|Commentary on the
Book of Enoch, Chapter 6:1-5.
The Fall of the Angels
6:1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born
unto them beautiful and comely daughters.
6:2 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 and beget us
6:3 And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: ‘I fear ye will not indeed agree to do
this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’
6:4 And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves
by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.’
6:5 Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it.
6:3 Even before their final choice to wed humans, these “sons of Elohim” recognized this would be “a great sin” which would carry a heavy penalty. Still they chose to go forward. Fearing that some or most of them would shortly regret the decision and withdraw, their leader appealed for commitment and they all covenanted together to reinforce each other in this choice.
How like the dares with which young children motivate each other! How much more tragic that heavenling instructors should bow so low as to knowingly commit such “a great sin” and strengthen each other in doing so!
Originally Written: 10 July 2006
Latest Update: 28 November 2011
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