The charge Given To Methuselah

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The Charge Given To Methuselah: Book Of Enoch Audio

The charge given to Methuselah is found in Book of Enoch Audio: Chapter 82. Enoch, in recounting the visions, charged his son Methuselah to preserve his books for future generations of the .

Enoch also instructed Methuselah on important information including:

the four Intercalary Days, or days on which seasons begin.
the Stars which lead the Seasons and the Months.
number of days in a year
names and timing of the four seasons of the year.

Book of Enoch Chapter 82

The charge given to Methuselah by Enoch

1. And now, my son Methuselah, all these things I am recounting to thee and writing down for thee, and I have revealed to thee everything, and given thee books concerning all these:

so preserve, my son Methuselah, the books from thy father’s hand, and (see) that thou deliver them to the generations of the .

2. I have given Wisdom to thee and to thy children,
[And thy children that shall be to thee],

That they may give it to their children for generations,
This wisdom (namely) that passeth their thought.

3. And those who understand it shall not sleep,
But shall listen with the ear that they may learn this wisdom,
And it shall please those that eat thereof better than good food.

The four intercalated days

4. Blessed are all the righteous, blessed are all those who walk in the way of righteousness and sin not as the sinners,

in the reckoning of all their days in which the sun traverses the heaven, entering into and departing from the portals for thirty days with the heads of thousands of the order of the stars,

together with the four which are intercalated which divide the four portions of the year, which lead them and enter with them four days.

5. Owing to them men shall be at fault and not reckon them in the whole reckoning of the year: yea, men shall be at fault, and not recognize them accurately.

6. For they belong to the reckoning of the year and are truly recorded (thereon) for ever, one in the first portal and one in the third, and

one in the fourth and one in the sixth, and the year is completed in three hundred and sixty-four days.

Archangel Uriel is over the host of heaven (luminaries, months, festivals, years, and days).

7. And the account thereof is accurate and the recorded reckoning thereof exact;

for the luminaries, and months and festivals, and years and days, has Uriel shown and revealed to me,

to whom the Lord of the whole creation of the hath subjected the host of heaven.

8. And he has power over and day in the heaven to cause the light to give light to men–sun, , and stars, and all the powers of the heaven which revolve in their .

9. And these are , which set in their places, and in their seasons and festivals and months.

10. And these are the names of those who lead them, who watch that they enter at their times, in their orders, in their seasons, in their months, in their periods of dominion, and in their positions.

11. Their four leaders who divide the four parts of the year enter first; and after them the twelve leaders of the orders who divide the months;

and for the three hundred and sixty (days) there are heads over thousands who divide the days;

Four seasons of the year

and for the four intercalary days there are the leaders which sunder the four parts of the year.

12. And these heads over thousands are intercalated between leader and leader, each behind a station, but their leaders make the division.

And these are the names of the leaders who divide the four parts of the year which are ordained: Mîlkî’êl, Hel’emmêlêk, and Mêl’êjal, and Nârêl.

13. And the names of those who lead them:

Adnâr’êl, and Îjâsûsa’êl, and ’Elômê’êl–these three follow the leaders of the orders,

and there is one that follows the three leaders of the orders which follow those leaders of stations that divide the four parts of the year.

The beginning of the year and the signs – that is, Spring.

15. In the beginning of the year Melkejâl rises first and rules, who is named Tam’âinî and sun, and all the days of his dominion whilst he bears rule are ninety-one days.

16. And these are the signs of the days which are to be seen on earth in the days of his dominion:

sweat, and heat, and calms;

and all the trees bear fruit,

and leaves are produced on all the trees,

and the harvest of wheat, and the rose-flowers, and all the flowers which come forth in the field,

but the .

17. And these are the names of the leaders which are under them:

Berka’êl, ,

and another who is added a head of a thousand, called Hîlûjâsĕph:

and the days of the dominion of this (leader) are at an end.

The season of the shining sun – that is, summer.

18. The next leader after him is Hêl’emmêlêk, whom one names the shining sun, and all the days of his light are ninety-one days.

19. And these are the signs of (his) days on the earth:

glowing heat and dryness,

and the trees ripen their fruits and produce all their fruits ripe and ready,

and the sheep pair and become pregnant,

and all the fruits of the earth are gathered in,

and everything that is in the fields, and the winepress:

these things take place in the days of his dominion.

20. These are the names, and the orders, and the leaders of those heads of thousands:

Gîdâ’îjal, Kê’êl, and Hê’êl,

and the name of the head of a thousand which is added to them, Asfâ’êl’:

and the days of his dominion are at an end.

The charge given to Methuselah

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