and the Cosmic WarSatan as “god of this world.” Christ’s war on the Watchers. Christ’s descent into Sheol with victory over the Powers. The Geography of HadesA look into the underworld as presented in pagan myths, and the Bible. Gehenna, Sheol. About the Author Brian Godawa is the screenwriter for the award-winning feature film, To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland, and Alleged, starring Brian Dennehy as Clarence Darrow and Fred Thompson as William Jennings Bryan. Previously Brian adapted to film the best-selling supernatural thriller novel The Visitation by author Frank Peretti for Ralph Winter (X-Men, Planet of the Apes), and wrote and directed several documentaries, including Wall of Separation for PBS. Brian's articles on movies and philosophy have been published around the world. He has traveled around the United States teaching on movies, worldviews, and culture to colleges, churches, and community groups. His popular book, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment (InterVarsity Press) is used as a textbook in schools around the country. His novel series, the saga Chronicles of the Nephilim is in the Top Ten of Biblical Fiction on Amazon and is an imaginative retelling of the primeval history of Genesis, the secret plan of the fallen Watchers, and the War of the Seed of the Serpent with the Seed of Eve. The sequel series, Chronicles of the Apocalypse tells the story of the Apostle John's book of Revelation, and Chronicles of the Watchers recounts true history through the Watcher paradigm. His main website is www.godawa.com.