[b-hebrew] Evil, God, Satan, & Enoch

tladatsi at charter.net tladatsi at charter.net
Thu Aug 11 09:13:04 EDT 2005


Hello,

Just a note, that the idea * fallen angels * originated 
with the Book of Enoch which was very popular in many 
circles, both Christian and Judaic, between 200 BCE - 200 
AD.  There are three different versions of this story in 
Enoch.  In one version, the leader of the rebellion is an 
overly proud angel called Satanel.  In another version, the 
leader is Azazel(see Lev 16:8-26) who leads the watchers to 
earth and knew the daughters of men (Gen 6:1-4).  As 
punishment, Azazel is cast out of heaven, bound hand and 
foot by the angel Rafa-El, and thrown in a hot hole in the 
desert (Duda'el). Enoch also is the origin of the idea of 
equating the snake in Eden with Satanel who seeks seduce 
Adam and Eve to commit sin.  

Enoch fell from favor and was removed from official 
Christian canon in the 4th century, although parts of it 
are quoted in the letters of St. Jude.  Enoch was re-
discovered in Ethopia and other copies were later found at 
Qumram.

Jack Tladatsi



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