The Book of Enoch
Let us finally talk about The Book of Enoch. Now parts of it, as we have discussed before, was read and known deeply by Immanuel. For us researchers, the book has by now become a sort of Apocryphal and hidden work quoted by many but understood, perhaps in its fullness, by very few. Now the fact that there are sequels to the Book of Enoch should be make any discerning man interested, because the adversary loves to copy what is true and good - throwing his own spin on things and deluding well intended people. In this here post we will only look into The Book of Enoch, which sometimes is called 1. Enoch and 2. Enoch. We regard this, as the second called the Book of Secrets, as just an addendum to the 1 one (which also has parts to it). A quick google search will however give you 3. Enoch and even 4. Enoch, which seems to be books that has received a great deal of editing and additions. So at this point it s difficult to consider on endeavouring into the arduous task to draw out Truth from these. To put it bluntly, these sequels do not smell right. We will not focus on them. We will now research The Book of Enoch, from its travels from ancient Southern Africa (that we know so little about historically) to the western world of scholars and theological snakes. Lets Dive !
Now people in the Middle East found so-called Aramaic fragments in the collection of writings called Dead Sea Scrolls, which had off course Koine (Griqua), Aram, Hebrew and Latin (Roman) scripts. These writings was taken from the Promised Land at some point in time, then to be transported, perhaps when a priest that the Historian Josephus talks about built and exact replica of the temple in Jerusalem at another location. Everything was burnt to the ground in Jerusalem and in the villages around, Josephus testifies that, any writings would have been burnt and or hidden away and smuggled out of the Land. These fragments prove however that Enoch was well known and read by people back in the day. Enoch gets quoted by others such as Testament of the 12 Patriarchs, Prophets in Old Testament and authors of the New Testament seemed even more than familiar with Enoch. Take Jude 1,14-15 that mentions Enoch as being the seventh from Adam (1. Enoch 60,8). Now Enoch is not recognised as being Cannon (meaning approved to be in the Bible) except by the Ethiopian Hebrews (most likely a Babylonian remnant). But remains more a fringe material book for Greek Christians and many others. And who does the approving you might ask? So matters such as these have historically been settled by councils and gatherings of people were the majority or representatives (like politicians today) votes and rules on a matter. Need we mention the human tendency to succumb to corruption? Historically the masses were mostly in the wrong and more than often the fringe or the minority of a people (however right they are or inspired by SoNiNi) gets downvoted. At least we can go back into what remains of the annals of history and look up what these estranged and rejected people believed... That is when the heart starts to move towards The Almighty, remember He is not revealed unto the many, why then follow the masses headed straight to their own demise?
Now The Book of Enoch book is only found today in complete form in the ancient old Ge´ez language much likely a Babylonian archetypal Babylonian language spoken widely in ancient Africa. Now scholars agree it is most likely a write off from ancient Hebrew or even Aramaic (ancient old Bantu African languages). But like the book itself proclaims, it was written by Enoch himself sometime before the flood.
The most complete book is Mashafa Henok written in Ge´ez (Amharic & Tigrinya has similarities today) brought to Europe allegedly by James Bruce (1730-1794) and translated accordingly. The book itself can be divided into these five parts:
Book of the Watchers Chapter 1-36
Boo f the Parables of Enoch 37-71
Book of Heavenly Luminaries 72-82
Book of Dreams 83-90
Epistle of Enoch 91-108
Now it has been speculated, perhaps rightly so that these now five sections (all with distinct and recognisable writing style, that these were originally independent works written at different times. And at some point in time redacted and fitted into what we now know as 1. Enoch. The first par being majorly about the fall of the Angels (Watchers) who gave birth to Nephilim (hybrid beings), whereas the later (and more interesting parts) describes Enochs revelations and visits to Heaven in visions and dreams revealed to him by angels and SoNiNi.
In this next part we will (again) give proof as to the fact that SoNiNi and Immanuel both quote from these works and parts of Enoch should be regarded as Scripture. Because in Matthew 22 in verses 23 to 29, in the discussion about the resurrection it reads (Matthew 22,23-31):
"...23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him. 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27 Finally, the woman died. 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”
29 Immanuel replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of SoNiNi. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what SoNiNi said to you, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”
Immanuel is saying to the Pharisees, remember these are experts in the Law and they could regurgitate you Scriptures and quote word for word from nothing but memory in the performance of a song. Immanuel is saying to these people, you supposed to be of the most knowledgable do not know the Scriptures. Now could this be hinting to the fact that Enoch was already at this time not considered to be inspired or or perhaps not a well known Prophet? We don not know off course and can only speculate why the Pharisees did not know this, one thing is clear, they do not know what Enoch says (Enoch 15,1-11):
1. And He answered and said to me, and I heard His voice: 'Fear not, Enoch, you righteous man and scribe of righteousness: approach and hear my voice. 2. And go, say to (The Watchers of heaven), who have sent you to intercede for them: "You should intercede for men, and not men for you: 3. You who came down from the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and laid with women, and defiled yourselves with the daughters of men and taken to yourselves wives, and done like the children of earth, and begotten GIANTS (as your) sons?
4. And though you were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, and have begotten (children) with the blood of flesh, and, as the children of men, have lusted after flesh and blood as those also do who die and perish.
5. Therefore have I given them wives also that they might impregnate them, and get children of them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on earth. 6. But you were formerly spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world. 7. And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling. 8. And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling.
9. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men, and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. 10. As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling. 11. And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them.
You wont find these particular wordings in the Old Testament on the Watchers explicitly, you will find them ONLY the Book of Enoch in the exact same wording and form of language. So what did Immanuel say, when the dead rise they will neither marry nor be given in marriage, they will be like the angels in heaven. Which is the same wording and concept found only in the Book of Enoch.
Now The Epistle of Jude also quotes The Book of Enoch, and also The Ascension of Moses another rejected and hidden work we will talk about perhaps in the coming articles. Here follows the passage in Jude that quotes from the book of Enoch (Jude 14-15):
"It was also about these that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “See, SoNiNi is coming with ten thousands of his holy ones, to execute judgment on all, and to convict everyone of all the deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
It’s clear from this that the Epistle of Jude seems to be quoting a very specific individual: the seventh from Adam. Who is this? We find Enoch in the early chapters of Genesis 5, 18-24:
"When Jared had lived one hundred sixty-two years he became the father of Enoch. Jared lived after the birth of Enoch eight hundred years, and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty-two years; and he died. When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Methuselah. Enoch walked with God after the birth of Methuselah three hundred years, and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty-five years. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him."
Here we see the genealogy from Adam to Noah that we find i Genesis: Adam (1) > Seth (2) > Enosh (3) > Kenan (4) > Mahalel (5) > Jared (6) > Enoch (7). So then Jude is quoting someone who lived many years before him, and we can see from Judes use of language he is quoting directly from The Book of Enoch and not Genesis (1. Enoch 1,9):
"And behold! He comes with ten thousands of His holy ones To execute judgement upon all, And to destroy all the ungodly: And to convict all flesh Of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
And Jude 14-15 again below (we change Lord to SoNiNi as you may have noticed but look how similar it reads with putting He instead of the English title The Lord):
“See, He is coming with ten thousands of his holy ones, to execute judgment on all, and to convict everyone of all the deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
Compare the above and tell me you do not see the similarities, even without going to the source language and reading it in the carrier language that is English it is too similar to be a coincidence. We used different English translations to emphasis the fact that it is just different English words that makes the difference in this quote. You will find scholars that agree unison that Jude must have read or known Enoch. The reaction to most conservative Christinas when being confronted with this is to try and explain away, instead of reading the Book for itself then calling a sound judgement, they dismiss it right off the bat. Because if you read the Book you will fin similarities like this (1. Enoch 1,3-4):
"The Great Holy One will come forth from his dwelling and the eternal God will tread from thence upon Mount Sinai. He will appear with his army, he will appear with his mighty host from the heaven of heavens."
This is sounds familiar right? Well thats because it is basically a reiteration of Deuteronomy 33,2:
"SoNiNi came from Sinai, and dawned from Seir upon us; he shone forth from Mount Paran. With him were myriads of holy ones; at his right, a host of his own.
Here we see familiar language and phrases like the ones found in Habakkuk 3,3:
"SoNiNi came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth."
And also in Micah 1,3:
"Look! SoNiNi is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth. 4 The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope."
And Isaiah 26,21:
"See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed on it; the earth will conceal its slain no longer."
Now it is clear that Enoch was known by the Prophet, well because SoNiNi spoke through them, as He spoke through Enoch. Now the Scrolls found near the Dead Sea in the Middle East, there are quotations from Enoch (4Q201 and 4Q204) which follows from the translation below:
4Q201 Frag. 1, Col. 1:
"Vision of Enoch to the chosen…he took up his discourse and said, and from the words of the Watchers and all the holy ones. Not for this generation but for a distant generation do I speak."
"The Holy Great One will come out of his dwelling, the Great One, and he will shine in the strength of his might.. (To the) ends of the earth, and all the ends of the earth shall quake..."
4Q204 Frag. 1, Col. 1:
"He will come with myriads of his holy ones to judge all flesh for their works..."
Now these Scrolls are dated, well it does not matter because the datings make no sense without including ancient African History. They date to the so/called Hasmonean period, which was before Immanuel walked the earth. This makes sense even without including African history, Enoch lived before Immanuel and all the Prophets we find in Scripture (all except seventh from Adam right).
What can we learn then from this? Well, as far as we see it, Enoch should be read as Scripture. And one should especially read the section of the Heavenly Luminaries as they were shown to Enoch. They pretty much explain what the earth looks like and how it (Nature) behaves, and how the big lights (sun and moon) move across the sky and determine the seasons. It will also assist us in finding the Lost Holy Days, such as the Sabbath, the start of a year, the first day of the world, Passover (the old one) and many other Festivals we have outlined in the Bantu Calendar (which needs a little revision for next year).
So yes, the Bible does quote things outside of the Bible. Now if you find yourself to be what is today named a Christian this may shake your foundation a little. But as we all known there are stranger things written on this blog than just an encouragement to read Enoch. The conclusion of all this is that it should lead people to be opened minded and at the very least have an honest attempt in life to become better VERSED in how to read and recognise Scriptures. It should also give people humility in the fact that recognising Scriptures is not something someone without the spirit of understanding should try to make sense out of. Lean not on your own understanding, but have SoNiNi show you what is what in Scripture. His Sprit of wisdom will teach a seeking man.
Furthermore in The Epistle of Jude he writes (Jude 17):
17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of uMsindisi Immanuel foretold. 18 They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” 19 These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.