ministration of the multitude of the elements, of the various apparition and inexpressible singingof the host of Cherubim, and of the boundless light.
At that time, he said, When my one hundred and sixty-fifth year was completed, I fathered myson Methuselah.
After this too I lived two hundred years and completed of all the years of my life, three hundredand sixty-five years.
On the first day of the month, I was alone in my house, resting on my bed until I slept.
And when I was asleep, great distress came up into my heart, and I wept with my eyes in sleep,and I could not understand what this distress was, or what would happen to me.
And two men of huge size appeared there to me, such that I never saw on Earth; their faces wereshining like the sun, their eyes too
like burning lamps, and from their lips was fire comingout with singing and they wore clothing of various kinds in purple appearance, their wings
brighter than gold, their hands whiter than snow.
They stood at the head of my bed and began to call me by my name.
And I arose from my sleep and saw clearly those two men standing in front of me.
And I saluted them and was seized with fear and the appearance of my face changed to terror,and those men said to me:
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear; the eternal God sent us to you, and today you will ascendwith us into heaven, and you will tell your sons and all your household all that they must dowithout you on Earth in your house, and let no one seek you until the Lord returns you to them.
And I hurried to obey them and went out from my house, and went to the doors as I wasordered, and summoned my sons Methuselah, Regem and Adad and made known to them all themarvels those
had told me.
The instruction. How Enoch instructed his sons.
Listen to me, my children, I do not know where I go, or what will happen to me; now therefore,my children, I tell you: do not turn from God before the face of the vain, who did not makeHeaven and Earth, for these will perish and those who worship them, and may the Lord make