1 Enoch 8:2


1 And Azâzal taught men to make swords, knives, shields, and breastplates, and revealed to them the metals of the earth and how to work with them, as well as how to make bracelets, ornaments, and the use antimony, beautifying the eyelids, along with all kinds of precious stones and various dyes. 2 Widespread wickedness arose, and they engaged in fornication, were led astray, and corrupted all their ways. Semjâzâ taught spells and the cutting of roots, Armârôs taught how to break spells, Barâqîjâl taught astrology, Kôkabîal taught about the constellations, Ezêqêal taught about the clouds, Araqiêal taught the signs of the earth, Shamsiêal taught the signs of the sun, and Sariêal taught the course of the moon. And as men died, they cried out, and their cries ascended to heaven.

Tertullian Apology 35


Yes, and persons who are now daily brought to light as confederates or approvers of these crimes and treasons, the still remnant gleanings after a vintage of traitors, with what verdant and branching laurels they clad their door-posts, with what lofty and brilliant lamps they smoked their porches, with what most exquisite and gaudy couches they divided the Forum among themselves; not that they might celebrate public rejoicings, but that they might get a foretaste of their own votive seasons in partaking of the festivities of another, and inaugurate the model and image of their hope, changing in their minds the emperor's name. The same homage is paid, dutifully too, by those who consult astrologers, and soothsayers, and augurs, and magicians, about the life of the Cæsars — arts which, as made known by the angels who sinned, and forbidden by God, Christians do not even make use of in their own affairs. But who has any occasion to inquire about the life of the emperor, if he have not some wish or thought against it, or some hopes and expectations after it? For consultations of this sort have not the same motive in the case of friends as in the case of sovereigns.

 Notes and References

"... Tertullian mentions 1 Enoch 15 in On the Apparel of Women 1.2; 1.3. In 1.2 Tertullian speaks at length of ornaments and makeup on women being traced back to the fallen angels' dealing with women in The Book of the Watchers. (There are other mentions of 1 Enoch in Tertullian's writings: A Speech to the Martyrs 12.5; On the Apparel of Women 7.1-4, but these two could also point to Genesis 6:1-4. Apology 35.12 also mentions 1 Enoch, but the references given in the text above clearly state Tertullian's position on 1 Enoch) ..."

Vanbeek, Lawrence H. The Letter of Jude's Use of 1 Enoch: The Book of the Watchers as Scripture (pp. 151-152) University of South Africa, 1997

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