To begin with, there is no “theory” of the Nephilim, it is a fact that they did exist, as stated in the Old Testament.
The “Theory” is that the Nephilim were the creators of the first Vampire. As a matter of opinion, I must admit that I agree.
Let’s start from the beginning!
Nephilim were the offspring of the “Watchers”, 200 angels that were cast out of heaven by God. The Watchers had become arrogant and desired to be equal to God whilst also they plotted to go down upon the Earth and take the daughters of man to mate with as they had acquired a great lust for human flesh. God had made himself clear that no angel should lie with the daughters of mankind. Though the bible is very sketchy with the details, the book of Enoch relays the tale with much more detail; possibly explaining why the book was not made a part of the original Bible. (The prophesies of Enoch are mentioned in the letter of Jude (Jude 1: 14-15).
The tales of affairs between mortal and the fallen vary. Very few references have been made of “true love” affairs, most accounts indicate that the women were not willing partners. Easy to believe as it was said that no mortal could survive bearing a Nephilim. Enoch relays the accounts in the book of Watchers, filling in many of the blanks left within the Old Testament as it was rewritten throughout the years. His account is as follows:
“And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood.” *
It also discusses the teaching of humans by the fallen angels chiefly Azazel:
“And Azâzêl taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjâzâ taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, Armârôs the resolving of enchantments, Barâqîjâl, taught astrology, Kôkabêl the constellations, Ezêqêêl the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiêl the signs of the earth, Shamsiêl the signs of the sun, and Sariêl the course of the moon.“
At this point God had had enough and decided to wipe the evil from the face of the earth, the prelude to a well known bible story “Noah and the ark”.
Now with this knowledge in mind, I recalled some research that I had done for a blog that I posted on “The Book of Nod”. In the book of Nod it is insinuated that the first Vampire was born of Lilith and Cain. This is not a big jump from the information found in the book of Enoch. The book of Nod tells that when Lilith refused Adam she was cast out of the Garden of Eden and made to live next to the Red Sea where it is believed the Watchers were residing as well. The book of Nod states the following:
For beyond the land of Eden, lay the land of Nod where Cain ran to. He saw lands to be tilled and animals to be tamed; yet he would not do God’s work. Cain cursed his existence and refused to give glory to God. He wandered alone long into the night; then upon him came a woman. Garments dark as night, woven from shadows. Skin as pale as the moon with a chill as cold winters grasp. Eyes and lips glowing as embers in the night. Cain questioned who this woman was, she responded as ” I am Lilith…second created from God. First banished.”Lilith of unnatural power; with the belief of a survival of the fittest. Lilith taunted Caine, showing him her dark power but not teaching it to him. So he took her blood, devoured her powers. Believing he became stronger, with the belief of survival of the fittest; he took it upon himself to taunt Lilith and the Children of Seth. The belief of conquoring the brood of Seth and “if thee shall worship me, they are free to do so.” And so came temptation.
Two distinct legends based on two ancient texts; one having been written throughout a span of time by many scholars (some say even Cain had a hand in the writings) and one written by the Great Grandfather of Noah. Both collaborating the other through different venues.
*Approximately 20 feet