A reader comments: Hope this doesn't insult in any way, but you have been misinformed concerning the nature of Leviathan, listed as one of your Demons. The "Apocryphal" book of Enoch (one of the latter sons of Adam and Eve) is not included in the Holy Bible, primarily because the contents cannot be verified historically. He did exist(can be verified) but never contributed to … [Read more...]
Book of Enoch
The Book of Enoch is an early Jewish book ascribed to the profit Enoch, great-grandfather of Noah. It is considered a non-canonical (rather than Orthodox) text but is often referred to in later writings. The text contains the Book of the Watchers, thought to date back to 300BC, which describes how the angels (called Watchers) fell from Heaven and fathered the Nephilim. Read recent posts about the Book of Enoch below.
Contents Background of the Book of Enoch Findings at Qumran The Astronomical Book The Book of the Watchers Sin of the Angels Cause of Sin Entering the World Enoch as Intermediary Angels' Punishment Background of the Book of Enoch The Book of Enoch, ascribed to Enoch, is a non-canonical text used by various Jewish sects including the Dead Sea Scrolls community … [Read more...]
Jewish Traditions Not Included In the Bible The Pseudepigrapha is a collection of various works written approximately between 200 BCE and 100 CE that were left out of the Old Testament. They tend to be written in Hebrew or Aramaic or occasionally Greek, and tend to be attributed to well known biblical heroes like Abraham, Moses, and Noah. Some of these books were included … [Read more...]
The story of a rebel force that defies a Deity has been a topic of great fascination for authors and poets for millennia. There are para-biblical stories about how angels defied God to sleep with mortal women and bear children. John Milton creates a vivid mythos around Satan as a tragic character. Greek poets speak of Prometheus who defied Zeus and was condemned to eternal … [Read more...]
Contents Watchers in the Old Testament Watchers in Jewish Midrash Watchers in 1 Enoch Watchers in The Book of Jubilees Watchers in 2 Enoch Watchers in Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews Philo's Commentary on Genesis 6 Names and Misdeeds of the Watchers There are two basic versions of the fallen angels story: the fall of the … [Read more...]