Originally posted by Flux8
The most likely reason the number 13 shows up so much probably has to do with the original 13 colonies, not Masonry stuff (although Masons could've played a big role overall).
When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward - when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
"We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them."
Originally posted by JustAnotherPoster
I had the same experience with the Terra Papers. When I first started reading it, I thought it was a bunch of garbage but I kept reading so some reason. By the time I finished, I was impressed. I am not saying that I buy everything presented but it sure does tie alot of things together very nicely! The second time I read it it was much easier to follow the story.