By George Henry Schodde
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This will suffice as an apology for a brand new translation of Enoch. within the translation the article has been to render as actually as attainable, whether thereby the English may still develop into a bit harsh. after all the notes don't pre are likely to resolve all of the mysteries during this such a lot mysterious of books; however it is was hoping they are going to be of a few counsel in knowing those intricacies. evidently, those and the creation are, partly, a compilation; however the innovations of others were used with judgment and discrimination, and the assets are indicated. In all questions the author has been self sustaining, as may be obvious through the truth that he has often departed from crushed paths.
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Iii. 12, 13; the sword, Ps. vii. 12; Deut. xxxii. —4. Water of life, cf. the fountain of life, in Prov. x. 11; xiii. 14; xiv. 27; xvi. 22; but water of life, Apoc. xxii. 17. —5, 6. It is curious that a writer whose object it is to oppose the entrance of Greek ideas should resort to Greek myths himself for his ideas, for that his statements here are not based on Old Testament premises is self-evident. The river of fire is the GTR, Od. 10, 513. That he mentions only this one stream by name, and that one, too, being an unimportant one in the lower world of the Greeks (cf.
17-22; xxxi. 3, 11, 13; Ex. xiii. 21 with xiv. 19. —8. —9. e. the giants, the product of the union of two different kinds of beings, 15:3-7. The manner of this destruction shall be self-slaughter, as is also stated in the book of the Jubilees (ch. 5, p. 20): “And he sent among them his sword that each one should kill his neighbor; and they commenced to kill each other, till they all fell by the sword, and were destroyed from the earth. But their fathers looked on, and after that were bound in the abysses of the earth till the day of the great judgment”; cf.
In which Isaiah ascends up to the seventh through the other six heavens, the manner of the ascent is not stated, except that the angels caused it. The statements here are certainly connected with Isa. ; Ezek. I. ; Dan. vii. —9. These holy places are surrounded by walls of the purest substances. In Zech. ii. 5 the Lord is himself a wall of fire, and fire is the symbol of purity, Prov. xxv. 22; Jer. xxiii. 29; Mal. iii. —10. —11. —13. —14. Cf. Ezek. I. 28; Dan. viii. 17, 18; x. 9; Ascensio Isaiae, ix.