Table Of Contents
- 1 The Watchers In The Book Of Enoch
- 1.1 The Watchers first appeared in the Book of Enoch Chapter 1
- 1.2 The Watchers sinned against God by lusting after women and by desiring to bear children with them
- 1.3 Oath of the Watchers
- 1.4 How many Watchers left Heaven to marry women?
- 1.5 When did the Watchers leave Heaven to marry women?
- 1.6 Where did the Watchers first appear in the earth?
- 1.7 READ
The Watchers In The Book Of Enoch
The Watchers In The Book Of Enoch is a continuation of explanations about the identity and conduct of a group of fallen angels called The Watchers. These Watchers also appear in the bible.
Read more on this at The Watchers In The Bible.
The Watchers first appeared in the Book of Enoch Chapter 1
In those days of visitation, He said, the Watchers would quake and be smitten with great fear and trembling (Book of Enoch 1: 5).
We do not know yet who the Watchers are, but we learn by inference that they are in submission to God’s authority. His very Presence fills them with dread, because His purpose was to judge them for their sins. Halelujah.
3. Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them:
The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling,
5. 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.
The Watchers sinned against God by lusting after women and by desiring to bear children with them
The Book of Enoch chapter 6: 2 reveals the sin of the Watchers. They lusted after the beautiful daughters of men and desired to marry them and to have children.
Their desire was contrary to the law of God for them. They were the children of heaven (chapter 6: 2). They were angels and spiritual beings and had not been assigned to marry and to have children.
They knew that their desire was sinful:
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.’
3. And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: ‘I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’
Oath of the Watchers
The leader of the Watchers was an Angel called Semjaza. He recognized that his colleagues were asking him to commit a “great sin.” He was afraid they would abandon the plan and that he would face the penalty alone.
The other Watchers, therefore, joined together and swore an oath to sin against God.
And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: ‘I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’
4. And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.’
5. Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it (Book of Enoch 6: 3 – 5).
How many Watchers left Heaven to marry women?
There were two hundred Watchers (Book of Enoch 6: 6).
When did the Watchers leave Heaven to marry women?
The Watchers descended in the days of Jared. Jared was the son of Cainaan.
He was born 460 years after the Creation and died in the Year 1422.
Where did the Watchers first appear in the earth?
The Watchers descended from Heaven and landed on the summit of a mountain they called Mount Hermon:
and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it (Book of Enoch 6: 6).