1 Enoch

Here are some facts about 1Enoch the book and Enoch the man.

Enoch Facts

          1. Ethiopic Enoch = 1Enoch
          2. 1Enoch is the oldest. 2 and 3 Enoch are later works.
          3. Enoch was the seventh descendent of Adam and Eve in the Bible.
          4. Enoch "walked with God. Then he vanished and God took him." (Genesis 5:24)
          5. Enoch was the son of Cain and Ramona, and he led the Nodites. (UB 849)
          6. Enoch was the first mortal fused with his thought adjuster. (UB 514)
          7. Enoch is one of 24 members ‘Urantia advisory council.’ (UB 513)
          8. The Book of Enoch was an inspiration to Jesus. (UB 1390) The title "Son of  Man" was taken from the Book of Enoch. (UB 1390) Of all scripture the Book
              of Enoch "was nearest to the truth" regarding Jesus’ identity and mission as  assessed by Jesus himself. (UB 1390).
          9. Enoch is said to have been taken away by God, saw the secrets and mysteries of  the universe, the future of the world, and the predetermined course of human
              history (Biblical literature).
       10. There are three parts to 1Enoch.
       11. 1Enoch was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls pushing its date of origin back to  at least 100-200 BC (except for part 2, see below).
       12. Part 2, the Similitudes, is the part containing all the references to the Son of Man  and is the only part not yet found among the Dead Sea Scrolls.  Therefore, its
             dating is unsure (? pre-Christian or not).
       13. The New Testament was significantly influenced by 1Enoch.
       14. Many early Church fathers were inspired by 1Enoch.
       15. Many copies of 1Enoch were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. 1Enoch was  probably one of the most authoritative and popular scriptures of the Qumran
       16. After the fourth century A.D. 1Enoch was apparently suppressed as heretical by the Church due to its references to the physicality of the fallen angels who were
             said to have had sexual relations with the ‘daughters of men.’.
       17. The entire Book of Enoch not discovered again until 1773. It was brought to Europe from Ethiopia.
       18. The book survived as a whole only in Ethiopia. Why? Was it destroyed by the church?
       19. 1Enoch is directly quoted in Jude and 2Peter of the New Testament in reference to danger of a perverted form of Christian belief which claimed that it was only
necessary to have faith. The overriding concern of these two New Testament books is that the believer feels that he or she is otherwise above the biblical laws
             and commandments. This belief mainly took the form of sensual and sexual indulgence. Jude and 2Peter reject such licentiousness and state that the fate of
             such believers will be like the angels or "Sons of God" who sinned by descending from heaven and having intercourse with daughters of men.   (See Genesis 6:1-4).
             The story of these "fallen angels" is discussed in 1Enoch. The Nephilim of the Bible are the Nodites of the Urantia Book (UB 856) and are the descendants of
             the original disloyal ‘Dalamatia staff of one hundred’(UB 758), and who became the ‘eighth race to appear on Urantia’(UB 857).. 

    Since many readers probably have not read 1Enoch, I would like to present at some length the parts that are revelant to our present discussion, along with some commentary as we proceed. The 1Enoch text quotes, unless otherwise indicated will be taken from The Book of Enoch, from the Ethiopic, literally translated by Richard Laurence, LL.D., Archbishop of Cashel, Late Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford, 1882. The biblical references in parentheses are part of the translation and are not my comments. These references are Biblical verses that are felt to be related to 1Enoch by the Archbishop.

1Enoch 1:1      The word of the blessing of Enoch, how he blessed the elect and
                        the righteous, who were to exist in the time of trouble; to the
                        rejection of all the wicked and ungodly (Psalms 1). Enoch, a righteous
                        man, was with God, answered and spoke, while his eyes were
                        open, and while he saw a holy vision which was in the heavens Genesis. 5:24). This the angel showed me.

1Enoch 1:2       From them I heard all things, and understood what I saw; that
                        which will not take place in this generation, but in a generation
                        which is to succeed at a distant period, on account of the elect.

                        (Daniel. 12:4)

     Parts of 1Enoch are written specifically for the sake of those who elect God’s will during the time of trouble, in the "distant" messianic period, now about to begin

1Enoch 1:3      Upon their account I spoke and conversed with him, who will go
                        forth from this habitation, the Holy and Mighty One, the God of
                        the world

     Enoch conversed with Melchizedek "on account of" the elect. The Mighty One, God of the World, is Melchizedek who goes forth from his heavenly "habitation" with strength and power, riding the white horse of Revelation to put an end to war, persecution, and terror. This God of the world: 

1Enoch 1:4      ...will hereafter tread upon Mount Sinai; appear with his hosts; and
                        be manifested in the strength of his power from heaven. 

1Enoch 1:5      All shall be afraid, and the Watchers be terrified. 

1Enoch 1:6      Great fear and trembling shall seize them, even to the ends of the
                        earth. The lofty mountains shall be troubled, and the exalted hills
                        depressed, melting like a honeycomb in the flame. The earth shall
                        be immerged, and all things which are in it perish; while judgment
                        shall come upon all, even upon all the righteous (Revelation. 20:11-15).

     Melchizedek will visibly "appear with his hosts." How so? The Watchers are probably the descendants of those who had been "cast out of heaven," (the Dalamatia 100) who are from the Nodite (Nephilim) racial line. Are these some of the "princes" of the world, the powerful and heartless that run our world system from behind the scenes. Many of these behind the scene leaders apparently come from "royal" lineages. They are terrified, as they should be, when Melchizedek comes. As many other times stated in scripture, the hills are made low during cataclysmic tectonic activity. Notice that all those in (but not above or on) the earth perish, i.e. those hiding in mountains and subterranean locations. All people are then subject to individual judgment according to prophecy. Further information on those who elect God’s will follows next.

The Elect

1Enoch 1:7       But to them shall he give peace: he shall preserve the elect, and
                         towards them exercise clemency. 

1Enoch 1:8      Then shall all belong to God; be happy and blessed; and the splendor
                       of the Godhead shall illuminate them (Isaiah. 40:5; 65:21-25).

The elect are physically "preserved" probably to help build a new world from the old.

1Enoch 2         Behold he comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment
                        upon them, and destroy the wicked, and reprove all of flesh for every thing
                        which the sinful and ungodly have done, and committed against him. 
                        (Jude 14,15).

     Are these "ten thousands of his saints" the "hosts" of 1Enoch 1:4?   

     The "wicked ones" behind the scene will be exposed and dealt with. Mankind will be rid of Caligastia (the devil) and like-minded men and women forever



The above excerpts are from the book, The-Kingdom-of-Heaven-is-at-Hand by Ed Roache.