The origination of the Nephilim begins with a story of the fallen angels. Shemhazai, an angel of high rank, led a sect of angels in a descent to earth to instruct humans in righteousness. The tutelage went on for a few centuries, but soon the angels pined for the human females. After lusting, the fallen angels instructed the women in magic and conjuring, mated with them, and produced hybrid offspring: the Nephilim.
Scholars describe The Nephilim as a race of giants produced by the sexual union of the sons of God (arguably fallen angels) and the daughters of men. Translated Hebrew tests describe the Nephilim as “fallen ones.” They were well known for their strength, prowess, and a great lust and capacity for sin. The Nephilim were gigantic in stature. Their strength was prodigious and their appetites immense. Upon devouring all of humankind’s resources, they turned on humans and began consuming them. The Nephilim attacked and oppressed humans and caused massive destruction on the earth.
ha The book Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers has become one of my favorite historical fiction books. This book made me not want to stop reading until I had completely finished. I think that the reason I liked this book so much was because it was told from a teen’s perspective. We learn in school about so many of the major wars that have taken place, but when you read a book told by a teen that is fighting for his life, I could picture the scenes much more clearly than if I had learned about them from a text book. It is entertaining, but serious at the same time. I think that the author did a great job of expressing the seriousness of war, but he also added in just the right amount of comedy so that the whole book wasn’t too intense for someone to read. Walter Dean Myers also did a good job of showing that even though there was still segregation going on in the United States, both black men (like Perry) and white men (like Monaco) could fight side by side, and could form a brother like bond between them. I could never do half of what Perry and Peewee did when they were in Vietnam, and even though Perry is a fictional character I came to really admire his courage and strength throughout the book. I think that this is a sign of a really well written book, when the reader can relate, and admire the fictional characters. I think that because this book is written from a teen’s perspective it is a great book for high school students. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in Historical fiction. When reading this book, I didn’t feel like I was being forced to read a book for a school assignment, and I think that, that is an important feeling to have if you are going to enjoy a book as much as I enjoyed Fallen Angels.
Fallen angels are those angels who followed Lucifer in a rebellion against God. Lucifer was an archangel, perhaps even a cherub, who became the devil. Some scholars think that these angels fallen from grace are identical with demons and can actually inhabit a person. Following are verses often quoted in reference to Lucifer and his minions:
In a novel rich in characters and authentic in detail, Walter Dean Myers tells the powerful story of one seventeen-year-old's tour of duty. Fallen Angels is a testament to the thousands of young adults who fought and died in the Vietnam War.