posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 12:24 AM
reply to post by Debunker75
This is 1Enoch. I would recommend this above all Enoch literature, because it is oldest and is referenced constantly by the Christian Church Fathers
up until the Council of Laodicea which threw it out along with Revelations (overturned council obviously, but the damage was already done for Enoch).
2Enoch or Secrets of Enoch is a late Slavonic Christian doctrine and undeniably Psuedepigraphical (not Enoch) and 3Enoch doesn't even claim to be from
Enoch just some crazy Rabbi, read if you want, but I steer clear of 2nd and 3rd Enoch.
This is Jubilees, otherwise known as "little Genesis" because it's basically a shorter version of Genesis that stresses information that Genesis skims
over, like the Giants. It's part of the Enochian literature family. This and 1Enoch have been preserved in their entirety by the Ethiopian Orthodox
Church which is like Eastern Orthodoxy except they only accept the first three Orthodox Ecumenical Councils up until Chalcedon which defined Christ as
being 100% Man and 100% God. The Ethiopian and the rest of the Oriental Orthodox are miaphysites meaning they recognize the human and divine nature of
Christ, but don't make a distinction; like sugar dissolved in a drink. In essence Oriental and Eastern Orthodox are divided by semantics over
something that can't be anything more than a minor heresy.
The Dead Sea scrolls can be found in bits and pieces online, but are a bit harder to find in a digital format, because they make translators boatloads
of money. Look for sites that give you the text without a ton of exegesis, come to your own conclusions. However, if you go to the Religion section of
pretty much any book store you can find a translation. Look for the Enochian literature section which contains parts of Enoch, the Book of Giants, and
on occasion Jubilees.
This is a good website to read the Apocryphal books from the Septuagint which is a millenia older than the Masoretic text used in most Bible OT. I
like this site because you can compare the Septuagint side by side with the KJV and see the differences. The Septuagint as it turns out is much
clearer that the Bena Elohim are Fallen Angels whereas modern translations downplay it. In fact the Alexandrian text that L.C.L Sir Brenton uses as a
cross reference in his translation of the Septuagint specifically says "Angels of the Lord" in Genesis 6.
Sorry to take so long in replying, I'm becoming a Chatechumen in the Eastern Orthodox Church (Antiochian) and I'm doing a lot of studying. So, I've
been neglecting ATS.
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