Date: 2017-05-13 05:08
Leonhard Rost writes: Chapters 77-87 constitute an astronomical treatise probably written around the end of the second century . Chapters 99-655 contain exhortations of Enoch in the style of the farewell discourses of the twelve patriarchs. These discourses date from the first century . The beginning of the book (chapters 6-5) and the conclusion (chapter 658) are among the redactional additions to this complex book. They date from the first century . Nothing in the book makes any allusion to the coming of the Romans in 68 . ( Judaism Outside the Hebrew Canon , p. 689)
I understand that you want to believe what you want to believe, but that does not make your beliefs true and your comments are just distracting from the topic. As I said, these things have already been discussed in one way or another in prior comments. You said you will bow out twice now. So this third time you actually will.
Or, you know, this whole thing could be a collection of Bronze Age mythology, rather than a true record of factual events. It 8767 s funny how all of the inherent problems just go away, if you view it in that light.
It appears to me that highly evolved benevolent extraterrestrials came to this planet hundreds of thousands of years ago and decided to make an intelligent creative being out of the most advanced being which was the evolutionary dead end off shoot of the chimp. It was the hunched over animalistic ignorant cave man that had the potential to become a humanoid self aware creative entity worthy of a conscious divine soul to incarnate into.
At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.
The ramifications of this are staggering. Could it be the unexplainable technology and achievements of the ancient Mayans, Egyptians, Sumerians, and other civilizations find their roots in the teachings of the Nephilim?
You really need to quit reading into what people are saying just because you choose to believe a theory that makes even less sense in context of what we have been told and know.
The opening verses in fact do not say that Enoch wrote this. Rather, they seem to imply that some unknown prophet, the author, had holy angels show him a Vision. And in that Vision the author saw and heard Enoch prophesying. There is some variance in the translation, but it seems possible the author saw a Vision of Enoch in heaven, prophesying. So what we have here, is around 755 BC holy angels gave the author a Vision of Enoch prophesying, and the author wrote down the words he heard Enoch say, in the Vision that the holy angels gave him. This explains how these are the words of Enoch, in truth as the Bible says, yet this was written around 755 BC. (Add or saw Vision of him in the past, being shown by the angel Enoch on earth prophesying, before he was taken by God.)
I never quite understood how people can come up with these fancy theories about these fallen angels actually being mere men. That never made any sense to me. I think they insist they are not fallen angels because the implications of accepting that there was indeed an angelic rebellion by a number that mingled with mankind and produced giants, are too far-reaching. It would mean that much of what we have been taught about history is false.