|Commentary on the
Book of Enoch, Chapter 10:1-6.
The Doom Pronounced by Yehuveh on the Fallen Angels
10:1 Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of
Lamech, and said to him:
10:2 ‘Go to Noah and tell him in My name “Hide thyself!” and reveal to him the end that is
approaching: that the whole earth will be destroyed, and a deluge is about to come upon
the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it.
10:3 And now instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the
generations of the world.’
10:4 And again Yehuveh said to Raphael: ‘Bind Azâzęl hand and foot, and cast him into the
darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dűdâęl, and cast him therein.
10:5 And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him
abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light.
10:6 And on the day of the great judgment he shall be cast into the fire.
|10:1 In Enoch 20:2 we are told that “Uriel [is] the holy angel . . . over the world and over Tartarus.” Tartarus is potentially from the Hebrew entry H8446, tuwr, a primary root meaning “to meander,” a reference the planets, the “wanderers.” The matter of the flood certainly concerned the earth under his charge, thus he is the spokesman for Yehuveh in this matter.
10:2-3 Was Noah to hide or was he to preach warning the inhabitants of earth of their coming destruction? There is no mention in the Book of Enoch that he was to preach. Neither is there a single Torah statement that he was to preach, and the only New Testament reference to him preaching is but a title, 2 Peter 2:5, “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness. . . .” The Book of Jasher, however, states: “. . . in the four hundred and eightieth year of the life of Noah, . . . Elohim said unto Noah and Methuselah, saying, Speak ye, and proclaim to the sons of men, saying, Thus saith Yehuveh, return from your evil ways and forsake your works, and Yehuveh will repent of the evil that He declared to do to you, so that it shall not come to pass. For thus saith Yehuveh, Behold I give you a period of one hundred and twenty years; if you will turn to Me and forsake your evil ways, then will I also turn away from the evil which I told you, and it shall not exist, saith Yehuveh. And Noah and Methuselah spake all the words of Yehuveh to the sons of men, day after day, constantly speaking to them. But the sons of men would not hearken to them, nor incline their ears to their words and they were stiff-necked.” The Book of Jasher 5:6-10.
It is exactly as Amos 3:7 states “Surely Yehuveh Elohim will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.” He reveled the coming destruction to Noah and through him to the world, but He gave them 120 years of time to prepare. [Is that the significance of the time given mankind from 1888 to 2008? Were any men other than the two Seventh-day Adventist researchers, Jones and Waggoner, given instruction at that time? Have all churches buried these instructions just as did the Seventh-day Adventists? What were the instructions given them which have been so diligently concealed?] Have we been robbed of a warning which we needed, or are we the “generation of righteousness” [Enoch 107:1] which arises at the end and therefore the only ones who need to know what is coming?
If no one has been able to handle such instruction for the past 124 years (1888 to 2012), can we handle it now? Are we to hide or preach? What is required of me today? this week? this month?
10:4 From Enoch 20:3 we know that “Raphael [is] the holy angel . . . over the spirits of men.” Because Azâzęl had corrupted “the spirits of men,” Raphael must deal with him.
The Hebrew Day of Restarting (Atonement), the tenth day of the seventh month, is a reenactment of this experience. Without the description given here, without knowing to what the details given in Leviticus 16 point, the translators rendered Azâzęl as scapegoat. Then Christian theologians and commenatators adapted the resulting story to a Christian perspective, teaching that the two goats represent Jesus Christ and Satan. This is theological creation! Be warey!
Only after we read this section of Enoch and have a clear insight into who Azâzęl was and why he was banished will we began to recognize the significance of “goat for Azâzęl” being sent away into the wilderness never to return. Leviticus 16:10.
Originally Written: 11 July 2006
Latest Update: 28 November 2011
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