Pagan accounts validate the biblical record of the earliest, the pre-flood era of human history.
- During Hesiod’s Silver Age, the Olympian god Zeus [Satan cloned son of Lucifer] was in charge.
- True that – ” if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire” (Genesis 4:7)
- Zeus caused this generation of man to be created as vastly inferior to the gods in appearance and wisdom.
- Notice Zeus cannot claim that he created mankind, simply that he caused degeneration through luring into sin.
- When people wouldn’t honor the gods, Zeus caused them to be destroyed.
- This is confirmed by biblical account of violence: “shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: [God’s people]…as the days of Noah were” (Matthew 24:9,37)
- When they died, they became “blessed spirits of the underworld”. Sheltered in Abraham’s bosom on the other side of the gulf separating them from the sinners.
In Greek and older myths, bronze was connected to weapons, war, and warfare. The men of the Bronze Age were terrible and strong and warlike. They did not eat bread, living mainly on meat.
Which is a nice way saying they were cannibals.
According to a study published in 2011 in the journal PLoS One, the oldest evidence of cannibalism suggests that humans ate other humans as a part of death rites.
When Jesuits encountered Iroquois, Mowak and other tribes, they noted with surprise and disgust that these Native American groups practiced cannibalism. Eating human flesh…was part of a ritual aimed at strengthening the tribe…
The same held true for Central and South American tribes, such as the Aztec or the Inca, who engaged in cannibalism as part of a sacrificial religious rite…
In 2012, authorities in Papua New Guinea charged 29 members of one tribe with the deaths [and cannibalization] of seven witch doctors [to be] be imbued with supernatural powers.
It was the violent Bronze Age generation of hybrids that was destroyed by the flood.
Great flood tales appear in many different Greek and Roman documents—Hesiod’s The Theogony (8th century BCE), Plato’s Timeaus (5th century BCE), Aristotle’s Meteorology (4th century BCE), Greek Old Testament or Septuagint (3rd century BCE), Pseudo-Apollodorus’s The Library (ca. 50 BCE), and many others. Some Second Temple Jewish and early Christian scholars were of the opinion that Noah, Deucalion, and the Mesopotamian Sisuthros or Utnapishtim were the same person, and the various versions were all of a single ancient flood
“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…And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth…all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” (Genesis 6:5-7)
“the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” (Jude 1:6)
“And against the angels…He bade us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and behold they are bound in the midst of them, and are (kept) separate. And against their sons [the giants] went forth a command from before His face that they should be smitten with the sword, and be removed from under heaven.” (Jubilees 5)
Much more detail of God’s judgment via the Flood than is provided in Moses’ account in Genesis comes from the apocryphal books of Jubilees, Jasher, which is referenced twice as a validating source in canon of scripture, and especially Enoch.
This writer proposes that the extant angelic history in Job and the Apocryphal books offers an explanation as to why Moses did not include this in his brief overview of creation and unique pre-Flood era in Genesis 1-6. Repetition was unnecessary, it was a sidebar to human history, and it would bulk out the Bible even more beyond the massive tome it was destined to be.
According to all these writers, the problem starts, not with the angels, but the masses of humanity who chose evil over good. The following is taken from Jasher chapter 4:
- 1056 AM – Noah born – And the wife of Lamech conceived and bare him a son at that time, at the revolution of the year. And [his grandfather] Methuselah [son and heir of Enoch] called his name Noah, saying, The earth was in his days at rest and free from corruption, and Lamech his father called his name Menachem, saying, This one shall comfort us in our works and miserable toil in the earth, which God had cursed.
- And the child grew up and was weaned, and he went in the ways of his [grandfather Methuselah, perfect and upright with God [like his great-grandfather Enoch].
- And all the sons of men departed from the ways of the Lord in those days as they multiplied upon the face of the earth with sons and daughters,
- and they taught one another their evil practices and they continued sinning against the Lord.
- And every man made unto himself a god [body for a spirit being to enable interaction with the four-dimension world],
- and they robbed and plundered every man his neighbor as well as his relative,
- and they corrupted the earth,
- and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field, and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord,
- and the earth was filled with violence.
- And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice.
The first recorded mention of this practice is, appropriately, found in the oldest extent work of literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh. where Gilgamesh assumes the right to have sex with every bride on her wedding day. The Greek historian Herodotus reports that in Libya, “maidens about to be married are shown to the king, who deflowers the one who pleases him”. Worse yet, the neighbouring Nasamones let all wedding guests engage in an orgy with the bride…other inhabitants of Africa included the Gindanes, whose “women wear one leather ankle band for each lover they have had”, and the Atarantes who “have no individual names”.
Regarding the reliability of the book of Enoch,
Michael Knibb…studied all available manuscripts and sources, and it is clear that this book was well known and studied in many countries well before the time of Jesus. The earliest known surviving fragments and quotations in various languages show that this is the same book, and that the Ethiopians have preserved it well…
The standard academic view seems to be that some slightly demented religious fanatic wrote the book – not long before the earliest provable fragments, (200 or 300.BC). I think it is impossible to support this view…the all too accurate prophecies are probably the reasons why it was ‘lost’ by the religions that used to regard it as holy.
“The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be living in the days of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed…“I saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come.”
This is consistent with the heavenly visions of Isaiah and John.
“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple…Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone…for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me…Also I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, Go, and tell this people…the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate” (Isaiah 6:1-12)
“a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard…said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter…And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne…the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done…Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand…I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Revelation 4:1-2, 22:6-12)
“The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling, And the eternal God will tread upon the earth, even on Mount Sinai and will appear in the strength of His might from the heaven of heavens. And all shall be smitten with fear and the Watchers shall quake, and great fear and trembling shall seize them unto the ends of the earth. And the high mountains shall be shaken and the high hills shall be made low, and shall melt like wax before the flame. And the earth shall be wholly rent in sunder and all that is upon the earth shall perish, and there shall be a judgement upon all.”
This is apparently referenced in scripture.
“And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.” (Micah 1:3-4)
“And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones to execute judgement upon all, And to destroy all the ungodly: And to convict all flesh Of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
This is quoted verbatim (allowing for translations) by Jude:
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves [through] sensual [means to evil spirits] having not the Spirit.” (Jude 1:14-19)
Notice how Jude assigns the same value to Enoch’s words as the words of the apostles.
So I think there is value in learning what Enoch tells us. His account does not in any way contradict the Genesis summary while detailing
- what happened to the wicked angels and their hybrid offspring
- what are the origin of the unclean and evil spirits inhabiting human beings so endemic throughout the New Testament accounts,
- who are “the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing.”(I Peter 3:19-20)
So without further ado, Enoch’s account of the cause of the last Flood.
1 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”…5 Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. 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.
6 And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael, Armaros Batarel, Ananel, Zaqlel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel…7 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 [downgrade from hyper – to four-dimensional?] themselves with them…
9 And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. 10 And they began to sin against [hybridizing] birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood…
11 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they
were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways.
- Semjaza taught enchantments and root−cuttings,
- Armaros the resolving of enchantments,
- Baraqijal taught astrology,
- Kokabel the constellations,
- Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds,
- Araqiel the signs of the earth,
- Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and
- Sariel the course of the moon.
And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven.
Intercession of Angels
1 And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven and saw much blood being shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth. 2 And they said one to another, “The earth made without inhabitant cries the
voice of their cryingst up to the gates of heaven.” 3 And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men make their suit,
saying, “Bring our cause before the Most High.”..
9 Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech and said to him, “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 upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it. And now instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.”
10 And again the Lord said to Raphael, “Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into the fire.
11 And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons. And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel, to him ascribe all sin.” [This is consistent with the sudden extinction of dinosaurs and other monsters through catastrophic events associated with the flood.]
12 And to Gabriel said the Lord, “Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication and destroy the children of the Watchers [class of angels sent to watch over / guard humanity] from amongst men. Send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in battle, for length of days shall they not have. And no request that they make of thee shall be granted unto their fathers on their behalf; for they hope to live an eternal life, and that each one of them will live five hundred years.”
13 And the Lord said unto Michael, “Go, bind Samlazaz and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves with them in all their uncleanness. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is for ever and ever is consummated. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire and to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever…because they have wronged
16 And then shall all the righteous escape and shall live till they beget thousands of children, and all the days of their youth and their old age shall they complete in peace…