|Commentary on the
Book of Enoch, Chapter 2:1-4:1.
2:1 Observe ye every thing that takes place in the heavens, 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 transgress not against their appointed order.
2:2 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 change, but all the works
of Elohim appear to you.
2:3 Behold the summer and the winter, how the whole earth is filled with water, and clouds
and dew and rain lie upon it.
3:1 Observe and see how 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.
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 glowing heat, and so you cannot tread on the earth, or on the rock by reason
of its heat.
1:9 [10 July 2006] This is the verse quoted by Jude. We are not told here whether these holy ones are human or angelic or beings from other dimensions or other worlds. Without that clarification, we cannot know the exact nature of this coming or the full role these beings are to play. The objectives they are to achieve, however, are clearly stated: to execute judgment, to destroy, to convict of ungodly actions and of hard words spoken against Yehuveh.
2:2 [10 July 2006] The itelicized words in this verse are in the Greek texts of The Book of Enoch, but not in the Hebrew texts. The Greek rendering here is utterly unlike this verse when these additions are omitted. Consider how the Hebrew reading appears without these corruptions: “Behold ye the earth, and give heed to the things which take place upon it from first to last, how change[d] all the works of Elohim appear.” This is a more accurate contrast to verse 2:1 than what the Greek text appears to create, which would make it appear that the earth is in harmony with Yehuveh just as much as the heavens are.
2:3 [10 July 2006] How descriptive of conditions taking place right now. Flooding has usually been more seasonal, more of a summer-time phenomenon, but it is now occuring even in the winter. It appears the Greek text does not want to account for these floodings and severe conditions of the weather brought about in these last days by the total imbalance of the planet’s ecological systems.
3:1 [10 July 2006] Most of verse 3:1, all of 4:1 and the beginning of 5:1 are in the Hebrew text but omitted from the Greek. Why?
These fourteen evergreen trees include the cedar, fir, laurel, pine, spruce, hemlock, sequoia, some myrtles, some magnolias, redwoods and others native to North American and well known. The monkey-puzzle tree, native to Chili, and the Neem tree, native to India, are also evergreen.
Originally Written: 10 July 2006
Latest Update: 9 February 2007
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