Book of Noah

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The Book of Noah



Est. Date. pre 200 b.c

Orig. Language. Aramaic or Hebrew

Orig. Writer.

The book of Noah is now lost, but there are various articles and passages that state they have come from or originated from the

book of Noah. The book of Enoch has some long passages that are said to have originated from the book of Noah. It is believed

this book was still in circulation during the second century b.c.


[Chapter 6]

1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto 2 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 3 and beget us children.' And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear

ye will not 4 indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him

and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and 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. And they were in all two hundred;

who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had

sworn 7 and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their

leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, 8 Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaq1el,

Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens.

[Chapter 7]

1 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 2 and enchantments, and the cutting of roots,

and made them acquainted with plants. And they 3 became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three

thousand ells: Who consumed 4 all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned

against 5 them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and 6 fish, and to devour

one another's flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.

[Chapter 8]

1 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of

the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the

eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all 2 colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed

fornication, and they 3 were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings,

'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, 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. And as men perished,

they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .

[Chapter 106]

1 And after some days my son Methuselah took a wife for his son Lamech, and she became 2 pregnant by him and bore a son.

And his body was white as snow and red as the blooming of a rose, and the hair of his head and his long locks were white as

wool, and his eyes beautiful. And when he opened his eyes, he lighted up the whole house like the sun, and the whole house 3

was very bright. And thereupon he arose in the hands of the midwife, opened his mouth, and conversed with the Lord of

righteousness. 4 And his father Lamech was afraid of him and 5 fled, and came to his father Methuselah. And he said unto him:

' I have begotten a strange son, diverse from and unlike man, and resembling the sons of the God of heaven; and his nature is

different and he is not like us, and his eyes are as the rays of the sun, and his 6 countenance is glorious. And it seems to me that

he is not sprung from me but from the angels, and I fear that in his days a wonder may be 7 wrought on the earth. And now, my

father, I am here to petition thee and implore thee that thou mayest go to Enoch, our father, and learn from him the truth, for

his dwelling-place is 8 amongst the angels.' And when Methuselah heard the words of his son, he came to me to the ends of the

earth; for he had heard that 1 was there, and he cried aloud, and I heard his voice and I came to him. And 1 said unto him: '

Behold, here am I, my son, wherefore hast 9 thou come to me ? ' And he answered and said: ' Because of a great cause of

anxiety have I come to thee, and because of a disturbing vision 10 have I approached. And now, my father, hear me: unto

Lamech my son there hath been born a son, the like of whom there is none, and his nature is not like man's nature, and the

colour of his body is whiter than snow and redder than the bloom of a rose, and the hair of his head is whiter than white wool,


The Book of Noah

and his eyes are like the rays of the sun, and he opened his eyes and 11 thereupon lighted up the whole house. And he arose in

the hands of the midwife, and opened 12 his mouth and blessed the Lord of heaven. And his father Lamech became afraid and

fled to me, and did not believe that he was sprung from him, but that he was in the likeness of the angels of heaven; and

behold I have come to thee that thou mayest make known to me the truth.' And I, Enoch, answered and said unto him: 'The

Lord will do a new thing on the earth, and this I have already seen in a vision, and make known to thee that in the generation of

my father Jared some of the angels of heaven transgressed the word of the Lord. And behold they commit sin and transgress

the law, and have united themselves with women and commit sin with them, and have married some of them, and have begot

children by them. And they shall produce on the earth giants not according to the spirit, but according to the flesh, and there

shall be a great punishment on the earth, and the earth shall be cleansed from all impurity. Yea, there shall come a great

destruction over the whole earth, and there shall be a deluge and 16 a great destruction for one year. And this son who has

been born unto you shall be left on the earth, and his three children shall be saved with him: when all mankind that are on the

earth 8 shall die [he and his sons shall be saved]. And now make known to thy son Lamech that he who has been born is in truth

his son, and call his name Noah; for he shall be left to you, and he and his sons shall be saved from the destruction, which shall

come upon the earth on account of all the sin and all the unrighteousness, which shall be consummated on the earth in his

days. And after that there shall be still more unrighteousness than that which was first consummated on the earth; for I know

the mysteries of the holy ones; for He, the Lord, has showed me and informed me, and I have read (them) in the heavenly


[Chapter 107]

1 And I saw written on them that generation upon generation shall transgress, till a generation of righteousness arises, and

transgression is destroyed and sin passes away from the earth, and all 2 manner of good comes upon it. And now, my son, go

and make known to thy son Lamech that this 3 son, which has been born, is in truth his son, and that (this) is no lie.' And when

Methuselah had heard the words of his father Enoch-for he had shown to him everything in secret-he returned and showed

(them) to him and called the name of that son Noah; for he will comfort the earth after all the destruction.


Book of Enoch: Together with a Reprint of the Greek Fragments [Paperback] Robert Henry Charles