This post is about “The Book of Luminaries” and things in it that stood out to me. This is the third of 5 books known as the book of Enoch. (Also called the Astronomical Book)
Chapter 71 talks about gates that are used for the moon and the sun in relation to their position for dates and brightness. It also states that the sun is an ORB (for the flat Earthers who are Christian). It also speaks of a chariot that is part of the process.
4In which gates also the moon rises and sets; and I beheld the conductors of the stars, among those who precede them; six gates were at the rising, and six at the setting of the sun.
6First proceeds forth that great luminary, which is called the sun; the orb of which is as the orb of heaven, the whole of it being replete with splendid and flaming fire.
7Its chariot, where it ascends, the wind blows.
Chapter 73 talks about the year having 364 days. It also talks about (In Great Detail) the positioning of the Sun and Moon. I only added one example that I thought was interesting because of the repetition of the number 8.
11At those times there is an excess of thirty days belonging to the sun in five years; all the days belonging to each year of the five years, when completed, amount to three hundred and sixty-four days; and to the sun and stars belong six days; six days in each of the five years; thus thirty days belonging to them;
12So that the moon has thirty days less than the sun and stars.
13The moon brings on all the years exactly, that their stations may come neither too forwards nor too backwards a single day; but that the years may be changed with correct precision in three hundred and sixty-four days. In three years the days are one thousand and ninety-two; in five years they are one thousand eight hundred and twenty; and in eight years two thousand nine hundred and twelve days.
14To the moon alone belong in three years one thousand and sixty-two days; in five years it has fifty days less than the sun, for an addition being made to the one thousand and sixty-two days, in five years there are one thousand seven hundred and seventy days; and the days of the moon in eight years are two thousand eight hundred and thirty-two days.
15For its days in eight years are less than those of the sun by eighty days, which eighty days are its diminution in eight years.
16The year then becomes truly complete according to the station of the moon, and the station of the sun; which rise in the different gates; which rise and set in them for thirty days.
Chapter 74 talks about an extra 4 days that are not calculated into the year.
1These are the leaders of the chiefs of the thousands, those which preside over all creation, and over all the stars; with the four days which are added and never separated from the place allotted them, according to the complete calculation of the year.
2And these serve four days, which are not calculated in the calculation of the year.
3Respecting them, men greatly err, for these luminaries truly serve, in the dwelling place of the world, one day in the first gate, one in the third gate, one in the fourth gate, and one in the sixth gate.
4And the harmony of the world becomes complete every three hundred and sixty-fourth state of it. For the signs,
Chapter 75 and 76 talk about the origin and purpose of the “Winds” but in a very different way than we are used to. I put one example below.
4The fourth wind, which is named the north, is divided into three parts; one of which is for the habitation of man; another for seas of water, with valleys, woods, rivers, shady places, and snow; and the third part contains paradise.
Chapter 77 talks about the names of the Sun and Moon. They each have multiple names.
1The names of the sun are these: one Aryares, the other Tomas.
2The moon has four names. The first is Asonya; the second, Ebla; the third, Benase; and the fourth, Erae.
21In the night it appears for each twenty days as the face of a man, and in the day as heaven; for it is nothing else except its light.
3These are the two great luminaries, whose orbs are as the orbs of heaven; and the dimensions of both are equal.
Chapter 80 talks about a book that contains all the works of men. It also mentions other worlds.
1He said, O Enoch, look on the book which heaven has gradually dropped down; and, reading that which is written in it, understand every part of it.
2Then I looked on all which was written, and understood all, reading the book and everything written in it, all the works of man;
3And of all the children of flesh upon earth, during the generations of the world.
13And I returned to my fellow men, blessing the Lord of worlds