Damascus Document
Dead Sea Scrolls

Hear now, my sons, and I will uncover your eyes that you may see and understand the works of God, that you may choose that which pleases Him and reject that which He hates, that you may walk perfectly in all His ways and not follow after thoughts of the guilty inclination and after eyes of lust. For through them, great men have gone astray and mighty heroes have stumbled from former times till now. Because they walked in the stubbornness of their heart the Heavenly Watchers fell; they were caught because they did not keep the commandments of God. And their sons also fell who were tall as cedar trees and whose bodies were like mountains. All flesh on dry land perished; they were as though they had never been because they did their own will and did not keep the commandment of their Maker so that His wrath was kindled against them.

2 Enoch 1:6

Secrets of Enoch

4 On the first day of the month, I was alone in my house, resting on my bed, and fell asleep. 5 While asleep, great distress filled my heart, and I wept, unable to understand the cause of this distress or what would happen to me. 6 Two large men appeared to me, unlike any I had ever seen on earth; their faces shone like the sun, their eyes like burning lights, and fire came from their lips, along with clothing and songs of various kinds in purple appearance; their wings were brighter than gold, their hands whiter than snow.

 Notes and References

"... The reference to the giants' great size will serve as a transition to the subject of their voracious appetite, described in verses 3-5. It specifies their height as 3,000 and 300 cubits, respectively, but this reading is probably a secondary gloss. According to the Damascus Document 2:19, the watchers' sons were as tall as cedar trees with bodies like mountains. This excessive height, vastly out of line with the height attributed to Og (9 cubits, Deuteronomy 3:11) and Goliath (6 cubits, 1 Samuel 17:4), may well be related to the tradition that ascribed immense height to angels (Testament of Reuben 5:7; 2 Enoch 1:4; Gospel of Peter 40) ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 1-36, 81-108 (pp. 185-186) Fortress Press, 2001

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