“Must-Read Topical Study of the Biblical Giants; Timely and Compelling”
So blessed to receive a 5-Star review from the very thoughtful and excellent Ranger Book Reviews blog. Full review below:
Ryan Pitterson’s “Judgement of the Nephilim” is a much-needed, single-subject topical study that sheds so much more light on the meaning of important scriptures than one would expect from such a narrow topic. In this case, it is the (mostly) overlooked topic of the Biblical Giants in all of their manifestations, tribal names, roles as spoilers of God’s people and Satanic foils against the bloodline of God’s Promised Messiah. Sure, there are plenty of weird, occult, metaphysical and/or apocalyptic books out there on the “Nephilim” that treat the subject as a marginal mystery (like UFOs, space aliens, etc.) of ancient mankind depicted across civilizations and cultures. But this is not one of those books. Ryan Pitterson sticks to the Bible, identifying often overlooked or misunderstood scriptural references to a genetic race of giants that slipped into the human gene pool via the machinations of the angelic Sons of God and the beautiful daughters of men.
He also offers Biblically grounded and entirely reasonable arguments for some of the questions often asked about this subject such as how angels could have sexual relations with women (angels are always depicted as having physical bodies), how Nephilim DNA survived the flood (through Ham’s wife; hence, Canaan’s curse) and how spirit can beget physical (just as the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary). He is almost tempted to discuss the role of Giants in the Last Days (as in the Days of Noah) but he holds back, thankfully. It doesn’t need to be said in this book. Pitterson covers the subject so well (so scripturally well) that the prophetic angle is obvious.
This is a truly great book and puts many missing pieces of the Bible Worldview together. Suddenly it makes sense why the Canaanites needed to be destroyed and the other giants, Og, the Amalekites, Goliath’s family, the Emim, Zuzin and the Rephaim were such a terror to God’s people. For a more comprehensive look at this subject, I would suggest reading this as a companion to Michael Heiser’s “Reversing Hermon,” another Biblically grounded work along similar lines that connects a lot of overlooked dots in scripture. “Judgement of the Nephilim” is highly recommended.