Enoch

Book of Enoch - Enochian Legends

"Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away."


Content

  1. Book {s} of Enoch

  2. Enoch and the Watchers

  3. Enoch  as the Angel Metatron

  4. Is Enoch also Anak ?

  5. Association of Enoch with the Sun God

  6. Enoch in Freemasonry

  7. Keys of Enoch

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Ancient Greek writings refer to Enoch as Henoch, the Koran refers to him as the Prophet Idris.  He has been identified with Egyptian Thoth , Cadulus of the Phoenicians, Hermes of the Greeks. According to some occultists, he inspired the Kabala and the symbols of the tarot. He was the great grandfather of Noah.



 

Some believe he is one and the same as Anak, forebear of the Biblical Anakin Giants. Modern radical theorists speculate that the Enochian writings are proof of ancient extraterrestrial contact.  All the Bible has to say is that he was the great-grandfather of Noah ,descended from Adam, and  that  "Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. Genesis 5:24   .  This passage made Enoch an exalted figure of considerable fascination.


 

Enochian writings

The Book[s] of Enoch -Credibility and Origins

 

Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil: Why Church Fathers Suppressed the Book of Enoch and Its Startling Revelations


Enoch And Qumran Origins: New Light On A Forgotten Connection

The apocryphal Epistle of Barnabas cites Enoch as Scripture. Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Origen, and St. Augustine also present the work as a genuine testament of Enoch himself.


Somewhere around the 4th century CE the Enochian writings began to disappear from the scholarly realm in the West. The Book of Enoch was removed from the Bible and banned by the early church. A brief mention by a 9th century Author is the last known mention of the great works until relatively modern times. In 1773, Explorer James Bruce rediscovered it .The Book of Enoch [1st Enoch] was later translated by Richard Laurence and published in a number of successive editions

 

The Books of Enoch currently exists in several versions

  1. 1st Book of Enoch, an apocryphal book in the Ethiopic Bible it is the oldest of the three Enoch books.
  2. 2nd Book of Enoch, also Known as the Slavonic Book of Enoch, and The Book of the Secrets of Enoch
  3. 3rd Book of Enoch, also known as the Hebrew Apocalypse of Enoch.

 

1st Book of Enoch

First Enoch was originally composed either in Hebrew or Aramaic, the Ethiopic version discovered in 1773 is believed to be derived from a Greek copy.. A comparison of the Ethiopic text with a recently discovered Greek fragment proves that the former is in general an honest translation.

Modern scholars date the origin of the 1st Book of Enoch to the first or second century BC., It is not believed to have been written by Enoch himself, but it draws on older legends or lost writings as some of its source material. It is labeled "pseudepigrapha," meaning it is not believed to have been written by the named author, but by another , or others, under the pseudonym of the stated Author . One standard rule of dating utilized, is the assumption that if any prophesies are correct, it is assumed have been written after their occurrence. This methodology has put the authorship of the Book of Enoch in the first or second century BC because it prophesied the existence of Patria [250 BC], as well as the reign of King Herod the Great, starting in 37 B.C.

The Lost Book of Enoch: Comprehensive Transliteration of the Forgotten Book of the Bible

The antiquity of First Enoch is somewhat upheld by its quotation in various ancient writings, in particular ...

  • The The Epistle of St. Jude , in verses 14, 15, explicitly quotes from this Book of Enoch; the citation is found in the Ethiopic version in verses 9 and 4 of the first chapter.
  • The Ethiopian Orthodox Church, regard parts or all of 1 Enoch to be inspired Scripture.
     

The First Book of Enoch is broken down into five distinct sections

  1. The Book of Watchers
  2. The Book of Parables
  3. The Book of the Heavenly Luminaries
  4. The Dream Visions (Also called the Book of Dreams)
  5. The Epistle of Enoch

 Some have suggested that the "Book of Giants"  should be part of this Enochian collection, appearing after the Book of Watchers.

2nd Book of Enoch

The Book of the Secrets of Enoch

 This specific edition dates to the seventh century CE, although it is based on a much older Jewish text of the 1st Century CE which itself draws upon more ancient legends. Greek and Latin manuscripts have been found. It was first rediscovered in 1886 in the archives of the Belgrade Public Library. 2 Enoch begins with a first-person account by Enoch of a journey through 10 heavens culminating in a meeting with God. This is followed by a discussion about creation , and God's instructions to Enoch to return to Earth to disseminate his knowledge. These teachings are then described as taking place within a 30-day stay, at the end of which Enoch is returned to heaven and transformed into the angel Metatron. The book from this point on is in the third-person and tells stories of Methuselah, and Melchizedek among others.

  1. Enoch's autobiographical account of his journey through the seven heavens.
  2. His appearance before God and transformation into an Angelic nature.
  3. God's teachings to Enoch about the creation of the world and instructions regarding  what he is to do when he returns to the earth .
  4. Enoch's instructions to his sons and the elders while he is on earth for 30 days
  5. A third-person account of Enoch's final removal and the priestly functions of Methuselah and of his grandson Nir
  6. A story about Melechizedek, the son born posthumously to Sothonim, Nir's virgin wife.
     
3rd Book of Enoch

Book of Enoch the Prophet

A Jewish writing dating probably to the 5th or 6th century CE. It may have been written by a Rabbi Ishmael [Kohen Gadol Yishmael 90-135 CE]. , a renowned scholar, a number of other scholars believe that it was written  over a prolonged period of time, by many people. In any event it is of minimal Historical value as it is written way too late. 3rd Enoch describes the link between Enoch son of Jared and his transformation into the angel Metatron.  It is largely Allegorical and is steeped in Jewish Mysticism. The primary theme of 3 Enoch is his ascension into heaven and transformation into the angel Metatron.

Known among rabbinical scholars as "Sefer Hekalot" ,this book describes Rabbi Ishmael as having visited the 7th heaven, where he meets Enoch, who explains that the earth had been corrupted by the demons/fallen Angels Shammazai, and Azael.  The names of these demons are identical with names of the Watchers recorded in 1st Enoch as well as the Book of Giants.

 

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Enoch and the Watchers

The legends of the Watchers are among the most incredible of the writings attributed to Enoch. The Watchers have been called  'ancient astronauts', 'angels', 'demons' and 'gods'.

Jared - Enochs' father, credited with the authorship of   "The Lamentations of Jared" Circa 5800 B.C. describes how "Gods" came to the earth and led mankind astray. The Books  Of Enoch, as well as assorted Jewish and Middle Eastern legends describe how God had sent a legion of angels to earth in order to watch over and assist man during the beginning of civilization - The Watchers. These angels rebelled against the laws of God. Enoch goes on to say "...but they chose husbands and wives from among the humans and led greatly debauched lives, neglecting their heavenly duties..." They angered God greatly and were banished . Later  becoming  known as the Fallen Angels.   The hybrid offspring from the mating of Watchers and Human females  became known as the Nephilim.  Genesis 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days-and also afterward-when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

 

Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels

Extract from The Legends of the Jews / Based upon the Book of Enoch [1]

"Two hundred angels descended to the summit of Mount Hermon, which owes its name to this very occurrence, because they bound themselves there to fulfill their purpose, on the penalty of Herem, anathema.

Under the leadership of twenty captains they defiled themselves with the daughters of men,

unto whom they taught charms, conjuring formulas, how to cut roots, and the efficacy of plants. The issue from these mixed marriages was a race of giants, three thousand ells tall, who consumed the possessions of men. When all had vanished, and they could obtain nothing more from them, the giants turned against men and devoured many of them, and the remnant of men began to trespass against the birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, eating their flesh and drinking their blood. Then the earth complained about the impious evil-doers. But the fallen angels continued to corrupt mankind. "



 

Relative extract for 1st Enoch

"In those days, when the children of man had multiplied, it happened that there were born unto them handsome and beautiful daughters. And the angels, the children of heaven , saw them and desired them; and they said to one another, 'Come, let us choose wives for ourselves from among the daughters of man and beget us children.' And Semyaz, being their leader, said unto them,'I fear that perhaps you will not consent that this deed should be done, and I alone will become (responsible) for this great sin.' But they all responded to him, 'Let us all swear an oath and bind everyone among us by a curse not to abandon this suggestion but to do the deed.' Then they all swore together and bound one another by (the curse) And they were altogether two hundred;" - 1 Enoch 6:1-7

 

Relative extract from  2nd Enoch

"These are the Grigori, who with their prince Satanail rejected the Lord of light, and after them are those who are held in great darkness on the second heaven, and three of them went down on earth to the place Ermon, and broke through their vows on the shoulder of the hill Ermon and saw the daughters of men how good they are, and took to themselves wives, and befouled the earth with their deeds, who in all times of their age made lawlessness and mixing, and giants are born and marvelous big men and great enmity. And therefore God judged them with great judgment, and they weep for their brethren and they will be punished on the Lord's great day." - 2 Enoch 18:3-4
 

Enoch  as the Angel Metatron

The Metatron Myths are highly complex, several versions exist. Metatron seems to take on the role of the Archangel Michael [Or vice versa as Metatron preceded Michael] with Christ like powers .  The nature of the stories are obviously Allegorical.


Version 1 states Metatron came into existence when God created the world, and immediately assumed his many responsibilities. This would be the primordial Metatron. Originally , in older Hebrew literature the duties assumed by Metatron were designated to "Yahoel"   this name was gradually usurped by Metatron


Version 2 states Metatron was first a man named Enoch, who was eventually  transformed into the fiery angel- Metatron .  This section deals primarily with version 2.
 

 Metatron is mentioned 3 times in the Babylonian Talmud.  All the references relate to Metatron's enormous power  and influence and how some people have confused him with God. In some writings he is called the "lesser Yahweh" . 

The Anti-Semitic medieval Author Johann Andreas Eisenmenger states that Metatron transmits the daily orders of God to the angels Gabriel and Sammael. [The Traditions of the Jews]

"This Enoch, whose flesh was turned to flame, his veins to fire, his eye-lashes to flashes of lightning, his eye-balls to flaming torches, and whom God placed on a throne next to the throne of glory, received after this heavenly transformation the name Metatron." - Gershom G. Scholem, [Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism]

Is Enoch also Anak ? 

There are Talmudic references that state, the Anakim were the sons of Enoch, and that Enoch and Anak are one and the same person.  Genesis, the Talmud and many transcultural texts suggest that the Nephilim. a/k/a Anakim/ or Sons of Anak resented God for destroying their ancestors, and meddled in the affairs of mankind.
 

Most sources indicate that the Anakim were a race of giants who traced their ancestry to Anak, the son of the Canaanite Arba, founder of Kiriath-Arba (the city later known as Hebron).   The father of Enoch was  Jared, not Arba , he was certainly not the founder of the City of Hebron, nor was he a Canaanite.  

There is another Enoch mentioned in Genesis 4:17, Enoch the son of Cain

Cain lay with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch.
 

This is not the same Enoch whose birth is recorded in Genesis 5:18, Enoch the son of Jared.

When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch.

Enoch the son of Jared, is the Enoch who is described in Genesis 5:24

Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

 

By shear coincidence both Enoch's are associated with the Nephilim. / Anakim saga of  Biblical record, on opposite sides however. Enoch the son of Jared, the one whom "walked with God" is a Human, that , as per Hebrew Mythos morphed into an Angelic nature . Enoch the son of Cain , as per legendary as well as Biblical accounts  was Nephilim / half breed or bred with fallen Angels, or nephilim. to become known as the Patriarch of the Anakim, a branch of the Nephilim.

Association of Enoch with the Sun God

Attempts to link Enoch with the ancient Solar Deities are not wholly without merit. The precise lifespan of Enoch, 365 years, corresponding to the duration of the solar year, is linked to Sumerian king Emmeduranki's association with the sun god Utu. Emmeduranki, was summoned to the heavens by the gods Shamash and Adad, in order to learn its secrets.  Enoch was  summoned to heaven by God in order to learn its secrets.

 



"The legend [of Enoch] begins...with the Sumerian King List. This is a list of rulers before the Flood, ... Here one of the kings, often given as the seventh (as Enoch is in his list), is called Enmeduranki or Enmeduranna. He is generally associated with the city of Sippar, which was the home of the cult of the sun god Shamash. Moreover, in other texts this Enmeduranki was the first to be shown, by Adad and Shamash, three techniques of divination:..."These details show how the biblical portrait of Enoch may have been compiled from Enmeduranki: each is seventh in the antediluvian list; the biblical 365 preserves the affinity to the sun, rather than the sun god; walking with God (or perhaps, 'angels'?) suggests the intimacy between god(s) and man. The final connection links not with Enmeduranki, but with a fish-man (apkallu), with which each of the first seven kings associated and from whom they learnt all kinds of knowledge. Enmeduranki's apkallu, called Utu'abzu, is mentioned in another cuneiform text, where he is said to have ascended to heaven. This last link remains provisional, but at all events, the writer of Genesis 5:21-24 appears to either have created Enoch as a counterpart of Enmeduranki or, equally probably, to have alluded to an already existing Jewish tradition about Enoch, already modeled on the earlier figure."   - John Rogerson and Philip Davies, The Old Testament World
 

"The Irish vernal equinox was Aiche Baal tinne the night of Baal's fire. The sun's circuit was Bel-ain, or Bel's ring. A cycle of the sun, or an anniversary, was Aonach  pronounced Enoch and it is singular that we are told that the days of Enoch were 365 years."  ... SUN-WORSHIP

 

Shamash and Adad

Shamash is also equated with Shamsiel, the 15th leader of the Watchers or Grigori , of 20 leaders that were in charge of the fallen angels . Shamsiel taught mankind the signs of the sun according to the Book of Enoch. Shamash and Adad were Sumerian gods called Anunnaki meaning “those who from Heaven to Earth came' , which in essence fortifies their relationship to the .fallen Angels legends

Adad is a storm-god . Transcultural derivatives of this name include Baal-Hadad , a Syrian god of storms and thunder, or "lord of thunder". Adad is also the Hittite God of Lightning and Thunder, another version of the Sumerian god Ishkur and the Semitic Adad.


Enoch-metatron Tradition (Texts & Studies in Ancient Judaism)

Enoch in Freemasonry

  Masonic lore relates that Enoch predicted the Global Flood and attempted to preserve Civilization. The Book of Enoch which was not known after the second Century, until it's rediscovery in the 18th century contains the very same account.

"....although the average freemason is unaware of , the story of Enoch and the Global flood is of great importance to Masonic ritual. The earliest known written Masonic references to Enoch comes from two manuscripts known as the Indigo Jones and the  Wood manuscripts .... " 

" [Masonry] .. places great importance on the achievements  of the Pre-Flood peoples and claims that all the seven sciences.... were highly developed before the time of the Flood and that the people who developed them foresaw the coming of the Flood and preserved the details of these sciences on two pillars, one built to withstand fire the other to withstand water ... both documents claim that the Egyptians did not develop civilization for themselves, but instead found these secret pillars after the Flood... "  Uriel's Machine -C. Knight and R. Lomas


 

Relative excerpts from The Indigo Jones Manuscript

The Indigo Jones Manuscript dates from 1607 , it records a much older oral tradition.
 

"You ask me how this Science was Invented My Answer is this: That before the General Deluge, which is commonly Called Noah's Flood, there was a man called LAMECH, as you may read in the IV Chapter of Genesis; who had two wives, the one called Ada, the other Zilla; BY Ada he begat two Sons, Jabal and Jubal, by Zilla he had One son called Tuball and a Daughter called Naamah: These four Children found the beginning of all crafts in the World.... .. Tubal was the Instructor of Every Artificer in Brass and Iron, And the Daughter found out the ART of Weaving.

These Children knew well that GOD would take vengence for Sin either by fire or water; Wherefore they Wrote their Sciences that they had found in Two Pillars, that they might be found after Noah's Flood. One of the Pillars was Marble, for that will not Burn with any Fire, And the other stone was Laternes for that will not drown with any Water .

The Great Hermes Being both King, Priest and Philosopher, (in EGYPT) and Lived in the Year of the World Two Thousand and Seventy Six, in the Reign of NINUS, and some think him to be the Grandson to CUSH, which was Grandson to NOAH, he was the the first that began to Learn of Astrology, To Admire the other Wonders of Nature; He proved, there was but one GOD, Creator of all things, He Divided the day into Twelve Hours, He is also thought to be the first who Divided the ZODIAC into twelve signs. He was scribe to OSYRIS King of EGYPT; And is said to have invented Ordinary Writing and Hierogiphics ... "



In the Ancient and accepted Scottish rites of freemasonry, there is a degree known as the Royal Arch of Enoch which tells a similar story.  The original version of the Royal Arch of Enoch tells that Enoch foresaw a Global disaster pending and was determined to preserve as much of the knowledge as possible. He engraved certain records on 2 columns.  The Jews are said to have discovered fragments of these columns during the building of King Solomon's temple.

Roman/Jewish historian Josephus states that Enoch recorded astronomical data on two pillars. Josephus, state that Enoch concealed under the pillars of Mercury precious scrolls .He further states that the pillars were built by Seth. Some have interpreted this to mean the God of Wisdom - Teth, Set, Thoth, Tat, Sat, or Hermes, who are all very similar in mythical context, and not necessarily Seth of the line of Adam..

  1. Guide to the Royal Arch Chapter

  2. Some Account of the Schism Which Took Place During the Last Century Amongst the Free and Accepted Masons in England and The Insignia of the Royal Arch

  3. The Illustrated History of Freemasonry

 

Keys of Enoch

The The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch written in 1973 by Dr. J.J. Hurtak purports to be a paraphysical 'codebook' . It presents Dr. Hurtak's view of a higher consciousness experience and attempts to explains how the human race is connected with a more advanced higher evolutionary structure of universal intelligence.


 

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