This post is about “The Book of Parables” and things in it that stood out to me. This is the second of 5 books known as the book of Enoch. (Also called the Similitudes of Enoch)
Chapter 39 talks about a holy race of beings who can impregnate.
1In those days shall the elect and holy race descend from the upper heavens, and their seed shall then be with the sons of men.
Chapter 41 talks about wooden receptacles containing the weather.
3There I saw the wooden receptacles out of which the winds became separated, the receptacle of hail, the receptacle of snow, the receptacle of the clouds, and the cloud itself, which continued over the earth before the creation of the world.
Chapter 53 talks about the flood.
7In those days shall punishment go forth from the Lord of spirits; and the receptacles of water which are above the heavens shall be opened, and the fountains likewise, which are under the heavens and under the earth.
10And the water which is under the earth shall be the recipient:
11By these means shall they understand the iniquity which they have committed on earth: and by these means shall they perish.
Chapter 57 talks about lightning being for fertility
5Afterwards every secret of the splendours and of the lightnings was seen by me. For blessing and for fertility they lighten.
Chapter 58 talks about two monsters
7In that day shall be distributed for food (54) two monsters; a female monster, whose name is Leviathan, dwelling in the depths of the sea, above the springs of waters;
8And a male monster, whose name is Behemoth; which possesses, moving on his breast, the invisible wilderness.
10Then I asked of another angel to show me the power of those monsters, how they became separated, how they became separated on the same day, one being in the depths of the sea, and one in the dry desert.
Chapter 59 talks about how lightning and thunder work
8For when the lightning lightens, the thunder sounds, and the spirit at a proper period pauses, making an equal division between them; for the receptacle, upon which their periods depend, is loose as sand. Each of them at a proper season is restrained with a bridle; and turned by the power of the spirit, which thus propels them according to the spacious extent of the earth.
Chapter 60 talks about another power
13He shall call to every power of the heavens, to all the holy above, and to the power of God. The Cherubim, the Seraphim, and the Ophanin, all the angels of power, and all the angels of the Lords, namely, of the Elect One, and of the other Power, who was upon earth over the water on that day,
Chapter 61 talks about the “Son of woman” . Also the garment of life
9And trouble shall seize them, when they shall behold this Son of woman sitting upon the throne of his glory.
18The saints and the elect have arisen from the earth, have left off to depress their countenances, and have been clothed with the garment of life. That garment of life is with the Lord of spirits, in whose presence your garment shall not wax old, nor shall your glory diminish.
Chapter 62 talks about the the fate of those in power on Earth
14But that prevents us not from descending to the flaming womb of hell.
15Afterwards, their countenances shall be filled with darkness and confusion before the Son of man; from whose presence they shall be expelled, and before whom the sword shall remain to expel them.
16Thus saith the Lord of spirits, This is the decree and the judgment against the princes, the kings, the exalted, and those who possess the earth, in the presence of the Lord of spirits.
Chapter 64 talks about Noah and secret knowledge of angels and devils. It also talks about mankind existing forever.
1In those days Noah saw that the earth became inclined, and that destruction approached.
2Then he lifted up his feet, and went to the ends of the earth, to the dwelling of his great-grandfather Enoch.
6A commandment has gone forth from the Lord against those who dwell on the earth, that they may be destroyed; for they know every secret of the angels, every oppressive and secret power of the devils, (58) and every power of those who commit sorcery, as well as of those who make molten images in the whole earth.
7They know how silver is produced from the dust of the earth, and how on the earth the metallic drop exists; for lead and tin are not produced from earth, as the primary fountain of their production.
11He, the holy One, will establish your name in the midst of the saints, and will preserve you from those who dwell upon the earth. He will establish your seed in righteousness, with dominion and great glory; (60) and from your seed shall spring forth righteousness and holy men without number for ever.
Chapter 66 talks about angels working on something that uses trees (maybe wood). It also talks about a special judgment.
2Now then shall the angels labour at the trees; (61) but when they proceed to this, I will put my hand upon it, and preserve it.
2At that that time holy Michael answered and said to Raphael, The power of the spirit hurries me away, and impels me on. The severity of the judgment, of the secret judgment of the angels, who is capable of beholding–the endurance of that severe judgment which has taken place and been made permanent–without being melted at the site of it? Again holy Michael answered and said to holy Raphael, Who is there whose heart is not softened by it, and whose reins are not troubled at this thing?
4In like manner also holy Rakael said to Raphael, They shall not be before the eye of the Lord; (66) since the Lord of spirits has been offended with them; for like Lords (67) have they conducted themselves. Therefore will he bring upon them a secret judgment for ever and ever.
5For neither shall angel nor man receive a portion of it; but they alone shall receive their own judgment for ever end ever.
Chapter 68 talks about the names of the angels who opposed God and specifically what they each did. It also gives the name of the angel that seduced Eve. It also talks about the Kasbel and the feared oath of power.
1After this judgment they shall be astonished and irritated; for it shall be exhibited to the inhabitants of the earth.
2Behold the names of those angels. These are their names. The first of them is Samyaza; the second, Arstikapha; the third, Armen; the fourth, Kakabael; the fifth, Turel; the sixth, Rumyel; the seventh, Danyal; the eighth, Kael; the ninth, Barakel; the tenth, Azazel; the eleventh, Armers; the twelfth, Bataryal; the thirteenth, Basasael; the fourteenth, Ananel; the fifteenth, Turyal; the sixteenth, Simapiseel; the seventeenth, Yetarel; the eighteenth, Tumael; the nineteenth, Tarel; the twentieth, Rumel; the twenty-first, Azazyel.
3These are the chiefs of their angels, and the names of the leaders of their hundreds, and the leaders of their fifties, and the leaders of their tens.
4The name of the first is Yekun: (68) he it was who seduced all the sons of the holy angels; and causing them to descend on earth, led astray the offspring of men.
5The name of the second is Kesabel, who pointed out evil counsel to the sons of the holy angels, and induced them to corrupt their bodies by generating mankind.
6The name of the third is Gadrel: he discovered every stroke of death to the children of men.
7He seduced Eve; and discovered to the children of men the instruments of death, the coat of mail, the shield, and the sword for slaughter; every instrument of death to the children of men.
8From his hand were these things derived to them who dwell upon earth, from that period for ever.
9The name of the fourth is Penemue: he discovered to the children of men bitterness and sweetness;
10And pointed out to them every secret of their wisdom.
11He taught men to understand writing, and the use of ink and paper.
12Therefore numerous have been those who have gone astray from every period of the world, even to this day.
13For men were not born for this, thus with pen and with ink to confirm their faith;
14Since they were not created, except that, like the angels, they might remain righteous and pure.
15Nor would death, which destroys everything, have effected them;
16But by this their knowledge they perish, and by this also its power consumes them.
17The name of the fifth is Kasyade: he discovered to the children of men every wicked stroke of spirits and of demons:
18The stroke of the embryo in the womb, to diminish it;
19This is the number of the Kasbel; the principal part of the oath which the Most High, dwelling in glory, revealed to the holy ones.
20Its name is Beka. He spoke to holy Michael to discover to them the sacred name, that they might understand that secret name, and thus remember the oath; and that those who pointed out every secret thing to the children of men might tremble at that name and oath.
21This is the power of that oath; for powerful it is, and strong.
22And he established this oath of Akae by the instrumentality of the holy Michael.
23These are the secrets of this oath, and by it were they confirmed.
24Heaven was suspended by it before the world was made, for ever.
25By it has the earth been founded upon the flood; while from the concealed parts of the hills the agitated waters proceed forth from the creation to the end of the world.
26By this oath the sea has been formed, and the foundation of it.
27During the period of its fury he established the sand against it, which continues unchanged for ever; and by this oath the abyss has been made strong; nor is it removable from its station for ever and ever.
28By this oath the sun and moon complete their progress, never swerving from the command given to them for ever and ever.
29By this oath the stars complete their progress;
Chapter 70 talks about an ancient being
12With them was the Ancient of days, whose head was white as wool, and pure, and his robe was indescribable.