Vol: 119 Issue: 19 Friday, August 19, 2011
There are certain, undeniable realities in this world that exist, no matter how hard we try to explain them away, and as soon as we think we’ve got it figured out, something comes along that causes you to start all over again.
The Great Pyramid is one of those undeniable realities. It displays a level of scientific sophistication that defies conventional explanation.
In 1978, a “Great Pyramid Feasibility Study” related to the quarrying and transportation of stone was conducted by Merel Booker of the Indiana Limestone Institute of America.
Made up of 33 quarries state-wide, the Institute is considered by many architects to be one of the world’s leading authorities on limestone. Using modern equipment, the study concludes:
“Utilizing the entire Indiana Limestone industry’s facilities as they now stand [for 33 quarries], and figuring on tripling present average production, it would take approximately 27 years to quarry, fabricate and ship the total requirements.”
Booker also points out “the time study assumes sufficient quantities of railroad cars would be available without delay or downtime during this 27 year period and does not factor in the increasing costs of completing the work.”
Five thousand years ago, while the Great Pyramid, with all its advanced astronomical, geographic and mathematical complexities was being constructed, secular history says the Sumerians were just beginning to invent the first written language.
The bow and arrow was a relatively recent invention.
Hebrew slaves wouldn’t learn the art of manufacturing mud bricks by stomping mud together with straw for another nine hundred years.
Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon was yet millennia in the future.
Who told the Pharaoh’s builders that Giza was in the exact center of the earth, that the north and south poles were slightly flattened, and the earth tilts 23.5 degrees on its axis?
First, we need to differentiate between the Book of Enoch (or Enoch i) and the “Secrets of Enoch” (Enoch ii).
What makes up the Book of Enoch (i) are divided as “The Apocalypse of Weeks,” fragments of the “Book of Noah”; “The Dream Visions”; the Book of Heavenly Luminaries”; and the “Simultudes”.
The first two books are believed to be the oldest, dating to the pre-Maccabean Period (prior to 300 BC); the latest, “the Simultudes” to somewhere in the first century before Christ.
The author of the first two ‘books’ of Enoch, based on references within the text, was likely a Jew who lived in the land of Dan in northern Israel.
Whether he actually authored the book, or simply transcribed what had been oral tradition passed down from father to son from the time of Noah, has not been established.
Nothing is known of the authors of the three later texts.
What is known IS that at least part of the Book of Enoch was in wide circulation throughout the Jewish community of pre-Christian Palestine for at least three centuries before the birth of Christ.
Anything about its pedigree beyond that is at best, an educated guess. So let’s look to some of Enoch’s contents as they relate to the topic at hand.
Enoch Chapter Six begins with the Genesis narrative:
“And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. 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.'”
Enoch then names the leading angels in the conspiracy.
“And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaq1el, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens.”
Enoch’s narrative continues;
“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 themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. 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. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.”
Enoch goes on to say that these fallen angels taught pre-diluvian man forbidden secrets; Azazel taught metallurgy and weaponry; invented cosmetics, “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 (magic arts, drugs); 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.
Enoch calls these angels, (the ones Jude described as having “Left their first estate”) the “Watchers.”
Later in the book, Enoch says these angels were bound by God and cast then into the bowels of the earth for ‘seventy generations’ until the Judgment. (Revelation 9:2-11)
(Interestingly, if one pegs a generation at seventy years, as does Psalms 90:10, seventy generations (4900 years) from the Flood 2000-2350 BC) works out to between 6900 and 7200 years — or approximately this generation.)
Enoch’s narrative reads as does the Genesis story. And while it adds considerable detail not contained in Genesis, it offers no contradictions. Wherever the two stories touch, the details are the same.
Angels intermarried with the daughters of men, they practiced only evil continually, and their offspring were ‘men of renown,’ according to Scripture and according to Enoch. The Bible says they were giants; so does Enoch.
Enoch says these angels taught the forbidden knowledge to their ‘wives’ and offspring. History is replete with the record of giants.
(The surviving drawings of the Egyptian kings of the era of the Great Pyramids universally depict the pharaohs as being at least twice the height of their subjects.)
Joshua, who was already bedeviled by the memories ‘of the gods before the Flood’ got into hot water with God for disobeying His command to wipe out the inhabitants of Canaan, (whom the spies informed him were all giants).
It appears that history and theology and logic and common sense all come together on the 30th Parallel, where the 12 foot-tall Pharoh Narmer proclaimed himself the ‘son of Ra’ and ordered the construction of the Great Pyramid as his monument.
Narmer knew the distance from the earth to the sun in miles and constructed one of the most mathematically precise structures ever built by man in all his history.
Two thousand years later, his people were living in mud huts that they built all by themselves.
Tomorrow, we’ll take up the issue of the ancient gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and see where that leads us.