book_of_enoch

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An ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, although modern scholars estimate the older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to the first century BC.

It is wholly extant only in the Ge’ez language, with Aramaic fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls and a few Greek and Latin fragments.

The first section of the Book of Enoch describes the fall of the Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim (cf. the bene Elohim, Genesis 6:1–2) and narrates the travels of Enoch in the heavens. This section is said to have been composed in the fourth or 3rd century BC

The Book of Parables appears to be based on the Book of Watchers, but presents a later development of the idea of final judgement and eschatology, concerned not only with the destiny of the fallen angels but also of the evil kings of the earth. The Book of Parables uses the expression “Son of Man” for the eschatological protagonist, who is also called “Righteous One,” “Chosen One,” and “Messiah”, and his sitting on the throne of glory in the final judgment.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) does not consider 1 Enoch to be part of its standard canon, though it does believe that the original Book of Enoch was an inspired book. Their canonical Book of Moses has similarities to 1 Enoch, and is believed by the Church to contain extracts from “the ministry, teachings, and visions of Enoch”

Contents:

The Book of the Watchers

1-5. Parable of Enoch on the Future Lot of the Wicked and the Righteous.
6-11. The Fall of the Angels: the Demoralization of Mankind: the Intercession of the Angels on behalf of Mankind. The Dooms pronounced by God on the Angels of the Messianic Kingdom.
12-16. Dream-Vision of Enoch: his Intercession for Azazel and the fallen angels: and his Announcement of their first and final Doom.
17-36. Enoch’s Journeys through the Earth and Sheol:Enoch also traveled through a portal shaped as a triangle to heaven
17-19. The First Journey.
20. Names and Functions of the Seven Archangels.
21. Preliminary and final Place of Punishment of the fallen Angels (stars).
22. Sheol or the Underworld.
23. The fire that deals with the Luminaries of Heaven.
24-25. The Seven Mountains in the North-West and the Tree of Life.
26. Jerusalem and the Mountains, Ravines, and Streams.
27. The Purpose of the Accursed Valley.
28-33. Further Journey to the East.
34-35. Enoch’s Journey to the North.
36. The Journey to the South.

Book of Parables

XXXVIII–XLIV. The First Parable.

XXXVIII. The Coming Judgement of the Wicked.
XXXIX. The Abode of the Righteous and the Elect One: the Praises of the Blessed.
XL-XLI. 2. The Four Archangels.
XLI. 3–9. Astronomical Secrets.
XLII. The Dwelling-places of Wisdom and of Unrighteousness.
XLIII–XLIV. Astronomical Secrets.

XLV–LVII. The Second Parable.

XLV. The Lot of the Apostates: the New Heaven and the New Earth.
XLVI. The Ancient of Days and the Son of Man.
XLVII. The Prayer of the Righteous for Vengeance and their Joy at its coming.
XLVIII. The Fount of Righteousness: the Son of Man -the Stay of the Righteous: Judgement of the Kings and the Mighty.
XLIX. The Power and Wisdom of the Elect One.
L. The Glorification and Victory of the Righteous: the Repentance of the Gentiles.
LI. The Resurrection of the Dead, and the Separation by the Judge of the Righteous and the Wicked.
LII. The Six Metal Mountains and the Elect One.
LIII–LIV. The Valley of Judgement: the Angels of Punishment: the Communities of the Elect One.
LIV.7.–LV.2. Noachic Fragment on the first World Judgement.
LV.3.–LVI.4. Final Judgement of Azazel, the Watchers and their children.
LVI.5–8. Last Struggle of the Heathen Powers against Israel.
LVII. The Return from the Dispersion.

LVIII–LXXI. The Third Parable.

LVIII. The Blessedness of the Saints.
LIX. The Lights and the Thunder.
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LX. Quaking of the Heaven: Behemoth and Leviathan: the Elements.
LXI. Angels go off to measure Paradise: the Judgement of the Righteous by the Elect One: the Praise of the Elect One and of God.
LXII. Judgement of the Kings and the Mighty: Blessedness of the Righteous.
LXIII. The unavailing Repentance of the Kings and the Mighty.
LXIV. Vision of the Fallen Angels in the Place of Punishment.
LXV. Enoch foretells to Noah the Deluge and his own Preservation.
LXVI. The Angels of the Waters bidden to hold them in Check.
LXVII. God’s Promise to Noah: Places of Punishment of the Angels and of the Kings.
LXVIII. Michael and Raphael astonished at the Severity of the Judgement.
LXIX. The Names and Functions of the (fallen Angels and) Satans: the secret Oath.
LXX. The Final Translation of Enoch.
LXXI. Two earlier Visions of Enoch.

The Astronomical Book

LXXII. The Sun.
LXXIII. The Moon and its Phases.
LXXIV. The Lunar Year.
LXXVI. The Twelve Winds and their Portals.
LXXVII. The Four Quarters of the World: the Seven Mountains, the Seven Rivers, Seven Great Islands.
LXXVIII. The Sun and Moon: the Waxing and Waning of the Moon.
LXXIX–LXXX.1. Recapitulation of several of the Laws.
LXXX.2–8. Perversion of Nature and the heavenly Bodies due to the Sin of Men.
LXXXI. The Heavenly Tablets and the Mission of Enoch.
LXXXII. Charge given to Enoch: the four Intercalary days: the Stars which lead the Seasons and the Months.

The Dream Visions

LXXXIII–LXXXIV. First Dream-Vision on the Deluge. LXXXV–XC. Second Dream-Vision of Enoch: the History of the World to the Founding of the Messianic Kingdom.

LXXXVI. The Fall of the Angels and the Demoralization of Mankind.
LXXXVII. The Advent of the Seven Archangels.
LXXXVIII. The Punishment of the Fallen Angels by the Archangels.
LXXXIX.1–9. The Deluge and the Deliverance of Noah.
LXXXIX.10–27. From the Death of Noah to the Exodus.
LXXXIX.28–40. Israel in the Desert, the Giving of the Law, the Entrance into Canaan.
LXXXIX.41–50. From the Time of the Judges to the Building of the Temple.
LXXXIX.51–67. The Two Kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the Destruction of Jerusalem.
LXXXIX.68–71. First Period of the Angelic Rulers – from the Destruction of Jerusalem to the Return from Captivity.
LXXXIX.72–77. Second Period – from the Time of Cyrus to that of Alexander the Great.
XC.1–5. Third Period – from Alexander the Great to the Graeco-Syrian Domination.
XC.6–12. Fourth Period Graeco-Syrian Domination to the Maccabean Revolt (debated).
XC.13–19. The last Assault of the Gentiles on the Jews (where vv. 13–15 and 16–18 are doublets).
XC.20–27. Judgement of the Fallen Angels, the Shepherds, and the Apostates.
XC.28–42. The New Jerusalem, the Conversion of the surviving Gentiles, the Resurrection of the Righteous, the Messiah. Enoch awakes and weeps.

The Epistle of Enoch

XCII, XCI.1–10, 18–19. Enoch’s Book of Admonition for his Children.

XCI.1–10, 18–19. Enoch’s Admonition to his Children.
XCIII, XCI.12–17. The Apocalypse of Weeks.
XCI.12–17. The Last Three Weeks.
XCIV.1–5. Admonitions to the Righteous.
XCIV.6–11. Woes for the Sinners.
XCV. Enoch’s Grief: fresh Woes against the Sinners.
XCVI. Grounds of Hopefulness for the Righteous: Woes for the Wicked.
XCVII. The Evils in Store for Sinners and the Possessors of Unrighteous Wealth.
XCVIII. Self-indulgence of Sinners: Sin originated by Man: all Sin recorded in Heaven: Woes for the Sinners.
XCIX. Woes pronounced on the Godless, the Lawbreakers: evil Plight of Sinners in The Last Days: further Woes.
C. The Sinners destroy each other: Judgement of the Fallen Angels: the Safety of the Righteous: further Woes for the Sinners.
CI. Exhortation to the fear of God: all Nature fears Him but not the Sinners.
CII. Terrors of the Day of Judgement: the adverse Fortunes of the Righteous on the Earth.
CIII. Different Destinies of the Righteous and the Sinners: fresh Objections of the Sinners.
CIV. Assurances given to the Righteous: Admonitions to Sinners and the Falsifiers of the Words of Uprightness.
CV. God and the Messiah to dwell with Man.
CVI–CVII. (first appendix) Birth of Noah.
CVIII. (second appendix) Conclusion.

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