Will the Nephilim Return in the End Times?
Updated: Nov 24
(From the study "The Identity Of The Nephilim")
The reemergence of hybrid Nephilim-type entities during the end times certainly appears to be hinted at in scripture – and is actually a phenomenon that bears great relevance to events already taking place in our world right now. In our study, we discuss the burgeoning reports of what has been called “alien abduction,” and how this phenomenon is likely identified with fallen angels who are masquerading as “extraterrestrials” – being preoccupied with genetic experimentation and human hybridization. In his book, Confrontations – A Scientist’s Search for Alien Contact, the highly regarded UFO researcher Dr. Jacques Vallée concluded the following.
Contact with [aliens is] only a modern extension of the age-old tradition of contact with nonhuman consciousness in the form of angels, demons, elves, and sylphs. 
Researchers Tom Horn and Cris Putnam detail much evidence supporting these subjects in their information-packed book Exo-Vaticana. Based on the evidence they present (much of which is beyond our scope here), they conclude by saying:
Today, what some call "alien abduction," in which a breeding program allegedly exists resulting in alien/human hybrids, seems but a contemporary retelling of similar DNA harvesting and genetic manipulation by those mysterious beings called "Watchers" whose genetic modification activities we have discussed. 
We should not be surprised that activity like this is taking place in our modern times – and we should expect it to increase further as we get closer to the time of the end.
A possible glimpse of this activity may be given to us in Daniel 2:43. In Daniel 2, the prophet Daniel interprets the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a great multi-metallic statue. In the dream, the king saw a vision of a giant statue made of gold, silver, bronze, iron, and clay. He then saw a stone not cut by human hand come down and strike the statue, breaking it into pieces. The wind then carried away the pieces like dust, leaving no traces behind. The stone then turned into a gigantic mountain that covered the earth. This dream greatly troubled the king, and none of his priests, advisors, or soothsayers were able to give the interpretation – except for the Hebrew prophet Daniel.
Daniel explained to the king that the statue represented four successive human kingdoms, beginning with Babylon – while the stone and mountain signified a future kingdom established by God that would never be destroyed. But in Verse 43, when discussing the final phase of the final human kingdom, we find an interesting allusion to an unnamed kind of entity mingling themselves with the “seed of men.” Let’s read Verses 40-44 of this chapter.
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. -Daniel 2:40-44
Many commentators have pointed out the fact that Verse 43 seems to be describing a type of being that is something other than the “seed of men.” In other words, since the “seed of men” in the Bible is a label meaning “all mankind,” then in order for something to mix itself with the seed of men, that “something” must be something other than the seed of men.
Who could this refer to? Are there any other beings notoriously mentioned in scripture who historically intermingled with the seed of men? Of course, the answer is yes – and it’s the subject of our study. Fallen angels have intermingled their seed with the seed of men in the past, producing hybrid Nephilim offspring, and according to this cryptic prophecy of Satan’s final kingdom during the end times, we can see that this activity will once again be recapitulated. Author, pastor, and researcher Douglas Hamp further bolsters this conclusion, as he gives us further insight into the morphology of this passage.
Note: In linguistics, morphology is the study of words, how they’re formed, and their relationship to other words in the same language.
An important clue to understanding this phrase is to understand what is being mixed. This portion of Daniel (Daniel 2:4b-7:28) was written in Aramaic because of the direct communication to Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar and their visions (with the vision of chapter seven happening during Belshazzar’s reign). The word "mingle" [mitarvin מִתְעָרְבִ֤ין] is a third person plural hitpaal (as confirmed by the Westminster Hebrew Morphology Codes). The hitpaal is virtually identical to the Hebrew hitpael. The basic usage is reflexive which means that the subject is also the object, for example: "I dress myself" is where "I," the subject, do the action (dress) and "I" also receive the action of the verb (being dressed). Thus, the hitpaal verb of Daniel 2:43 conveys that same meaning. Therefore "they" are the ones doing the action, but they are also doing it to themselves. Thus, the idea is that "they" (the subject) will mingle themselves (the object of the verb) with something else. This is reflected in the numerous English translations available of Daniel 2:43. 
So, the mysterious “they” are mingling themselves with something else – the seed of men. This confirms that “they” are not men. In the article we just quoted from, Hamp goes on to explore the possible identification of the mysterious “they.”
The text says that "they will mingle themselves." The antecedent of a pronoun usually comes before it, but since there is no other defining noun for "they," we must look at the next possible noun which is "these kings" in verse 44. Thus, the word that defines "they" is in fact "these kings." Just like those two materials do not blend well, neither will "these kings" with the seed of men. … They (the ten kings) must be some beings that are able to mix their seed with mankind but are different from mankind, and just as we saw in the Jude 1:7 passage, the strange flesh reference (mingling with a different kind) seems to be referring to demons (fallen angels) having sexual relations with women. 
So, since there is no previous antecedent identifying the “they” in Verse 43, Hamp suggests we look ahead to Verse 44 in order to understand who “they” are. Verse 44 mentions a group of kings that will be ruling during the period leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, who is the rock that destroys their kingdom. Why though, does Hamp believe these are ten kings? He explains it as follows, speaking about the fourth kingdom, which many theologians have identified with being the historical Roman Empire (the two legs of the statue and later the ten toes), but also representing a future expression of Rome as the end time kingdom of the Antichrist. Hamp says:
The Roman Empire is described in amazing precision by noting that it would become two legs. The Roman Empire was not divided into two parts, Eastern and Western, until A.D. 285 by Diocletian – over 700 years later! However, the kingdom will be governed by a group of ten kings represented by the ten toes. The ten toes are equal to the ten kings found in Daniel 7:24 and Revelation 17:12 and they are partly strong and partly weak. "And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile," (Daniel 2:42). 
Hamp connects the ten toes with the ten kings that are mentioned in other parallel prophetic passages that also speak of this same time. The first passage he mentioned (Daniel 7:23-24), reads as follows.
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. -Daniel 7:23-24
This passage also speaks of this same fourth kingdom, but instead of using the “ten toes” imagery, it speaks of them as being ten horns, which it then explicitly identifies as ten kings. The second passage he mentioned (Revelation 17:12), reads as follows.
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. -Revelation 17:12
In this passage in Revelation, the apostle John is given a similar understanding of the end times, in which ten kings would rule, receiving their power from the Beast (or the Antichrist), whom they were under. Based upon the wording in this passage in Revelation, Hamp makes the following observation, which bolsters his earlier conclusion that these ten kings are fallen angels.
If we zoom in just a bit we notice something important; the ten horns "are ten kings" which "have received no kingdom as yet". John was told that there are kings (current to his day) that do not yet have a kingdom. However, these same kings (alive in John’s day) will receive their kingdom when the Beast rises to power. It has been nearly two thousand years since John received the Revelation from Jesus on the island of Patmos. What human kings have been alive for two thousand years? Clearly the answer is none! Therefore, the only option left are kings that do not die but continue – demons do not physically die and therefore the ten kings were present back in John’s day, had no kingdom but will receive the kingdom when the Beast comes, and so we conclude that the kings are necessarily demonic kings. 
If Hamp’s suggestion is correct that the “they” of Daniel 2:43 can be identified with the “kings” in Daniel 2:44 (who appear to be fallen angels), then that only bolsters our understanding of the kind of activity that will be ongoing during the end times. But whether “they” refers to the ten kings or to someone else, the grammar is clear that it must be a type of being other than a human being – and that is the real point here. Genetic hybridization will be going on during this time.
But that isn’t all the Bible says about this kind of activity happening during the end times. The Old Testament book of the prophet Isaiah speaks in detail about the end times, and mentions the reemergence of monsters, hybrids, and giants. Let’s look deeper into this.
Perhaps the most well-known of all hybrids is the satyr. It is half human, half goat, and is found all over the pages of human history – especially in Greek so-called mythology. A wiki page focused on Greek mythology describes satyrs as follows.
Satyrs are creatures with the upper half of a man but the lower half and horns of a goat. Satyrs are often depicted as drunken, lustful creatures who are often chasing after nymphs because of their beauty. They are sometimes associated with the gods Pan and Dionysus. 
Interestingly, the Bible prophesies the return of satyrs in the last days. It is also interesting to make note of the context in which they’re mentioned. This chapter in which they're mentioned speaks prophetically concerning the future destruction of Babylon that is to occur during the judgment phase of the broad Day of the Lord. The following passage in Isaiah describes satyrs inhabiting these future ruins of Babylon during this time.
But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. -Isaiah 13:21
Many English Bibles translate this Hebrew term as “wild goats” instead of satyrs, but there are several translations that hold to what seems to be the original meaning and intent of the author – which is to describe a creature beyond just a normal goat. For instance, the International Standard Version phrases it as:
But desert beasts will lie down there, and their houses will be full of howling creatures; there owls will dwell, and goat-demons will dance there. -Isaiah 13:21 (ISV)
But the most interesting reading is found in Brenton’s Septuagint Translation. Let’s keep in mind that the Septuagint was the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament that was completed several hundred years before Christ, and may preserve the earliest reading. It says:
But wild beasts shall rest there; and the houses shall be filled with howling; and monsters shall rest there, and devils shall dance there, -Isaiah 13:21, (LXX) 
The verse that follows (Verse 22) specifically mentions satyrs as well.
And satyrs shall dwell there; and hedgehogs shall make their nests in their houses. It will come soon, and will not tarry. -Isaiah 13:22, (LXX) 
Several times in Scripture this Hebrew term is rendered “devils” (in the KJV – Leviticus 17:7 and 2 Chronicles 11:15), where it actually signifies a pagan god. We know the ancients worshipped these hybrid beings and esteemed them as gods – and we recognize their true identity as either fallen angels or Nephilim hybrids. According to this prophecy in Isaiah, they will apparently be making a comeback in the end times.
Interestingly, this verse mentioning satyrs in Isaiah 13 is preceded by several other unusual verses that we may not easily recognize in the modern English translations. However, the unusual nature of these verses is better preserved in the Septuagint. They speak of giants being released during the Day of the Lord, and are said to enter through what might be an ancient description of an inter-dimensional gateway or portal. These verses (Isaiah 13:1-9 in the Septuagint) read as follows.
THE VISION WHICH ESAIAS SON OF AMOS SAW AGAINST BABYLON. Lift up a standard on the mountain of the plain, exalt the voice to them, beckon with the hand, open the gates, ye rulers. I give command, and I bring them: giants are coming to fulfil my wrath, rejoicing at the same time and insulting. A voice of many nations on the mountains, even like to that of many nations; a voice of kings and nations gathered together: the Lord of hosts has given command to a war-like nation, to come from a land afar off, from the utmost foundation of heaven; the Lord and his warriors are coming to destroy all the world. Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is near, and destruction from God shall arrive. Therefore every hand shall become powerless, and every soul of man shall be dismayed. The elders shall be troubled, and pangs shall seize them, as of a woman in travail: and they shall mourn one to another, and shall be amazed, and shall change their countenance as a flame. For behold! the day of the Lord is coming which cannot be escaped, a day of wrath and anger, to make the world desolate, and to destroy sinners out of it. -Isaiah 13:1-9, (LXX) 
In this passage, the eschatological Day of the Lord is described, in which God’s wrath will be poured out upon the wicked, culminating in Christ’s Second Coming and the establishment of His earthly kingdom. During this time, giants will be released to wreak havoc upon the earth. Like we pointed out earlier, God will use Satan’s plans in order to bring about His own purposes. Notice how these giants are described as “God’s warriors” in this passage. They are God’s in the sense that He will use them to administer divine wrath during this coming time of tribulation.
It seems clear that the events occurring in those days will include some of the strangest things one can imagine (involving satyrs, monsters, giants, portals, hybrids, etc.). Life on Earth is going to become very bizarre before it’s all over – and it gives us some insight into the possible meaning of the prophetic words of Jesus in Luke 21:26, part of the Olivet Discourse, which describe this same time period.
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. -Luke 21:25-26
We notice Jesus’ statement that during this time there will be fearful things coming upon the earth that will be so utterly horrifying that men will suffer severe heart-attacks out of intense distress. The return of Nephilim giants, satyrs, and hybrid monsters of all types would certainly do the trick! This same overwhelming dread is also mentioned back in Isaiah 13, just several verses after the giants coming through the gates are spoken of. We read this earlier in Verses 7 and 8.
Every soul of man shall be dismayed. The elders shall be troubled, and pangs shall seize them, as of a woman in travail: and they shall mourn one to another, and shall be amazed, and shall change their countenance as a flame. -Isaiah 13:7-8 (LXX) 
So, this same intense fear that Jesus discusses was not a completely new revelation. It was already spoken of all the way back in Isaiah.
In light of all of this, we can understand that the Bible clearly depicts the return of the Nephilim as a future reality. We can truly conclude that this will be a time when the paranormal becomes the new normal.
 Jacques Vallée, Confrontations – A Scientist’s Search for Alien Contact, New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1990, p. 159.
 Cris Putnam and Tom Horn, Exo-Vaticana, Crane, MO: Defender Publishing, 2013, p. 121.
 Douglas Hamp, “Mingling with the Seed of Men,” Apr. 24, 2011, DouglasHamp.com. (https://www.douglashamp.com/part-eleven-mingling-with-the-seed-of-men/ - Retrieved 8/14/21)