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Nephilim, the Prophecy, and Undeath

Season 3, Ep. 3

I've explained before how the research behind the movie The Prophecy propelled me into hunting down the origins of the angelic script it depicted. However, did the cheap knock-off sequels to this movie get anything right at all? To answer, we delve into the actual text of 1 Enoch and along the way find out not only how dangerous the Nephilim are to theology but how they may even form the modern template for the undead. Highlander may also be mentioned.

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