Book of the Secrets of Enoch
The Book of Enoch was once cherished by Jews and Christians alike, this book later fell into disfavor with
powerful theologians, precisely because of its controversial statements on the nature and deeds of the fallen angels. The Enochian writings, in addition to many other writings that were
excluded (or lost) from the Bible (i.e., the Book of Tobit, Esdras, etc.)
were widely recognized by many of the early church fathers as "apocryphal"
writings. The term "apocrypha" is derived from the Greek word meaning
"hidden" or "secret". Gradually, the term "apocrypha" took on a pejorative connotation, for the orthodoxy of these hidden books was often questionable. Because these secret books were often preserved for use within the
esoteric circles of the divinely-knit believers, many of the critically-spirited or "unenlightened" Church Fathers found themselves outside the realm of
understanding, and therefore came to apply the term "apocryphal" to, what they
claimed to be, heretical works which were forbidden to be read.
Book of the Secrets of Enoch
Enochs encounter with the two angels of God
There was a wise man, a great artificer, and the Lord conceived love for him and
received him, that he should behold the uppermost dwellings and be an eye-witness of the
wise and great and inconceivable and immutable realm of God Almighty, of the very
wonderful and glorious and bright and many-eyed station of the Lords servants, and
of the inaccessible throne of the Lord, and of the degrees and manifestations of the incorporeal hosts,
and of the ineffable ministration of the multitude of the elements, and
of the various apparition and inexpressible singing of 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 begat my son Mathusal.
After this too I lived two hundred years and completed of all the years of my
life three hundred and sixty-five years.
On the first day of the month I was in my house alone and was resting on my bed
And when I was asleep, great distress came up into my heart, and I was weeping
with my eyes in sleep, and I could not understand what this distress was, or what would
happen to me.
And there appeared to me two men, exceeding big, so that I never saw such on
earth; their faces were shining like the sun, their eyes too were like a burning
light, and from their lips was fire coming forth with clothing and singing of various
kinds in appearance purple, their wings were brighter than gold, their hands whiter
They were standing 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 was
changed from terror, and those men said to me:
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear; the eternal God sent us to you, and lo! You
shalt to-day ascend with us into heaven, and you shall tell your sons and all your
household all that they shall do without you on earth in your house, and let no one seek
you till the Lord return you to them.
And I made haste to obey them and went out from my house, and made to the
doors, as it was ordered me, and summoned my sons Mathusal and Regim and Gaidad and made
known to them all the marvels those men had told me.
The instruction of Enoch to his sons
Listen to me, my children, I know not whither I go, or what will befall me; now
therefore, my children, I tell you: turn not from God before the face of the vain, who
made not Heaven and earth, for these shall perish and those who worship them, and may the
Lord make confident your hearts in the fear of him. And now, my children, let no one think
to seek me, until the Lord return me to you.
Of Enoch's assumption; how the angels took him into the first heaven.
It came to pass, when Enoch had told his sons, that the angels took him on to
their wings and bore him up on to the first heaven and placed him on the clouds. And there
I looked, and again I looked higher, and saw the ether, and they placed me on the first
heaven and showed me a very great Sea, greater than the earthly sea.
Of the angels ruling the stars; They brought before my face the elders and rulers of the stellar orders, and
showed me two hundred angels, who rule the stars and their services to the heavens,
and fly with their wings and come round all those who sail.
Of how the angels keep the store-houses of the snow; And here I looked down and saw the treasure-houses of the snow, and the angels
who keep their terrible store-houses, and the clouds whence they come out and into which
Of the dew and of the olive-oil, and various flowers; They showed me the treasure-house of the dew, like oil of the olive, and the
appearance of its form, as of all the flowers of the earth; further many angels guarding
the treasure-houses of these things, and how they are made to shut and open.
Of how Enoch was taken on to the second heaven; And those men took me and led me up on to the second heaven, and showed me
darkness, greater than earthly darkness, and there I saw prisoners hanging, watched,
awaiting the great and boundless judgment, and these angels were dark-looking, more than
earthly darkness, and incessantly making weeping through all hours.
And I said to the men who were with me: Wherefore are these incessantly
tortured? They answered me: These are Gods apostates, who obeyed not Gods
commands, but took counsel with their own will, and turned away with their prince, who
also is fastened on the fifth heaven.
And I felt great pity for them, and they saluted me, and said to me: Man of God,
pray for us to the Lord; and I answered to them: Who am I, a mortal man, that I should
pray for angels? Who knows whither I go, or what will befall me? Or who will pray for me?
Of the assumption of Enoch to the third heaven; And those men took me thence, and led me up on to the third heaven, and placed
me there; and I looked downwards, and saw the produce of these places, such as has never
been known for goodness.
And I saw all the sweet-flowering trees and beheld their fruits, which were
sweet-smelling, and all the foods borne by them bubbling with fragrant exhalation.
And in the midst of the trees that of life, in that place whereon the Lord
rests, when he goes up into paradise; and this tree is of ineffable goodness and
fragrance, and adorned more than every existing thing; and on all sides it is in
form gold-looking and vermilion and fire-like and covers all, and it has produce from all
Its root is in the garden at the earths end.
And paradise is between corruptibility and incorruptibility.
And two springs come out which send forth honey and milk, and their springs send
forth oil and wine, and they separate into four parts, and go round with quiet course, and
go down into the PARADISE OF EDEN, between corruptibility and incorruptibility.
And thence they go forth along the earth, and have a revolution to their circle
even as other elements.
And here there is no unfruitful tree, and every place is blessed.
And there are three hundred angels very bright, who keep the garden, and
with incessant sweet singing and never-silent voices serve the Lord throughout all days
And I said: How very sweet is this place, and those men said to me:
The showing to Enoch of the place of the righteous and compassionate
This place, O Enoch, is prepared for the righteous, who endure all manner of
offence from those that exasperate their souls, who avert their eyes from iniquity, and
make righteous judgment, and give bread to the hungering, and cover the naked with
clothing, and raise up the fallen, and help injured orphans, and who walk without fault
before the face of the Lord, and serve him alone, and for them is prepared this place for
Here they showed Enoch the terrible place and various tortures
And those two men led me up on to the Northern side, and showed me there a very
terrible place, and there were all manner of tortures in that place: cruel darkness
and unillumined gloom, and there is no light there, but murky fire constantly flaming
aloft, and there is a fiery river coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere
fire, and everywhere there is frost and ice, thirst and shivering, while the bonds
are very cruel, and the angels fearful and merciless, bearing angry weapons, merciless
torture, and I said:
Woe, woe, how very terrible is this place.
And those men said to me: This place, O Enoch, is prepared for those who
dishonour God, who on earth practice sin against nature, which is child-corruption after
the sodomitic fashion, magic-making, enchantments and devilish witchcrafts, and who boast
of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies, envy, rancour, fornication, murder, and
who, accursed, steal the souls of men, who, seeing the poor take away their goods and
themselves wax rich, injuring them for other mens goods; who being able to satisfy
the empty, made the hungering to die; being able to clothe, stripped the naked; and who
knew not their creator, and bowed to the soulless and lifeless gods, who cannot see
nor hear, vain gods, who also built hewn images and bow down to unclean handiwork,
for all these is prepared this place among these, for eternal inheritance.
Here they took Enoch up on to the fourth heaven where is the course of
sun and moon; Those men took me, and led me up on to the fourth heaven, and showed me all the
successive goings, and all the rays of the light of sun and moon.
And I measure their goings, and compared their light, and saw that the
suns light is greater than the moons.
Its circle and the wheels on which it goes always, like the wind going past with
very marvellous speed, and day and night it has no rest.
Its passage and return are accompanied by four great stars, and
each star has under it a thousand stars, to the right of the suns wheel, and by four to the left, each having under it a thousand stars, altogether eight thousand,
issuing with the sun continually.
And by day fifteen myriads of angels attend it, and by night a thousand.
And six-winged ones issue with the angels before the suns wheel into the
fiery flames, and a hundred angels kindle the sun and set it alight.
Of the very marvellous elements of the sun; And I looked and saw other flying elements of the sun, whose names are
Phoenixes and Chalkydri, marvellous and wonderful, with feet and tails in the form of a
lion, and a crocodiles head, their appearance is empurpled, like the rainbow;
their size is nine hundred measures, their wings are like those of angels,
each has twelve, and they attend and accompany the sun, bearing heat and dew, as it
is ordered them from God.
Thus the sun revolves and goes, and rises under the heaven, and its
course goes under the earth with the light of its rays incessantly.
The angels took Enoch and placed him in the east at the suns gates; Those men bore me away to the east,
and placed me at the suns gates, where
the sun goes forth according to the regulation of the seasons and the circuit of the
months of the whole year, and the number of the hours day and night.
And I saw six gates open, each gate having sixty-one stadia and a quarter of one
stadium, and I measured them truly, and understood their size to be so much,
through which the sun goes forth, and goes to the west, and is made even, and rises
throughout all the months, and turns back again from the six gates according to the
succession of the seasons; thus the period of the whole year is finished after the
returns of the four seasons.
They took Enoch to the west; And again those men led me away to the western parts, and showed me six great
gates open corresponding to the eastern gates, opposite to where the sun sets, according
to the number of the days three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter.
Thus again it goes down to the western gates, and draws away its light,
the greatness of its brightness, under the earth; for since the crown of its shining is in
heaven with the Lord, and guarded by four hundred angels, while the sun goes round on
wheel under the earth, and stands seven great hours in night, and spends half its
course under the earth, when it comes to the eastern approach in the eighth hour of
the night, it brings its lights, and the crown of shining, and the sun flames forth more
The elements of the sun, the Phoenixes and Chalkydri broke into song; Then the elements of the sun, called
Phoenixes and Chalkydri break into song,
therefore every bird flutters with its wings, rejoicing at the giver of light, and they broke into song at the
command of the Lord.
The giver of light comes to give brightness to the whole world, and the morning
guard takes shape, which is the rays of the sun, and the sun of the earth goes out, and
receives its brightness to light up the whole face of the earth, and they showed me this
calculation of the suns going.
And the gates which it enters, these are the great gates of the calculation of
the hours of the year; for this reason the sun is a great creation, whose circuit lasts
twenty-eight years, and begins again from the beginning.
They took Enoch and again placed him in the east at the course of the
moon; Those men showed me the other course, that of the moon, twelve great gates,
crowned from west to east, by which the moon goes in and out of the customary times.
It goes in at the first gate to the western places of the sun, by the first
gates with thirty-one days exactly, by the second gates with thirty-one days
exactly, by the third with thirty days exactly, by the fourth with thirty days exactly, by
the fifth with thirty-one days exactly, by the sixth with thirty-one days exactly, by the
seventh with thirty days exactly, by the eighth with thirty-one days perfectly, by the
ninth with thirty-one days exactly, by the tenth with thirty days perfectly, by the
eleventh with thirty-one days exactly, by the twelfth with twenty-eight days exactly.
And it goes through the western gates in the order and number of the eastern,
and accomplishes the three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter days of the solar year,
while the lunar year has three hundred fifty-four, and there are wanting to it
twelve days of the solar circle, which are the lunar epacts of the whole year.
Thus, too, the great circle contains five hundred and thirty-two years.
The quarter of a day is omitted for three years, the fourth fulfills it
Therefore they are taken outside of heaven for three years and are not added to
the number of days, because they change the time of the years to two new months towards
completion, to two others towards diminution.
And when the western gates are finished, it returns and goes to the eastern to
the lights, and goes thus day and night about the heavenly circles, lower than all
circles, swifter than the heavenly winds, and spirits and elements and angels flying; each
angel has six wings.
It has a sevenfold course in nineteen years.
Of the singings of the angels, which it is impossible to describe; In the midst of the heavens I saw armed
soldiers, serving the Lord, with tympana
and organs, with incessant voice, with sweet voice, with sweet and incessant voice
and various singing, which it is impossible to describe, and which astonishes every
mind, so wonderful and marvellous is the singing of those angels, and I was delighted
listening to it.
Of the taking of Enoch on to the fifth heaven; The men took me on to the fifth heaven and placed me, and there
I saw many and
countless soldiers, called Grigori, of human appearance, and their size was greater
than that of great giants and their faces withered, and the silence of their mouths
perpetual, and their was no service on the fifth heaven, and I said to the men who were
Wherefore are these very withered and their faces melancholy, and their mouths
silent, and wherefore is there no service on this heaven?
And they said to me: 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 to earth from the Lords throne, 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 marvellous 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 Lords great day.
And I said to the Grigori: I saw your brethren and their works, and their great
torments, and I prayed for them, but the Lord has condemned them to be under earth
till the existing heaven and earth shall end for ever.
And I said: Wherefore do you wait, brethren, and do not serve before the
Lords face, and have not put your services before the Lords face, lest you
anger your Lord utterly?
And they listened to my admonition, and spoke to the four ranks in heaven, and
lo! As I stood with those two men four trumpets trumpeted together with great voice, and
the Grigori broke into song with one voice, and their voice went up before the Lord
pitifully and affectingly.
Of the taking of Enoch to the sixth heaven; And thence those men took me and bore me up on to the sixth heaven,
and there I
saw seven bands of angels, very bright and very glorious, and their faces shining more
than the suns shining, glistening, and there is no difference in their faces, or
behaviour, or manner of dress; and these make the orders, and learn the goings of the
stars, and the alteration of the moon, or revolution of the sun, and the good government
of the world.
And when they see evildoing they make commandments and instruction, and sweet
and loud singing, and all songs of praise.
These are the archangels who are above angels, measure all life
in heaven and on earth, and the angels who are appointed over seasons and years,
the angels who are over rivers and sea, and who are over the fruits of the earth, and the
angels who are over every grass, giving food to all, to every living thing, and the angels
who write all the souls of men, and all their deeds, and their lives before the
Lords face; in their midst are six Phoenixes and six Cherubim and six six-winged
ones continually with one voice singing one voice, and it is not possible to describe
their singing, and they rejoice before the Lord at his footstool.
(Hence they took Enoch into the seventh heaven; And those two men lifted me up thence on to the seventh heaven, and I saw there
a very great light, and fiery troops of great archangels, incorporeal
forces, and dominions, orders and governments, cherubim and seraphim, thrones and
many-eyed ones, nine regiments, the Ioanit stations of light, and I became afraid, and
began to tremble with great terror, and those men took me, and led me after them, and said
Archangels. Or, "chief angels."
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, and showed me the Lord from afar, sitting on
His very high throne. For what is there on the tenth heaven, since the Lord dwells there?
On the tenth heaven is God, in the Hebrew tongue he is called Aravat.
Aravat - Or, "Father of creation."
And all the heavenly troops would come and stand on the ten steps according to
their rank, and would bow down to the Lord, and would again go to their places in joy and
felicity, singing songs in the boundless light with small and tender voices, gloriously
Of how the angels here left Enoch, at the end of the seventh heaven, and
went away from him unseen; And the cherubim and seraphim standing about the throne, the six-winged and
many-eyed ones do not depart, standing before the Lords face doing his will, and
cover his whole throne, singing with gentle voice before the Lords face: Holy, holy,
holy, Lord Ruler of Sabaoth, heavens and earth are full of Your glory.
When I saw all these things, those men said to me: Enoch, thus far is it
commanded us to journey with you, and those men went away from me and thereupon I saw them
And I remained alone at the end of the seventh heaven and became afraid, and
fell on my face and said to myself: Woe is me, what has befallen me?
And the Lord sent one of his glorious ones, the archangel Gabriel, and he said to me: Have courage, Enoch,
do not fear, arise before the Lords face into eternity, arise, come with me.
Archangel - Or, "one of the seven highest angels, named Gabriel."
And I answered him, and said in myself: My Lord, my soul is departed from me,
from terror and trembling, and I called to the men who led me up to this place, on them I
relied, and it is with them I go before the Lords face.
And Gabriel caught me up, as a leaf caught up by the wind, and placed me before
the Lords face.
And I saw the eighth heaven, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Muzaloth,
changer of the seasons, of drought, and of wet, and of the twelve constellations of the
circle of the firmament, which are above the seventh heaven.
And I saw the ninth heaven, which is called in Hebrew Kuchavim, where are the
heavenly homes of the twelve constellations of the circle of the firmament.
In the tenth heaven the archangel Michael led Enoch to before the
Lords face; On the tenth heaven, which is called Aravoth, I saw the appearance of the
Lords face, like iron made to glow in fire, and brought out, emitting sparks, and it
Thus in a moment of eternity I saw the Lords face, but the
Lords face is ineffable, marvellous and very awful, and very, very terrible.
And who am I to tell of the Lords unspeakable being, and of his very
wonderful face? And I cannot tell the quantity of his many instructions, and various
voices, the Lords throne is very great and not made with hands, nor the quantity
of those standing round him, troops of cherubim and seraphim, nor their incessant singing,
nor his immutable beauty, and who shall tell of the ineffable greatness of his glory.
And I fell prone and bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord with his lips said to
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise and stand before my face into eternity.
And the archistratege Michael lifted me up, and led me to before
the Lords face.
Archistratege - Or, "the commander of the armies of the nations, named
And the Lord said to his servants tempting them: Let Enoch stand before my face
into eternity, and the glorious ones bowed down to the Lord, and said: Let Enoch go
according to Your word.
And the Lord said to Michael: Go and take Enoch from out of his earthly
garments, and anoint him with my sweet ointment, and put him into the garments of My
And Michael did thus, as the Lord told him. He anointed me, and dressed me, and
the appearance of that ointment is more than the great light, and his ointment is like
sweet dew, and its smell mild, shining like the suns ray, and I looked at myself,
and I was like one of his glorious ones.
Glorious ones. Or, "one of the seven highest angels."
And the Lord summoned one of his archangels by name Pravuil, whose knowledge
was quicker in wisdom than the other archangels, who wrote all the deeds of the Lord; and
the Lord said to Pravuil: Bring out the books from my store-houses, and a reed of
quick-writing, and give it to Enoch, and deliver to him the choice and comforting
books out of your hand.
Of Enochs writing, how he wrote his wonderful jouneyings and the
heavenly hosts and himself wrote three hundred and sixty-six books; And he was telling me all the works of heaven, earth and sea, and all the
elements, their passages and goings, and the thunderings of the thunders, the sun and
moon, the goings and changes of the stars, the seasons, years, days, and hours, the
risings of the wind, the numbers of the angels, and the formation of their songs, and all
human things, the tongue of every human song and life, the commandments, instructions, and
sweet-voiced singings, and all things that it is fitting to learn.
And Pravuil told me: All the things that I have told you, we have written. Sit
and write all the souls of mankind, however many of them are born, and the places prepared
for them to eternity; for all souls are prepared to eternity, before the formation of the
And all double thirty days and thirty nights, and I wrote out all things
exactly, and wrote three hundred and sixty-six books.
Of the great secrets of God, which God revealed and told Enoch, and
spoke with him face to face; 1And the Lord summoned me, and said to me: Enoch, sit down on my left with
And I bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord spoke to me: Enoch, beloved, all that
you see, all things that are standing finished I tell to you even before the very
beginning, all that I created from non-being, and visible things from invisible.
Hear, Enoch, and take in these my words, for not to My angels have I told my
secret, and I have not told them their rise, nor my endless realm, nor have they
understood my creating, which I tell you to-day.
For before all things were visible, I alone used to go about in the invisible
things, like the sun from east to west, and from west to east.
But even the sun has peace in itself, while I found no peace, because I was
creating all things, and I conceived the thought of placing foundations, and of creating
God relates to Enoch, how out of the very deepest parts came forth the
visible and invisible; I commanded in the very lowest parts, that visible things should come
down from invisible, and Adoil came down very great, and I beheld him, and
lo! He had a belly of great light.
Adoil-Or, "Light of creation."
And I said to him: Become undone, Adoil, and let the visible come out of
And he came undone, and a great light came out. And I was in the midst of
the great light, and as there is born light from light, there came forth a great age, and
showed all creation, which I had thought to create.
And I saw that it was good.
And I placed for myself a throne, and took my seat on it, and said to the light:
Go thence up higher and fix yourself high above the throne, and be a foundation to the
And above the light there is nothing else, and then I bent up and looked up from
God summons from the very deepest a second time that Archas, heavy and
very red should come forth; And I summoned the very lowest a second time, and said: Let Archas
come forth hard, and he came forth hard from the invisible.
Archas -Or, "Spirit of creation."
And Archas came forth, hard, heavy, and very red.
And I said: Be opened, Archas, and let there be born from you, and he came
undone, an age came forth, very great and very dark, bearing the creation of all lower
things, and I saw that it was good and said to him:
Go thence down below, and make yourself firm, and be a foundation for the lower
things, and it happened and he went down and fixed himself, and became the foundation for
the lower things, and below the darkness there is nothing else.
Of how God founded the water, and surrounded it with light, and
established on it seven islands; And I commanded that there should be taken from light and darkness, and I said:
Be thick, and it became thus, and I spread it out with the light, and it became water, and
I spread it out over the darkness, below the light, and then I made firm the waters, that
is to say the bottomless, and I made foundation of light around the water, and created
seven circles from inside, and imaged the water like crystal wet and dry, that is
to say like glass, and the circumcession of the waters and the other elements, and
I showed each one of them its road, and the seven stars each one of them in its heaven,
that they go thus, and I saw that it was good.
And I separated between light and between darkness, that is to say in the midst
of the water hither and thither, and I said to the light, that it should be the day, and
to the darkness, that it should be the night, and there was evening and there was morning
the first day.
The week in which God showed Enoch all his wisdom and power, throughout
all the seven days, how he created all the heavenly and earthly forces and all moving
things even down to man; And then I made firm the heavenly circle, and made that the lower water
which is under heaven collect itself together, into one whole, and that the chaos become
dry, and it became so.
Out of the waves I created rock hard and big, and from the rock I piled up the
dry, and the dry I called earth, and the midst of the earth I called abyss, that is to say
the bottomless, I collected the sea in one place and bound it together with a yoke.
And I said to the sea: Behold I give you your eternal limits, and you
shalt not break loose from your component parts.
Thus I made fast the firmament. This day I called me the first-created [Sunday].
Then it became evening, and then again morning, and it was the second
[Monday]; The fiery essence; And for all the heavenly troops I imaged the image and essence of fire, and my
eye looked at the very hard, firm rock, and from the gleam of my eye the lightning
received its wonderful nature, which is both fire in water and water in fire, and
one does not put out the other, nor does the one dry up the other, therefore the lightning
is brighter than the sun, softer than water and firmer than hard rock.
And from the rock I cut off a great fire, and from the fire I created the orders
of the incorporeal ten troops of angels, and their weapons are fiery and their raiment a
burning flame, and I commanded that each one should stand in his order.
And one from out the order of angels, having turned away with the order that was
under him, conceived an impossible thought, to place his throne higher than the clouds
above the earth, that he might become equal in rank to my power.
And I threw him out from the height with his angels, and he was flying in the
air continuously above the bottomless.
And then I created all the heavens, and the third day was, [Tuesday]; On the third day I commanded the earth to make grow great and fruitful trees,
and hills, and seed to sow, and I planted Paradise, and enclosed it, and placed as armed guardians
flaming angels, and thus I created renewal.
Then came evening, and came morning the fourth day.
[Wednesday]. On the fourth day I commanded that there should be great lights on
the heavenly circles.
On the first uppermost circle I placed the stars, Kruno, and on the second
Aphrodit, on the third Aris, on the fifth Zoues, on the sixth Ermis, on the seventh lesser
the moon, and adorned it with the lesser stars.
And on the lower I placed the sun for the illumination of day, and the moon and
stars for the illumination of night.
The sun that it should go according to each constellation, twelve, and I
appointed the succession of the months and their names and lives, their thunderings, and
their hour-markings, how they should succeed.
Then evening came and morning came the fifth day.
[Thursday]. On the fifth day I commanded the sea, that it should bring forth
fishes, and feathered birds of many varieties, and all animals creeping over the earth,
going forth over the earth on four legs, and soaring in the air, male sex and female, and
every soul breathing the spirit of life.
And there came evening, and there came morning the sixth day.
[Friday]. On the sixth day I commanded my wisdom to create man from seven
consistencies: one, his flesh from the earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes
from the sun; four, his bones from stone; five, his intelligence from the swiftness of the
angels and from cloud; six, his veins and his hair from the grass of the earth; seven, his
soul from my breath and from the wind.
And I gave him seven natures: to the flesh hearing, the eyes for sight, to the
soul smell, the veins for touch, the blood for taste, the bones for endurance, to the
intelligence sweetness [enjoyment].
I conceived a cunning saying to say, I created man from invisible and from
visible nature, of both are his death and life and image, he knows speech like some
created thing, small in greatness and again great in smallness, and I placed him on earth,
a second angel, honourable, great and glorious, and I appointed him as ruler to rule on
earth and to have my wisdom, and there was none like him of earth of all my existing
And I appointed him a name, from the four component parts, from east, from
west, from south, from north, and I appointed for him four special stars, and I called his
name Adam, and showed him the two ways, the light and the darkness, and I told him:
This is good, and that bad, that I should learn whether he has love towards me,
or hatred, that it be clear which in his race love me.
For I have seen his nature, but he has not seen his own nature, therefore through
not seeing he will sin worse, and I said After sin what is there but death?
And I put sleep into him and he fell asleep. And I took from him a rib, and
created him a wife, that death should come to him by his wife, and I took his last word
and called her name mother, that is to say, Eva.
God gives over paradise to Adam, and gives him a command to see the
heavens opened, and that he should see the angels singing the song of victory; Adam has life on earth, and I created a garden in Eden in the east, that he
should observe the testament and keep the command.
I made the heavens open to him, that he should see the angels singing the song
of victory, and the gloomless light.
And he was continuously in paradise, and the devil understood that I wanted to
create another world, because Adam was lord on earth, to rule and control it.
The devil is the evil spirit of the lower places, as a fugitive he made Sotona
from the heavens as his name was Satanail, thus he became different from
the angels, but his nature did not change his intelligence as far as his
understanding of righteous and sinful things.
Sotona - Or, "Diana."
Satanail. Or, "the impious one." Ha-satan in Hebrew means
"the adversary" referring here to the "lead" adversary, or Lucifer.
And he understood his condemnation and the sin which he had sinned before,
therefore he conceived thought against Adam, in such form he entered and seduced Eva, but
did not touch Adam.
But I cursed ignorance, but what I had blessed previously, those I did not
curse, I cursed not man, nor the earth, nor other creatures, but mans evil fruit,
and his works.
After Adams sin God sends him away into the earth from where he
took him from, but does not wish to ruin him for all years to come; I said to him: Earth you are, and into the earth whence I took you you shalt go,
and I will not ruin you, but send you whence I took you.
Then I can again receive you at My second presence.
And I blessed all my creatures visible and invisible. And Adam was five and half
hours in paradise.
And I blessed the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, on which he rested from all
God shows Enoch the age of this world, its existence of seven thousand
years, and the eighth thousand is the end, neither years, nor months, nor weeks, nor days; And I appointed the eighth day also, that the eighth day should be the
first-created after my work, and that the first seven revolve in the form of the
seventh thousand, and that at the beginning of the eighth thousand there should be a time
of not-counting, endless, with neither years nor months nor weeks nor days nor hours.
And now, Enoch, all that I have told you, all that you have understood, all that
you have seen of heavenly things, all that you have seen on earth, and all that I have
written in books by my great wisdom, all these things I have devised and created from the
uppermost foundation to the lower and to the end, and there is no counsellor nor inheritor
to my creations.
I am self-eternal, not made with hands, and without change.
My thought is my counsellor, my wisdom and my word are made, and my eyes observe
all things how they stand here and tremble with terror.
If I turn away my face, then all things will be destroyed.
And apply your mind, Enoch, and know him who is speaking to you, and take thence
the books which you yourself have written.
And I give you Samuil and Raguil , who led you
up, and the books, and go down to earth, and tell your sons all that I have told you, and all that you have seen, from the lower heaven up to my throne, and all the troops.
For I created all forces, and there is none that resists me or that does not
subject himself to me. For all subject themselves to my monarchy, and labour for my sole
Give them the books of the handwriting, and they will read them and will
know me for the creator of all things, and will understand how there is no other God but
And let them distribute the books of your handwriting children to
children, generation to generation, nations to nations.
And I will give you, Enoch, my intercessor, the archistratege Michael, for the
handwritings of your fathers Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahaleleel, and Jared your father.
God convicts the idolaters and sodomitic fornicators, and therefore
brings down a deluge upon them; They have rejected my commandments and my yoke, worthless seed has come up, not
fearing God, and they would not bow down to me, but have begun to bow down to vain gods,
and denied my unity, and have laden the whole earth with untruths, offences, abominable
lecheries, namely one with another, and all manner of other unclean wickedness, which are
disgusting to relate.
And therefore I will bring down a deluge upon the earth and will destroy all
men, and the whole earth will crumble together into great darkness.
God leaves one righteous man of Enochs tribe with his whole house,
who did Gods pleasure according to his will; Behold from their seed shall arise another generation, much afterwards, but of
them many will be very insatiate.
He who raises that generation, shall reveal to them the books of your
handwriting, of your fathers, to them to whom he must point out the guardianship of
the world, to the faithful men and workers of my pleasure, who do not acknowledge my name
And they shall tell another generation, and those others having read
shall be glorified thereafter, more than the first.
God commanded Enoch to live on earth thirty days, to give instruction to
his sons and to his childrens children and after thirty days he was again taken on
to heaven; Now, Enoch, I give you the term of thirty days to spend in your house, and tell
your sons and all your household, that all may hear from my face what is told them by you,
that they may read and understand, how there is no other God but me.
And that they may always keep my commandments, and begin to read and take in the
books of your handwriting.
Enoch shows his children how he measured and wrote out Gods
judgments; I, my children, measured and wrote out every work and every measure and every
Methosalam and his brethren, all the sons of Enoch, made haste, and erected an
altar at that place called Achuzan, whence and where Enoch had been taken up to heaven.
And they took sacrificial oxen and summoned all people and sacrificed the
sacrifice before the Lords face.
All people, the elders of the people and the whole assembly came to the feast
and brought gifts to the sons of Enoch.
And they made a great feast, rejoicing and making merry three days, praising
God, who had given them such a sign through Enoch, who had found favour with him, and that
they should hand it on to their sons from generation to generation, from age to age.
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