this account, and from later revelations, it is probable that
the Partiarchal family was living in the Lowlands of the Jordan
Valley, possible around the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee); and
that Enoch was to be taken up to the high country of the Anti
Lebanon (the Highlands) to the Settlement of the Shining
Ones (Elohim or Anannage) which Charles refers to as Heaven
(from the Greek paradeisos).
Enochs destination was on Earth, and not some nebulous
place in the Spiritual Regions, is clearly indicated by the
instruction that no one was to go looking for him! Years later,
Methusaleh did go looking for him to tell Enoch of the
birth of Noah and Methusaleh walked or, at best, rode
on a donkey; and the journey would have taken him at least a
week. Enoch covered the distance in a twinkling with the help
of the two men.
III:1 PP] When I had spoken to my sons, the men called me.
They lifted me up and placed me on what seemed to be a cloud,
and this cloud moved; and going upwards I could see the sky
around and, still higher, I seemed to be in Space. Eventually,
we landed on the First Haven and, there they showed me a very
great sea, much bigger than the inland sea where I lived.
in parallel texts the First Haven
is described as a treasury of snow and ice, and clouds
and dew; and from it Enoch could see a wide panorama of
lands and sea, and rivers. From a later context, the landing
place can be identified as Mount Hermon, and the very
great sea as the Mediterranean. The latter would certainly
contrast with Chinnereth (Galilee) one of the lakes in
the Rift Valley of the River Jordan.
The use of the term Space is justified because of
the Greek word, used, was ether an old term for the regions
just above the Earths atmosphere though it is to
be doubted whether Enoch traveled as high as that on his relatively
short journey to Hermon.
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