True Word of Yah: 1 Enoch & Genesis
Updated: Aug 21
Let's start with a brief history lesson on who wrote the five beginning books of the Old Testament. Understanding the history is vital to understanding why Enoch is important, especially now. This history lesson is to help understand that the word of Yah is never changing as we will see in our Enoch and Torah comparisons. (For information on Enoch and why it's not in your Bible today, see the post on Enoch and why it was removed.) Deuteronomy will have its own post.
The first five books of the Bible are known by various names. The Hebrew name is the Torah or Law (Joshua 1:7). The Old Testament also calls Genesis through Deuteronomy the book of the law (Joshua 8:34), the book of the law of God (Joshua 24:26), the book of the law of the Lord (2 Chronicles 17:9), and the law of Moses (1 Kings 2:3).
In the New Testament these first five books are called the Book of the Law (Galatians 3:10), the Book of Moses (Mark 12:26), the Law of the Lord (Luke 2:23), the Law of Moses (Luke 2:22), and the Law (Matthew 12:5). In both testaments, the five books of Moses are considered one book.
These writings are also called the Pentateuch (which comes from a Greek word meaning five-volume). These five books are basically one book with the division between them being for sake of convenience. For example, the Book of Exodus begins with the word and which connects it with the end of Genesis.
Though the Pentateuch is known as the Books of Moses, nowhere in the Book of Genesis is the author named. Until the last three hundred years, both Jews and Christians were almost unanimous in their belief that Moses was the author (or at least the compiler) of Genesis as well as the author of Exodus through Deuteronomy.
Evidence That Moses Wrote At Least Some of the First 5 Books
"Then the Lord said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven."
And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord, and he rose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel"
"Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel."
So it was, when Moses had completed writing the words of this law in a book when they were finished, that Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying: Take this Book of the Law, and put it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there as a witness against you
Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you . . . This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it
The writers of the New Testament assume Moses wrote the Pentateuch. The Apostle John contrasts the Law of Moses with the coming of Jesus.
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
When Paul wrote to the Corinthians he clearly indicated his belief that Moses wrote part of the Old Testament.
2 Corinthians 3:14-15
But their minds were hardened. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in reading the Old Testament because the veil is taken away in Christ. But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart
Jesus/Yahusha often spoke of the Law of Moses. He stated that Moses gave the Law
Did Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill me . . . If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath
Then He said to them, These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you - that everything written about Me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled
For if you, believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?
Apocryphal book Ecclesiasticus 45:5 (A Must Read)
He allowed him [Moses] to hear his voice, and led him into the dark cloud, and gave him the commandments face to face, the law of life and knowledge, so that he might teach Jacob the covenant, and Israel his decrees
Death of Able
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
1 Enoch 107:5-7
5. I saw the spirits of the children of men who were dead, and their voice went forth to heaven and made suit. 6. Then I asked Raphael the angel who was with me, and I said unto him: "This spirit--whose is it whose voice goeth forth and maketh suit?" 7. And he answered me saying: 'This is the spirit which went forth from Abel, whom his brother Cain slew, and he makes his suit against him till his seed is destroyed from the face of the earth, and his seed is annihilated from amongst the seed of men.'
5. I saw (the spirit of) a dead man making suit, and his voice went forth to heaven and made suit 6. And I asked Raphael the angel who was with me, and I said unto him: 'This spirit which maketh suit, whose is it, whose voice goeth forth and maketh suit to heaven?' 7. And he answered me saying: 'This is the spirit which went forth from Abel, whom his brother Cain slew, and he makes his suit against him till his seed is destroyed from the face of the earth, and his seed is annihilated from amongst the seed of men.'
Brief History on the Book of Noah
Aramaic fragments of many parts of the book were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, as were Hebrew fragments of the Book of Noah, either one of the sources of Enoch or a parallel elaboration of the same material.
Birth of Noah
28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.
1 Enoch 107:3 Fragment of The Book of Noah
3. And when Methuselah had heard the words of his father Enoch-for he had shown to him everything in secret-he returned and showed (them) to him and called the name of that son Noah; for he will comfort the earth after all the destruction.
Angels Keep not their First Estate and Mate with women
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
1 Enoch 6:1- 8 Fragment of the Book of Noah
And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. 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 children.' 3. And Semjaza, 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.' 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.' 5. Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. 6. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. 7. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaq1el, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. 8. These are their chiefs of tens.
Giants in Those Days and Also After That (very important and a post on Giants will be soon! with archeological proof)
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
1 Enoch 7:1-6 Fragment of The Book Noah
And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. 2. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: 3. Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, 4. the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. 5. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. 6. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones
1 Enoch 106:13-14,17
And I, Enoch, answered and said unto him: 'The Lord will do a new thing on the earth, and this I have already seen in a vision, and make known to thee that in the generation of my father Jared some of the angels of heaven transgressed the word of the Lord. 14. And behold they commit sin and transgress the law, and have united themselves with women and commit sin with them, and have married some of them, and have begot children by them. 17. And they shall produce on the earth giants not according to the spirit, but according to the flesh, and there shall be a great punishment on the earth, and the earth shall be cleansed from all impurity.
Noah Found Grace and Walked with Abba Yah/Father God
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
1 Enoch 67:1-3 Fragment of the Book of Noah
And in those days the word of God came unto me, and He said unto me: ' Noah, thy lot has come Up before Me, a lot without blame, a lot of love and uprightness. 2. And now the angels are making a wooden (building), and when they have completed that task I will place My hand upon it and preserve it, and there shall come forth from it the seed of life, and a change shall set in so that the earth will not remain without inhabitant. 3. And I will make fast thy seed before me for ever and ever, and I will spread abroad those who dwell with thee: it shall not be unfruitful on the face of the earth, but it shall be blessed and multiply on the earth in the name of the Lord.'
The Great Deluge/Flood (Recorded in All of History as Happening All over the World in All Cultures another post soon)
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
1 Enoch 10:1-3
Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, and said to him: 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 3 upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it. 3. And now instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.
1 Enoch 106:15-16 Fragment of The Book of Noah
15. Yea, there shall come a great destruction over the whole earth, and there shall be a deluge and a great destruction for one year. 16. And this son who has been born unto you shall be left on the earth, and his three children shall be saved with him: when all mankind that are on the earth shall die [he and his sons shall be saved].
Chapter IV of the Book of Noah
The Book of 1Enoch
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