of the Old Testament
(public domain) as translated by RH Charles
Charles' Book/bound Volume I contains Maccabees 1-3.
Book/bound Volume II contains: Old Testament Pseudepigrapha:
1. Pseudepigrapha Introduction
2. Legal Primitive History: Jubilees
3. Sacred Legends:
a. Artisteas' Letter
b. Adam and Eve's Books
c. Isaiah's Martyrdom + Ascension of Isaiah - Wikipedia
a. 1 Enoch
12 Patriarch's Testaments
b. 2 Enoch's Secrets
c. 2 Baruch' Syriac Apocalypse
d. 3 Baruch's Greek Apolypse
e. 4 Ezra
4. Psalms of Solomon
5. Ethics and Wisdom Literature
a. 4 Maccabees
b. Pirke Aboth
c. Ahikar's Story
a. Zadokite Fragments
Early Writings @ http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/index.html
Writings by Enoch & others 200 BC (before Christ)
Russian/Slavonic translation http://www.scribd.com/doc/301925/The-Secrets-of-Creation-Enoch
Eastern Religion link http://reluctant-messenger.com/enoch.htm - http://reluctant-messenger.com/1enoch01-60.htm -
Book of Enoch Charles - http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/boe/index.htm -
Book of Enoch from http://jeremiah111.org/?page_id=219
Ethiopian Enoch 1 - 60 Laurence - Ethiopian Enoch 61 - 105 Laurence - Secrets of Enoch 1 - 68 Laurence - http://www.ccel.org/c/charles/otpseudepig/enoch/ENOCH_1.HTM (edited)
Chapter 6 - 1 It came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto
2 them beautiful & comely daughters. The angels, the children of the heaven, saw, lusted after them,
and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men
3 and beget us children.' Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not
4 indeed agree to do this deed. I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.'
They all answered him & said: 'Let us all swear an oath, & all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations
5 not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves
6 by mutual imprecations upon it. They were in all 200; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon; they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn
7 and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. These are the names of their leaders:
Samlazaz (their leader), Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal,
8 Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaqiel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel.
These are their chiefs of 10s.
Chapter 7 - 1 All the others, together with them, took...wives; each chose for himself one.
They began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them. They taught them charms,
2 enchantments, the cutting of roots, & made them acquainted with plants. They
3 became pregnant & bare great giants, whose height was 3000 ells: Who consumed
4 all the acquisitions of men. When men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against
5 them & devoured mankind. They began to sin against birds, beasts, reptiles, &
6 fish, & to devour one another's flesh, & drink the blood.
Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.
Chapter 9 -
1 Then (4 holy arch-angels) Michael, Uriel, Raphael, & Gabriel looked down from heaven & saw much blood being
2 shed upon the earth, & all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth.
They said one to another: 'The earth made without inhabitant cries the voice of their cryings up to the gates of heaven.
3 Now to you, holy ones of heaven, souls of men make their suit, saying, "Bring our cause
4 before the Most High."' They said to the Lord of the ages: 'Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, & God of the ages, the throne of Thy glory (standeth) unto all the generations of the
5 ages. Thy name holy, glorious & blessed unto all the ages. Thou hast made all things, & power over all things hast Thou. All things are naked & open in Thy sight. Thou sees all
6 things and nothing can hide itself from Thee.
Thou sees what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth & revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which
7 men were striving to learn: (Thou sees) Semjaza, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates.
They have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, have slept with the
9 women, have defiled themselves, & revealed to them all kinds of sins. The women have
10 borne giants. The whole earth has thereby been filled with blood & unrighteousness.
Now, behold, the souls of those (giants/half-breeds: half-human+half-spirit) who have died are crying & making their suit to the gates of heaven; their lamentations have ascended & cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are
11 wrought on the earth. Thou knows all things before they come to pass.
Thou sees these things...suffer them, &...not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.'
Chapter 10 -
1 Then said the Most High, Holy, Great One spoke, sent Uriel to the son of Lamech,
2 & said to him: 'Go to Noah and tell him in My name "Hide thyself." Reveal to him the end that is approaching:
that the whole earth will be destroyed, & a deluge (of water/flood) is about to come
3 upon the whole earth to destroy all that is on it. Now instruct him that: he may escape
4 and his seed (DNA/offspring) may be preserved for all the generations of the world.'
Again the Lord said to Raphael: 'Bind Azazel hand & foot, & cast him into the darkness: Make an opening
5 in the desert, which is in Dudael, & cast him therein. Place upon him rough & jagged rocks, cover him with darkness, & let him abide there for ever. Cover his face that he may
6,7 not see light. On the day of the great judgment he shall be cast into the fire.
Heal the earth which the (fallen) angels have corrupted. Proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the
8 Watchers (angels/spirits clothed with flesh) have disclosed & have taught their sons.
The (seed/DNA of almost the) whole earth has been corrupted
9 through the works that were taught by Azazel: To him ascribe all sin (especially sexual).'
To Gabriel said the Lord: 'Proceed against the bastards, reprobates, & children of fornication. Destroy [the children of fornication &] the children (giants/half-breeds) of the Watchers from amongst men [and cause them to go forth].
Send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in
10 battle, for length of days shall they not have.
No request that they (the giant/half-breed offspring) make of thee shall be granted
unto their fathers (parents) on their behalf, for they hope to live an eternal life, &
11 that each one (descendant) of them will live 500 years.'
The Lord said unto Michael: 'Go, bind Semjaza & his (angelic Watcher) associates (underlings) who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves
12 with them in all their uncleanness. When their sons have slain one another, & they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them (the angelic Watcher parents who trespassed by mating with humans) fast for 70 generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgment & of their consummation, till the judgment that is
13 for ever & ever is consummated. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire:
14 to the torment & the prison in which they shall be confined for ever.
Whosoever shall be condemned & destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all
15 generations. Destroy all the (angelic fallen) spirits of the reprobate & the (giant/ half-breed) children of the Watchers, because
16 they have wronged mankind. Destroy all wrong from the face of the earth & let every evil work come to an end:
Let the plant of righteousness & truth appear. It shall prove a blessing.
The works of righteousness & truth' shall be planted in truth & joy for evermore.
17 Then shall all the righteous escape & live till they beget 1,000's of children.
All the days of their youth & their old age shall they complete in peace.
18 Then shall the whole earth be tilled in righteousness, planted with trees &
19 be full of blessing. All desirable trees shall be planted on it.
They shall plant vines on it; the vine which they plant thereon shall yield wine in abundance.
All the seed which is sown thereon, each measure (of it), shall bear a 1,000 & each measure of olives shall yield
20 10 presses of oil. Cleanse thou the earth from all: oppression, unrighteousness, sin,
godlessness & uncleanness that is wrought upon the earth;
21 destroy from off the earth. All the children of men shall become righteous. All nations
22 shall offer adoration and shall praise Me; all shall worship Me. The earth shall be cleansed from all: defilement, sin, punishment, & torment. I will never again send (them) upon it from generation to generation & for ever."
Russian/Slavonic translation http://www.scribd.com/doc/301941/The-Book-of-The-Secrets-Of-Enoch
Chapters 1-68 @ http://www.pseudepigrapha.com/pseudepigrapha/1enoch_all.html
Enoch 96:3 - Fear not, you that have suffered, for healing shall be your portion,
a bright light shall enlighten you, & the voice of rest you shall hear from heaven.
Enoch 98:5 - Barrenness has not been
given to the woman,
but on account of the deeds of her own hands she dies without children.
(Spiritual insight: Repentance covers a multitude of sins.)
Enoch 104:2,4 - Be hopeful.
Before you were put to shame through ill and affliction,
but now you shall shine as the lights of heaven...Be hopeful & cast not away your hopes, for you shall have great joy as the angels of heaven.
ENOCH, Pseudepigrapha - You (Watchers of heaven) were formerly spiritual, living the eternal life, & immortal for all generations of the world. Therefore I have NOT appointed wives for you. The spiritual ones of heaven; heaven is their dwelling. Now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits & flesh, shall (whose spirits at the time of their death shall) be called evil spirits upon the earth; on the earth shall be their dwelling. EVIL SPIRITs have proceeded from their (expired) bodies, because they are born from (the union of wo)men & the holy Watchers.
[This implies that evil spirits (offspring from the Watcher angels mating women) may be different than demon spirits (those 1/3 of heaven's angels who were expelled with the archangel Lucifer when he rebelled.)]
The Book of Enoch in the Pseudepigrapha shows in detail the names and function of the fallen angels & Satans:
They were in all 200 who descended in the day of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon.
www.ccel.org/c/charles/otpseudepig/enoch.htm - "Behold, the names of those angels.
The 1st (leader/captain) of them is Samjaza, 2nd Artiquifa, 3rd Armen, 4th Kokabel, 5th Turael, 6th Rumjal, 7th Danjal, 8th Neqael, 9th Baraquel, 10th Azael, 11th Armaros, 12th Batarjal, 13th Busasejal, 14th Hananel, 15th Turel, 16th Simapesiel, 17th Jetral, 18th Tumael, 19th Turel, 20th Rumael, 21st Azazel.
These are the chiefs of their: angels, names, & chief ones over 100, & 50s over 10s.
The name of the 1st, Jeqon...is...who led (some of the Watchers) astray the sons of God, brought them down to earth, & led them astray through the daughters of men.
The 2nd...named Asbeel...imparted to the holy sons of God evil counsel, & led them astray so that they defiled their bodies with the daughters of men.
The 3rd...named Gadreel...showed the children of men all the blows of death...led astray Eve & showed the shield & the coat of mail, the sword for battle, & all the weapons of death to the children of men.
From his hand they have proceeded against those who dwell on the earth from that day & for evermore.
The 4th...named Penemue...taught the children of men the: bitter, sweet & all the secrets of their wisdom.
He instructed mankind in writing with ink & paper; thereby many sinned from eternity to eternity & until this day.
Men were NOT created for such a purpose, to give confirmation to their good faith with pen & ink.
Men were created exactly like the angels, to the intent that they should continue pure & righteous.
Death, which destroys everything, could not have taken hold of them.
Through this their knowledge they are perishing. Through this power it is consuming Me.
The 5th...named Kasdeja...showed the children of men all the wicked smitings of (evil) spirits AND demons: the smitings of the embryo in the womb, that it may pass away, the bites of the serpent, & the smitings which befall through the noontide heat, the son of the serpent named Tabaet. This is the task of Kasbeel, the chief of the oath, which he showed to the holy ones when he dwelt high above in glory; it's name is Biqa."
www.geocities.com/yarmulka.geo/enoch/enoch_o6.html (CAUTION: Head knowledge without heart knowledge/revelation from God is toxic to body, soul & spirit.)
The Book of Enoch in the Pseudepigrapha
shows how the evil spirits came to be on the earth.
"Hear My (God's) voice & go say to the Watchers of heaven, who have sent you (Enoch) to intercede for them, 'You should intercede for me (Enoch/mankind) & not men for you. You have left the high, holy, and eternal heaven & laid with women & defiled yourselves with daughters of men, taken to yourselves wives, done like the children of earth, & begotten giant sons. Though you were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, have begotten with the blood of flesh, and as children of men have lusted after flesh and blood as those who die & perish. Therefore have I given them wives also, that they might impregnate them & beget children by them, that nothing might be wanting to them on earth. Formerly you were spiritual, living the eternal life and immortal for all generations of the world. Therefore I did not appoint wives for you. As for the spiritual ones of heaven; heaven is their dwelling. The giants produced from the spirits & flesh shall be call evil spirits upon the earth. Earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies. They are born from men & from the
is their beginning & primal origin. They shall
be evil spirits on earth &
evil spirits shall they be called. The
spirits of the giants
oppress, destroy, attack,
do battle, & work destruction on the earth, &
cause trouble. They
take no food, but nevertheless hunger, thirst, &
These (departed evil)
spirits shall rise up against the children of men
& against the women, because they have proceeded from them. From the
days of the slaughter, destruction &
death of the giants, from the souls of
whose flesh the spirits, having gone forth, shall destroy without incurring
judgment. They shall destroy until
the day of the consummation, the great
judgment in which the age shall be consummated. The Watchers
godless shall be wholly consummated.'
Isaiah @ Ascension of Isaiah - Wikipedia + Chapter #1-11 http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/ascension.html
Slavonic translation of Genesis story
Dead Sea Scrolls: Fragment named IQ Genesis Apocryphon XX 22-29
per Raymond R Fischer's Full Circle book page 92 or DVD email@example.com :
He came to me & asked me to come & pray for the king, & lay my hands upon him so that he would live...
I prayed for...& laid my hands upon his head. The disease was removed from him. (Spiritual insight: The Jewish synagogue, Essene branch/denomination, was laying hands on & praying for healing before Christ was born.)
Relevant Publications: Charles, RH - The Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament
Volume I = Apocrypha Proper - excess of the Vulgate over the Hebrew Old Testament
Volume II = Pseudepigrapha - English translation - Oxford
1-Primitive History Rewritten from Standpoint of the Law = Jubilees (Charles)
(a) The angels which kept not their 1st estate, Jude 6; 2 Peter ii.4,
are the angelic watchers who, though sent down to instruct mankind (Jubilee iv.15) fell from lusting after the daughters of men. Their fall & punishment are recorded in Jubilee iv.22, v. 1-9.
(b) The demons are (evil) spirits which went forth from the souls of the giants who were the children (offspring) of the fallen (watcher) angels, Jubilee v.7-9.
These demons attacked men & ruled over them. Their purpose is to corrupt, lead astray & destroy...
They are subject to the (spiritual angelic) prince Mastema (Satan)...
In the New Testament the demons are (often translated/depicted to be) disembodied (evil) spirits...
On the advent of the Millennium (1,000 Year reign) Satan will be bound."
a-Letter of Aristeas (Andrews)
b-Books of Adam and Eve (Wells)
c-Martyrdom of Isaiah (Charles)
a-Enoch I (Charles)
b-Testaments of XII Patriarchs (Charles)
c-Sibylline Oracles (Lancaster)
d-Assumption of Moses (Charles)
e-Enoch II - Book of the Secrets of Enoch (Forbes & Charles) -
indicates 7 hells & 10 heavens -
Josephus taught that righteous souls (human spirits www.revealingheaven.com )
existed (inside Father God) before creation & were designated to enter human bodies.
f-Baruch II - Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch (Charles)
g-Baruch III - Greek Apocalypse of Baruch (Hughes) - cites 5 heavens
Baruch - theology - (The 1st) Adam set a precedent of choice/free will:
the ability to sin or refrain from sin, to have spiritual consequences in each life &
each generation, apart from that evil or good which one has inherited (original sin &/or iniquity).
3 Baruch cites 5 heavens Baruch saw by revelation: the 1st 2 heavens pertain to Adam, the tower of Babel, & Noah; the 3rd heaven is the highway of the sun's daily transit across the earth; the 4th heaven "is the place where the souls of the righteous come...living together in choirs"; and the 5th heaven (the Kingdom of Heaven) a place
of angelic presentation of the merits of men to God. (The consequence of lack of good spiritual fruit can result in earthly punishment including premature death & children being oppressed by/infested with demons.
3 Baruch 17:4 + Footnote XII.1 "the archangels who minister and make propitiation to the Lord for all the sins of ignorance of the righteous")
4-Psalms = Psalms of Solomon (Gray)
5-Ethics and Wisdom
b-Pirke Aboth (Herford)
6-History = Zadokite Fragments (Charles)
Visions Beyond the Veil - H.A. Baker - www.irismin.org - This small book shares with us
the huge insights provided by the Holy Spirit to Chinese children about both heaven & hell.
10 Lost Tribes of Israel -
Beyond the Sambatyon book + CD
www.maxnm.com/sambatyon.html - The Myth of the 10 Lost Tribes - (Abraham is the Jewish and Arab patriarch.
One grandson was Jacob, who God renamed Israel. Israel had 12 sons who became the 12 Hebrew or Jewish tribes, Reuben, Shimon, Levi, Yehuda, Issachar, Zebulin, Dan, Naphtali, Goad, Asher, Joseph and Benjamin.
After the death of King Solomon, the state of Israel was divided in two. The tribes split: Judah & Benjamin in the south were loyal to David or traditional Judaism. The rest of the tribes were in the north in Samaria.
The King of Assyria captured Samaria and carried the off the 10 northern tribes.)
- "Jewish writings from the 2nd Temple Period which
were excluded from the Tanakh; these are known as the Apocrypha & the Pseudepigrapha."
@ Jewish Holy Scriptures: Table of Contents
Jubilees - http://www.summascriptura.com/html/Jubilees_RHC.html#1:1
RH Charles 1914 translation - Book of Jubilees @ http://jeremiah111.org/?page_id=219
http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/loj/loj106.htm (Caution regarding occult:
cabala, Kabbala, magic) - THE HOLY BOOK - "Great wisdom was needed for building the ark, which was to
have space for all beings on earth, even the spirits. Only the fishes did not
have to be provided for.
Noah acquired the necessary wisdom from the book given to Adam by the angel Raziel, in which all celestial and all earthly knowledge is recorded.
While the 1st human pair were still in Paradise, it once happened that Samael (Satan), accompanied by a lad, approached Eve and requested her to keep a watchful eye upon his little son until he should return. Eve gave him the promise. When Adam came back from a walk in Paradise, he found a howling, screaming child with Eve, who, in reply to his question, told him it was Samael's. Adam was annoyed, & his annoyance grew as the boy cried & screamed more & more violently. In his vexation he dealt the little one a blow that killed him. But the corpse did not cease to wail and weep, nor did it cease when Adam cut it up into bits. To rid himself of the plague, Adam cooked the remains, & he and Eve ate them. Scarcely had they finished, when Samael appeared and demanded his son. The 2 malefactors tried to deny everything; they pretended they had no knowledge of his son. But Samael said to them: 'What. You dare tell lies.
God in times to come will give Israel the Torah in which it is said, "Keep thee far from a false word"?'
While they were speaking thus, suddenly the voice of the slain lad was heard proceeding from the heart of Adam & Eve, and it addressed these words to Samael: 'Go hence.
I have penetrated to the heart of Adam & the heart of Eve. Never again shall I quit their hearts (DNA), nor the hearts of their children, or their children's children, unto the end of all generations.'
Samael departed, but Adam was sore grieved. He put on sackcloth, ashes, and he fasted many, many days, until God appeared unto him, and said: 'My son, have no fear of Samael. I will give thee a remedy that will help thee against him, for it was at My instance that he went to thee.' Adam asked, 'What is this remedy?' God: 'The Torah.' Adam: 'Where is the Torah?' God then gave him the book of the angel Raziel, which he studied day & night. After some time had passed, the angels visited Adam, and, envious of the wisdom he had drawn from the book, they sought to destroy him cunningly by calling him a god and prostrating themselves before him, in spite of his remonstrance, 'Do not prostrate yourselves before me, but magnify the Lord with me, & let us exalt His Name together.' However, the envy of the angels was so great that they stole the book God had given Adam from him, & threw it in the sea. Adam searched for it everywhere in vain. The loss distressed him sorely. Again he fasted many days, until God appeared unto him, & said: 'Fear not. I will give the book back to thee.' He called Rahab, the Angel of the Sea, & ordered him to recover the book from the sea & restore it to Adam. So he did.
Upon the death of Adam, the holy book disappeared, but later the cave in which it was hidden was revealed to Enoch in a dream. It was from this book that Enoch drew his knowledge of: nature, the earth & the heavens. He became so wise through it, that his wisdom exceeded the wisdom of Adam. Once he had committed it to memory, Enoch hid the book again.
Now, when God resolved upon bringing the flood on the earth, He sent the archangel Raphael to Noah, as the bearer of the following message: 'I give thee herewith the holy book, that all the secrets and mysteries written therein may be made manifest unto thee, that thou mayest know how to fulfill its injunction in holiness, purity, modesty, and humbleness. Thou wilt learn from it how to build an ark of the wood of the gopher tree, wherein thou, thy sons, & thy wife shall find protection.'
Noah took the book. When he studied it, the Holy Spirit came upon him, & he knew all things needful for the building of the ark and the gathering together of the animals. The book, made of sapphires, he took with him into the ark, having 1st enclosed it in a golden casket. All the time he spent in the ark it served him as a time-piece, to distinguish night from day. Before his death, he entrusted it to Shem, & he in turn to Abraham. From Abraham it descended through Jacob, Levi, Moses, & Joshua to Solomon, who learnt all his wisdom from it, his skill in the healing art, & also his mastery over the demons."
Renaissance Hermeticism (occult
"Absurdity to the Greeks, blasphemy to the Jews & amygdalic epiphenomena to the materialists, such a Rosicrucian inner order involves a radical step, the rendering of the Veil of the Temple, & hence a direct, spiritual experience of this Savior assisted by the Holy Guardian Angel and his Enochians friends. These good angels underline the moral relationship between man & God. Indeed, in the revelations of the One True Living God, nothing else but sincere repentance ('metanoia') initiates the true & faithful relation between His ministers and the human soul."
War Scroll -
http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/war - "The War Scroll (1QM), popularly
known as The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, is 1
of the 7 original Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumran in 1947. It contains 19
columns (originally there were at least 20), of which the 1st 14–19 lines (out
of at least 21–22) are preserved. The work is written in Hebrew in a square
Herodian script and is dated to the late first century BCE or early first
century CE. 7 additional fragments (4Q491-497) with similar contents have
also been found, but the relationship between these texts to 1QM is not entirely
clear; they may represent an earlier version of the War Scroll, or source
materials on which the War Scroll was based."
The Pentateuch is NOT the Pseudepigrapha.
The Pentateuch is the 1st 5 books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
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