The Book of Secrets of Enoch
Enoch's 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 Lord's 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 slept.
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 than snow.
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 they go.
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.
I said to the men who were with me: Wherefore are these incessantly
tortured? They answered me: These are God's apostates, who obeyed not
God's commands, but took counsel with their own will, and turned away
with their prince, who also is fastened on the fifth heaven.
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.
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
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 earth's end.
paradise is between corruptibility and incorruptibility.
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
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 hours.
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 eternal inheritance.
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 men's 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 sun's light is greater than the moon's.
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.
passage and return are accompanied by four great stars, and each star
has under it a thousand stars, to the right of the sun's wheel, and by
four to the left, each having under it a thousand stars, altogether
eight thousand, issuing with the sun continually.
day fifteen myriads of angels attend it, and by night a thousand.
six-winged ones issue with the angels before the sun's 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 crocodile's 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 sun's gates
Those men bore me away to the east, and placed me at the
sun's 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 sun's 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
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
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 exactly.
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.
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.
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 Lord's 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 Lord's 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.
I said: Wherefore do you wait, brethren, and do not serve before the
Lord's face, and have not put your services before the Lord's 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 sun's 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 (1) 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 Lord's 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.
(1) Archangels. Or, "ruling angels."
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 (2), 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 to me:
(2) 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 (3).
(3) 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 serving him.
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
Lord's face doing his will, and cover his whole throne, singing with
gentle voice before the Lord's face: Holy, holy, holy, Lord Ruler of
Sabaoth, heavens and earth are full of Your glory.
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 not.
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 (4) Gabriel, and he said to me:
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise before the Lord's face into
eternity, arise, come with me.
(4) 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 Lord's face.
And Gabriel caught me up, as a leaf
caught up by the wind, and placed me before the Lord's face.
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
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 Lord's
On the tenth heaven, which is called Aravoth, I saw the
appearance of the Lord's face, like iron made to glow in fire, and
brought out, emitting sparks, and it burns.
Thus in a
moment of eternity I saw the Lord's face, but the Lord's face is
ineffable, marvellous and very awful, and very, very terrible.
who am I to tell of the Lord's unspeakable being, and of his very
wonderful face? And I cannot tell the quantity of his many instructions,
and various voices, the Lord's 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.
I fell prone and bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord with his lips
said to me:
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise and
stand before my face into eternity.
And the archistratege
(5) Michael lifted me up, and led me to before the Lord's face.
(5) Archistratege. Or, "the commander of the armies of the nations,
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.
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 glory.
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 sun's ray, and I looked at
myself, and I was like one of his glorious ones (6).
(6) 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 Enoch's 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 world.
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
And the Lord summoned me, and said to me: Enoch, sit down
on my left with Gabriel.
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.
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.
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 visible creation.
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 (7) came down very great, and
I beheld him, and lo! He had a belly of great light.
(7) Adoil. Or, "Light of creation."
And I said to him: Become undone, Adoil, and let the
visible come out of you.
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
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 highest things.
above the light there is nothing else, and then I bent up and looked up
from my throne.
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 (8) come forth hard, and he came forth hard from the invisible.
(8) Archas. Or, "Spirit of creation."
And Archas came forth, hard, heavy, and very red.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Then came evening, and came morning the
[Wednesday]. On the fourth day I commanded that
there should be great lights on the heavenly circles.
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.
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.
evening came and morning came the fifth day.
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.
there came evening, and there came morning the sixth day.
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 creatures.
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
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
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.
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
The devil is the evil spirit of the lower
places, as a fugitive he made Sotona (9) from the heavens as his name
(10), thus he became different from the angels, but his nature did not
change his intelligence as far as his understanding of righteous and
(9) Sotona. Or, "Diana."
(10) 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.
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 man's
evil fruit, and his works.
After Adam's 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
Then I can again receive you at My second
And I blessed all my creatures visible and
invisible. And Adam was five and half hours in paradise.
I blessed the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, on which he rested
from all his works.
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.
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
I am self-eternal, not made with hands, and
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 (11) and
Raguil (12), 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. (11) Samuil.
Or, "Sariel." (12) Raguil. Or, "Raguel."
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 rule
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 me.
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
God leaves one righteous man of Enoch's tribe with his whole house, who
did God's 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 in vain.
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 children's 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.
And after thirty days I shall send my angel for you, and he
will take you from earth and from your sons to me.
Here God summons an angel
And the Lord called upon one of the older angels, terrible
and menacing, and placed him by me, in appearance white as snow, and his
hands like ice, having the appearance of great frost, and he froze my
face, because I could not endure the terror of the Lord, just as it is
not possible to endure a stove's fire and the sun's heat, and the frost
of the air.
And the Lord said to me: Enoch, if your face be not frozen
here, no man will be able to behold your face.
Mathusal continued to have hope and to await his father Enoch in his
house day and night
And the Lord said to those men who first led me up: Let
Enoch go down on to earth with you, and await him till the determined
And they placed me by night on my bed.
And Mathusal expecting my coming, keeping watch by day and
by night at my bed, was filled with awe when he heard my coming, and I
told him, Let all my household come together, that I tell them
Enoch's pitiful admonition to his sons with weeping and great
lamentation, as he spoke to them
Oh my children, my beloved ones, hear the admonition of
your father, as much as is according to the Lord's will.
I have been let come to you to-day, and announce to you,
not from my lips, but from the Lord's lips, all that is and was and all
that is now, and all that will be till judgment-day.
For the Lord has let me come to you, you hear therefore the
words of my lips, of a man made big for you, but I am one who has seen
the Lord's face, like iron made to glow from fire it sends forth sparks
You look now upon my eyes, the eyes of a man big with
meaning for you, but I have seen the Lord's eyes, shining like the sun's
rays and filling the eyes of man with awe.
You see now, my children, the right hand of a man that
helps you, but I have seen the Lord's right hand filling heaven as he
You see the compass of my work like your own, but I have
seen the Lord's limitless and perfect compass, which has no end.
You hear the words of my lips, as I heard the words of the
Lord, like great thunder incessantly with hurling of clouds.
And now, my children, hear the discourses of the father of
the earth, how fearful and awful it is to come before the face of the
ruler of the earth, how much more terrible and awful it is to come
before the face of the ruler of heaven, the controller of quick and
dead, and of the heavenly troops. Who can endure that endless pain?
Enoch admonishes his children truly of all things from the Lord's lips,
how he saw and heard and wrote down
And now, my children, I know all things, for this is from
the Lord's lips, and this my eyes have seen, from beginning to end.
I know all things, and have written all things into books,
the heavens and their end, and their plenitude, and all the armies and
I have measured and described the stars, the great
countless multitude of them.
What man has seen their revolutions, and their entrances?
For not even the angels see their number, while I have written all their
And I measured the sun's circle, and measured its rays,
counted the hours, I wrote down too all things that go over the earth, I
have written the things that are nourished, and all seed sown and
unsown, which the earth produces and all plants, and every grass and
every flower, and their sweet smells, and their names, and the
dwelling-places of the clouds, and their composition, and their wings,
and how they bear rain and raindrops.
And I investigated all things, and wrote the road of the
thunder and of the lightning, and they showed me the keys and their
guardians, their rise, the way they go; it is let out gently in measure
by a chain, lest by a heavy chain and violence it hurl down the angry
clouds and destroy all things on earth.
I wrote the treasure-houses of the snow, and the
store-houses of the cold and the frosty airs, and I observed their
season's key-holder, he fills the clouds with them, and does not exhaust
And I wrote the resting-places of the winds and observed
and saw how their key-holders bear weighing-scales and measures; first,
they put them in one weighing-scale, then in the other the weights and
let them out according to measure cunningly over the whole earth, lest
by heavy breathing they make the earth to rock.
And I measured out the whole earth, its mountains, and all
hills, fields, trees, stones, rivers, all existing things I wrote down,
the height from earth to the seventh heaven, and downwards to the very
lowest hell, and the judgment-place, and the very great, open and
And I saw how the prisoners are in pain, expecting the
And I wrote down all those being judged by the judge, and
all their judgment and sentences and all their works.
Of how Enoch lamented Adam's sin
And I saw all forefathers from all time with Adam and Eva,
and I sighed and broke into tears and said of the ruin of their
Woe is me for my infirmity and for that of my forefathers,
and thought in my heart and said:
Blessed is the man who has not been born or who has been
born and shall not sin before the Lord's face, that he come not into
this place, nor bring the yoke of this place.
Of how Enoch saw the key-holders and guards of the gates of hell
I saw the key-holders and guards of the gates of hell
standing, like great serpents, and their faces like extinguishing lamps,
and their eyes of fire, their sharp teeth, and I saw all the Lord's
works, how they are right, while the works of man are some good, and
others bad, and in their works are known those who lie evilly.
Enoch shows his children how he measured and wrote out God's judgments
I, my children, measured and wrote out every work and every
measure and every righteous judgment.
As one year is more honourable than another, so is one man
more honourable than another, some for great possessions, some for
wisdom of heart, some for particular intellect, some for cunning, one
for silence of lip, another for cleanliness, one for strength, another
for comeliness, one for youth, another for sharp wit, one for shape of
body, another for sensibility, let it be heard everywhere, but there is
none better than he who fears God, he shall be more glorious in time to
Enoch instructs his sons, that they revile not the face of man, small or
The Lord with his hands having created man, in the likeness
of his own face, the Lord made him small and great.
Whoever reviles the ruler's face, and abhors the Lord's
face, has despised the Lord's face, and he who vents anger on any man
without injury, the Lord's great anger will cut him down, he who spits
on the face of man reproachfully, will be cut down at the Lord's great
Blessed is the man who does not direct his heart with
malice against any man, and helps the injured and condemned, and raises
the broken down, and shall do charity to the needy, because on the day
of the great judgment every weight, every measure and every makeweight
will be as in the market, that is to say they are hung on scales and
stand in the market, and every one shall learn his own measure, and
according to his measure shall take his reward.
God shows how he does not want from men sacrifices, nor burnt-offerings,
but pure and contrite hearts
Whoever hastens to make offerings before the Lord's face,
the Lord for his part will hasten that offering by granting of his work.
But whoever increases his lamp before the Lord's face and
make not true judgment, the Lord will not increase his treasure in the
realm of the highest.
When the Lord demands bread, or candles, or the flesh of
beasts, or any other sacrifice, then that is nothing; but God demands
pure hearts, and with all that only tests the heart of man.
Of how an earthly ruler does not accept from man abominable and unclean
gifts, then how much more does God abominate unclean gifts, but sends
them away with wrath and does not accept his gifts
Hear, my people, and take in the words of my lips.
If any one bring any gifts to an earthly ruler, and have
disloyal thoughts in his heart, and the ruler know this, will he not be
angry with him, and not refuse his gifts, and not give him over to
Or if one man make himself appear good to another by deceit
of tongue, but have evil in his heart, then will not the other
understand the treachery of his heart, and himself be condemned, since
his untruth was plain to all?
And when the Lord shall send a great light, then there will
be judgment for the just and the unjust, and there no one shall escape
Enoch instructs his sons from God's lips, and hands them the handwriting
of this book
And now, my children, lay thought on your hearts, mark well
the words of your father, which are all come to you from the Lord's
Take these books of your father's handwriting and read
For the books are many, and in them you will learn all the
Lord's works, all that has been from the beginning of creation, and will
be till the end of time.
And if you will observe my handwriting, you will not sin
against the Lord; because there is no other except the Lord, neither in
heaven, nor in earth, nor in the very lowest places, nor in the one
The Lord has placed the foundations in the unknown, and has
spread forth heavens visible and invisible; he fixed the earth on the
waters, and created countless creatures, and who has counted the water
and the foundation of the unfixed, or the dust of the earth, or the sand
of the sea, or the drops of the rain, or the morning dew, or the wind's
breathings? Who has filled earth and sea, and the indissoluble winter?
I cut the stars out of fire, and decorated heaven, and put
it in their midst.
Of the sun's passage along the seven circles
That the sun go along the seven heavenly circles, which are
the appointment of one hundred and eighty-two thrones, that it go down
on a short day, and again one hundred and eighty-two, that it go down on
a big day, and he has two thrones on which he rests, revolving hither
and thither above the thrones of the months, from the seventeenth day of
the month Tsivan it goes down to the month Thevan, from the seventeenth
of Thevan it goes up.
And thus it goes close to the earth, then the earth is glad
and makes grow its fruits, and when it goes away, then the earth is
sad, and trees and all fruits have no florescence.
All this he measured, with good measurement of hours, and
fixed a measure by his wisdom, of the visible and the invisible.
From the invisible he made all things visible, himself
Thus I make known to you, my children, and distribute the
books to your children, into all your generations, and amongst the
nations who shall have the sense to fear God, let them receive them, and
may they come to love them more than any food or earthly sweets, and
read them and apply themselves to them.
And those who understand not the Lord, who fear not God,
who accept not, but reject, who do not receive the books, a terrible
judgment awaits these.
Blessed is the man who shall bear their yoke and shall drag
them along, for he shall be released on the day of the great judgment.
I swear to you, my children, but I swear not by any oath,
neither by heaven nor by earth, nor by any other creature which God
The Lord said: There is no oath in me, nor injustice, but
If there is no truth in men, let them swear by the words,
Yea, yea, or else, Nay, nay.
And I swear to you, yea, yea, that there has been no man in
his mother's womb, but that already before, even to each one there is a
place prepared for the repose of that soul, and a measure fixed how
much it is intended that a man be tried in this world.
Yea, children, deceive not yourselves, for there has been
previously prepared a place for every soul of man.
I have put every man's work in writing and none born on
earth can remain hidden nor his works remain concealed.
I see all things.
Now therefore, my children, in patience and meekness spend
the number of your days, that you inherit endless life.
Endure for the sake of the Lord every wound, every injury,
every evil word and attack.
If ill-requitals befall you, return them not either to
neighbour or enemy, because the Lord will return them for you and be
your avenger on the day of great judgment, that there be no avenging
here among men.
Whoever of you spends gold or silver for his brother's
sake, he will receive ample treasure in the world to come.
Injure not widows nor orphans nor strangers, lest God's
wrath come upon you.
Stretch out your hands to the poor according to your
Hide not your silver in the earth.
Help the faithful man in affliction, and affliction will
not find you in the time of your trouble.
And every grievous and cruel yoke that come upon you bear
all for the sake of the Lord, and thus you will find your reward in the
day of judgment.
It is good to go morning, midday, and evening into the
Lord's dwelling, for the glory of your creator.
Because every breathing thing glorifies him, and every
creature visible and invisible returns him praise.
Blessed is the man who opens his lips in praise of God of
Sabaoth and praises the Lord with his heart.
Cursed every man who opens his lips for the bringing into
contempt and calumny of his neighbour, because he brings God into
Blessed is he who opens his lips blessing and praising God.
Cursed is he before the Lord all the days of his life, who
opens his lips to curse and abuse.
Blessed is he who blesses all the Lord's works.
Cursed is he who brings the Lord's creation into contempt.
Blessed is he who looks down and raises the fallen.
Cursed is he who looks to and is eager for the destruction
of what is not his.
Blessed is he who keeps the foundations of his fathers made
firm from the beginning.
Cursed is he who perverts the decrees of his forefathers.
Blessed is he who imparts peace and love.
Cursed is he who disturbs those that love their
Blessed is he who speaks with humble tongue and heart to
Cursed is he who speaks peace with his tongue, while in
his heart there is no peace but a sword.
For all these things will be laid bare in the
weighing-scales and in the books, on the day of the great judgment.
And now, my children, do not say: Our father is standing
before God, and is praying for our sins, for there is there no helper of
any man who has sinned.
You see how I wrote all works of every man, before his
creation, all that is done amongst all men for all time, and none can
tell or relate my handwriting, because the Lord see all imaginings of
man, how they are vain, where they lie in the treasure-houses of the
And now, my children, mark well all the words of your
father, that I tell you, lest you regret, saying: Why did our father not
At that time, not understanding this let these books which I
have given you be for an inheritance of your peace.
Hand them to all who want them, and instruct them, that
they may see the Lord's very great and marvellous works.
My children, behold, the day of my term and time have
For the angels who shall go with me are standing before me
and urge me to my departure from you; they are standing here on earth,
awaiting what has been told them.
For to-morrow I shall go up on to heaven, to the uppermost
Jerusalem to my eternal inheritance.
Therefore I bid you do before the Lord's face all his good
Mathosalam having answered his father Enoch, said: What is
agreeable to your eyes, father, that I may make before your face, that
you may bless our dwellings, and your sons, and that your people may be
made glorious through you, and then that you may depart thus, as the
Enoch answered to his son Mathosalam and said: Hear, child,
from the time when the Lord anointed me with the ointment of his glory,
there has been no food in me, and my soul remembers not earthly
enjoyment, neither do I want anything earthly.
My child Methosalam, summon all your brethren and all your
household and the elders of the people, that I may talk to them and
depart, as is planned for me.
And Methosalam made haste, and summoned his brethren,
Regim, Riman, Uchan, Chermion, Gaidad, and all the elders of the people
before the face of his father Enoch; and he blessed them, and said to
Listen to me, my children, to-day.
In those days when the Lord came down on to earth for
Adam's sake, and visited all his creatures, which he created himself,
after all these he created Adam, and the Lord called all the beasts of
the earth, all the reptiles, and all the birds that soar in the air, and
brought them all before the face of our father Adam.
And Adam gave the names to all things living on earth.
And the Lord appointed him ruler over all, and subjected to
him all things under his hands, and made them dumb and made them dull
that they be commanded of man, and be in subjection and obedience to
Thus also the Lord created every man lord over all his
The Lord will not judge a single soul of beast for man's
sake, but adjudges the souls of men to their beasts in this world; for
men have a special place.
And as every soul of man is according to number, similarly
beasts will not perish, nor all souls of beasts which the Lord created,
till the great judgment, and they will accuse man, if he feed them ill.
Enoch instructs his sons wherefore they may not touch unclean meat
because of what comes from it
Whoever defiles the soul of beasts, defiles his own soul.
For man brings clean animals to make sacrifice for sin,
that he may have cure of his soul.
And if they bring for sacrifice clean animals, and birds,
man has cure, he cures his soul.
All is given you for food, bind it by the four feet, that
is to make good the cure, he cures his soul.
But whoever kills beast without wounds, kills his own souls
and defiles his own flesh.
And he who does any beast any injury whatsoever, in secret,
it is evil practice, and he defiles his own soul.
He who works the killing of a man's soul, kills his own
soul, and kills his own body, and there is no cure for him for all time.
He who puts a man in any snare, shall stick in it himself,
and there is no cure for him for all time.
He who puts a man in any vessel, his retribution will not
be wanting at the great judgment for all time.
He who works crookedly or speaks evil against any soul,
will not make justice for himself for all time.
And now, my children, keep your hearts from every
injustice, which the Lord hates. Just as a man asks something for his
own soul from God, so let him do to every living soul, because I know
all things, how in the great time to come there is much inheritance
prepared for men, good for the good, and bad for the bad, without number
Blessed are those who enter the good houses, for in the bad
houses there is no peace nor return from them.
Hear, my children, small and great! When man puts a good
thought in his heart, brings gifts from his labours before the Lord's
face and his hands made them not, then the Lord will turn away his face
from the labour of his hand, and that man cannot find the labour of his
And if his hands made it, but his heart murmur, and his
heart cease not making murmur incessantly, he has not any advantage.
Blessed is the man who in his patience brings his gifts
with faith before the Lord's face, because he will find forgiveness of
But if he take back his words before the time, there is no
repentance for him; and if the time pass and he do not of his own will
what is promised, there is no repentance after death.
Because every work which man does before the time, is all
deceit before men, and sin before God.
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When man clothes the naked and fills the hungry, he will
find reward from God.
But if his heart murmur, he commits a double evil; ruin of
himself and of that which he gives; and for him there will be no finding
of reward on account of that.
And if his own heart is filled with his food and his own
flesh, clothed with his own clothing, he commits contempt, and will
forfeit all his endurance of poverty, and will not find reward of his
Every proud and magniloquent man is hateful to the Lord,
and every false speech, clothed in untruth; it will be cut with the
blade of the sword of death, and thrown into the fire, and shall burn
for all time.
When Enoch had spoken these words to his sons, all people
far and near heard how the Lord was calling Enoch. They took counsel
Let us go and kiss Enoch, and two thousand men came
together and came to the place Achuzan where Enoch was, and his sons.
And the elders of the people, the whole assembly, came and
bowed down and began to kiss Enoch and said to him:
Our father Enoch, may you be blessed of the Lord, the
eternal ruler, and now bless your sons and all the people, that we may
be glorified to-day before your face.
For you shalt be glorified before the Lord's face for all
time, since the Lord chose you, rather than all men on earth, and
designated you writer of all his creation, visible and invisible, and
redeemed of the sins of man, and helper of your household.
And Enoch answered all his people saying: Hear, my
children, before that all creatures were created, the Lord created the
visible and invisible things.
And as much time as there was and went past, understand
that after all that he created man in the likeness of his own form, and
put into him eyes to see, and ears to hear, and heart to reflect, and
intellect wherewith to deliberate.
And the Lord saw all man's works, and created all his
creatures, and divided time, from time he fixed the years, and from the
years he appointed the months, and from the months he appointed the
days, and of days he appointed seven.
And in those he appointed the hours, measured them out
exactly, that man might reflect on time and count years, months, and
hours, their alternation, beginning, and end, and that he might count
his own life, from the beginning until death, and reflect on his sin and
write his work bad and good; because no work is hidden before the Lord,
that every man might know his works and never transgress all his
commandments, and keep my handwriting from generation to generation.
When all creation visible and invisible, as the Lord
created it, shall end, then every man goes to the great judgment, and
then all time shall perish, and the years, and thenceforward there will
be neither months nor days nor hours, they will be adhered together and
will not be counted.
There will be one aeon, and all the righteous who shall
escape the Lord's great judgment, shall be collected in the great aeon,
for the righteous the great aeon will begin, and they will live
eternally, and then too there will be amongst them neither labour, nor
sickness, nor humiliation, nor anxiety, nor need, nor brutality, nor
night, nor darkness, but great light.
And they shall have a great indestructible wall, and a
paradise bright and incorruptible, for all corruptible things shall pass
away, and there will be eternal life.
And now, my children, keep your souls from all injustice,
such as the Lord hates.
Walk before his face with terror and trembling and serve
Bow down to the true God, not to dumb idols, but bow down
to his similitude, and bring all just offerings before the Lord's face.
The Lord hates what is unjust.
For the Lord sees all things; when man takes thought in his
heart, then he counsels the intellects, and every thought is always
before the Lord, who made firm the earth and put all creatures on it.
If you look to heaven, the Lord is there; if you take
thought of the sea's deep and all the under-earth, the Lord is there.
For the Lord created all things. Bow not down to things
made by man, leaving the Lord of all creation, because no work can
remain hidden before the Lord's face.
Walk, my children, in long-suffering, in meekness, honesty,
in provocation, in grief, in faith and in truth, in reliance on
promises, in illness, in abuse, in wounds, in temptation, in nakedness,
in privation, loving one another, till you go out from this age of ills,
that you become inheritors of endless time.
Blessed are the just who shall escape the great judgment,
for they shall shine forth more than the sun sevenfold, for in this
world the seventh part is taken off from all, light, darkness, food,
enjoyment, sorrow, paradise, torture, fire, frost, and other things; he
put all down in writing, that you might read and understand.
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When Enoch had talked to the people, the Lord sent out
darkness on to the earth, and there was darkness, and it covered those
men standing with Enoch, and they took Enoch up on to the highest
heaven, where the Lord is; and he received him and placed him before his
face, and the darkness went off from the earth, and light came again.
And the people saw and understood not how Enoch had been
taken, and glorified God, and found a roll in which was traced The
Invisible God; and all went to their dwelling places.
Enoch was born on the sixth day of the month Tsivan, and
lived three hundred and sixty-five years.
He was taken up to heaven on the first day of the month
Tsivan and remained in heaven sixty days.
He wrote all these signs of all creation, which the Lord
created, and wrote three hundred and sixty-six books, and handed them
over to his sons and remained on earth thirty days, and was again taken
up to heaven on the sixth day of the month Tsivan, on the very day and
hour when he was born.
As every man's nature in this life is dark, so are also his
conception, birth, and departure from this life.
At what hour he was conceived, at that hour he was born,
and at that hour too he died.
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 Lord's 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.