Monday, July 15 2024

The "animal apocalypse" - from Sinai to Solomon

A continuation of Enoch's longest vision - the "animal apocalypse". I continue on from a previous post where I detail Enoch's description of events surrounding Moses and the Exodus to Sinai. [insertions mine]

And I saw in this vision till that sheep [Moses] became a man and built a house [Tabernacle] for the Lord of the sheep, and placed all the sheep in that house. And I saw till this sheep [Aaron] which had met that sheep [Moses] which led them fell asleep [Aaron dies]: and I saw till all the great sheep perished [first generation dies] and little ones [new generation] arose in their place, and they came to a pasture, and approached a stream of water [The Jordan River]. Then that sheep [Moses], their leader which had become a man, withdrew from them and fell asleep [Moses dies], and all the sheep sought it and cried over it with a great crying. And I saw till they left off crying for that sheep and crossed that stream of water, and there arose the two sheep as leaders [Joshua and Caleb] in the place of those which had led them and fallen asleep. And I saw till the sheep came to a goodly place, and a pleasant and glorious land [Israel enters the Promised Land], and I saw till those sheep were satisfied; and that house [Tabernacle] stood amongst them in the pleasant land. And sometimes their eyes were opened, and sometimes blinded [period of the Judges], till another sheep arose [Samuel] and led them and brought them all back, and their eyes were opened.

In the statements that follow, Enoch describes three people groups that "devour those sheep" - dogs, foxes, and wild boars. We know from a previous passage that the wild boars are Edom [Esau]. We also know from a later statement that the dogs refers to the Philistines (Saul died during a battle with the Philistines). But we don't know who the foxes are. We know from the book of Samuel that Saul battled the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, kings of Zobah, Philistines, and the Amalekites.

After Saul had assumed the kingship over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side—the Moabites, the Ammonites, the Edomites, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he routed them. He fought valiantly and defeated the Amalekites, delivering Israel from the hands of its plunderers.

1 Sam 14:47

Carrying on...

And the dogs [Philistines] and the foxes [?] and the wild boars [Edomites] began to devour those sheep till the Lord of the sheep raised up another sheep [Saul] a ram [king] from their midst, which led them. And that ram [Saul] began to butt on either side those dogs [Philistines], foxes [?], and wild boars [Edomites] till he had destroyed them all. And that sheep whose eyes were opened [Samuel] saw that ram [Saul], which was amongst the sheep, till it forsook its glory and began to butt those sheep, and trampled upon them, and behaved itself unseemly [Saul fails as king]. And the Lord of the sheep sent the lamb [Samuel] to another lamb [David] and raised it to being a ram [king] and leader of the sheep instead of that ram [Saul] which had forsaken its glory. And it went to it and spake to it alone, and raised it to being a ram [king], and made it the prince and leader of the sheep; but during all these things those dogs [Philistines] oppressed the sheep. And the first ram [Saul]  pursued that second ram [David], and that second ram [David] arose and fled before it; and I saw till those dogs [Philistines] pulled down the first ram [Saul]. And that second ram [David] arose and led the little sheep. And that ram [David] begat many sheep [children of David] and fell asleep [David dies]; and a little sheep [Solomon] became ram [king] in its stead, and became prince and leader of those sheep.

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The "animal apocalypse" - from Moses to Sinai

This is a continuation of Enoch's longest vision - the "animal apocalypse". I continue on from a previous post where I detail Enoch's description of the events surrounding Noah's departure from the ark and the birth of nations. [insertions mine] And the wolves [Egyptians] began to fear  […]

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Saturday, July 13 2024

Enoch is a "key"

Some translations neuter the meaning of passages like this one. Though the one below is rendered pretty good. When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance,      when He divided the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples      according to the number of the sons of God. But the  […]

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Friday, July 12 2024

The "animal apocalypse" - a snippet

Enoch's longest vision - named the "animal apocalypse" - provides a detailed description of human history from Adam till the end of the age. Enoch, describing events far into his future and before there were nations, used what was familiar to him - animals. Here's a snippet... [insertions  […]

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Monday, July 8 2024

Enoch's "Prophecy of Weeks"

This summary of Enoch's 10 Weeks Prophecy below includes my scripture insertions, and additional comments to the summary provided by R.I. Burns in his book "The Book of Enoch - Messianic Prophecy Edition" "The Prophecy of Weeks in Enoch 91 and 93 is a prophecy that breaks down all the  […]

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Saturday, July 6 2024

"perceptions"

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At first glance, it is easy to dismiss a text because of a perceived fallacy. "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." - Enoch But on closer  […]

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Pharisees

"The Pharisees at the time of Christ were analogous to today's Bible-believing Christian who has also added to this his Church's traditions as indisputable. " - R.I. Burns

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Thursday, July 4 2024

The Epistle of Enoch

A bit of background. Enoch was 7th generation from Adam. Adam -> Seth -> Enosh -> Kenan -> Mahalalel -> Jared -> Enoch Methuselah was Enoch's son. After Methuselah came Lamech. And Lamech was the father of Noah. Though Scripture doesn't say, Methuselah had other brothers and  […]

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Sunday, June 30 2024

The Violence of Augustine

I'm grateful to R.I. Burns and for his contribution in bringing the text of Enoch back into discussion. It may not yet be mainstream, but I have a gut feeling that it will be. The Book of Enoch has suffered violence. Particularly at the hands of Augustine. I don't know a lot about the man. What I do  […]

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Friday, June 28 2024

The Seventy Shepherds

Enoch's "seventy shepherds" and Asaph's "divine assembly" in Psalm 82. I believe that they're likely describing the same thing. Enoch, in his second vision, saw the invasion, destruction, and dispersion of the sheep (Israel). This scattering is recorded in multiple places -  […]

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Thursday, June 27 2024

Enoch's Animal Apocalypse

I re-read Enoch's second dream-vision (aka "animal apocalypse") up to the seventy shepherds again this morning. This is something, as is much of Enoch, that is best read slowly and carefully - when you are sharpest. For me, that's usually sometime between 3:00 am and 6:00 am. It helps if  […]

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Monday, June 24 2024

"Sola Scriptura" revisited again...

I love this statement by Jesus: You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me, yet you refuse to come to Me to have life. John 5:39 I love it because He's alerting to something important and He's placing  […]

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Sunday, June 23 2024

Are You a Schismatic Christian?

Are You a Schismatic or Sectarian Christian? When believers elevate a less-than-central doctrine to the level of being necessary for salvation, we become schismatic-- causing division to the body of Christ. There is no way around it, if one's view of a less-than-central subject-- like certain  […]

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Reception History of the Book of Enoch

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"Knowing what we do from the known history of the Book of Enoch, and what we see as the picture emerging from the Dead Sea Scrolls, it is now possible for the first time to take a stab at piecing together a "history of reception" for the Book of Enoch..." - R.I. Burns "1 The  […]

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Saturday, June 22 2024

"Azazel"

The name "Azazel" is one of those things that would be very difficult to understand if you had to rely solely on our current canon of Scripture for an explanation. The name occurs only 4 times in our canon - in Leviticus 16. After Aaron casts lots for the two goats, one for the LORD and  […]

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Friday, June 21 2024

Companion to the Book of Enoch

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During my third go through I saw things I never really understood before. And now, I'm going through it again using this companion guide. I can see now that there are things touched on in the writ of our canon that would be hard to understand without "The Book of Enoch". The richness of  […]

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Thursday, June 20 2024

Just how big were the Nephilim?

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Another personal stumbling block for me about the Book of Enoch was this statement: And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and  […]

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The Resurrection, Angels, and Marriage

When the Sadducees asked a very specific question about marriage in the resurrection: Jesus answered, “You are mistaken because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. In the resurrection, people will neither marry nor be given in marriage. Instead, they will be like the angels in  […]

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Tuesday, June 18 2024

When Beast Like Nations Align

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I believe North Korea will be included in the next round of BRICS expansion. The world is upside down when "beast" like nations align. There will be other infamous leaders added to this coalition of nations. "Your kingdom come..." Your kingdom is coming soon...

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The Book of Enoch

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The Book of Enoch has captured the attention of many scholars over the years. In some Eastern Christian communities, it's still considered part of the canon of Scripture. And snippets of the Book of Enoch do appear in our current Bible. This is my third time through the book. The first couple of  […]

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