1 Enoch 15:4
2 And go, say to ⌈⌈the Watchers of heaven⌉⌉, who have sent thee to intercede ⌈⌈for them: "You should intercede"⌉⌉ for men, and not men for you: 3 Wherefore have ye left the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and lain with women, and defiled yourselves with the daughters of men and taken to yourselves wives, and done like the children of earth, and begotten giants (as your) sons? 4 And though ye were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, and have begotten (children) with the blood of flesh, and, as the children of men, have lusted after flesh and blood as those ⌈also⌉ do who die and perish. 5 Therefore have I given them wives also that they might impregnate them, and beget children by them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on earth. 6 But you were ⌈formerly⌉ spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world.
21 For owing to these three things came the flood upon the earth, namely, owing to the fornication wherein the Watchers against the law of their ordinances went a whoring after the daughters of men, and took themselves wives of all which they chose: and they made the beginning of uncleanness. 22 And they begat sons the Naphidim, and they were all unlike, and they devoured one another: and the Giants slew the Naphil, and the Naphil slew the Eljo, and the Eljo mankind, and one man another. 23 And every one sold himself to work iniquity and to shed much blood, and the earth was filled with iniquity.
Notes and References
"... The ‘Sons of God’ of Genesis 6:1-4 are described in the Pseudepigraphical Jewish literature as being - ‘evil angels’, ‘demons’ (Jubilees 10:2), ‘Watchers’ (1 Enoch 10-16; Jubilees 7:21; 10:5; and Testament of Naphtali 3:5), ‘stars’, ‘spirits’ (pneumata, see 1 Enoch 15:4-10, 16:1 and Jubilees 10:3, 7) and ‘spirits of the angels’ (1 Enoch 19:1). Their illegitimate offspring, the Nephilim, are also described as ‘(evil) spirits’ (1 Enoch 15:8-12; 16:1 and Jubilees 10:3-5) or ‘demons’ (Jubilees 7:22; 10:1f) ..."
Campbell, D.N. & van Rensburg, F.J. A History of the Interpretation of 1 Peter 3:18-22 (pp. 73-96) Acta Patristica et Byzantina 19(1), 2008
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