The Book of Enoch, written during the second century B.C.E., is one of the most important non-canonical apocryphal works, and probably had a huge influence. The Book of Enoch Translated from the Ethiopian by R.H. Charles, English E-text edition scanned by Joshua Williams, Northwest Nazarene College, 6) THE BOOK OF REPROOF. 1) THE BLESSING OF ENOCH. (Notes: This section is Enoch’s introduction to the book. At , he explains how the angels showed.
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In the bible Gen. They were much bigger than the local people and Enoch describes them as giants. Archaeological discoverings prove that a race of unusually large people did once exist. The main theme is that of destruction. And I heard everything from them, and I understood what I saw: The Holy and Great One will come out of his dwelling. He will make peace, and He will keep safe the Chosen, and mercy will be upon them.
They will all belong to God, and will prosper and be blessed, and the light of God will shine on them. He comes with ten thousand Holy Ones; to execute judgment upon them and to destroy the impious, and to contend with all flesh concerning everything that the sinners and the impious have done and wrought against Him.
You seek shelter and shade because of the heat of the Sun and the earth burns with scorching heat, and you cannot tread upon the earth or upon a rock, because of its heat. And understand, in respect of everything, and perceive how He Who Lives Forever made all these things for you.
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But you have transgressed and have spoken proud and hard words with your de mouth against his majesty. You hard of heart! You will not have peace! And the eternal curse will increase and you henodh not receive mercy. And they will curse you sinners forever. But for you, the impious, there will be a curse. But those who possess wisdom will be humble. But they will complete the number of the days of their life. And their life will grow in peace, and the years of their joy will increase in gladness and eternal peace; all the days of their life.
This is the story of the fallen angels. The mountain that he was referring to is possibly about 40 miles north of the Sea of Galilee. These Watchers had knowledge 8. Though they could have children, by women, they were regarded as angels by Enoch and his people. Enoch also says they could appear like men when they wished And they said to one another: And they called the mountain Hermon, because on it they swore and bound one another with curses.
And they began to go into them and were promiscuous with them. And they taught them charms and spells, and they showed them the cutting of roots and trees.
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And their height was dle thousand cubits. And he showed them the things after these, and the art of making them; bracelets, and ornaments, and the art of making up the eyes, and of beautifying the eyelids, and the most precious stones, and all kinds of coloured dyes. And the world was changed. Your glorious throne endures for all the generations of the world, and blessed and praised!
And everything is uncovered, and open, in front of you, and you see everything, and there is nothing that can be hidden blek you. But you say nothing to us. What ought we to do with them, about this? Enoch presents us with a condemnation of the Watchers, the giants and all the lawless ones. The majority of this section consists of a prophecy of doom: They will see their families destroyed by fighting amongst themselves during their lifetime.
Dke will suffer in the afterlife and the societies they founded will be wiped away by a flood. The Most High says, at And reveal to him the end, which is coming, because the whole earth will be destroyed. A deluge is about to come on all the earth; and all that is in it will be destroyed. And split open the desert, which is in Dudael, and throw him there.
And let him stay there forever. And cover his face so that he may not see the light. And announce the restoration of the Earth.
For I shall restore the Earth, so that not all the sons of men shall be destroyed, because of the knowledge which the Watchers made known and taught to their sons. And destroy the sons of the fornicators, henodh the sons of the Watchers, from amongst men. And send them out, and send them against one another, and let them destroy themselves in battle; for they will not have length of days. And all the days of their youth, and their sabbaths, they will fulfill in peace.
And the vine that is planted on it will produce fruit in abundance; and every seed that is sown on it, each measure will produce a thousand, and each measure of olives will produce ten baths of oil. This section describes how Enoch became involved. Enoch describes how the Holy Ones -Holy Angels- boem him, while praying They gave him a message to pass on. The message is outlined between Enoch describes the terror among the Watchers when they discover they have been found guilty.
Enoch explains how the Watchers decided to henocj a letter Enoch does not disclose the actual contents of their letter or much about how it was delivered.
He says he went to the waters of Dan and diee it out, and a reply bowk to heenoch in a dream And behold, the Holy Ones called to me -Enoch the scribe- and said to me: Go and inform the Watchers, who have left the High Heaven and the Holy Eternal Place, and have corrupted themselves with vaan, and have done as the sons of men do and have taken wives for themselves, and have become completely corrupt on henoh earth.
But they will have neither mercy nor peace. A severe sentence has come out against you that you should be bound. The judgment is outlined at They are to be bound on earth The section at Winds Holy Angels caused him to fly and lifted him up into the sky. See also section 15 at He was obviously very impressed and rather frightened. He goes on to explain the reasons for the harshness of the judgment.
And while you weep and supplicate you do not speak a single word from the writings which I have written. And the path of the stars, and flashes of lightning, hastened me and drove me. And in the vision winds caused me to fly, and hastened me, and lifted me up into the sky.
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Fear covered me and trembling took hold of me. Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him but He needed no Holy Council.
And the Lord called me with his own mouth, and said to me: And I looked, with my face down.
Do not be afraid, Enoch, you righteous man, and scribe of righteousness. Come here and hear hnoch voice. You ought to petition on behalf of men, not men on behalf of you.
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And they eat no food, do not thirst, and are not observed. Thus they will be destroyed until the Day of the Great Consummation is accomplished, upon the Great Age, upon the Watchers and the impious ones. This you made known to henocn, in the hardness of your hearts.
And through this mystery the women and the men cause evil to increase on the Earth. He was also shown the prison for the Stars of Heaven and the Host of Heaven, for the ones which transgressed the command of the Lord.
Bound there until the time of the consummation of their sin, in the Year of Mystery. Menu Skip to content. To be continued ….