I’ve read the book of Enoch up to Chapter 32. It was overall very interesting and I would encourage anyone to read it. I’m giving it to my dad to read next. A couple points I found interesting so far. 1.) God told Enoch that the angels who laid with human women and blah blah blah would be berried in the dessert for 70 centuries and then until the end. 70 centuries, being 7,000 years, is a full 1,000 years away from now (give or take a few hundred I’m sure). Would it be fair to say after reading this book that the end isn’t until some time near the year 3000? It was something I really thought about. 2.) There was really no reference to Satan when talking about the Angels who came down to earth and made giants, taught sorcery, and made weapons, etc. I have concluded that, if this book is truly the work of Enoch (who if I’m not mistaken walked with god), then the angels came down from heaven, not up from hell. Later in the book it is said that God even has a prison specifically for angels where they will be held for eternity. It also seems that they do not get the same grace as we do. When asking for forgiveness, they are given so second chances. 3.) The use of stars confuses the shit out of me in this book. I’m not sure what to think. Maybe someone else can shine some light on it for me. 4.) Enoch, when having his vision sees “four delightful places.” The angel Raphael tells him that it is where the souls of men go until judgment. I’ve often wondered about this place. The Catholics believe that we go to a purgatory after dead and await judgment. This book implies some sort of resort in heaven for us to vacation until the final day. I personally thought we would sleep till Jesus comes back. Not sure quite what to make of it. I also found it rather Greek Mythology based when the angel Raphael pointed out the loudest of the voices from the four delightful places reaching to heaven was Abel’s (the brother of Cain) who will “accuse till Cain’s seed parish from the seed of the human race.” My conclusion… Abel is pissed and so is everyone else throughout history who got kilt. 5.) God’s going to give a tree to the saints which will evidently give them eternal life and they will live on the earth forever… or something like that. I don’t get it. Isn’t our aim to live in heaven with God? 6.) In chapter 26 a place is pointed out where the wicked will convene. Apparently God will make an example out of them in this place as the Saints watch. I instantly thought of the coliseum in Rome. It makes me wonder why God would do that when it’s obvious they already didn’t make it to paradise, but rather got stuck with eternal damnation. I’m still working on it, but I’ve been short on time. I’ll read the rest by tomorrow hopefully.