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The book of enoch

The book of enoch

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The Book of Enoch, Too dangerous to be in the Bible?
The Book of Enoch, Too dangerous to be in the Bible?

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This is a commentary article giving a general outline of the book of Enoch as I read it. Ihave no idea if any of it is true. It is presented as an interesting alternative. I have taken parallels from 'Genesis' and the known history of Sumer and as a calendar I have used the'Book of Jubilees.'The 'Book of Enoch' is one of the early Judean/Christian books that was rejected whenthe Bible was compiled, and was thought to be lost until three copies were found in anEthiopian church, The 'Book of Jubilees' is a almanac listing and dating events with “year zero” set as the supposed year Adam was expelled from the garden of Eden. The 'Book of Jubilees' was also rejected when the Bible was compiled.Enoch is more fun than the Christian version, although the Christians seem to have borrowed heavily from it. In Christianity, there are many grey areas that gloss over asubject, or there is a reference that does not seem to connect with anything else.I began this commentary with Genesis
 
and then I added the Book of Enoch and the Book of Jubilees. Then I added what is known about the history of Sumer, the area wherecivilization seems to have began, which is also the area where the early action in Genesistakes place.I used the great flood documented in accounts of the history of Sumer to line up thedifferent accounts. This is given as being between 2800 and 3200 BC. The account of thegreat flood in the Book of Jubilees is given as 1308 AM (Anno Munda, dated from thesupposed expulsion of Adam from Paradise).This places the expulsion of Adam from Paradise as between 4100 BC and 4500 BC.This is important because it is the beginning of recorded history. The accuracy of theearly events, and, in fact, the accuracy of history ever since, cannot be verified.Although there is evidence of civilisations beginning in other parts of the world at aboutthe same time, Sumer is often accepted as the first definable civilization. The dating of the beginning of civilisation is about the time that the Book of Jubilees gives as the datethat the Lord God drove “the man” from the Garden of Eden. What can be said is that between 5000 BC and 4000 BC, something major happened that caused the “human race”to go from virtually nothing to a civilisation with major buildings, wheeled vehicles, anda civil and military administration virtually overnight. Is it coincidence that civilisation begins at the time 'the man' was expelled from theGarden of Eden? I have no idea, but for the sake of a good story I will say “what if” andcarry on from there. And is it possible to go back beyond the beginning of civilisationand put together what could have happened that brought the human race to the state it isin now? All that can be done is to put together a possible “pre-history” of the human race based on a possible explanation, if there is one, and put that forward as a possibilitywithout claiming it to be true.
 
There are two versions of how this knowledge of prehistory came about that I have foundso far.The first is that the events were told to Enoch by God, and the second, given in the book of Jubilees, is that the creation myth was given to Moses by God immediately beforeMoses was given the Ten Commandments. But who was this God? That becomes acentral question when the evidence is put together.In the book of Enoch, there is a distinction between God and the Lord of the Spirits. Thisis a very important distinction, because if Enoch is correct, there has been a mix-up inwho God was (is). In Enoch, the Lord of the Spirits is the spiritual El Supremo thatWestern society generally refers to as God, while in Enoch, God is a very definite physical entity.In both Genesis and the Jewish
 Book of J.
there are changes in the way “God” is used thatsuggest more than one entity.
Observe ye everything that takes place in the heaven, how they do not change their orbits, and the luminaries which are in the heaven, how they all rise and set in order each in its season, and transgress not against their appointed order. Behold ye the earth,and give heed to the things which take place upon it from first to last, how steadfast theyare, how none of the things upon earth change, but all the works of God appear to you.
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From a twenty-first century perspective, this seems to be a description of a spaceship infixed orbit and that changes to the Earth are controlled by the occupant of the spaceship. .According to Enoch, the crew of the starship had the rank of Angels. The four commandofficers of the starship had the rank of Archangels, and their names were (are?) Michael,Gabriel, Rachael and Uriel. The commander had the rank of God.In the description, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God hecreated them, male and female he created them,”
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it is explicit that there are male andfemale amongst the angels. There is no indication in any part of Enoch of the sex of thearchangels or of God. It was probably of no importance since both male and female areincluded.The crew was from a race that is immortal, and have developed advanced technologiesand are spiritually advanced. They are not the universe, the ultimate creator, but have avery strong connection with, and understanding of, the creator.There are several references to the immortality of the angels in Enoch
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But you were formally 7 spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all thegenerations of the world.
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The Book of Enoch chapter 2
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Genesis
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 Enoch
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What if “God” was/is the commander of a starship that visited our planet millions of years ago and played with the environment and created life forms? It could be a load of rubbish, but it would make a nice Hollywood screenplay.And in the beginning, whilst our planet is still a mass of gasses, a starship comes intoEarth orbit. The captain of the starship, “God,” supervises the conversion of this mass of  primeval gasses into a planet capable of supporting life in the form of the crew of thestarship. It seems that they spent a long time making the changes to this planet. Genesissays “God” did it in seven days.But what is a day? We tend to think that a day has always been what we now call a day.But the Enoch Calendar, the one used in the Book of Jubilees, and the one that wouldhave been in use at the time of the writing of Genesis, defines a day as one thousandyears. It gets more complicated than that. It seems a day is the term for one thousand.In the Enoch calendar, a week was seven years and a Jubilee seven weeks (forty-nineyears). It could be more complicated than this. A day was one thousand years, a day of weeks seven thousand years, a day of jubilees forty nine thousand years and a day of daysone million years, and so on, counting in sevens and thousands. It would be safe to saywe do not know the length of “a day” as mentioned in Genesis, but it was not a day as weknow it.So over a long period of time, and probably by a process-guided evolution, this planetwas made habitable and the life on the planet created.It seems that looking after the creatures that God and the angels had created was hardwork. They needed help. They wanted to take a day off now and then. So they createdMan, a creature of the earth that could look after all the other creatures of the Earth.Since Man was to look after all the creatures of the Earth, it was only natural that manwould be modelled physically after the immortals who had created it. Man was probablya physical clone of the angels.At this point, the Lord of the Spirits comes into the picture.The Lord of the Spirits decided to take the creation of God one step further and give it asoul and change its name to Adam.Whilst the physical entity of Adam was created by the immortals, the soul belonged tothe Lord of the Spirits.
'And they shall belong to Yahweh, And they shall be prospered, And they shall all beblessed. And He will help them all, And light shall appear unto them, And He will make peace with them.
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The distinction between God, the captain of the spaceship, and the Lord of the Spirits is present in both Genesis and the Book of J. In the Book of Enoch it is explicit. “And light
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