|Commentary on the
Book of Enoch, Chapter 83:1-6.
Section IV: Dreams and Visions
First Dream-Vision on the Deluge
83:1 And now, my son Methuselah, I will show thee all my visions which I have seen, recounting
them before thee.
83:2 Two visions I saw before I took a wife, and the one was quite unlike the other: the first
when I was learning to write: the second before I took thy mother, when I saw a terrible
vision. And regarding them I prayed to Yehuveh.
83:3 I had laid me down in the house of my grandfather, Mahalalel, when I saw in a vision how
the heaven collapsed and was borne off and fell to the earth.
83:4 And when it fell to the earth I saw how the earth was swallowed up in a great abyss, and
mountains were suspended on mountains, and hills sank down on hills, and high trees
were rent from their stems, and hurled down and sunk in the abyss.
83:5 And thereupon a word fell into my mouth, and I lifted up my voice to cry aloud, and said:
‘The earth is destroyed.’
83:6 And my grandfather Mahalalel waked me as I lay near him, and said unto me: ‘Why dost
thou cry so, my son, and why dost thou make such lamentation?’
Originally Written: 11 July 2006
Latest Update: 8 December 2011
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