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Enoch Chapters 1-82

Book of Enoch

Translation Of The Ethiopic Text

 By R.H. Charles
Oxford: Clarendon Press,1912

(Important Chapters are below: Ch. 1-36 and Ch. 72-82)

Section I. Chapters I - XXXVI 


Chapter 1

{1} The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be {2} living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed. And he took up his parable and said -Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is {3} for to come. Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them:  

The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling,
{4} And the eternal God will tread upon the earth, (even) on Mount Sinai, 
[And appear from His camp] 
And appear in the strength of His might from the heaven of heavens.

{5} And all shall be smitten with fear 
And the Watchers shall quake, 
And great fear and trembling shall seize them unto the ends of the earth.

{6} And the high mountains shall be shaken,
And the high hills shall be made low,
And shall melt like wax before the flame

{7} And the earth shall be wholly rent in sunder,
And all that is upon the earth shall perish,
And there shall be a judgement upon all (men).

{8} But with the righteous He will make peace.

And will protect the elect,
And mercy shall be upon them.

And they shall all belong to God,
And they shall be prospered,
And they shall all be blessed.

And He will help them all,
And light shall appear unto them,
And He will make peace with them'.

{9} And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones
To execute judgement upon all,
And to destroy all the ungodly:

And to convict all flesh
Of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed,
And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.

Chapter 2

{1} Observe ye everything that takes place in the heaven, how they do not change their orbits, and the luminaries which are in the heaven, how they all rise and set in order each in its season, and {2} transgress not against their appointed order. Behold ye the earth, and give heed to the things which take place upon it from first to last, how steadfast they are, how none of the things upon earth {3} change, but all the works of God appear to you. Behold the summer and the winter, how the whole earth is filled with water, and clouds and dew and rain lie upon it.

Chapter 3

{1}Observe and see how (in the winter) all the trees seem as though they had withered and shed all their leaves, except fourteen trees, which do not lose their foliage but retain the old foliage from two to three years till the new comes.  

Chapter 4

{1}And again, observe ye the days of summer how the sun is above the earth over against it. And you seek shade and shelter by reason of the heat of the sun, and the earth also burns with growing heat, and so you cannot tread on the earth, or on a rock by reason of its heat.

Chapter 5

{1} Observe ye how the trees cover themselves with green leaves and bear fruit: wherefore give ye heed and know with regard to all His works, and recognize how He that liveth for ever hath made them so. {2} And all His works go on thus from year to year for ever, and all the tasks which they accomplish for Him, and their tasks change not, but according as God hath ordained so is it done. {3} And behold how the sea and the rivers in like manner accomplish and change not their tasks from His commandments'.  

{4} But ye -ye have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of the Lord,
But ye have turned away and spoken proud and hard words
With your impure mouths against His greatness.
Oh, ye hard-hearted, ye shall find no peace.

{5} Therefore shall ye execrate your days,
And the years of your life shall perish,
And the years of your destruction shall be multiplied in eternal execration,
And ye shall find no mercy.

{6a} In those days ye shall make your names an eternal execration unto all the righteous,
{b} And by you shall all who curse, curse,
And all the sinners and godless shall imprecate by you,
{7c} And for you the godless there shall be a curse.

{6d} And all the . . . shall rejoice,
{e} And there shall be forgiveness of sins,
{f} And every mercy and peace and forbearance:
{g} There shall be salvation unto them, a goodly light.

{i} And for all of you sinners there shall be no salvation,
{j} But on you all shall abide a curse.
{7a} But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace,
{b} And they shall inherit the earth.

{8} And then there shall be bestowed upon the elect wisdom,
And they shall all live and never again sin,
Either through ungodliness or through pride:
But they who are wise shall be humble.

{9} And they shall not again transgress,
Nor shall they sin all the days of their life,
Nor shall they die of (the divine) anger or wrath,
But they shall complete the number of the days of their life.

And their lives shall be increased in peace,
And the years of their joy shall be multiplied,
In eternal gladness and peace,
All the days of their life.

Chapter 6

{1} And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto {2} them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men {3} and beget us children.' And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not {4} indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations {5} not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves {6} by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all Two Hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn {7} and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, {8} Asael (Azazel), Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaq1el, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens.

Chapter 7

{1} And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms {2} and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they {3} became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed {4} all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against {5} them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and {6} fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.

Chapter 8

{1} And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all {2} colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they {3} were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .

Chapter 9

{1} And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven and saw much blood being {2} shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth. And they said one to another: 'The earth made without inhabitant cries the voice of their cryingst up to the gates of heaven. {3} And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men make their suit, saying, "Bring our cause {4} before the Most High."' And they said to the Lord of the ages: 'Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, and God of the ages, the throne of Thy glory (standeth) unto all the generations of the {5} ages, and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the ages! Thou hast made all things, and power over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all {6} things, and nothing can hide itself from Thee. Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which {7} men were striving to learn: And Semjaza, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates. {8}And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the {9} women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins. And the women have {10} borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness. And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are {11} wrought on the earth. And Thou knowest all things before they come to pass, and Thou seest these things and Thou dost suffer them, and Thou dost not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.'

Chapter 10

{1} Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, and said to him: {2} Go to Noah and tell him in my name "Hide Thyself!" and reveal to him the end that is approaching: that the whole earth will be destroyed, and a deluge is about to come {3} upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it. And now instruct him that he may escape {4} and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.' And again the Lord said to Raphael: 'Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening {5} in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may {6,7} not see light. And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into the fire. And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the {8} Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons. And the whole earth has been corrupted {9} through the works that were taught by AZAZEL: TO HIM ASCRIBE ALL SIN.' And to Gabriel said the Lord: 'Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication: and destroy [the children of fornication and] the children of the Watchers from amongst men [and cause them to go forth]: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in {10} battle: for length of days shall they not have. And no request that they (i.e. their fathers) make of thee shall be granted unto their fathers on their behalf; for they hope to live an eternal life, and {11} that each one of them will live five hundred years.' And the Lord said unto Michael: 'Go, bind Semjaza and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves {12} with them in all their uncleanness. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is {13} for ever and ever is consummated. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: and {14} to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever. And whosoever shall be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all {15} generations. And destroy all the spirits of the reprobate and the children of the Watchers, because {16} they have wronged mankind. Destroy all wrong from the face of the earth and let every evil work come to an end: and let the plant of righteousness and truth appear: and it shall prove a blessing; the works of righteousness and truth' shall be planted in truth and joy for evermore.  

{17} And then shall all the righteous escape,
And shall live till they beget thousands of children,
And all the days of their youth and their old age
Shall they complete in peace.

{18} And then shall the whole earth be tilled in righteousness, and shall all be planted with trees and {19} be full of blessing. And all desirable trees shall be planted on it, and they shall plant vines on it: and the vine which they plant thereon shall yield wine in abundance, and as for all the seed which is sown thereon each measure (of it) shall bear a thousand, and each measure of olives shall yield {20} ten presses of oil. And cleanse thou the earth from all oppression, and from all unrighteousness, and from all sin, and from all godlessness: and all the uncleanness that is wrought upon the earth {21} destroy from off the earth. And all the children of men shall become righteous, and all nations {22} shall offer adoration and shall praise Me, and all shall worship Me. And the earth shall be cleansed from all defilement, and from all sin, and from all punishment, and from all torment, and I will never again send (them) upon it from generation to generation and for ever.

Chapter 11

{1} And in those days I will open the store chambers of blessing which are in the heaven, so as to send {2} them down upon the earth over the work and labour of the children of men. And truth and peace shall be associated together throughout all the days of the world and throughout all the generations of men.'

Chapter 12

{1} Before these things Enoch was hidden, and no one of the children of men knew where he was {2} hidden, and where he abode, and what had become of him. And his activities had to do with the Watchers, and his days were with the holy ones. {3} And I Enoch was blessing the Lord of majesty and the King of the ages, and lo! the Watchers {4} called me -Enoch the scribe- and said to me: 'Enoch, thou scribe of righteousness, go, declare to the Watchers of the heaven who have left the high heaven, the holy eternal place, and have defiled themselves with women, and have done as the children of earth do, and have taken unto themselves {5} wives: "Ye have wrought great destruction on the earth: And ye shall have no peace nor forgiveness {6} of sin: and inasmuch as they delight themselves in their children, The murder of their beloved ones shall they see, and over the destruction of their children shall they lament, and shall make supplication unto eternity, but mercy and peace shall ye not attain."'

Chapter 13

{1} And Enoch went and said: 'Azazel, thou shalt have no peace: a severe sentence has gone forth {2} against thee to put thee in bonds: And thou shalt not have toleration nor request granted to thee, because of the unrighteousness which thou hast taught, and because of all the works of godlessness {3} and unrighteousness and sin which thou hast shown to men.' Then I went and spoke to them all {4} together, and they were all afraid, and fear and trembling seized them. And they besought me to draw up a petition for them that they might find forgiveness, and to read their petition in the presence {5} of the Lord of heaven. For from thence forward they could not speak (with Him) nor lift up their {6} eyes to heaven for shame of their sins for which they had been condemned. Then I wrote out their petition, and the prayer in regard to their spirits and their deeds individually and in regard to their {7} requests that they should have forgiveness and length. And I went off and sat down at the waters of Dan, in the land of Dan, to the south of the west of Hermon: I read their petition till I fell {8} asleep. And behold a dream came to me, and visions fell down upon me, and I saw visions of chastisement, and a voice came bidding (me) I to tell it to the sons of heaven, and reprimand them. {9} And when I awaked, I came unto them, and they were all sitting gathered together, weeping in {10} 'Abelsjail, which is between Lebanon and Seneser, with their faces covered. And I recounted before them all the visions which I had seen in sleep, and I began to speak the words of righteousness, and to reprimand the heavenly Watchers.

Chapter 14

{1} The book of the words of righteousness, and of the reprimand of the eternal Watchers in accordance {2} with the command of the Holy Great One in that vision. I saw in my sleep what I will now say with a tongue of flesh and with the breath of my mouth: which the Great One has given to men to {3} converse therewith and understand with the heart. As He has created and given to man the power of understanding the word of wisdom, so hath He created me also and given me the power of reprimanding {4} the Watchers, the children of heaven. I wrote out your petition, and in my vision it appeared thus, that your petition will not be granted unto you throughout all the days of eternity, and that judgement {5} has been finally passed upon you: yea (your petition) will not be granted unto you. And from henceforth you shall not ascend into heaven unto all eternity, and in bonds of the earth the decree {6} has gone forth to bind you for all the days of the world. And (that) previously you shall have seen the destruction of your beloved sons and ye shall have no pleasure in them, but they shall fall before {7} you by the sword. And your petition on their behalf shall not be granted, nor yet on your own: even though you weep and pray and speak all the words contained in the writing which I have {8} written. And the vision was shown to me thus: Behold, in the vision clouds invited me and a mist summoned me, and the course of the stars and the lightnings sped and hastened me, and the winds in {9} the vision caused me to fly and lifted me upward, and bore me into heaven. And I went in till I drew nigh to a wall which is built of crystals and surrounded by tongues of fire: and it began to affright {10} me. And I went into the tongues of fire and drew nigh to a large house which was built of crystals: and the walls of the house were like a tesselated floor (made) of crystals, and its groundwork was {11} of crystal. Its ceiling was like the path of the stars and the lightnings, and between them were {12} fiery cherubim, and their heaven was (clear as) water. A flaming fire surrounded the walls, and its {13} portals blazed with fire. And I entered into that house, and it was hot as fire and cold as ice: there {14} were no delights of life therein: fear covered me, and trembling got hold upon me. And as I quaked {15} and trembled, I fell upon my face. And I beheld a vision, And lo! there was a second house, greater {16} than the former, and the entire portal stood open before me, and it was built of flames of fire. And in every respect it so excelled in splendour and magnificence and extent that I cannot describe to {17} you its splendour and its extent. And its floor was of fire, and above it were lightnings and the path {18} of the stars, and its ceiling also was flaming fire. And I looked and saw therein a lofty throne: its appearance was as crystal, and the wheels thereof as the shining sun, and there was the vision of {19} cherubim. And from underneath the throne came streams of flaming fire so that I could not look {20} thereon. And the Great Glory sat thereon, and His raiment shone more brightly than the sun and {21} was whiter than any snow. None of the angels could enter and could behold His face by reason {22} of the magnificence and glory and no flesh could behold Him. The flaming fire was round about Him, and a great fire stood before Him, and none around could draw nigh Him: ten thousand times {23} ten thousand (stood) before Him, yet He needed no counselor. And the most holy ones who were {24} nigh to Him did not leave by night nor depart from Him. And until then I had been prostrate on my face, trembling: and the Lord called me with His own mouth, and said to me: ' Come hither, {25} Enoch, and hear my word.' And one of the holy ones came to me and waked me, and He made me rise up and approach the door: and I bowed my face downwards.

Chapter 15

{1} And He answered and said to me, and I heard His voice: 'Fear not, Enoch, thou righteous {2} man and scribe of righteousness: approach hither and hear my voice. And go, say to the Watchers of heaven, who have sent thee to intercede for them: "You should intercede" for men, and not men {3} for you: Wherefore have ye left the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and lain with women, and defiled yourselves with the daughters of men and taken to yourselves wives, and done like the children {4} of earth, and begotten giants (as your) sons? And though ye were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, and have begotten (children) with the blood of flesh, and, as the children of men, have lusted after flesh and blood as those also do who die {5} and perish. Therefore have I given them wives also that they might impregnate them, and beget {6} children by them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on earth. But you were formerly {7} spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world. And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling. {8} And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon {9} the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; {10} they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. [As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.] {11}And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless {12} hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them.

Chapter 16

{1} From the days of the slaughter and destruction and death of the giants, from the souls of whose flesh the spirits having gone forth, shall destroy without incurring judgement - thus shall they destroy until the day of the consummation, the great judgement in which the age shall be {2} consummated over the Watchers and the godless, yea, shall be wholly consummated." And now as to the watchers who have sent thee to intercede for them, who had been aforetime in heaven, (say {3} to them): "You have been in heaven, but all the mysteries had not yet been revealed to you, and you knew worthless ones, and these in the hardness of your hearts you have made known to the women, and through these mysteries women and men work much evil on earth." {4} Say to them therefore: " You have no peace."'

Chapter 17

{1} And they took and brought me to a place in which those who were there were like flaming fire, {2} and, when they wished, they appeared as men. And they brought me to the place of darkness, and to a mountain the point of whose summit reached to heaven. {3}And I saw the places of the luminaries and the treasuries of the stars and of the thunder and in the uttermost depths, where were {4} a fiery bow and arrows and their quiver, and a fiery sword and all the lightnings. And they took {5} me to the living waters, and to the fire of the west, which receives every setting of the sun. And I came to a river of fire in which the fire flows like water and discharges itself into the great sea towards {6} the west. I saw the great rivers and came to the great river and to the great darkness, and went {7} to the place where no flesh walks. I saw the mountains of the darkness of winter and the place {8} whence all the waters of the deep flow. I saw the mouths of all the rivers of the earth and the mouth of the deep.

Chapter 18

{1} I saw the treasuries of all the winds: I saw how He had furnished with them the whole creation {2} and the firm foundations of the earth. And I saw the corner-stone of the earth: I saw the four {3} winds which bear [the earth and] the firmament of the heaven. And I saw how the winds stretch out the vaults of heaven, and have their station between heaven and earth: these are the pillars {4} of the heaven. I saw the winds of heaven which turn and bring the circumference of the Sun and {5} all the stars to their setting. I saw the winds on the earth carrying the clouds: I saw the paths {6} of the angels. I saw at the end of the earth the firmament of the heaven above. And I proceeded and saw a place which burns day and night, (Klyuchevskaya Sopka Volcano - Russia), where there are Seven Mountains, (Ural Mountains - Russia), and magnificent stones, (Manpupuner - Russia), {7} three towards the east, and three towards the south. And as for those towards the east, was of coloured stone (topaz), and one of pearl, and one of jacinth, and those towards the south of red stone (jasper). {8} But the middle one reached to heaven like the throne of God, (Mount Narodnaya - Russia), of alabaster, and the summit of the {9,10} throne was of sapphire. And I saw a flaming fire. And beyond these mountains Is a region the end of the great earth: there the heavens were completed. {11}And I saw a deep abyss, with columns of heavenly fire, and among them I saw columns of fire fall, which were beyond measure alike towards {12} the height and towards the depth. And beyond that abyss I saw a place which had no firmament of the heaven above, and no firmly founded earth beneath it: there was no water upon it, and no {13} birds, but it was a waste and horrible place. I saw there seven stars like great burning mountains, {14} and to me, when I inquired regarding them, The angel said: 'This place is the end of heaven and earth: this has become a prison for the stars and the host of heaven. {15}And the stars which roll over the fire are they which have transgressed the commandment of the Lord in the beginning of {16} their rising, because they did not come forth at their appointed times. And He was wroth with them, and bound them till the time when their guilt should be consummated (even) for ten thousand years.'

Chapter 19

{1} And Uriel said to me: 'Here shall stand the angels who have connected themselves with women, and their spirits assuming many different forms are defiling mankind and shall lead them astray into sacrificing to demons as gods, (here shall they stand,) till the day of the great judgement in {2} which they shall be judged till they are made an end of. And the women also of the angels who {3} went astray shall become sirens.' And I, Enoch, alone saw the vision, the ends of all things: and no man shall see as I have seen.

Chapter 20

{1,2} And these are the names of the holy angels who watch. Uriel, one of the holy angels, who is {3} over the world and over Tartarus. Raphael, one of the holy angels, who is over the spirits of men. {4,5} Raguel, one of the holy angels who takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries. Michael, one {6} of the holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part of mankind and over chaos. Saraqael, {7} one of the holy angels, who is set over the spirits, who sin in the spirit. Gabriel, one of the holy {8} angels, who is over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim. Remiel, one of the holy angels, whom God set over those who rise.

Chapter 21

{1,2} And I proceeded to where things were chaotic. And I saw there something horrible: I saw neither {3} a heaven above nor a firmly founded earth, but a place chaotic and horrible. And there I saw {4} seven stars of the heaven bound together in it, like great mountains and burning with fire. Then {5} I said: 'For what sin are they bound, and on what account have they been cast in hither?' Then said Uriel, one of the holy angels, who was with me, and was Chief over them, and said: 'Enoch, why {6} dost thou ask, and why art thou eager for the truth? These are of the number of the stars of heaven, which have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and are bound here till ten thousand years, {7} the time entailed by their sins, are consummated.' And from thence I went to another place, which was still more horrible than the former, and I saw a horrible thing: a great fire there which burnt and blazed, and the place was cleft as far as the abyss, being full of great descending columns of {8} fire: neither its extent or magnitude could I see, nor could I conjecture. Then I said: 'How {9} fearful is the place and how terrible to look upon!' Then Uriel answered me, one of the holy angels who was with me, and said unto me: 'Enoch, why hast thou such fear and affright?' And {10} I answered: 'Because of this fearful place, and because of the spectacle of the pain.' And he said unto me: 'This place is the prison of the angels, and here they will be imprisoned for ever.'

Chapter 22

{1} And thence I went to another place, and he mountain [and] of hard rock. {2} And there was in it four hollow places, deep and wide and very smooth. How smooth are the hollow places and deep and dark to look at. {3} Then Raphael answered, one of the holy angels who was with me, and said unto me: 'These hollow places have been created for this very purpose, that the spirits of the souls of the dead should {4} assemble therein, yea that all the souls of the children of men should assemble here. And these places have been made to receive them till the day of their judgement and till their appointed period [till the period appointed], till the great judgement (comes) upon them.' I saw (the spirit of) a dead man making suit, {5} and his voice went forth to heaven and made suit. And I asked Raphael the angel who was {6} with me, and I said unto him: 'This spirit which maketh suit, whose is it, whose voice goeth forth and maketh suit to heaven ?' {7} And he answered me saying: 'This is the spirit which went forth from Abel, whom his brother Cain slew, and he makes his suit against him till his seed is destroyed from the face of the earth, and his seed is annihilated from amongst the seed of men.' {8} The I asked regarding it, and regarding all the hollow places: 'Why is one separated from the other?' {9} And he answered me and said unto me: 'These three have been made that the spirits of the dead might be separated. And such a division has been make (for) the spirits of the righteous, in which there is the bright spring of {10} water. And such has been made for sinners when they die and are buried in the earth and judgement has not been executed on them in their {11} lifetime. Here their spirits shall be set apart in this great pain till the great day of judgement and punishment and torment of those who curse for ever and retribution for their spirits. There {12} He shall bind them for ever. And such a division has been made for the spirits of those who make their suit, who make disclosures concerning their destruction, when they were slain in the days {13} of the sinners. Such has been made for the spirits of men who were not righteous but sinners, who were complete in transgression, and of the transgressors they shall be companions: but their spirits shall not be slain in the day of judgement nor shall they be raised from thence.' {14} The I blessed the Lord of glory and said: 'Blessed be my Lord, the Lord of righteousness, who ruleth for ever.'

Chapter 23

{1,2} From thence I went to another place to the west of the ends of the earth. And I saw a burning {3} fire which ran without resting, and paused not from its course day or night but (ran) regularly. And {4} I asked saying: 'What is this which rests not?' Then Raguel, one of the holy angels who was with me, answered me and said unto me: 'This course of fire which thou hast seen is the fire in the west which persecutes all the luminaries of heaven.'

Chapter 24

{1} And from thence I went to another place of the earth, and he showed me a mountain range of {2} fire which burnt day and night. And I went beyond it and saw Seven Magnificent Mountains all differing each from the other, (Ural Mountains - Russia), and the Stones (thereof) were Magnificent and beautiful, (Manpupuner - Russia), magnificent as a whole, of glorious appearance and fair exterior: three towards the east, one founded on the other, and three towards the south, one upon the other, and deep rough ravines, no one of which {3} joined with any other. And the Seventh Mountain was in the midst of these, and it excelled them {4} in height, (Mount Narodnaya - Russia), resembling the seat of a throne: and fragrant trees encircled the throne. And amongst them was a tree such as I had never yet smelt, neither was any amongst them nor were others like it: it had a fragrance beyond all fragrance, and its leaves and blooms and wood wither not for ever, (silver birch): {5} and its fruit is beautiful, and its fruit n resembles the dates of a palm. Then I said: 'How beautiful is this tree, and fragrant, and its leaves are fair, and its blooms very delightful in appearance.' {6} Then answered Michael, one of the holy and honoured angels who was with me, and was their leader.

Chapter 25

{1} And he said unto me: 'Enoch, why dost thou ask me regarding the fragrance of the tree, {2} and why dost thou wish to learn the truth?' Then I answered him saying: 'I wish to {3} know about everything, but especially about this tree.' And he answered saying: 'This high mountain which thou hast seen, whose summit is like the throne of God, is His throne, where the Holy Great One, the Lord of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit, when He shall come down to visit {4} the earth with goodness. And as for this fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touch it till the great judgement, when He shall take vengeance on all and bring (everything) to its consummation {5} for ever. It shall then be given to the righteous and holy. Its fruit shall be for food to the elect: it shall be transplanted to the holy place, to the temple of the Lord, the Eternal King.

{6} Then shall they rejoice with joy and be glad,
And into the holy place shall they enter;
And its fragrance shall be in their bones,
And they shall live a long life on earth,
Such as thy fathers lived:

And in their days shall no sorrow or plague
Or torment or calamity touch them.'

{7} Then blessed I the God of Glory, the Eternal King, who hath prepared such things for the righteous, and hath created them and promised to give to them.

Chapter 26

{1} And I went from thence to the middle of the earth, and I saw a blessed place in which there were {2} trees with branches abiding and blooming [of a dismembered tree]. And there I saw a holy mountain, {3} and underneath the mountain to the east there was a stream and it flowed towards the south. And I saw towards the east another mountain higher than this, and between them a deep and narrow {4} ravine: in it also ran a stream underneath the mountain. And to the west thereof there was another mountain, lower than the former and of small elevation, and a ravine deep and dry between them: and another deep and dry ravine was at the extremities of the three mountains. {5}And all the ravines were deep rand narrow, (being formed) of hard rock, and trees were not planted upon {6} them. And I marveled at the rocks, and I marveled at the ravine, yea, I marveled very much.

Chapter 27

{1} Then said I: 'For what object is this blessed land, which is entirely filled with trees, and this {2} accursed valley between?' Then Uriel, one of the holy angels who was with me, answered and said: 'This accursed valley is for those who are accursed for ever: Here shall all the accursed be gathered together who utter with their lips against the Lord unseemly words and of His glory speak hard things. Here shall they be gathered together, and here {3} shall be their place of judgement. In the last days there shall be upon them the spectacle of righteous judgement in the presence of the righteous for ever: here shall the merciful bless the Lord of glory, the Eternal King. {4} In the days of judgement over the former, they shall bless Him for the mercy in accordance with {5} which He has assigned them (their lot).' Then I blessed the Lord of Glory and set forth His glory and lauded Him gloriously.

Chapter 28

{1} And thence I went towards the east, into the midst of the mountain range of the desert, and {2} I saw a wilderness and it was solitary, full of trees and plants. And water gushed forth from {3} above. Rushing like a copious watercourse [which flowed] towards the north-west it caused clouds and dew to ascend on every side.

Chapter 29

{1} And thence I went to another place in the desert, and approached to the east of this mountain {2} range. And there I saw aromatic trees exhaling the fragrance of frankincense and myrrh, and the trees also were similar to the almond tree.

Chapter 30

{1,2} And beyond these, I went afar to the east, and I saw another place, a valley (full) of water. And {3} therein there was a tree, the colour (?) of fragrant trees such as the mastic. And on the sides of those valleys I saw fragrant cinnamon. And beyond these I proceeded to the east.

Chapter 31

{1} And I saw other mountains, and amongst them were groves of trees, and there flowed forth from {2} them nectar, which is named sarara and galbanum. And beyond these mountains I saw another mountain to the east of the ends of the earth, whereon were aloe-trees, and all the trees were full {3} of stacte, being like almond-trees. And when one burnt it, it smelt sweeter than any fragrant odour.

Chapter 32

{1} And after these fragrant odours, as I looked towards the north over the mountains I saw seven mountains full of choice nard and fragrant trees and cinnamon and pepper. {2} And thence I went over the summits of all these mountains, far towards the east of the earth, and passed above the Erythraean sea and went far from it, and passed over the angel Zotiel. And I came to the Garden of Righteousness, {3} I and from afar off trees more numerous than I these trees and great-two trees there, very great, beautiful, and glorious, and magnificent, and the tree of knowledge, whose holy fruit they eat and know great wisdom. {4} That tree is in height like the fir, and its leaves are like (those of) the Carob tree: and its fruit {5} is like the clusters of the vine, very beautiful: and the fragrance of the tree penetrates afar. Then {6} I said: 'How beautiful is the tree, and how attractive is its look!' Then Raphael the holy angel, who was with me, answered me and said: 'This is the tree of wisdom, of which thy father old (in years) and thy aged mother, who were before thee, have eaten, and they learnt wisdom and their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were naked and they were driven out of the garden.'

Chapter 33

{1} And from thence I went to the ends of the earth and saw there great beasts, and each differed from the other; and (I saw) birds also differing in appearance and beauty and voice, the one differing from the other. And to the east of those beasts I saw the ends of the earth whereon the heaven {2} rests, and the portals of the heaven open. And I saw how the stars of heaven come forth, and {3} I counted the portals out of which they proceed, and wrote down all their outlets, of each individual star by itself, according to their number and their names, their courses and their positions, and their {4} times and their months, as Uriel the holy angel who was with me showed me. He showed all things to me and wrote them down for me: also their names he wrote for me, and their laws and their companies.

Chapter 34

{1} And from thence I went towards the north to the ends of the earth, and there I saw a great and {2} glorious device at the ends of the whole earth. And here I saw three portals of heaven open in the heaven: through each of them proceed north winds: when they blow there is cold, hail, frost, {3} snow, dew, and rain. And out of one portal they blow for good: but when they blow through the other two portals, it is with violence and affliction on the earth, and they blow with violence.

Chapter 35

{1} And from thence I went towards the west to the ends of the earth, and saw there three portals of the heaven open such as I had seen in the east, the same number of portals, and the same number of outlets.

Chapter 36

{1} And from thence I went to the south to the ends of the earth, and saw there three open portals {2} of the heaven: and thence there come dew, rain, and wind. And from thence I went to the east to the ends of the heaven, and saw here the three eastern portals of heaven open and small portals {3} above them. Through each of these small portals pass the stars of heaven and run their course to the west on the path which is shown to them. And as often as I saw I blessed always the Lord of Glory, and I continued to bless the Lord of Glory who has wrought great and glorious wonders, to show the greatness of His work to the angels and to spirits and to men, that they might praise His work and all His creation: that they might see the work of His might and praise the great work of His hands and bless Him for ever.

Section III. Chapters LXXII - LXXXII 

The Book of the Heavenly Luminaries

Chapter 72

{1} The book of the courses of the luminaries of the heaven, the relations of each, according to their classes, their dominion and their seasons, according to their names and places of origin, and ACCORDING TO THEIR MONTHS, which URIEL, THE HOLY ANGEL, who was with me, WHO IS THEIR GUIDE, showed me; and he showed me all their laws Exactly as they are, and how it is with regard to all the years of the world {2} and unto eternity, till the new creation is accomplished which dureth till eternity. And this is the first law of the luminaries: the luminary the Sun has its rising in the eastern portals of the heaven, {3} and its setting in the western portals of the heaven. And I saw SIX portals in which the SUN RISES, and SIX portals in which the SUN SETS and the moon rises and sets in these portals, and the LEADERS OF THE STARS and those whom they lead: SIX in the east and SIX in the west, and all following each other {4} in accurately corresponding order: also many windows to the right and left of these portals. And first there goes forth the great luminary, named the Sun, and his circumference is like the {5} circumference of the heaven, and he is quite filled with illuminating and heating fire. The chariot on which he ascends, the wind drives, and the Sun goes down from the heaven and returns through the North in order to reach the east, and is so guided that he comes to the appropriate (lit. ' that ') portal and {6} Shines in the Face of the Heaven. In this way he rises in the FIRST MONTH in the Great Portal, which {7} is the FOURTH [those Six Portals in the East]. And in that FOURTH PORTAL from which the sun rises in the FIRST MONTH are twelve window-openings, from which proceed a flame when they are opened in {8} their SEASON. When the sun rises in the heaven, he comes Forth through that Fourth Portal THIRTY MORNINGS in succession, {9}and sets accurately in the fourth portal in the west of the heaven. And during this period THE DAY BECOMES DAILY LONGER AND THE NIGHT NIGHTLY SHORTER TO THE THIRTIETH {10} MORNING. On that day the day is longer than the night by a ninth part, and the day amounts exactly to ten parts and the night to eight parts. {11}And the sun rises from that Fourth Portal, and sets in the fourth and returns to the Fifth Portal of the East THIRTY MORNINGS, and rises from it and sets in the fifth {12} portal. And then the day becomes longer by two parts and amounts to eleven parts, and the night {13} becomes shorter and amounts to seven parts. And it returns to the East and enters into the Sixth {14} Portal, and rises and sets in the Sixth Portal ONE-AND-THIRTY MORNINGS on account of its sign. On That Day the day becomes longer than the night, and THE DAY BECOMES DOUBLE THE NIGHT, and the day {15} becomes twelve parts, and the night is shortened and becomes six parts. And the sun mounts up to make the day shorter and the night longer, and the sun returns to the East and enters into the {16} Sixth Portal, and rises from it and sets THIRTY MORNINGS. And when THIRTY MORNINGS are accomplished, {17} the day decreases by exactly one part, and becomes eleven parts, and the night seven. And the sun goes forth from that sixth portal in the west, andgoes to the East and rises in the Fifth Portal for {18} THIRTY MORNINGS, and sets in the west again in the fifth western portal. On that day the day decreases by two parts, and amounts to ten parts and the night to eight parts. {19}And the sun goes forth from that Fifth Portal and sets in the fifth portal of the west, and rises in the Fourth Portal for {20} ONE-AND-THIRTY MORNINGS on account of its sign, and sets in the west. On That Day THE DAY IS EQUALIZED WITH THE NIGHT, [and becomes of equal length], and the NIGHT amounts to NINE parts and the DAY to {21} NINE parts. And the sun rises from that portal and sets in the west, and returns to the East and rises {22} THIRTY MORNINGS in the Third Portal and sets in the west in the third portal. And on that day the night becomes longer than the day, and night becomes longer than night, and day shorter than day till the THIRTIETH MORNING, and the night amounts exactly to ten parts and the day to eight {23} parts. And the sun rises from that Third Portal and sets in the third portal in the west and returns to the East, and for THIRTY MORNINGS rises {24} in the Second Portal in the East, and in like manner sets in the second portal in the west of the heaven. And on that day the night amounts to eleven {25} parts and the day to seven parts. And the sun rises on that day from that Second Portal and sets in the west in the second portal, and returns to the East into the First Portal for ONE-AND-THIRTYMORNINGS, {26}and sets in the first portal in the west of the heaven. And on that day THE NIGHT BECOMES LONGER AND AMOUNTS TO THE DOUBLE OF THE DAY: and the night amounts exactly to twelve parts and {27} the day to six. And the sun has (therewith) traversed the divisions of his orbit and turns again on those divisions of his orbit, and enters That Portal (FIRST PORTAL) THIRTY MORNINGS and sets also in the west {28} opposite to it. And on that night has the night decreased in length by a ninth part, and the night {29} has become eleven parts and the day seven parts. And the sun has returned and entered into the Second Portal in the East, and returns on those his divisions of his orbit for THIRTY MORNINGS, rising {30} and setting. And on that day the night decreases in length, and the night amounts to ten parts {31} and the day to eight. And on that day the sun rises from that portal, and sets in the west, and returns to the East, and rises in the Third Portal for ONE-AND-THIRTY MORNINGS, and sets in the west of the heaven. {32} ON THAT DAY the NIGHT decreases and amounts to NINE parts, and the DAY to NINE parts, and the NIGHT {33} IS EQUAL TO THE DAY AND THE YEAR IS EXACTLY AS TO ITS DAYS THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR. And the length of the day and of the night, and the shortness of the day and of the night arise-through the course {34} of the sun these distinctions are made (lit. ' they are separated '). So it comes that its course becomes {35} daily longer, and its course nightly shorter. And this is the law and the course of the sun and his return, as often as he returns (three hundred and) sixty(-four) times and rises, i.e. the great luminary which is named the sun, for ever and ever. {36}And that which (thus) Rises is the Great Luminary, and is so named according to {37} its Appearance, according as the Lord commanded. As he rises, so he sets and decreases not, and rests not, but runs day and night, and his light is sevenfold brighter than that of the moon; but as regards size they are both equal.

Chapter 73

{1} And after this law I saw another law dealing with the smaller luminary, which is named the Moon. {2}And her circumference is like the circumference of the heaven, and her chariot in which she rides is driven by the wind, and light is given to her in (definite) measure. {3}And her rising and setting change every month: and her days are like the days of the sun, and when her light is uniform (i.e. full) it amounts to the seventh part of the light of the sun. {4}And thus she rises. And her First Phase in the East comes forth on the THIRTIETH MORNING: and On That Day she Becomes Visible, and constitutes for you the First Phase of the Moon on the THIRTIETH DAY Together with the Sun in the portal where the sun rises. {5}And the one half of her goes forth by a seventh part, and her whole circumference is empty, without light, with the exception of one-seventh part of it, (and) the {6} fourteenth part of her light. And when she receives one-seventh part of the half of her light, her light {7} amounts to one-seventh part and the half thereof. And she Sets with the Sun, and when the Sun Rises the Moon Rises with him and receives the half of one part of light, and IN THAT NIGHT IN THE BEGINNING OF HER MORNING [in the commencement of the lunar day] THE MOON SETS WITH THE SUN, and {8} is invisible that night with the fourteen parts and the half of one of them. And she rises on that day with exactly a seventh part, and comes forth and recedes from the rising of the sun, and in her remaining days she becomes bright in the (remaining) thirteen parts.

Chapter 74

{1} And I saw another course, a law for her, (and) how according to that law she performs her monthly {2} revolution. And all these URIEL, THE HOLY ANGEL WHO IS THE LEADER OF THEM ALL, showed to me, and their positions, and I wrote down their positions as he showed them to me, and I wrote down their months {3} as they were, and the appearance of their lights till fifteen days were accomplished. In single seventh parts she accomplishes all her light in the east, and in single seventh parts accomplishes all her {4} darkness in the west. And in certain months she alters her settings, and in certain months she pursues {5} her own peculiar course. In two months the moon sets with the sun: in those two middle portals the {6} third and the fourth. She goes forth for seven days, and turns about and returns again through the portal where the sun rises, and accomplishes all her light: and she recedes from the sun, {7}and in eight days enters the sixth portal from which the sun goes forth. And when the sun goes forth from the fourth portal she goes forth seven days, until she goes forth from the fifth and turns back again in seven days into the fourth portal and accomplishes all her light: and she recedes and enters into {8}the first portal in eight days. And she returns again in seven days into the fourth portal from which the {9, 10} sun goes forth. Thus I saw their position how the moons rose and the sun set in those days. And if Five Years are added together the sun has an overplus of Thirty Days, and all the days which accrue {11} to it for one of those five years, when they are full, amount to 364 days. And the overplus of the sun and of the stars amounts to Six Days: in Five Years, Six Days every year come to Thirty Days: and the {12} moon falls behind the Sun and Stars to the number of Thirty Days. And THE SUN AND THE STARS BRING IN ALL THE YEARS EXACTLY, so that THEY DO NOT ADVANCE OR DELAY THEIR POSITION BY A SINGLE DAY UNTO ETERNITY; but COMPLETE THE YEARS WITH PERFECT JUSTICE IN 364 DAYS.  {13}In Three years there are 1,092 Days, and in Five Years 1,820 Days, so that in Eight Years there are 2,912 Days. {14}For the moon alone the days amount in Three Years to 1,062 Days, and in Five Years she falls Fifty Days behind: [i.e. to the sum (of 1,770) there is {15} to be added (1,000 and) 62 days.] And in Five Years there are 1,770 Days, so that for the moon {16}the days in Eight Years amount to 2,832 Days. [For in Eight Years she falls behind to the amount of Eighty Days], {17}all the  days she falls behind in Eight Years are Eighty. And the year is accurately completed in conformity with their world-stations and the stations of the sun, which rise from the portals through which it (the sun) rises and sets 30 days.

Chapter 75

{1} And the leaders of the heads of the thousands, who are placed over the whole creation and over all the stars, have also to do with the Four Intercalary Days, being inseparable from their office, according to the reckoning of the year, and THESE RENDER SERVICE ON THE FOUR DAYS WHICH ARE NOT {2} RECKONED IN THE RECKONING OF THE YEAR. And owing to them men go wrong therein, for those luminaries truly render service on the world-stations, One in the FIRST PORTAL, One in the THIRD PORTAL of the heaven, One in the FOURTH PORTAL, and One in the SIXTH PORTAL, and the EXACTNESS OF THE YEAR IS {3} ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH ITS SEPARATE THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR STATIONS. For the SIGNS and the TIMES and the YEARS and the DAYS the angel Uriel showed to me, whom the Lord of glory hath set for ever over all the luminaries of the heaven, in the heaven and in the world, that they should rule on the face of the heaven and be seen on the earth, and be leaders for the day and the night, i.e. the sun, moon, and stars, and all the Ministering Creatures which make their Revolution in all the chariots {4} of the heaven. In like manner twelve doors Uriel showed me, open in the circumference of the sun's chariot in the heaven, through which the rays of the sun break forth: and from them is warmth {5} diffused over the earth, when they are opened at their appointed seasons. [And for the winds and {6} the spirit of the dew when they are opened, standing open in the heavens at the ends.] As for the twelve portals in the heaven, at the ends of the earth, out of which go forth the sun, moon, and stars, {7} and all the works of heaven in the east and in the west, There are many windows open to the left and right of them, and one window at its (appointed) season produces warmth, corresponding (as these do) to those doors from which the stars come forth according as He has commanded them, {8} and wherein they set corresponding to their number. And I saw chariots in the heaven, running {9} in the world, Above those Portals in which Revolve the Stars that Never Set. And One is Larger than all the rest, and it is that that makes its course through the entire world.

Chapter 76

{1} And at the ends of the earth I saw twelve portals open to all the quarters (of the heaven), from {2} which the winds go forth and blow over the earth. Three of them are open on the face (i.e. the east) of the heavens, and three in the west, and three on the right (i.e. the south) of the heaven, and {3} three on the left (i.e. the north). And the three first are those of the east, and three are of the {4} north, and three [after those on the left] of the south, and three of the west. Through four of these come winds of blessing and prosperity, and from those eight come hurtful winds: when they are sent, they bring destruction on all the earth and on the water upon it, and on all who dwell thereon, and on everything which is in the water and on the land. {5} And the first wind from those portals, called the east wind, comes forth through the first portal which is in the east, inclining towards the south: from it come forth desolation, drought, heat, {6} and destruction. And through the second portal in the middle comes what is fitting, and from it there come rain and fruitfulness and prosperity and dew; and through the third portal which lies toward the north come cold and drought. {7} And after these come forth the south winds through three portals: through the first portal of {8} them inclining to the east comes forth a hot wind. And through the middle portal next to it there {9} come forth fragrant smells, and dew and rain, and prosperity and health. And through the third portal lying to the west come forth dew and rain, locusts and desolation. {10} And after these the north winds: from the seventh portal in the east come dew and rain, locusts and desolation. {11}And from the middle portal come in a direct direction health and rain and dew and prosperity; and through the third portal in the west come cloud and hoar-frost, and snow and rain, and dew and locusts. {12} And after these [four] are the west winds: through the first portal adjoining the north come forth dew and hoar-frost, and cold and snow and frost. And from the middle portal come forth dew and rain, and prosperity and blessing; and through the last portal which adjoins the south come forth drought and desolation, and burning and destruction. And the twelve portals of the four quarters of the heaven are therewith completed, and all their laws and all their plagues and all their benefactions have I shown to thee, my son Methuselah.

Chapter 77

{1} And the first quarter is called the east, because it is the first: and the second, the south, because the Most High will descend there, yea, there in quite a special sense will He who is blessed for ever {2} descend. And the west quarter is named the diminished, because there all the luminaries of the {3} heaven wane and go down. And the fourth quarter, named the north, is divided into three parts: the first of them is for the dwelling of men: and the second contains seas of water, and the abysses and forests and rivers, and darkness and clouds; and the third part contains the garden of righteousness. {4} I saw seven high mountains, higher than all the mountains which are on the earth: and thence {5} comes forth hoar-frost, and days, seasons, and years pass away. I saw seven rivers on the earth larger than all the rivers: one of them coming from the west pours its waters into the Great Sea. {6} And these two come from the north to the sea and pour their waters into the Erythraean Sea in the {7} east. And the remaining, four come forth on the side of the north to their own sea, two of them to the Erythraean Sea, and two into the Great Sea and discharge themselves there [and some say: {8} into the desert]. Seven great islands I saw in the sea and in the mainland: two in the mainland and five in the Great Sea. 

Chapter 78

{1, 2} And the names of the sun are the following: the first Orjares, and the second Tomas. And the moon has four names: the first name is Asonja, the second Ebla, the third Benase, and the fourth {3} Erae. These are the two great luminaries: their circumference is like the circumference of the {4} heaven, and the size of the circumference of both is alike. In the circumference of the sun there are seven portions of light which are added to it more than to the moon, and in definite measures it is s transferred till the seventh portion of the sun is exhausted. {5}And they set and enter the portals of the west, and make their revolution by the north, and come forth through the eastern portals {6} on the face of the heaven. And when the moon rises one-fourteenth part appears in the heaven: {7} [the light becomes full in her]: on the fourteenth day she accomplishes her light. And fifteen parts of light are transferred to her till the fifteenth day (when) her light is accomplished, according to the sign of the year, and she becomes fifteen parts, and the moon grows by (the addition of) fourteenth {8} parts. And in her waning (the moon) decreases on the first day to fourteen parts of her light, on the second to thirteen parts of light, on the third to twelve, on the fourth to eleven, on the fifth to ten, on the sixth to nine, on the seventh to eight, on the eighth to seven, on the ninth to six, on the tenth to five, on the eleventh to four, on the twelfth to three, on the thirteenth to two, on the {9} fourteenth to the half of a seventh, and all her remaining light disappears wholly on the fifteenth. And {10} in certain months the month has twenty-nine days and once twenty-eight. And Uriel showed me another law: when light is transferred to the moon, and on which side it is transferred to her by the sun. {11}During all the period during which the moon is growing in her light, she is transferring it to herself when opposite to the sun during fourteen days [her light is accomplished in the heaven, and when she is illumined throughout, her light is accomplished full in the heaven. {12} And on the "First Day" she is Called the "New Moon," for "On That Day the Light Rises Upon Her." {13} She becomes full moon exactly on the day when the sun sets in the west, and from the east she rises at night, and the moon shines the whole night through till the sun rises over against her and the moon is seen over against the sun. {14} On the side whence the light of the moon comes forth, there again she wanes till all the light vanishes and all the days of the month are at an end, and her circumference is empty, void of light. {15} And three months she makes of "Thirty Days" and at her time she makes three months of "Twenty-Nine Days" each, in which she "Accomplishes her Waning" in the first period of time, and in the "First Portal" for one hundred and seventy-seven days. {16} And in the time of her "Going Out" she appears for three months (of) "Thirty Days" each, and for three months she appears (of) "Twenty-Nine" each. At night she appears like a man for twenty days each time, and by day she appears like the heaven, and there is nothing else in her save her light. 

Chapter 79

{1} And now, my son, I have shown thee everything, and the Law of all the Stars of the heaven is {2} completed. And he showed me all the laws of these for every day, and for every season of bearing rule, and for every year, and for its going forth, and for the order prescribed to it every month {3} and every week: And the waning of the moon which takes place in the sixth portal: for in this {4} sixth portal her light is accomplished, and after that there is the beginning of the waning: (And the waning) which takes place in the first portal in its season, till one hundred and seventy-seven days {5}are accomplished: reckoned according to weeks, twenty-five (weeks) and two days. She falls behind the sun and the order of the stars exactly five days in the course of one period, and when {6} this place which thou seest has been traversed. Such is the picture and sketch of every luminary which Uriel the archangel, who is their Leader, showed unto me.

Chapter 80

{1} And in those days the angel Uriel answered and said to me: ' Behold, I have shown thee everything, Enoch, and I have revealed everything to thee that thou shouldst see this sun and this moon, and the Leaders of the Stars of the heaven and all those who turn them, their TASKS, TIMES, and DEPARTURES.

{2} And in the days of the sinners the years shall be shortened, 
And their seed shall be tardy on their lands and fields, 
And all things on the earth shall alter, 
And shall not appear in their time: 
And the rain shall be kept back 
And the heaven shall withhold (it). 
{3} And in those times the fruits of the earth shall be backward, 
And shall not grow in their time, 
And the fruits of the trees shall be withheld in their time. 
{4} And the moon shall alter her order, 
And not appear at her time. 
{5} [And in those days the sun shall be seen and he shall journey in the evening on the extremity of the great chariot in the west] 
And shall shine more brightly than accords with the order of light. 
{6} And many Chiefs of the Stars shall transgress the order (prescribed). 
And these shall alter their orbits and tasks, 
And not appear at the seasons prescribed to them. 
{7} And the whole order of the Stars shall be concealed from the sinners, 
And the thoughts of those on the earth shall err concerning them, 
[And they shall be altered from all their ways], 
Yea, they shall err and take them to be gods. 
{8} And evil shall be multiplied upon them, 
And punishment shall come upon them So as to destroy all.' 

Chapter 81

{1} And he said unto me: 
' Observe, Enoch, these heavenly tablets, 
And read what is written thereon, 
And mark every individual fact.' 

{2} And I observed the heavenly tablets, and read everything which was written (thereon) and understood everything, and read the book of all the deeds of mankind, and of all the children of flesh {3} that shall be upon the earth to the remotest generations. And forthwith I blessed the great Lord the King of glory for ever, in that He has made all the works of the world,

And I extolled the Lord because of His patience,
And blessed Him because of the children of men. 

{4} And after that I said: 
' Blessed is the man who dies in righteousness and goodness, 
Concerning whom there is no book of unrighteousness written, 
And against whom no day of judgement shall be found.' 

{5} And those seven holy ones brought me and placed me on the earth before the door of my house, and said to me: ' Declare everything to thy son Methuselah, and show to all thy children that no {6} flesh is righteous in the sight of the Lord, for He is their Creator. One year we will leave thee with thy son, till thou givest thy (last) commands, that thou mayest teach thy children and record (it) for them, and testify to all thy children; and in the second year they shall take thee from their midst. 

{7} Let thy heart be strong, 
For the good shall announce righteousness to the good; 

The righteous with the righteous shall rejoice, 
And shall offer congratulation to one another. 

{8} But the sinners shall die with the sinners, 
And the apostate go down with the apostate. 

{9} And those who practice righteousness shall die on account of the deeds of men, 
And be taken away on account of the doings of the godless.' 

{10} And in those days they ceased to speak to me, and I came to my people, blessing the Lord of the world.

Chapter 82

{1} And now, my son Methuselah, all these things I am recounting to thee and writing down for thee! and I have revealed to thee everything, and given thee books concerning all these: so preserve, my son Methuselah, the books from thy father's hand, and (see) that thou deliver them to the generations of the world.

{2} I have given Wisdom to thee and to thy children, 
[And thy children that shall be to thee], 
That they may give it to their children for generations, 
This wisdom (namely) that passeth their thought.

{3} And those who understand it shall not sleep, 
But shall listen with the ear that they may learn this wisdom, 
And it shall please those that eat thereof better than good food.

{4} Blessed are all the righteous, blessed are all those who walk In the way of righteousness and sin not as the sinners, in the reckoning of all their days in which the sun traverses the heaven, entering into and departing from the portals for THIRTY DAYS with the heads of thousands of the order of the stars, TOGETHER WITH THE FOUR WHICH ARE INTERCALATED WHICH DIVIDE THE FOUR PORTIONS OF THE YEAR, WHICH {5} LEAD THEM AND ENTER WITH THEM FOUR DAYS. Owing to them men shall be at fault and not reckon them in the whole reckoning of the year: yea, men shall be at fault, and not recognize them {6} accurately. For they belong to the reckoning of the year and are truly recorded (thereon) for ever, One in the First Portal and One in the Third, and One in the Fourth and One in the Sixth, and THE YEAR IS COMPLETED IN THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR DAYS. {7} And the account thereof is accurate and the recorded reckoning thereof EXACT; for the LUMINARIES, and MONTHS and FESTIVALS, and YEARS and DAYS, has Uriel shown and revealed to me, to whom the {8} Lord of the whole creation of the world hath subjected the host of heaven. And he has power over night and day in the heaven to cause the light to give light to men -sun, moon, and stars, {9} and all the Powers of the heaven which Revolve in their circular chariots. And these are the orders of the STARS, which SET in their PLACES, and in their SEASONS and FESTIVALS and MONTHS. {10} And these are the names of THOSE WHO LEAD THEM, WHO WATCH THAT THEY ENTER AT THEIR TIMES, IN THEIR ORDERS, IN THEIR SEASONS, IN THEIR MONTHS, IN THEIR PERIODS OF DOMINION, AND IN THEIR POSITIONS. {11}THEIR FOUR LEADERS WHO DIVIDE THE FOUR PARTS OF THE YEAR ENTER FIRST; and after them the Twelve Leaders of the Orders WHO DIVIDE THE MONTHS; and for the Three Hundred and Sixty (days) there are heads over thousands WHO DIVIDE THE DAYS; and for the Four Intercalary Days there are the leaders which sunder {12} the Four Parts Of The Year. And these heads over thousands are intercalated between {13} leader and leader, each behind a station, but their leaders make the division. And these are the names of the leaders who divide the four parts of the year which are ordained: Milki'el, Hel'emmelek, and Mel'ejal, {14} and Narel. And the names of those who lead them: Adnar'el, and Ijasusa'el, and 'Elome'el- these three follow the leaders of the orders, and there is one that follows the three leaders of the orders which follow those leaders of stations that divide the four parts of the year. {15}In the beginning of the year Melkejal rises first and rules, who is named Tam'aini and SUN, and {16} all the days of his dominion whilst he bears rule are ninety-one days. And these are the signs of the days which are to be seen on earth in the days of his dominion: sweat, and heat, and calms; and all the trees bear fruit, and leaves are produced on all the trees, and the harvest of wheat, and the rose-flowers, and all the flowers which come forth in the field, but the trees of the winter season become withered. {17}And these are the names of the leaders which are under them: Berka'el, Zelebs'el, and another who is added a head of a thousand, called Hilujaseph: and the days of the dominion of this (leader) are at an end. {18} The next leader after him is Hel'emmelek, whom one names the SHINING SUN, and all the days {19} of his light are ninety-one days. And these are the signs of (his) days on the earth: glowing heat and dryness, and the trees ripen their fruits and produce all their fruits ripe and ready, and the sheep pair and become pregnant, and all the fruits of the earth are gathered in, and everything that is {20} in the fields, and the winepress: these things take place in the days of his dominion. These are the names, and the orders, and the leaders of those heads of thousands: Gida'ljal, Ke'el, and He'el, and the name of the head of a thousand which is added to them, Asfa'el (Azazel): and the days of his dominion are at an end.

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Online Book Of Enoch CH 74:12 And the sun and the stars bring in all the years exactly, so that they do not advance or delay their position by a single day unto eternity; but complete the years with perfect justice in 364 days.

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