Commentary on the
Book of Enoch, Chapter 1:1-4.


The Parable of Enoch Regarding
     the Future Lot of the Wicked and the Righteous

1:1  The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be
          living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed.
1:2  And he took up his parable and said—Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by
Elohim, 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 to come.
1:3  Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them:

              The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling,
1:4  And the eternal Elohim will tread upon the earth, on Mount Sinai,
              And appear in the strength of His might from the heaven
of heavens.

[10 July 2006] We are there. “The day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed” is almost here. The time to read and understand this book and its message to us is now! The promise made to ancient Israel is still ours: “When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to Yehuveh thy Elohim, and shalt be obedient unto His voice; (for Yehuveh thy Elohim is a merciful Elohim;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which He sware unto them.” Deuteronomy 4:30-31.

1:2 [10 July 2006] We are that “remote [generation] which is to come,” “who will be living . . . when all the wicked and godless are to be removed.” This is written for our day.

1:3-9 [16 July 2006 ] Enoch uses the word elect in parallel with the righteous and the holy ones, and in direct contrast to the ungodly. Isaiah is the only Torah writer in KJV Scriptures who uses the word elect, taken from Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary entry H0972, bachiyr, “select,” derived from entry H0977, bachar, a primary root meaning “to try, to select.”  But his four uses of this word give us an insightful definition of whom these people are. [At present, having read the entire book and in particular Enoch’s Second Vision of the entire history of this world, I have every reason to believe this book is authentic and is restored to us. I have been unable, however, to obtain a Hebrew copy of this material and therefore cannot verify that the Book of Enoch is translating from the same Hebrew word.] 
         Here is Isaiah’s use of this word:
“Behold My servant, whom I uphold; Mine elect, in whom My soul delighteth; I have put My spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.” “For Jacob My servant’s sake, and Israel Mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known Me.” “And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of My mountains: and Mine elect shall inherit it, and My servants shall dwell there.” “They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of My people, and Mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.” Isaiah 42:1; 45:4; 65:9, 22

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:        10 July 2006
Latest Update:             20 November 2011

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