Father Martin has translated a list of giant names that show up in THE BOOK OF KING OG. He sent me an email earlier this week.

He stressed to me two things: One is that pronunciation has been part of the shaping of the names. The second is that most of the giants have a summary of some sort, as to their value in battle.

The most interesting part of the email that Father Martin wrote was that the particular section of THE BOOK OF KING OG that he is translating reminds him of the "begats" (those boring genealogies such as at the end of Genesis). Father Martin's note seemed almost giddy, as he is of the opinion that this chronicling of giants is much more interesting than any chronicling that he's ever read in the bible.

Father Martin mentioned Rephaim that were black and Rephaim that were redheads. He also said that there are also mentions of weaponry and Rephaim behaviors never known of before.

He stressed that I not reproduce his email. He did allow for the names of giants and one paragraph to be presented however (in fact, it is the only translated sections that he sent). Father Martin told me that these verses on "Lathat" are a good primer for the level of information on the giants:

"Lathat the Rephaim keeper of weapons. Who taught and killed with the [Driver and Chaser]. Lathat who worshiped Mot. Lathat who was [possessed] by powerful evil. Lathat's army was 1,000 [Giants]."

Father Martin mentioned that his study guide is being written at the same time as the text is being translated. A specific aspect of the study guide will be an explanation of how biblical scripture written after THE BOOK OF KING OG borrowed from the original giant's text. There will also be explanations of weaponry (such as the Driver and Chaser mentioned above).

The only other thing that Father Martin would let me reproduce is the names of the giants he has translated so far.  He wrote a lot about the phonetic soundings of names I will not present here. He made it clear that some of the more percussive elements of the language could only be managed by one in possession of  large, reverberating vocal chords.

I will just write the names out, as the information is not quite as interesting as the italicized paragraph above. My understanding is that each of the giants below is a high-ranking warrior with thousand(s) of Rephaim soldiers ranked underneath him. Notice above how it counts Lathat's army? Father Martin says that such a pattern runs through the verses, two or three descriptive notes and the amount commanded.

There is also mention of a merging of a different army from the east. He wrote about blue-eyed giants. King Og apparently hired them. Father Martin just threw that in the email as an outlier sentence. I might as well post it, because all the man does is whet my appetite and never deliver. But I digress.

Here are the names of giants cleared for mention from THE LOST BOOK OF KING OG:

Azath, Donath, Tarshen, Bestlam Arkrut, Pnoth, Yugthoth, Zakub, Balis, Skiron, Gug, Ag, Hastoor, Tarhunt, Myre, Arge, Kakus, Ceth, Korb, Lathat, Yebsu,  and Sondar.

The Hundred Thousand Giant War was antediluvian. THE LOST BOOK OF KING OG contains pieces of ancient history that students of antiquity have been desiring for thousands of years. When Father Martin is finally released to publish by the Vatican, I am sure it will be discussed at great lengths by theologians everywhere.

I'll get you more as it comes across my desk,

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