List of Writings that Reference Giants

This is a working list of all the references that I have found in ancient writings to Giants, the races of Giants, or the Fallen Angels that procreated with human women to create the Giant offspring.

I will add to this list as I find more. I know there are more in Native American lore and American Explorer’s journals, as well as more in Eastern cultures, like Chinese and Indian. So, please check back!

Biblical

  • Genesis 6:1-4 (watchers, nephilim)
  • Numbers 13:33 (nephilim)
  • Deuteronomy 2:11 (nephilim, Og of Bashan)
  • Deuteronomy 3:11 (nephilim, Goliath of Gath)
  • 2 Samuel 21:19 (nephilim, Goliath, Rapha)
  • Joshua 11:22 (nephilim)
  • Ezekiel 32:27 (nephilim)
  • Jude 1:6-7 (watchers)

Ancient Jewish Writings

  • 1 Enoch 6:1-7
  • 1 Enoch 7:1-5
  • 1 Enoch 8
  • 1 Enoch 9
  • 1 Enoch 10
  • 1 Enoch 12
  • 1 Enoch 13
  • 1 Enoch 14
  • 1 Enoch 15
  • 1 Enoch 16
  • 1 Enoch 19:1
  • 1 Enoch 85-90
  • 2 Enoch 18:3-4
  • Jubilees 4:22
  • Jubilees 4:15
  • Jubilees 5:6-12
  • Jubilees 5:19
  • Jubilees 7:21-22
  • Jubilees 10:8-9
  • Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, Reuben 5, 18-20
  • Jasher 4:15-18
  • Book/Fragment of Noah
  • Dead Sea Scrolls, Book of Noah, Arslan Tash (KAI 27.II) (“sons of god”)
  • Dead Sea Scrolls, Book of Giants
  • Aramaic Targumim of the Pentateuch
  • Hulin section of the Berakthoth, or Babylonian Talmud
  • Midrash Abkir
  • Talmud, Genesis Raba 26:7
  • Zohar, Genesis 8
  • Zohar, Genesis 9

Ancient Historians

  • Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, 1.3.1
  • Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, 1.72-75, Chp. 3 footnote 11
  • Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book 5:2:3
  • Philo’s Commentary, Concerning the Giants, On the Giants II: 6-9
  • Philo, “Questions and Answers on Genesis, part 4, note 92
  • Philo “Works of Philo Judaeus” by Charles Duke Yonge

Ancient, Other Cultures

  • Karatepe, Hittite Fortress (KAI 26.A.III.19) (“sons of god”)
  • Ammonite inscription of the 9th century found in Amman, Jordan (“sons of god”)

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