Evil walked the earth when angels fell. Evil stalks us now in disembodied spirits; immortal wraiths once clothed in flesh when angel and women bred; spirits released from their fleshly prisons when their bodies were destroyed for drinking the blood of men. Evil also lives inside of the common man; set free when pride kills reason and eats integrity whole. There is evil that entraps us and evil that tugs from within. But neither have control until we choose to relent. Evil is a choice of action, of thoughts entertained too long, of arrogance pushing aside the last vestiges of compassion. Evil resides within the problem of choice. What is evil? Could it be as simple as pernicious selfishness? Could it be the drive for immediate gratification without regard for others? Man's life is limited; one hundred years or less. But, the souls of angel and watcher are eternal. Consider how much evil can be wrought through the millennia of immediate gratification on an eternal scale. By contrasting and comparing ancient texts such as Enoch, Jasher, Jubilees, the Bible, and various others containing stories of the creation of angels, demons, and man, a full and panoramic history of evil is produced. In this history the startling revelation of the descent of man and angels, and the evolution of evil on earth is clearly revealed.
A Problem of Choice
Author: Joseph B. Lumpkin
Publisher: Fifth Estate Incorporated
The Book of Enoch was denounced, banned, and "lost" for over a thousand years--until in 1773 a Scottish explorer discovered three copies in Ethiopia. This book examines the controversy surrounding The Book of Enoch, and sheds new light on Enoch's forbidden mysteries.
Why Church Fathers Suppressed the Book of Enoch and Its Startling Revlations
Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Publisher: Summit University Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Uebersetzt und Erklärt Von Dr. A. Dillmann
Author: August Dillmann
Category: Ethiopic book of Enoch
This book considers the early history of Jewish-Christian relations focussing on traditions about the fallen angels. In the Book of the Watchers, an Enochic apocalypse from the third century BCE, the 'sons of God' of Gen 6:1–4 are accused of corrupting humankind through their teachings of metalworking, cosmetology, magic, and divination. By tracing the transformations of this motif in Second Temple, Rabbinic, and early medieval Judaism and early, late antique, and Byzantine Christianity, this book sheds light on the history of interpretation of Genesis, the changing status of Enochic literature, and the place of parabiblical texts and traditions in the interchange between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. In the process, it explores issues such as the role of text-selection in the delineation of community boundaries and the development of early Jewish and Christian ideas about the origins of evil on the earth.
The Reception of Enochic Literature
Author: Annette Yoshiko Reed
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Originally published: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1893.
Author: R. H. Charles
Publisher: Book Tree
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Matthew's Gospel contains material unique to it among the canonical Gospels. What is the background for this material? Why does the writer of Matthew's Gospel tell the story of Jesus in the way he does--including women in his genealogy, telling the story of the birth of Jesus in his particular way, and including the visit of the magi led by a star? Enoch and the Gospel of Matthew shows that the writer of Matthew was familiar with themes and traditions about the antediluvian patriarch Enoch, including the story of the fall of the angels called watchers, who transgress their heavenly boundaries to engage in illicit relations with women and teach them forbidden arts. The Gospel writer shows that Jesus brings about the eschatological repair of the consequences of the watchers' fall as told in the Enochic legend. This study focuses on Matthew's genealogy and infancy narrative and also has implications for the study of women in Matthew, since it is often through the stories of women in Matthew that the repair of the watchers' transgression takes place.
Author: Amy E. Richter
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In this volume Michael D. Matlock analyses five lengthy biblical prose prayers from the exilic and post-exilic period: Solomon's prayer (1 Kings 8.14-61), Ezra's prayer (Ezra 9.5-15), Nehemiah's prayer (Nehemiah 1.4-11), the Levites' prayer (Nehemiah 9.4-37), and the prayer of Daniel (Daniel 9:3-19). He also examines prayers from Second Temple literature including texts from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the writings of Philo and Josephus and texts from Qumran, and discusses the Septuagintal versions of the five biblical prayers and Targum Jonathan's treatment of Solomon's prayer. He offers a new English translation of each prayer, examines the prayers' rhetorical characteristics, and demonstrates how each prayer draws upon and reinterprets traditional images and materials. Matlock describes how each prayer relates to its larger narrative context and examines its functions within that context. Finally, he appraises the various similarities and differences in these prayers in terms of their different contexts in the Second Commonwealth period noting particular theologies and ideologies.
Author: Michael D. Matlock
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This is a collection of essays examining the period of transition between Persian and Greek rule of Judah, ca. 400-200 BCE. Subjects covered include the archaeology of Maresha/Marisa, Jewish identity, Hellenization/Hellenism, Ptolemaic administration in Judah, biblical and Jewish literature of the early Greek period, the size and status of Jerusalem, the Samaritans in the transition period, and Greek foundations in Palestine.
The Transition from Persian to Greek Rule (ca. 400-200 BCE)
Author: Lester L. Grabbe
Publisher: A&C Black
Women and Knowledge in Early Christianity offers a collection of essays that deal with perceptions of wisdom, femaleness, and their interconnections in a wide range of ancient sources, including papyri, Nag Hammadi documents, heresiological accounts and monastic literature.
Author: Ulla Tervahauta,Ivan Miroshnikov,Outi Lehtipuu,Ismo Dunderberg
Nature plays an important and often neglected role in Jewish apocalypses. Most Second Temple Jewish apocalypses (ca. 200 BC - AD 100) do not oppose the material world, but view nature as damaged by human and angelic sin. Rather than expecting God to destroy the world, many look forward to God's dramatic eschatological deliverance of nature from corruption. Although Romans 8:19-22 was not written in the genre of an apocalypse, it shares the basic apocalyptic world view. The Apostle Paul follows that stream of apocalyptic thought that looks forward to the transformation of creation by an eschatological divine act, the reversal of the damage caused by sin, and the perfection of nature to share glory with redeemed humanity. A comparison of nature in Jewish apocalypses and Romans 8:19-22 reveals important insights into the theology of early Judaism and its influence on early Christian thought.
Nature in Romans 8.19-22 and Jewish Apocalyptic Literature
Author: Harry Hahne
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: Aaron Judkins,Michael McDaniel
Category: Alien abduction
The author of this book was driven by a vision that God so impressed upon him, that he was compelled to understand its interpretation and purpose. Contained herein, is a detailed account of the ancient Watchers, during the early times of earth's co-habitation with mankind. As such, we are finally given a meticulously clear account of the origin of not simply the sin nature, but the vehicle of the perversion and wickedness that we have inherited in our lives today. By way of a rebellion that was diabolical in nature, this wickedness was brought to the earthly plane, by a group of fallen angels from the angelic realm, who in their righteous state, were called Holy Watchers. These angelic hosts were created by God Himself, to act as protectors and guardians of mankind, in accordance with the Creator's purpose; however, there was a group of these Watchers (fallen angels) who left their heavenly abode, and their responsibility for which they were created, as protectorates for humanity, and were driven from Heaven by their own compulsion of lust for the beautiful women of the earth. The result has been catastrophic to mankind! The offspring of these "fallen angels" became the Giants in the land; the Nephilim, who brought forth such a vile and perverse nature of evil into the earth that God, the Father of Creation, was forced to bring His judgments upon the evil Watchers and their offspring. In the meantime, (even since the flood), the effect of this rebellious nature upon the earth, has been to defile mankind and everything aligned with goodness and truth . . . And mankind is still contending with this evil to this day.
Author: James Lewallen
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Incorporated
Did aliens visit ancient civilizations? Could Jesus have fathered a dynasty? Did people of the ancient world visit the Americas centuries before Columbus? The public enjoys such questions, which have spawned countless books, movies and television series, but very rarely is any actual evidence produced. According to many eager writers and television hosts, evidence for long-ago astronauts or early transatlantic voyages can be found in ancient texts. But too often sources remain obscure and some writers have altered or fabricated texts to make their case for extraterrestrials and lost civilizations. This book examines more than 130 very old texts used to make the case for Atlantis, aliens, fallen angels, the Great Flood, giants, transatlantic voyagers, ancient high technology and many other mysteries. English translations are presented with explanatory notes showing how these texts have been used and abused to make entertaining claims about prehistory.
148 Documents Cited by Writers of Fringe History, Translated with Annotations
Author: Jason Colavito
Category: Literary Criticism
Das Geheimnis der Zeit Daniel Eakins, ein Collegestudent im Jahr 1974, bekommt eines Tages Besuch von seinem Onkel Jim. Doch dieser stirbt schon bald und hinterlässt Daniel ein einzigartiges Erbstück – einen Zeitgürtel. Damit ist Daniel in der Lage, in der Zeit hin und her zu reisen. Schon bald begegnet er in der Zukunft einer weiteren Version seiner selbst, gewinnt Geld bei Pferdewetten und wird reich. Aber das wahre Geheimnis der Zeit kennt er noch nicht, und es wird ihn alles kosten ...
Meisterwerke der Science Fiction - Roman
Author: David Gerrold
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
One of the most fascinating and interesting ancient texts is the Book of Genesis. The entire Bible rests on its foundation because it forms part of all subsequent inspiration. Genesis is the true account of Divine creative actions and a book of origins of the universe, life and man. It’s not myth or the corruption of primitive truth handed down by tradition, but rather the authentic record of fallen angels and giants. Genesis is shrouded in mystery and belongs to the age of pyramids and other great wonders of the world. It is the epoch of a world once destroyed by God’s judgment, later recreated, and then again destroyed by a worldwide flood. Genesis provides evidence matching the information found in tales, folklore, and traditions of many cultures around the world. Genesis tells us of a race of Nephilim (giants that were fathered by the Watchers). Strangely and interestingly for our generations, the Lord declares that this conspiracy of evil is to be repeated before His return. Consequently, it is important from the standpoint of both understanding history and our future that we understand the events of Genesis. In this book, the author draws back the curtain concealing some of life’s greatest mysteries. He endeavors to place man in his cosmic setting, shows his particular uniqueness, and begins to trace the flow of Divine revelation through space and time. This analysis offers clear and concise answers to every major dilemma within Genesis while staunchly defending the authority of Scripture. It’s also a clear exposition of Scripture and has excellent readability. A storm is gathering which will lead to the end of the world as we know it. This culmination will be so terrifying that fear alone will one day cause mens’ hearts to fail them. We must not approach this coming apocalypse unaware or unarmed. Surprisingly the secrets and clues for our survival are found in Genesis!
Author: CK Quarterman
Publisher: Ambassador International