The Book of Enoch Chapters 1-34
God comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon replacing the Word with Ritual. Parables 1-2. From "The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament"
When the Israelites fell into musical idolatry God turned them over to worship fhe starry host. In time they would be returned to Babylon. Therefore, Moses wrote an inverted history of the Hebrew People and by repeating the well known but distorted history he tried to guard them against the Canaanite Baalism. The history of the monarchy is this fall back into the idolatry which Enoch and all contemporaneous writers identified as that imposed by Satan to people from a total failure. These are popular books available from Amizon.com
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Defense of Enoch by Tertullian
Tatian (110-172); Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons (115-185); Clement of Alexandria (150-220); Tertullian (160-230); Origen (186-255); Lactantius (260-330); in addition to: Methodius of Philippi, Minucius Felix, Commodianus, and Ambrose of Milan also approved of and supported the Enochian writings. Even St. Augustine (354-430) suppose the work to be a genuine one of the patriarch. A.G.H.
R.H. Charles (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913) Section I. Chapters I-XXXVI Chapters 1-54
The Book of Enoch is quoted by Jude and the story is repeated several times. Only by reading Enoch do we grasp what is being quoted. Someone has estimated that the book of Enoch is quoted at least 128 times in the New Testament.Chapters 1-34 you are here
1 The word of the blessing of Enoch, how he blessed the elect and the righteous, who were to exist in the time of trouble; rejecting all the wicked and ungodly. Enoch, a righteous man, who was (1) with God, answered and spoke, while his eyes were open, and while he saw a holy vision in the heavens. This the angels showed me.
(1) N.B. The italicized words supply a gap in the text.
2 From them I heard all things, and understood what I saw;
..........that which will not take place in this generation,
..........but in a generation which is to succeed at a distant period, on account of the elect.
3 Upon their account I spoke and conversed with him, who will go forth from his habitation,4 Who will hereafter tread upon Mount Sinai;
the Holy and Mighty One, the God of the world:
..........appear with his hosts; and be manifested in the strength of his power from heaven.
5 All shall be afraid, and the Watchers be terrified.
6 Great fear and trembling shall seize them, even to the ends of the earth.The lofty mountains shall be troubled, and the exalted hills depressed, melting like a honeycomb in the flame.7 But to them shall he give peace: he shall preserve the elect, and towards them exercise clemency.
The earth shall be immerged, and all things which are in it perish; while judgment shall come upon all, even upon all the righteous:
8 Then shall all belong to God; be happy and blessed; and the splendour of the Godhead shall illuminate them.
Key to Music
1 Behold, he comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon them, and destroy the wicked, and reprove all the carnal for everything which the sinful and ungodly have done, and committed against him.
When God gave the Book of the Covenant, Exodus reads:
And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. Exodus 19:18
However, as a result of the musical idolatry--rising up to play--God gave them the Book of the Law to protect them. After punishment, God ordained the Levites to stand between the people and the Tabernacle as the symbol of His presence. All but the Levites and Priests were now strangers and the clergy must bear the burden for the people. Therefore, in Deuteronomy, the second law or that "in addition to the Covenant":
And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. Deut.33:1
And he said, The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery (burning-goad) law for them. Deut 33:2Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words. Deut 33:3
..........Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. Deut 33:4
This theme of Covenant, sin, and the Law is repeated in The Book of Jubilees
Quoted by Jude, vss. 14, 15.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, Jude 14
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. Jude 15
The Jews sang in the type of the Egyptian threnodies (elegies for the dead):
Thus they made a golden bull, the image of an animal that was held to be the most sacred in that land;they offered unholy sacrifices, performed impious dances and sang hymns which differed in no way from the pagan mourning songs. Philo, De specialibus legibus.
"This reference probably indicates the use of songs from the cult of Osiris... it can hardly be denied that Egyptian influence on Jewish musical practices was quite significant. This would stand to reason because of the high quality of Egyptian cultic music. The tambourine or timbrel, a hoop of bells over which a white skin was stretched, came from Egypt.
Miriam used this instrument to accompany the singing and dancing on the shores of the Red Sea (Ex. 15). She is defined as a "sorceress."
"The triumphal hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of music in religious services, though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).
Jude condemned the musical agents of Satan and shows that the natural order is for all of God's created world obeys His laws. Only mankind has the freedom to go "roaming" over the sky and, much earlier, go bumping into one another creating great destruction on the earth:1 All who are in the heavens know what is transacted there.
2 They know that the heavenly luminaries change not their paths; that each rises and sets regularly, every one at its proper period,
..........without transgressing the commands,
....................which they have received.
..........They behold the earth, and understand what is there transacted, from the beginning to the end of it.
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Gen 8:22
3 They see that every work of God is invariable in the period of its appearance. They behold summer and winter: perceiving that the whole earth is full of water; and that the cloud, the dew, and the rain refresh it.
1 They consider and behold every tree, how it appears to wither, and every leaf to fall off, except of fourteen trees, which are not deciduous; which wait from the old, to the appearance of the new leaf, for two or three winters.
1 Again they consider the days of summer, that the sun is upon it at its very beginning; while you seek for a covered and shady spot on account of the burning sun; while the earth is scorched up with fervid heat, and you become incapable of walking either upon the ground or upon the rocks in consequence of that heat.
..........understanding everything, and knowing that He who lives for ever does all these things for you:
2 That the works at the beginning of every existing year, that all his works, are subservient to him, and invariable; yet as God has appointed, so are all things brought to pass.
3 They see, too, how the seas and the rivers together complete their respective operations:4 But you endure not patiently, nor fulfill the commandments of the Lord;
..........but you transgress and calumniate his greatness;
..........and malignant are the words in your polluted mouths against his Majesty.
(Poluted in the Hebrew Halal or Chalal speeks fluently of instrument of music directed against God is polluting or prostituting or "taking away God's inheritance." This is the symbol of mark of those who used music as a MARK and cause of ignoring the Word of God. Job 21, Isaiah 5, Ezekiel 33, Amos 5, 6, 8)
Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal'; a prim. root [comp. 2470]; prop. to bore, i. e. (by impl.) to wound, to dissolve; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): - begin (* men began), defile, * break, defile, * eat (as common things), * first, * gather the grape thereof, * take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.
5 You withered in heart, no peace shall be to you!
But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Jude 10
Phtheiro (g5351) fthi'-ro; prob. strength. from phthio, (to pine or waste): prop. to shrivel or wither, i.e. to spoil (by any process) or (gen.) to ruin (espec. fig. by mor. influences, to deprave): - corrupt (self), defile, destroy
6 Therefore your days shall you curse, and the years of your lives shall perish; perpetual execration shall be multiplied, and you shall not obtain mercy.7 In those days shall you resign your peace with the eternal maledictions of all the righteous,
and sinners shall perpetually execrate you;
8 Shall execrate you with the ungodly.
Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. Is.14:9
All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Isa 14:10
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm (maggots) is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. Is.14:11
Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Is.28:15
Lucfer as the king of Tyre is described by Ezekiel:
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold:the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Ezekiel 28:13
Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Ezekiel 28:14
Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. Ezekiel 28:15
By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Ezekiel 28:16
As the end-time Babylonian Whore:
And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. Revelation 18:14
The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, Revelation 18:15
And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; Revelation 18:22
If you clicked up from below Click Again to return.9 The elect shall possess light, joy, and peace; and they shall inherit the earth.
..........Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:
10 But you, you unholy, shall be accursed.
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4
11 Then shall wisdom be given to the elect, all of whom shall live, and not again transgress by impiety or pride; but shall humble themselves, possessing prudence, and shall not repeat transgression.
AND there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: Isaiah 11:1
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; Isaiah 11:2
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: Isaiah 11:3
12 They shall not be condemned the whole period of their lives, not die in torment and indignation; but the sum of their days shall be completed, and they shall grow old in peace; while the years of their happiness shall be multiplied with joy, and with peace, for ever, the whole duration of their existence.2 And when the angels, (3) the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamoured of them, saying to each other,
In the Bible this story speaks of Jubal who is Genun:And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. Gen 4:19
And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. Gen 4:20
And his brothers name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle (Taphas: without divine warrant) the harp and organ. Gen 4:21
Taphas (h8610) taw-fas'; a prim. root; to manipulate, i. e. seize; chiefly to capture, wield; spec. to overlay; fig. to use unwarrantably: - catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, surely, surprise, take.Taphaph (h8608) taw-faf'; a prim. root; to drum, i. e. play (as) on the tambourine: - taber, play with timbrels.
Topheth (h8611) to'-feth; from the base of 8608; a smiting, i. e. (fig.) contempt: - tabret.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. Gen 6:4
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Gen 6:5
..........Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men,
..........and let us beget children.
3 Then their leader Samyaza said to them;
(3) An Aramaic text reads "Watchers" here (J.T. Milik, Aramaic Fragments of Qumran Cave 4 [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976], p. 167).
See Genesis chapter 6, Jubilees 5
We must remember that Jesus said that the Word had been revealed in parables from the foundation of the world.
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Mt.13:35
Job tells part of the creation story in clearly symbolic terms:He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud. Job 26:12
By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. Job 26:13
Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand? Job 26:14
MOREOVER Job continued his parable, and said, Job 27:1
H1281 bârıyach bâriach baw-ree'-akh, baw-ree'-akh From H1272 ; a fugitive, that is, the serpent (as fleeing), and the constellation by that name:--crooked, noble, piercing.
This passage, therefore, may not speak of semi-divine offspring of angels and women. Rather, it probably speaks of the religious institutions which are as old as history. By selecting wives who readily fell into the use of music and other forms of Ancient Near Eastern magic, the angels were able to build their own "families of God" in competition with those who obeyed the Word and lived in righteousness and justice. This will become clearer in the next part of First Enoch.
..........I fear that you may perhaps be indisposed to the performance of this enterprise;
4 And that I alone shall suffer for so grievous a crime.
5 But they answered him and said; We all swear;
6 And bind ourselves by mutual execrations, that we will not change our intention, but execute our projected undertaking.
(4) Upon Ardis. Or, "in the days of Jared" (R.H. Charles, ed. and trans., The Book of Enoch [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1893], p. 63).
More than ten years ago we heard of a band of men who had bound themselves to restructure the church to "introduce instrumental music in worship and provide a wider role for women in worship." The method, of course, had to proceed cautiously as Navigating the Winds of Change.
Jared lived on the Holy Mountain and Satan taught Jubal or Genun how "to look to the hills" to bring them down with musical idolatry and mixed-sex choirs into the dark (no truth) land of the Cainites.
When Genun and the Cainites saw that they had been overcome by "wine, women and song" by Satan, they demonstrated that "misery loves company." In the same way, churches which have been captured by musical worship leave no stone unturned until they slander non-musical groups and try to force them to join. This, in a perverse way, gives those overcome a sense of confidence. The "bigger the crowd" the more they feel comfortable.
8 That mountain therefore was called Armon, because they had sworn upon it, (5) and bound themselves by mutual execrations.
(5) Mt. Armon, or Mt. Hermon, derives its name from the Hebrew word herem, a curse (Charles, p. 63).See Adam and Eve Two Satan taught Genun (composite of Jubal, Jabal, Tubal-Cain and Naaman)
Charam (h2763) khaw-ram'; a prim. root; to seclude; spec. (by a ban) to devote to relig. uses (espec. destruction); phys. and reflex. to be blunt as to the nose: - make accursed, consecrate, (utterly) destroy, devote, forfeit, have a flat nose, utterly (slay, make away).
Cherem (h2764) khay'-rem; or (Zech. 14:11) cherem kheh'-rem; from 2763; phys. (as shutting in) a net (either lit. or fig.); usually a doomed object; abstr. extermination: - (ac-) curse (-d, -d thing), dedicated thing, things which should have been utterly destroyed, (appointed to) utter destruction, devoted (thing), net
This somehow ties Eve to the "cows of Bashan"
JAMES H. CHARLESWORTH noting "mountain of God (is) the mountain of Bashan; A mountain [of many] peaks (is) the mountain of Bashan. "the den of the dragon-snake."..... Indicating that YHWH does not dwell on Bashan, which some Israelites may have confused with Hermon.
Chawah (h2332) khav-vaw'; causat. from 2331; life-giver; Chavvah (or Eve), the first woman: - Eve.
Ge.3:20 And Adam called his wifes name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
Ge.4:1 AND Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
Ge 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth. Psa 58:2
Even from birth the wicked go astray (adulterers, profane); from the womb they are wayward and speak lies. Psa 58:3
Their venom is like the venom of a snake, like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears Psa 58:4
(Venom in the second instance is the plural of Chauwah, life-giver or Eve, the first woman. She is ZOE, the female instructing principle.) Chauwowth yaiyr (h2334) khav-vothe' yaw-eer'; from the plur. of 2332 and a modification of 3265; hamlets of Jair, a region of Pal.: - [Bashan-] Havoth-jair. [Jaare-oregim']
The Bacchae By Euripides shows the only understanding in history: instruments were given by the "gods."
"Anon shall the whole land be dancing, when Bromius leads his revellers to the hills, to the hills away! where wait him groups of maidens from loom and shuttle roused in frantic haste by Dionysus. O hidden cave of the Curetes! O hallowed haunts in Crete, that saw Zeus born,where Corybantes with crested helms devised for me in their grotto the rounded timbrel of ox-hide (lifeless instrument), mingling Bacchic minstrelsy with the shrill sweet accents of the Phrygian flute,but frantic satyrs won it from the mother-goddess for their own, and added it to their dances in festivals, which gladden the heart of Dionysus, each third recurrent year. Oh! happy that votary, when from the hurrying revel-rout he sinks to earth, in his holy robe of fawnskin, chasing the goat to drink its blood, a banquet sweet of flesh uncooked, as he hastes to Phrygia's or to Libya's hills; while in the van the Bromian god exults with cries of Evoe (Eve or ZOE among the Gnostics). With milk and wine and streams of luscious honey flows the earth, and Syrian incense smokes.
..........a gift bestowed by them on mother Rhea,
..........to add its crash of music to the Bacchantes'
..........shouts of joy;
While the Bacchante holding in his hand a blazing torch of pine uplifted on his wand waves it, as he speeds along, rousing wandering votaries, and as he waves it cries aloud with wanton tresses tossing in the breeze; and thus to crown the revelry, he raises loud his voice, "On, on, ye Bacchanals, pride of Tmolus (a gold-producing mountain in Lydia, near Sardis:)
with its rills of gold to the sound of the booming drum,
chanting in joyous strains the praises of your joyous god with Phrygian accents lifted high,
what time the holy lute with sweet complaining note invites you to your hallowed sport,
according well with feet that hurry wildly to the hills; like a colt that gambols at its mother's side in the pasture, with gladsome heart each Bacchante bounds along."
9 These are the names of their chiefs: Samyaza, who was their leader, Urakabarameel, Akibeel, Tamiel, Ramuel, Danel, Azkeel, Saraknyal, Asael, Armers, Batraal, Anane, Zavebe, Samsaveel, Ertael, Turel, Yomyael, Arazyal. These were the prefects of the two hundred angels, and the remainder were all with them. (6)
(6) The Aramaic texts preserve an earlier list of names of these Watchers:
Semihazah; Artqoph; Ramtel; Kokabel; Ramel; Danieal; Zeqiel; Baraqel; Asael; Hermoni; Matarel; Ananel; Stawel; Samsiel; Sahriel; Tummiel; Turiel; Yomiel; Yhaddiel (Milik, p. 151).
10 Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees.
Again, remember that the "trees" in Eden were various nations. The nation of Assyria in Ezekiel 31 was the "tallest tree in Eden" who sucked up all of the water (the word).
Wives are symbolic of "churches" in the New Testament and of God's chosen people in the Old Testament. When Israel fell into "worship like the nations" it involved songs and instruments as part of religious incantations.
The the Sons of God and Daughters of men, Chapter XIV.-Their Discoveries.
"For after the intercourse, being asked to show what they were before, and being no longer able to do so, on account of their being unable to do aught else after their defilement, yet wishing to please their mistresses, instead of themselves, they showed the bowel (marrow) of the earth; I mean, the choice metals, [flowers of metal] gold, brass, silver, iron, and the like, with all the most precious stones.
And along with these charmed stones, they delivered the arts of the things pertaining to each, and imparted the discovery of magic, and taught astronomy,
and the powers of roots, and whatever was impossible to be found out by the human mind; also the reeking of gold and silver, and the like, and the various dyeing of garments. And all things, in short,
which are for the adornment and delight of women, are the discoveries of these demons bound in flesh.
Of the king of Tyre as an agent of Lucifer, Ezekiel wrote:
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold:
the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Eze.28:13
11 And the women conceiving brought forth giants, (7)12 Whose stature was each three hundred cubits. These devoured all which the labor of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them;
(7) The Greek texts vary considerably from the Ethiopic text here. One Greek manuscript adds to this section, "And they [the women] bore to them [the Watchers] three races: first, the great giants. The giants brought forth [some say "slew"] the Naphelim, and the Naphelim brought forth [or "slew"] the Elioud. And they existed, increasing in power according to their greatness." See the account in the Book of Jubilees.
13 When they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them;
14 And began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, (8) and to drink their blood.
(8) Their flesh one after another. Or, "one another's flesh." R.H. Charles notes that this phrase may refer to the destruction of one class of giants by another (Charles, p. 65).
This may be the "polemic" battle noted in Revelation 20.
These were men and women who began as "servants" but before long all of the resources of the people or "church" were devoured by the superior angel (messenger) and his staff and programs. It was always unlawful to demand a tithe of wages. Therefore, God said:And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers,
..........and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages,
..........the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right,
..........and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts. Mal.3:5 Woe unto you,
scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites for ye devour widows houses,
and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Mt.23:14
Enoch and history agree that music was a primary method of sorcery.
1 Moreover Azazyel (Tubal-Cain etal.) taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates, the fabrication of mirrors, and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyebrows, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and all sorts of dyes, so that the world became altered.Genun (Tubal-Cain etal.) the Canaanite, son of Lamech the Blind, living in the Land of the Slime Pits,
..........was ruled by Azael from his earliest youth,
..........and invented all sorts of musical instruments.
..........When he played these, Azael entered into them too,
..........so that they gave forth seductive tunes entrancing the hearts of all listeners.
Genun would assemble companies of musicians,
..........who inflamed one another with music until their lust burned bright like fire,
..........and they lay together promiscuously.
He also brewed beer, gathered great crowds in taverns, gave them to drink,
..........and taught them to forge iron swords and spear-points,
..........with which to do murder at random when they were drunk.
The false breastplace of Lucifer worn by the king/queen of Babylon and of Tyre. Two of the tribal stones are replaced with musical instruments: drums and wind instruments.2 Impiety increased; fornication multiplied; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways.
"Slightly less familiar are the Devil's musical exploits. He not only loves singing but is master of the violin, of which instrument of evil he is reputedly the inventor. By the same token he can give mastery of the violin, bartering infernal skill for the pupil's soul.
These legends are related to the larger belief in the supernatural origin of musical skill and individual songs." (Botkin, B. A., A Treasury of American Folklore, Crown Publishers, p. 718; Cf. The Devil and the Fiddle, Herbert Halpert, Hoosier Folklore Bulletin, Vol II (Dec., 1943).
"In pagan traditions, musical instruments are invented by gods or demi-gods, such as titans. In the Bible, credit is assigned to antediluvian patriarchs, for example, the descendants of Cain in Genesis 4:21.
There is no other biblical tradition about the invention of musical instruments." (Freedman, David Noel, Bible Review, Summer 1985, p. 51). (Proof Here).
The king of Tyre was the agent of Lucifer according to Ezekiel. In describing the breastplate two Israelite tribes are left out. They are replaced with tambourines and flutes or pipes:
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Eze.28:13
According to Psalm 41, Judas as the agent of Satan and the den of vipers in Jerusalem, represented the same seductive force Satan always used against God's people. Jesus said that:
They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept. Lu.7:32
Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished. Je.48:36
3 Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots:
4 Armers taught the solution of sorcery;
5 Barkayal taught the observers of the stars, (9)
..........(9) Observers of the stars. Astrologers (Charles, p. 67). 6 Akibeel taught signs;
7 Tamiel taught astronomy;
8 And Asaradel taught the motion of the moon,
9 And men, being destroyed, cried out; and their voice reached to heaven.
Isa 57:3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
Anan (h6049) aw-nan'; a prim. root; to cover; used only as denom. from 6051, to cloud over; fig. to act covertly, i. e. practise magic: - * bring, enchanter, Meonemin, observe (-r of) times, soothsayer, sorcerer.
2K.21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.
Is.2:6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: Je.27:9
And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: Mi.5:12
Isa 57:4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
Anag (h6026) aw-nag'; a prim. root; to be soft or pliable, i. e. (fig.) effeminate or luxurious: - delicate (-ness), (have) delight (self), sport self.
The second book of Adam and Eve puts the emphasis upon instrumental music and mix-sex choirs. We know from Babylonia that this was a primary method of sorcery.Ravishing music; strong drink loosed among the sons of Cain. They don colorful clothing.
..........The children of Seth look on with longing eyes.
..........They revolt from wise counsel; they descend the mountain into the valley of iniquity.
..........They can not ascend the mountain again.
1 AFTER Cain had gone down to the land of dark soil, and his children had multiplied therein,
there was one of them, whose name was Genun, son of Lamech the blind who slew Cain.
2 But as to this Genun, Satan came into him in his childhood;
..........and he made sundry trumpets and horns, and string instruments,
..........cymbals and psalteries, and lyres and harps, and flutes;
..........and he played on them at all times and at every hour.
[The horns in Hebrew were the yobels or Jubals from which Jubilee gets its meaning. Genun plays the part of Jubal. The trumpet and the idea of "triumphing over" people with panic noise go together.]
In the Babylonian stories two important gifts or "ME" was the art of homosexual love and making instrumental music. This was important in descending through the seven gates of hell. It was also the practice of lamenting for Tammuz in Ezekiel 8 practiced by the women.
- "In the name of my power! In the name of my holy shrine!
- To my daughter Inanna I shall give Truth!
- ..........Descent into the underworld! Ascent from the underworld!
- ..........The art of lovemaking! The art of kissing the phallus!"
- "In the name of my power! In the name of my holy shrine!
- To my daughter Inanna I shall give
- The holy priestess of heaven!
- ..........The setting up of lamentations! The rejoicing of the heart!
- ..........The giving of judgements! The making of decisions!"
- He gave me the art of kissing the phallus.
- He gave me the art of prostitution.
- He gave me the resounding musical instrument.
- He gave me the art of song.
- ..........He gave me the art of the elder
- ..........He gave me the kindling of strife.
- "On the day the Boat of Heaven
- Enters the Nigulla Gate of Uruk,
- Let high water sweep over the streets;
- Let high water flow over the paths.
- Let old men give counsel;
- Let old women offer heart-soothing.
- Let the young men show the might of their weapons;
- Let the little children laugh and sing.
- Let all Uruk be festive!
- Let the high priest greet the Boat of Heaven with song.
- Let him utter prayers.
- Let him slaughter oxen and sheep.
- Let him pour beer out of the cup.
- ..........Let the drum and tambourine resound.
- ..........Let the sweet tigi-music be played.
- ..........Let all the lands proclaim my noble name.
- ..........Let my people sing my praises."
1 Then Michael and Gabriel, Raphael, Suryal, and Uriel, looked down from heaven, and saw the quantity of blood which was shed on earth, and all the iniquity which was done upon it, and said one to another, It is the voice of their cries;
2 The earth deprived of her children has cried even to the gate of heaven.
And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:10
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: Amos 8: 11
And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. Amos 8: 12
3 And now to you, O you holy one of heaven, the souls of men complain, saying,
Obtain Justice for us with (10) the Most High. Then they said to their Lord, the King, You are Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings.
The throne of your glory is for ever and ever, and for ever and ever is your name sanctified and glorified. You are blessed and glorified.
(10) Obtain justice for us with. Literally, "Bring judgment to us from." (Richard Laurence, ed. and trans., The Book of Enoch the Prophet [London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1883], p. 9).
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: Re.6:9
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Rev 6:10
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. Rev 6:11
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. Rev 17:12
These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. Rev 17: 13
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. Rev 17: 14
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. Rev 17: 15
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: Re.14:10
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. Rev 19:15
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Rev 19: 16
4 You have made all things; you possess power over all things; and all things are open and manifest before you. You behold all things, and nothing can be concealed from you.5 You have seen what Azazyel has done, how he has taught every species of iniquity upon earth,
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Rev 4:11
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:13
..........and has disclosed to the world all the secret things which are done in the heavens.
See how Nadab and Abihu imposed incense along with the other rituals of worship of "the starry host" because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the Lord done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger? Deut 29:24
Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt: Deut 29:25
God gave Israel a Covenant like that given to Abraham containing no priesthood or sacrifice. When they returned to the musical worship of Egypt God broke the covenant and gave then another Law which was not good.
For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them: Deut 29:26
This musical worship was demon worship according to Paul to the Corinthians 10.
And the anger of the Lord was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book: Deut 29:27
And the Lord rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day. Deut 29:28
The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deut 29:29
The making of instrumental music and mixed-sex choirs were taught by Azazyel using youth such as Jubal or Genun. Therefore, when used to take the mind off the Word of God, it is called iniquity and it will be punished when God comes with ten thousand angels or saints.
The Gnostics saw Sophia-Zoe in the same way Lucifer or Azazyel is defined and
Now the production of the instructor came about as follows. When Sophia let fall a droplet of light, it flowed onto the water, and immediately a human being appeared, being androgynous.That droplet she molded first as a female body.
Afterwards, using the body she molded it in the likeness of the mother, which had appeared. And he finished it in twelve months. An androgynous human being was produced, whom the Greeks call Hermaphrodites; and whose mother the Hebrews call Eve of Life (Eve-Zoe), namely, the female instructor of life.
Her offspring is the creature that is lord.
Afterwards, the authorities called it "Beast",
so that it might lead astray their modelled creatures.
The interpretation of "the beast" is "the instructor".
For it was found to be the wisest of all beings.
6 Samyaza also has taught sorcery, to whom you have given authority over those who are associated with him. They have gone together to the daughters of men; have lain with them; have become polluted;7 And have discovered crimes (11) to them.
Pollute in Hebrew: Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal'; a prim. root [comp. 2470]; prop. to bore, i. e. (by impl.) to wound, to dissolve; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): - begin (* men began), defile, * break, defile, * eat (as common things), * first, * gather the grape thereof, * take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.
..........(11) Discovered crimes. Or, "revealed these sins" (Charles, p. 70).
8 The women likewise have brought forth giants.
9 Thus has the whole earth been filled with blood and with iniquity.
10 And now behold the souls of those who are
Matt 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
THE VIPER GENERATION:
Luke 1:74 That he would grant unto us, that we,The enemy is the Nahash or serpent or Musical Enchanter John called Sorcerers (singers, musicians).
.........being delivered out of the hand of our enemies,
.........might serve him without fear,
For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. Re.9:19And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Re.12:9
G2190 echthros ekh-thros' From a primary word echthō (to hate); hateful (passively odious, or actively hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan):--enemy, foe.
G2191 echidna ekh'-id-nah Of uncertain origin; an adder or other poisonous snake (literally or figuratively): viper.
Matt 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hellFear is "phobos" or 'Apollyon" is the 'spiritual anxiety' or the FEAR and FRIGHT which is Satan's DRIVEN PURPOSE for all musical rituals.
Matt 23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Matt 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
11 And complain even to the gate of heaven.
12 Their groaning ascends; nor can they escape from the unrighteousness which is committed on earth. You know all things, before they exist.13 You know these things, and what has been done by them; yet you do not speak to us.
14 What on account of these things ought we to do to them?
Chapter 101 Then the Most High, the Great and Holy One spoke,
2 And sent Arsayalalyur (12) to the son of Lamech,
..........(12) Arsayalalyur. Here one Greek text reads "Uriel."
3 Saying, Say to him in my name, Conceal yourself.
4 Then explain to him the consummation which is about to take place; for all the earth shall perish; the waters of a deluge shall come over the whole earth, and all things which are in it shall be destroyed.
5 And now teach him how he may escape, and how his seed may remain in all the earth.
6 Again the Lord said to Raphael, Bind Azazyel hand and foot; cast him into darkness; and opening the desert which is in Dudael, cast him in there.7 Throw upon him hurled and pointed stones, covering him with darkness;
8 There shall he remain for ever; cover his face, that he may not see the light.
9 And in the great day of judgment let him be cast into the fire.
10 Restore the earth, which the angels have corrupted; and announce life to it, that I may revive it.
11 All the sons of men shall not perish in consequence of every secret,
..........by which the Watchers have destroyed, and which they have taught, their offspring.
12 All the earth has been corrupted by the effects of the teaching of Azazyel.
..........To him therefore ascribe the whole crime.
13 To Gabriel also the Lord said, Go to the biters, (13) to the reprobates, to the children of fornication;
..........and destroy the children of fornication, the offspring of the Watchers, from among men; bring them forth,
..........and excite them one against another. Let them perish by mutual slaughter; for length of days shall not be theirs.
(13) Biters. More accurately, "bastards" (Charles, p. 73; Michael A. Knibb, ed. and trans., The Ethiopic Book of Enoch [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978], p. 88).
14 They shall all entreat you, but their fathers shall not obtain their wishes respecting them; for they shall hope for eternal life, and that they may live, each of them, five hundred years.
15 To Michael likewise the Lord said, Go and announce his crime to Samyaza, and to the others who are with him, who have been associated with women, that they might be polluted with all their impurity.
And when all their sons shall be slain, when they shall see the perdition of their beloved,
bind them for seventy generations underneath the earth, even to the day of judgment, and of consummation,
until the judgment, the effect of which will last for ever, be completed.
This was not against marriage but against marriage of the angelic beings with humans. It is apparent, if we believe the Word, that their descendants still populate the earth and are at work when the sins they committed are repeated:
I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. Jude 5
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Jude 6
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 7
And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Re.11:8
BUT there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 Peter 2:1
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 2 Peter 2: 2
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you:
whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 2 Peter 2: 3
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2 Peter 2: 4
And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eigth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 2 Peter 2: 5
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. Revelation 20:9
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20: 10
The king of Tyre, the king of Babylon and the end-time Babylonian whore represent the false prophets. Click to return above for details.
Sophia-Zoe is the Gnostic female model of the beast. Click Here Believe it or not, the beast is at work when women force the men into forming musical groups in an attempt to ascend up to God's throne or to drag Him down into their presence. History knows no other tradition.
16 Then shall they be taken away into the lowest depths of the fire in torments; and in confinement shall they be shut up for ever.17 Immediately after this shall he, (14) together with them, burn and perish; they shall be bound until the consummation of many generations.
..........(14) He. I.e., Samyaza. 18 Destroy all the souls addicted to dalliance,
(15) and the offspring of the Watchers, for they have tyrannized over mankind.
..........(15) Dalliance. Or, "lust" (Knibb, p. 90; cp. Charles, p. 76). (Playful sex)
19 Let every oppressor perish from the face of the earth;20 Let every evil work be destroyed;
Oppressor in Hebrew: Nagas (h5065) naw-gas'; a prim. root; to drive (an animal, a workman, a debtor, an army); by impl. to tax, harass, tyrannize: - distress, driver, exact (-or), oppress (-or), * raiser of taxes, taskmaster.
That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! Isaiah 14:4
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. Isaiah 14:11
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Isaiah 14:12
In the New Testament the oppressor is the religious ceremonialist:
All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and
he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Matt 11:27
Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matt 11:28
Kopiao (g2872) kop-ee-ah'-o; from a der. of 2873; to feel fatigue; by impl. to work hard: - (bestow) labour, toil, be wearied.
Phortizo (g5412) for-tid'-zo; from 5414; to load up (prop. as aa vessel or animal), i.e. (fig.) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety): - lade, be heavy laden.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matt 11:29Meek is: Praos (g4235) prah'-os; a form of 4239, used in cert. parts; gentle, i.e. humble: - meek.
Lowley:Tapeinos (g5011) tap-i-nos'; of uncert. der.; depressed, i.e. (fig.) humiliated (in circumstances or disposition): - base, cast down, humble, of low degree (estate), lowly.
Anapausis (g372) an-ap'-ow-sis; from 373; intermission; by impl. recreation: - rest.
Anapauo (g373) an-up-ow'-o; from 303 and 3973; (reflex.) to repose (lit. or fig. [be exempt], remain); by impl. to refresh: - take ease, refresh, (give, take) rest.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matt 11:30
21 The plant of righteousness and of rectitude appear, and its produce become a blessing.
22 Righteousness and rectitude shall be for ever planted with delight.
23 And then shall all the saints give thanks, and live until they have begotten a thousand children, while the whole period of their youth, and their sabbaths shall be completed in peace. In those days all the earth shall be cultivated in righteousness; it shall be wholly planted with trees, and filled with benediction; every tree of delight shall be planted in it.
24 In it shall vines be planted; and the vine which shall be planted in it shall yield fruit to satiety; every seed, which shall be sown in it, shall produce for one measure a thousand; and one measure of olives shall produce ten presses of oil.
25 Purify the earth from all oppression, from all injustice, from all crime, from all impiety, and from all the pollution which is committed upon it. Exterminate them from the earth.
26 Then shall all the children of men be righteous, and all nations shall pay me divine honours, and bless me; and all shall adore me.
27 The earth shall be cleansed from all corruption, from every crime, from all punishment, and from all suffering; neither will I again send a deluge upon it from generation to generation for ever.
28 In those days I will open the treasures of blessing which are in heaven, that I may cause them to descend upon earth, and upon all the works and labour of man.
29 Peace and equity shall associate with the sons of men all the days of the world, in every generation of it.
(No Chapter 11)
1 Before all these things Enoch was concealed; nor did any one of the sons of men know where he was concealed, where he had been, and what had happened.2 He was wholly engaged with the holy ones, and with the Watchers in his days.
3 I, Enoch, was blessing the great Lord and King of peace.
4 And behold the Watchers called me Enoch the scribe.
5 Then the Lord said to me: Enoch, scribe of righteousness, go tell the Watchers of heaven,
..........who have deserted the lofty sky, and their holy everlasting station, who have been polluted with women.
6 And have done as the sons of men do, by taking to themselves wives,
..........and who have been greatly corrupted on the earth;
7 That on the earth they shall never obtain peace and remission of sin. For they shall not rejoice in their offspring; they shall behold the slaughter of their beloved; shall lament for the destruction of their sons; and shall petition for ever; but shall not obtain mercy and peace.
1 Then Enoch, passing on, said to Azazyel: You shalt not obtain peace. A great sentence is gone forth against you. He shall bind you;2 Neither shall relief, mercy, and supplication be yours, on account of the oppression which you have taught;
3 And on account of every act of blasphemy, tyranny, and sin, which you have discovered to the children of men.
4 Then departing from him I spoke to them all together;
5 And they all became terrified, and trembled;
6 Beseeching me to write for them a memorial of supplication, that they might obtain forgiveness;and that I might make the memorial of their prayer ascend up before the God of heaven;
because they could not themselves thenceforwards address him, nor raise up their eyes to heaven on account of the disgraceful offence for which they were judged.
7 Then I wrote a memorial of their prayer and supplications, for their spirits, for everything which they had done, and for the subject of their entreaty, that they might obtain remission and rest.8 Proceeding on, I continued over the waters of Danbadan, (16) which is on the right to the west of Armon (Hermon), reading the memorial of their prayer, until I fell asleep.
..........(16) Danbadan. Dan in Dan (Knibb, p. 94). 9 And behold a dream came to me, and visions appeared above me. I fell down and saw a vision of punishment, that I might relate it to the sons of heaven, and reprove them. When I awoke I went to them. All being collected together stood weeping in Oubelseyael, which is situated between Libanos and Seneser, (17) with their faces veiled.
..........(17) Libanos and Seneser. Lebanon and Senir (near Damascus).
10 I related in their presence all the visions which I had seen, and my dream;
11 And began to utter these words of righteousness, reproving the Watchers of heaven.
1 This is the book of the words of righteousness, and of the reproof of the Watchers, who belong to the world, (18) according to that which He, who is holy and great, commanded in the vision. I perceived in my dream,that I was now speaking with a tongue of flesh, and with my breath,
which the Mighty One has put into the mouth of men, that they might converse with it.
..........(18) Who belong to the world. Or, "who (are) from eternity" (Knibb, p. 95).
2 And understand with the heart.
- As he has created and given to men the power of comprehending the word of understanding,
- so has he created and given to me the power of reproving the Watchers, the offspring of heaven.
- I have written your petition; and in my vision it has been shown me, that what you request will not be granted you as long as the world endures.
3 Judgment has been passed upon you: your request will not be granted you.
4 From this time forward, never shall you ascend into heaven; He has said, that on the earth
He will bind you, as long as the world endures.
5 But before these things you shall behold the destruction of your beloved sons; you shall not possess them, but they shall fall before you by the sword.6 Neither shall you entreat for them, not for yourselves;
7 But you shall weep and supplicate in silence. The words of the book which I wrote. (19)
(19) But you shall weep, I wrote. Or, "Likewise despite your tears and prayers you will receive nothing whatever contained in the writing which I have written" (Charles, p. 80).
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? Matthew 13:10
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Matthew 13:11
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Matthew 13:12
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Matthew 13:13
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: Matthew 13:14
For this peoples heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Matthew 13:15
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: Matthew 13:34
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Matthew 13:35
8 A vision thus appeared to me.
9 Behold, in that vision clouds and a mist invited me; agitated stars and flashes of lightning impelled and pressed me forwards, while winds in the vision assisted my flight, accelerating my progress.10 They elevated me aloft to heaven. I proceeded, until I arrived at a wall built with stones of crystal. A vibrating flame (20) surrounded it, which began to strike me with terror.
..........(20) Vibrating flame. Literally, "a tongue of fire"
11 Into this vibrating flame I entered;
12 And drew nigh to a spacious habitation built also with stones of crystal. Its walls too, as well as pavement, were formed with stones of crystal, and crystal likewise was the ground. Its roof had the appearance of agitated stars and flashes of lightning; and among them were cherubim of fire in a stormy sky. (21) A flame burned around its walls; and its portal blazed with fire. When I entered into this dwelling, it was hot as fire and cold as ice. No trace of delight or of life was there. Terror overwhelmed me, and a fearful shaking seized me.
(21) In a stormy sky. Literally, "and their heaven was water" (Charles, p. 81).
13 Violently agitated and trembling, I fell upon my face. In the vision I looked.
14 And behold there was another habitation more spacious than the former, every entrance to which was open before me, erected in the midst of a vibrating flame.
15 So greatly did it excel in all points, in glory, in magnificence, and in magnitude, that it is impossible to describe to you either the splendour or the extent of it.
16 Its floor was on fire; above were lightnings and agitated stars, while its roof exhibited a blazing fire.
17 Attentively I surveyed it, and saw that it contained an exalted throne;
18 The appearance of which was like that of frost; while its circumference resembled the orb of the brilliant sun; and there was the voice of the cherubim.19 From underneath this mighty throne rivers of flaming fire issued.
20 To look upon it was impossible.
21 One great in glory sat upon it:
22 Whose robe was brighter than the sun, and whiter than snow.
23 No angel was capable of penetrating to view the face of Him, the Glorious and the Effulgent; nor could any mortal behold Him. A fire was flaming around Him.
24 A fire also of great extent continued to rise up before Him; so that not one of those who surrounded Him was capable of approaching Him, among the myriads of myriads (22) who were before Him. To Him holy consultation was needless. Yet did not the sanctified, who were near Him, depart far from Him either by night or by day; nor were they removed from Him. I also was so far advanced, with a veil on my face, and trembling. Then the Lord with his own mouth called me, saying, Approach hither, Enoch, at my holy word.
(22) Myriads of myriads. Ten thousand times ten thousands (Knibb, p. 99).
25 And He raised me up, making me draw near even to the entrance. My eye was directed to the ground.
1 Then addressing me, He spoke and said, Hear, neither be afraid, O righteous Enoch, you scribe of righteousness: approach hither, and hear my voice. Go, say to the Watchers of heaven, who have sent you to pray for them, You ought to pray for men, and not men for you.
2 Wherefore have you forsaken the lofty and holy heaven, which endures for ever, and have lain with women; have defile yourselves with the daughters of men; have taken to yourselves wives; have acted like the sons of the earth, and have begotten an impious offspring? (23)
(23) An impious offspring. Literally, "giants" (Charles, p. 82; Knibb, p. 101).
3 You being spiritual, holy, and possessing a life which is eternal, have polluted yourselves with women; have begotten in carnal blood; have lusted in the blood of men; and have done as those who are flesh and blood do.4 These however die and perish.
5 Therefore have I given to them wives, that they might cohabit with them;
..........that sons might be born of them; and that this might be transacted upon earth.
6 But you from the beginning were made spiritual, possessing a life which is eternal, and not subject to death for ever.
7 Therefore I made not wives for you, because, being spiritual, your dwelling is in heaven.
8 Now the giants, who have been born of spirit and of flesh, shall be called upon earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation.
Evil spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above; from the holy Watchers was their beginning and primary foundation.
Evil spirits shall they be upon earth, and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called. The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven; but upon earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, who are born on earth. (24)
(24) Note the many implications of vss. 3-8 regarding the progeny of evil spirits.
The New Testament clearly teaches that there are two classes of beings on the earth. The first kind are purely humans who are meek, weak and without the charismatic power to control others. The second kind is a kind of creature who can transform themselves into "angels of light." That is they are preachers or messengers of the gospel. Where else would Satan use all of his wiles to place his agents. Didn't Judas become one of the twelve apostles? Not without God's will but the message is that Satan has his agents undoubtedly in the majority of the world's pulpits.9 The spirits of the giants shall be like clouds, (25) which shall oppress, corrupt, fall, content, and bruise upon earth.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ep.6:12
NOW the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 1Ti.4:1
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils (demons who distribute fortunes), and the habitation of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird (who rise above the mountains). Re.18:2
Katoiketerion (g2732) kat-oy-kay-tay'-ree-on; from a der. of 2730; a dwelling-place: - habitation.
The "habitations" under the control of Satan will look much like those of the Holy Spirit:Eph 2:1 AND you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Eph 2: 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.Eph 2: 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Cenos (g3581) xen'-os; appar. a prim. word; foreign (lit. alien, or fig. novel); by impl. a guest or (vice-versa) entertainer: - host, strange (-r).
Numbers 2:47-54. But the Levites . . .were not numbered among them--They were obliged to keep a register of their own. They were consecrated to the priestly office,
which in all countries has been exempted customarily, and in Israel by the express authority of God, from military service.
The custody of the things devoted to the divine service was assigned to them so exclusively, that
"no stranger"--that is, no person, not even an Israelite of any other tribe, was allowed, under penalty of death, to approach these [Nu 16:40].
Hence they encamped round the tabernacle in order that there should be no manifestation of the divine displeasure among the people.
Thus the numbering of the people was subservient to the separation of the Levites from those Israelites who were fit for military service,> and to the practical introduction of the law respecting the first-born,
> for whom the tribe of Levi became a substitute [Ex 13:2 Nu 3:12].
Numbers 3:5-10. Bring the tribe of Levi near--The Hebrew word "bring near" is a sacrificial term, denoting the presentation of an offering to God; and the use of the word, therefore,
in connection with the Levites, signifies that they were devoted as an offering to the sanctuary, no longer to be employed in any common offices.
They were subordinate to the priests, who alone enjoyed the privilege of entering the holy place;
Eph 2: 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; [That which the Apostles laid]
Eph 2: 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple (naos) in the Lord:
Naos (g3485) nah-os'; from a prim. naio, (to dwell); a fane, shrine, temple: - shrine, temple. Comp. 2411
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; Mt.27:51
Hieron (g2411) hee-er-on'; neut of 2413; a sacred place, i.e. the entire precincts (whereas 3485 denotes the central sanctuary itself) of the Temple (at Jerus. or elsewhere): - temple.
In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Ep 2:22
Katoikeo (g2730) kat-oy-keh'-o; from 2596 and 3611; to house permanently, i.e. reside (lit. or fig.): - dwell (-er), inhabitant (- ter).
You can sweep your habitation clean of these evil spirits but unless you have a total teaching program you are left empty. As a result,
Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. Mt.12:45
Of that wicked generation, Jesus identified the total clergy as vipers or poisonous snakes
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Mt.3:7
When Babylon falls:
And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; Revelation 18:22
BELOVED, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1Jn.4:1
Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brothers righteous.1Jn.3:12
Poneros (g4190) pon-ay-ros'; from a der. of 4192; hurtful, i.e. evil (prop. in effect or influence, and thus differing from 2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from 4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); fig. calamitous; also (pass.) ill, i.e. diseased; but espec. (mor.) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, facinorous; neut. (sing.) mischief, malice or (plur.) guilt; masc. (sing.) the devil, or (plur.) sinners: - bad, evil, grievous, harm, lewd, malicious, wicked (-ness). See also 4191.
..........(25) The Greek word for "clouds" here, nephelas, may disguise a more ancient reading, Napheleim (Nephilim).
A cloud is something which keeps the "light" from shining. However, these clouds as satanic spirits have no water:
These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Jude 12
Nephele (g3507) nef-el'-ay; from 3509; prop. cloudiness, i.e. (concr.) a cloud: - cloud.
These "clouds" were also "roving stars" or planets. In many documents these were identified with the agents of Satan who deceived the Sethites (Non-Cainites) with instrumental music and mixed sex choirs.
The "ten thousand" God will bring will be to execute judgment upon the "watchers" who still seduce people with instrumental music, wine, mixed-sex choirs and practice abortion.
(Nephalę). Wife of Athamas and mother of Phrixus and Hellé. Hence Hellé is called by Ovid, Nepheleďs. See Athamas.
10 They shall cause lamentation. No food shall they eat; and they shall be thirsty; they shall be concealed, and shall not (26) rise up against the sons of men, and against women; for they come forth during the days of slaughter and destruction.
(26) Shall not. Nearly all manuscripts contain this negative, but Charles, Knibb, and others believe the "not" should be deleted so the phrase reads "shall rise up."
Furthermore, of this wicked generation Jesus said and we repeat:
But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, Mt.11:16
And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. Mt 11:17
After warning Israel of their idol worship with music in chapters 5 and 6, in chapter 8 he shows the results:
And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. Amos 8:2
And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence. Amos 8:3
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, Amos 8:4
Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? Amos 8:5
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: Amos 8:9
And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:10
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: Amos 8:11
And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. Amos 8:12
Perhaps the world has never experienced such a host of people selling Christianity through music and "praise" while their "customers" are honestly looking for spiritual food but just become drunk on new wine.
Chapter 161 And as to the death of the giants, wheresoever their spirits depart from their bodies, let their flesh, that which is perishable, be without judgment. (27) Thus shall they perish, until the day of the great consummation of the great world. A destruction shall take place of the Watchers and the impious.
..........(27) Let their flesh, be without judgment. Or, "their flesh shall be destroyed before the judgment" (Knibb, p. 102).
2 And now to the Watchers, who have sent you to pray for them, who in the beginning were in heaven,
3 Say, In heaven have you been; secret things, however, have not been manifested to you; yet have you known a reprobated mystery.
4 And this you have related to women in the hardness of your heart, and by that mystery have women and mankind multiplied evils upon the earth.
5 Say to them, Never therefore shall you obtain peace.
Chapter 171 They raised me up into a certain place, where there was (28) the appearance of a burning fire; and when they pleased they assumed the likeness of men.
..........(28) Where there was. Or, "where they [the angels] were like" (Knibb, p. 103).
2 They carried me to a lofty spot, to a mountain, the top of which reach to heaven.3 And I beheld the receptacles of light and of thunder at the extremities of the place, where it was deepest. There was a bow of fire, and arrows in their quiver, a sword of fire, and every species of lightning.
4 Then they elevated me to a babbling stream, (29) and to a fire in the west, which received all the setting of the sun.
I came to a river of fire, which flowed like water, and emptied itself into the great sea westwards.
..........(29) To a babbling stream. Literally, "to water of life, which spoke" (Laurence, p. 23).
5 I saw every large river, until I arrived at the great darkness. I went to where all of flesh migrate; and I beheld the mountains of the gloom which constitutes winter, and the place from which issues the water in every abyss.
6 I saw also the mouths of all the rivers in the world, and the mouths of the deep.
1 I then surveyed the receptacles of all the winds, perceiving that they contributed to adorn the whole creation, and to preserve the foundation of the earth.2 I surveyed the stone which supports the corners of the earth.
3 I also beheld the four winds, which bear up the earth, and the firmament of heaven.
4 And I beheld the winds occupying the exalted sky.
5 Arising in the midst of heaven and of earth, and constituting the pillars of heaven.
6 I saw the winds which turn the sky, which cause the orb of the sun and of all the stars to set; and over the earth I saw the winds which support the clouds.7 I saw the path of the angels.
8 I perceived at the extremity of the earth the firmament of heaven above it. Then I passed on towards the south;
9 Where burnt, both by day and night, six mountains formed of glorious stones; three towards the east, and three towards the south.
10 Those which were towards the east were of a variegated stone; one of which was of margarite, and another of antimony. Those towards the south were of a red stone. The middle one reached to heaven like the throne of God; a throne composed of alabaster, the top of which was of sapphire. I saw, too, a blazing fire hanging over all the mountains.11 And there I saw a place on the other side of an extended territory, where waters were collected.
12 I likewise beheld terrestrial fountains, deep in the fiery columns of heaven.
13 And in the columns of heaven I beheld fires, which descended without number, but neither on high, nor into the deep. Over these fountains also I perceived a place which had neither the firmament of heaven above it, nor the solid ground underneath it; neither was there water above it; nor anything on wing; but the spot was desolate.14 And there I beheld seven stars, like great blazing mountains, and like spirits entreating me.
15 Then the angel said, This place, until the consummation of heaven and earth,
..........will be the prison of the stars, and the host of heaven.
16 The stars which roll over fire are those which transgressed the commandment of God before their time arrived; for they came not in their proper season. Therefore was He offended with them, and bound them, until the period of the consummation of their crimes in the secret year.
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Eze.28:13
Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Ezek 28:14
2 And being numerous in appearance (30) made men profane, and caused them to err;
so that they sacrificed to devils as to gods. For in the great day there shall be a judgment, with which they shall be judged, until they are consumed; and their wives also shall be judged, who led astray the angels of heaven that they might salute them.
(30) Being numerous in appearance. Or, "assuming many forms" (Knibb, p. 106).
MOREOVER, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 1 Cor 10: 1And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 1 Cor 10: 2
And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 1 Cor 10: 3
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 1 Cor 10: 4
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 1 Cor 10: 5
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 1 Cor 10: 6
Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 1 Cor 10: 7
Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 1 Cor 10: 8
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 1 Cor 10:9
But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 1 Cor 10:20
Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lords table, and of the table of devils. 1 Cor 10:21
In discussing the translation of Enoch, The Recognitions of Clement expresses the common understanding. After the Flood:
Moreover, perverse and erratic religions were introduced, to which the greater part of men gave themselves up, by occasion of holidays and solemnities, instituting drinkings and banquets,
following pipes, and flutes, and harps, and diverse kinds of musical instruments, and indulging themselves in all kinds of drunkenness and luxury.
Hence every kind of error took rise; hence they invented groves and altars, fillets and victims, and after drunkenness they were agitated as if with mad emotions.
By this means power was given to the demons to enter into minds of this sort, so that they seemed to lead insane dances and to rave like Bacchanalians
3 And I, Enoch, I alone saw the likeness of the end of all things. Nor did any human being see it, as I saw it.
1 And Uriel said to me: 'Here shall stand the angels who have connected themselves with women, and their spirits assuming many different forms are defiling mankind and
shall lead them astray into sacrificing to demons as gods, (here shall they stand) till the day of the great judgement in
2 which they shall be judged till they are made an end of. And the women also of the angels who
3 went astray shall become sirens.' And I, Enoch, alone saw the vision, the ends of all things: and no man shall see as I have seen.
..........which ye will work against the kingdom,
..........following them that have familiar spirits (The Witch of Endor used an empty wineskin as a echo instrument)
The familiar spirit is not a 'little channeler' but is a musical instrument:
Owb (h178) obe; from the same as 1 (appar. through the idea of prattling a father's name); prop. a mumble, i. e. a water-skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar): - bottle, familiar spirit.
Similarly, a Psaltery is:
Nebel (h5035) neh'-bel; or neÇbel nay'-bel; from 5034; a skin- bag for liquids (from collapsing when empty); hence a vase (as similar in shape when full); also a lyre (as having a body of like form): - bottle, pitcher, psaltery, vessel, viol
Nabel (h5034) naw-bale'; a prim. root; to wilt; gen. to fall away, fail, faint; fig. to be foolish or (mor.) wicked; causat. to despise, disgrace: - disgrace, dishonour, lightly esteem, fade (away, - ing), fall (down, -ling, off), do foolishly, come to nought, * surely, make vile, wither..
The sounding brass among the Greeks (1 Corinthians 13:1) was a more sophisticated "familiar spirit."ye will make your daughters singing girls and harlots for divinations and demons of error,
Echeo (g2278) ay-kheh'-o; from 2279; to make a loud noise, i.e. reverberate: - roar, sound.
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; Lu.21:25
Echos (g2279) ay'-khos; of uncert. affin.; a loud or confused noise ("echo"), i.e. roar: fig. a rumor: - fame, sound.
For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, Heb. 12:18
And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: Heb.12:19
and ye will be mingled in the pollutions of the Gentiles: for which things' sake the Lord shall bring upon you famine and pestilence, death and the sword, avenging siege, and dogs for the rending in pieces of enemies, and revilings of friends, destruction and blighting of eyes, children slaughtered, wives carried off, possessions plundered, temple of God in flames, your land desolated, your own selves enslaved among the Gentiles,
and they shall make some of you eunuchs for their wives; and whenever ye will return to the Lord with humility of heart, repenting and walking in all the commandments of God, then will the Lord visit you in mercy and in love, bringing you from out of the bondage of your enemies.
24. And after these things shall a Star arise to you from Jacob in peace, and a Man shall rise from my seed, like the Sun of righteousness, walking with the sons of men in meekness and righteousness, and no sin shall be found in Him.
And the heavens shall be opened above Him, to shed forth the blessing of the Spirit from the Holy Father
Chapter 201 These are the names of the angels who watch.
2 Uriel, one of the holy angels, who presides over clamor and terror.
3 Raphael, one of the holy angels, who presides over the spirits of men.
4 Raguel, one of the holy angels, who inflicts punishment on the world and the luminaries.
5 Michael, one of the holy angels, who, presiding over human virtue, commands the nations.
6 Sarakiel, one of the holy angels, who presides over the spirits of the children of men that transgress.
7 Gabriel, one of the holy angels, who presides over Ikisat, (31) over paradise, and over the cherubim.
..........(31) Ikisat. The serpents (Charles, p. 92; Knibb, p. 107).
1 Then I made a circuit to a place in which nothing was completed.
2 And there I beheld neither the tremendous workmanship of an exalted heaven, nor of an established earth, but a desolate spot, prepared, and terrific.
3 There, too, I beheld seven stars of heaven bound in it together, like great mountains, and like a blazing fire. I exclaimed, For what species of crime have they been bound, and why have they been removed to this place? Then Uriel, one of the holy angels who was with me, and who conducted me, answered: Enoch, wherefore do you ask; wherefore do you reason with yourself, and anxiously inquire?
These are those of the stars which have transgressed the commandment of the most high God; and are here bound, until the infinite number of the days of their crimes be completed.
4 From there I afterwards passed on to another terrific place;
5 Where I beheld the operation of a great fire blazing and glittering, in the midst of which there was a division. Columns of fire struggled together to the end of the abyss, and deep was their descent. But neither its measurement nor magnitude was I able to discover; neither could I perceive its origin. Then I exclaimed, How terrible is this place, and how difficult to explore!
AND I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. Rev 20:1
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, Rev 20: 2
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. Rev 20: 3
6 Uriel, one of the holy angels who was with me, answered and said: Enoch, why are you alarmed and amazed at this terrific place, at the sight of this place of suffering? This, he said, is the prison of the angels; and here they are kept for ever.
1 From there I proceeded to another spot, where I saw on the west a great and lofty mountain, a strong rock, and four delightful places.
2 Internally it was deep, capacious, and very smooth; as smooth as if it had been rolled over: it was both deep and dark to behold.
3 Then Raphael, one of the holy angels who were with me, answered and said, These are the delightful places where the spirits, the souls of the dead, will be collected; for them were they formed; and here will be collected all the souls of the sons of men.
4 These places, in which they dwell, shall they occupy until the day of judgment, and until their appointed period.5 Their appointed period will be long, even until the great judgment.
..........And I saw the spirits of the sons of men who were dead;
..........and their voices reached to heaven, while they were accusing.
6 Then I inquired of Raphael, an angel who was with me, and said, Whose spirit is that, the voice of which reaches to heaven, and accuses?7 He answered, saying, This is the spirit of Abel who was slain by Cain his brother;
..........and who will accuse that brother,
..........until his seed be destroyed from the face of the earth;
8 Until his seed perish from the seed of the human race.
Raphael speaking to Enoch in the region of the dead:
9 At that time therefore I inquired respecting him, and respecting the general judgment, saying, Why is one separated from another?
He answered, Three separations have been made between the spirits of the dead,
and thus have the spirits of the righteous been separated.
10 Namely, by a chasm, by water, and by light above it.
11 And in the same way likewise are sinners separated when they die, and are buried in the earth; judgment not overtaking them in their lifetime.
12 Here their souls are separated. Moreover, abundant is their suffering until the time of the great judgment, the castigation, and the torment of those who eternally execrate, whose souls are punished and bound there for ever.
Abraham speaking to Dives in hell:
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Luke 16:26
13 And thus has it been from the beginning of the world. Thus has there existed a separation between the souls of those who utter complaints, and of those who watch for their destruction, to slaughter them in the day of sinners.
14 A receptacle of this sort has been formed for the souls of unrighteous men, and of sinners; of those who have completed crime, and associated with the impious, whom they resemble. Their souls shall not be annihilated in the day of judgment, neither shall they arise from this place. Then I blessed God,
15 And said, Blessed by my Lord, the Lord of glory and of righteousness, who reigns over all for ever and for ever.
1 From there I went to another place, towards the west, unto the extremities of the earth.
2 Where I beheld a fire blazing and running along without cessation, which intermitted its course neither by day nor by night; but continued always the same.
3 I inquired, saying, What is this, which never ceases?
4 Then Raguel, one of the holy angels who were with me, answered,
5 And said, This blazing fire, which you behold running towards the west, is that of all the luminaries of heaven.
1 I went from there to another place, and saw a mountain of fire flashing both by day and night. I proceeded towards it; and perceived seven splendid mountains, which were all different from each other.
2 Their stones were brilliant and beautiful; all were brilliant and splendid to behold; and beautiful was their surface. Three mountains were towards the east, and strengthened by being placed one upon another; and three were towards the south, strengthened in a similar manner.3 Among these there was a tree of an unceasing smell; nor of those which were in Eden was there one of all the fragrant trees which smelt like this. Its leaf, its flower, and its bark never withered, and its fruit was beautiful.
There were likewise deep valleys, which did not approach each other. And the seventh mountain was in the midst of them. In length they all resembled the seat of a throne, and odoriferous trees surrounded them.
4 Its fruit resembled the cluster of the palm. I exclaimed, Behold! This tree is goodly in aspect, pleasing in its leaf, and the sight of its fruit is delightful to the eye. Then Michael, one of the holy and glorious angels who were with me, and one who presided over them, answered,5 And said: Enoch, why do you inquire respecting the odour of this tree?
6 Why are you inquisitive to know it?
7 Then I, Enoch, replied to him, and said, Concerning everything I am desirous of instruction, but particularly concerning this tree.
8 He answered me, saying, That mountain which you behold, the extent of whose head resembles the seat of the Lord, will be the seat on which shall sit the holy and great Lord of glory, the everlasting King, when he shall come and descend to visit the earth with goodness.
9 And that tree of an agreeable smell, not one of carnal odor, there shall be no power to touch, until the period of the great judgment. When all shall be punished and consumed for ever, this shall be bestowed on the righteous and humble.
The fruit of the tree shall be given to the elect. For towards the north life shall be planted in the holy place, towards the habitation of the everlasting King.
10 Then shall they greatly rejoice and exult in the Holy One. The sweet odor shall enter into their bones; and they shall live a long life on the earth as your forefathers have lived; neither in their days shall sorrow, distress, trouble, and punishment afflict them.
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Rev 22:2
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Rev 2:7
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Rev 22:14
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Rev 22:15
11 And I blessed the Lord of glory, the everlasting King, because He has prepared this tree for the saints, formed it, and declared that He would give it to them.
1 From there I proceeded to the middle of the earth, and beheld a happy and fertile spot, which contained branches continually sprouting from the trees which were planted in it.
There I saw a holy mountain, and underneath it water on the eastern side, which flowed towards the south. I saw also on the east another mountain as high as that; and between them there were deep, but not wide valleys.
2 Water ran towards the mountain to the west of this; and underneath there was likewise another mountain.
3 There was a valley, but not a wide one, below it; and in the midst of them were other deep and dry valleys towards the extremity of the three. All these valleys, which were deep, but not side, consisted of a strong rock, with a tree which was planted in them. And I wondered at the rock and at the valleys, being extremely surprised.
Chapter 261 Then I said, What means this blessed land, all these lofty trees, and the accursed valley between them?
2 Then Uriel, one of the holy angels who were with me, replied,
This valley is the accursed of the accursed for ever. Here shall be collected all who utter with their mouths unbecoming language against God, and speak harsh things of His glory. Here shall they be collected. Here shall be their territory.
3 In the latter days an example of judgment shall be made of them in righteousness before the saints; while those who have received mercy shall for ever, all their days, bless God, the everlasting King.
4 And at the period of judgment shall they bless Him for his mercy, as He has distributed it to them. Then I blessed God, addressing myself to Him, and making mention, as was meet, of His greatness.
Chapter 271 From there I proceeded towards the east to the middle of the mountain in the desert, the level surface only of which I perceived.
2 It was full of trees of the seed alluded to; and water leaped down upon it.
3 There appeared a cataract composed as of many cataracts both towards the west and towards the east. Upon one side were trees; upon the other water and dew.
1 Then I went to another place from the desert; towards the east of that mountain which I had approached.2 There I beheld choice trees, (32) particularly, those which produce the sweet-smelling opiate, frankincense and myrrh; and trees unlike to each other.
..........(32) Choice trees. Literally, "trees of judgment" (Laurence, p. 35; Knibb, p. 117).
3 And over it, above them, was the elevation of the eastern mountain at no great distance.
Chapter 291 I likewise saw another place with valleys of water which never wasted,
2 Where I perceived a goodly tree, which in smell resembled Zasakinon. (33)
..........(33) Zasakinon. The mastic tree (Knibb, p. 118).
3 And towards the sides of these valleys I perceived cinnamon of a sweet odour. Over them I advanced towards the east.
1 Then I beheld another mountain containing trees, from which water flowed like Neketro, (34) Its name was Sarira, and Kalboneba. (35) And upon this mountain I beheld another mountain, upon which were trees of Alva. (36)
(34) Neketro. A nectar (Knibb, p. 119).
(35) Sarira, and Kalboneba. Styrax and galbanum (Knibb, p. 119).
(36) Alva. Aloe (Knibb, p. 119).
2 These trees were full, like almond trees, and strong; and when they produced fruit, it was superior to all redolence.
1 After these things, surveying the entrances of the north, above the mountains, I perceived seven mountains replete with pure nard, odoriferous trees, cinnamon and papyrus.
2 From there I passed on above the summits of those mountains to some distance eastwards, and went over the Erythraean sea. (37) And when I was advanced far beyond it, I passed along above the angel Zateel, and arrived at the garden of righteousness. In this garden I beheld, among other trees, some which were numerous and large, and which flourished there.
(37) Erythraean sea. The Red Sea.
3 Their fragrance was agreeable and powerful, and their appearance both varied and elegant. The tree of knowledge also was there, of which if any one eats, he becomes endowed with great wisdom.
4 It was like a species of the tamarind tree, bearing fruit which resembled grapes extremely fine; and its fragrance extended to a considerable distance. I exclaimed, How beautiful is this tree, and how delightful is its appearance!
5 Then holy Raphael, an angel who was with me, answered and said, This is the tree of knowledge, of which your ancient father and your aged mother ate, who were before you; and who, obtaining knowledge, their eyes being opened, and knowing themselves to be naked, were expelled from the garden.
1 From there I went on towards the extremities of the earth; where I saw large beasts different from each other,
- and birds various in their countenances and forms,
- as well as with notes of different sounds.
2 To the east of these beasts I perceived the extremities of the earth, where heaven ceased. The gates of heaven stood open, and I beheld the celestial stars come forth. I numbered them as they proceeded out of the gate, and wrote them all down, as they came out one by one according to their number. I wrote down their names altogether, their times and their seasons, as the angel Uriel, who was with me, pointed them out to me.3 He showed them all to me, and wrote down an account of them.
4 He also wrote down for me their names, their regulations, and their operations.
Chapter 331 From there I advanced on towards the north, to the extremities of the earth.
2 And there I saw a great and glorious wonder at the extremities of the whole earth.
3 I saw there heavenly gates opening into heaven; three of them distinctly separated. The northern winds proceeded from them, blowing cold, hail, frost, snow, dew, and rain.
4 From one of the gates they blew mildly; but when they blew from the two other gates, it was with violence and force. They blew over the earth strongly.
1 From there I went to the extremities of the world westwards;
2 Where I perceived three gates open, as I had seen in the north; the gates and passages through them being of equal magnitude.
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