The Book of Giants

The Watchers, Nephilim, and the Book of Enoch
Narrated by: Dennis Logan
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Among the first seven scrolls discovered in the caves of Qumran at the Dead Sea is a scroll given the name "The Book of Giants". It is thought to have been based on the Book of Enoch, a pseudepigraphical Jewish work from the third century BCE. The Book of Giants, like the Book of Enoch, concerns itself with the Nephilim, which are the offspring of fallen angels, who are called the Watchers. Two main versions of the text exist. The Dead Sea version is written in Aramaic. Another version has been found written in middle Persian, adapted from the Aramaic to fit into the Manichean religion. Both versions will be examined. Following theories speculating that the Book of Giants was once part of the Book of Enoch, we will attempt to place the two texts back together to render the complete story of the Watchers and the Nephilim. We will discover the history and contributions of these ancient scrolls and look carefully at their content and meaning. Throughout the combined texts of the Book of Giants and the Book of Enoch we will examine all the biblical and apocryphal references and parallels within the text. The result is an in-depth and panoramic view of the Angels, the Watchers, and the Nephilim, and how one of the giants of the Nephilim race may have survived the flood intended to cleanse the Earth of their horror.

©2014 Joseph B. Lumpkin (P)2017 Joseph B. Lumpkin

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What did you love best about The Book of Giants?

I wasn't expecting a reference book on this subject to be a work of art, but that's what this is. Well written and well produced.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book of Giants?

allowing my subconscious mind to fill in the gaps in the text every time I'd hear codex corrupted... it's kind of like a game

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I really like the narrator's voice and style, it doesn't matter what he was saying, I could listen to his voice all day. He doesn't sound like a conventional narrator and I like that the most.

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Excellent Book! I highly recommend this book!.

This is what should be taught in today's churches. So much valuable information and knowledge that has been kept from the masses. To think that Watcher's could mate with humans is shocking but believable. I listen to this Audiobook constantly that's how good it is.
GOD Bless everyone!.

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Mr. Logan's narration is inspiring.

Ended too soon. The "sidebars" were very interesting and appreciated. Outstanding narration. I highly recommend.

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Codex Corrupted - Otherwise A Good Listen

If this is not your introduction to apocrypha you know that the works in this category are mostly amalgams of incomplete materials that have become extant over thousands of years. This makes assembling a cohesive document effectively impossible with what we currently know.

Academically, the issue is handled by noting places where information is incomplete. When reading scholarly works those notations are easy to ignore, but when listening to someone reading from quasi scholarly works it can be a horrible experience.

In this book every incidence of incomplete information is read aloud as "codex corrupted". Codex corrupted, codex corrupted, codex corrupted, is repeated hundreds or thousands of times. It is so bad I made a clip of those words the ringtone for my lawyer. It is funny at first, but gets old after 20 minutes or so. Consider yourself warned (there has to be a better way).

Otherwise it's a good review of the extant material. There are few absolute conjectures and those are clearly defined as such. While there's little new here, the ordering of the information is approached in an intriguing way. It's worth a listen.

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The book of giants

This book was so interesting to me. I learned so very much from it. Able to tell so much.

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I just can't.

I couldn't get through two chapters. Plus I'm getting a message that I can't do a self return on it? I don't want it to return if I manage to get rid of it. It's just not good.

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confirmed and added to my knowledge

excellent read and very informative. enjoyed listening to this and will again and again. Aids in proper interpretation of the Bible.

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Excellent...

The Book & Narrator make a Great Combo.
Highly recommended and
Authentic. For novice and scholar alike.

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So glad this is available for listening.

I have so much time in car. I have enjoyed this audible book. Thank you.

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I like this book really

I like the story being told here, but that echo shit at the beginning of each section makes me want to take the editor (or whoever's choice the echo was) and kick them to death in a cave where the bouncing of their face off my shoe would echo just as aggravatingly. Dennis Logan is a fine performer for this, which is the only thing that redeems the performance score.

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  • Stephen Morgan
  • 10-01-18

Unsuitable Narration

Tha narrative content is fascinating but I struggled to listen due to the deep voice with a grating vocal fry more suited to narrate a gangster/Marvel DC movie film trailer or spy novel. Also the use of reverb for the chapter titles was again an indulgence that is to much for a classical extra Biblical work & irritating. asked for a refund & will just read a hard copy.