The Book of Enoch. Chapter 74.


1. And another journey, and law, I saw for it, in that according to this law it makes its monthly journey.

2. And Uriel, the Holy Angel who is leader of them all, showed me everything, and I wrote down their positions as he showed them to me. And I wrote down their months, as they are, and the appearance of their light, until fifteen days have been completed.

3. In seventh parts it makes all its darkness full, and in seventh parts it makes all its light full, in the east and in the west.

4. And in certain months, it changes its setting, and in certain months, it follows its own individual course.

5. In two months it sets with the Sun, in those two Gates that are in the middle, in the third and in the fourth Gate.

6. It goes out for seven days and turns back, and returns again to the Gate from which the Sun rises. And in that Gate it makes all its light full, and it recedes from the Sun, and comes, in eight days, to the sixth Gate from which the Sun rises.

7. And when the Sun rises from the fourth Gate, the Moon goes out for seven days, until it rises from the fifth Gate. And again it returns in seven days to the fourth Gate, makes all its light full, recedes, and comes to the first Gate in eight days.

8. And again it returns in seven days to the fourth Gate from which the Sun rises.

9. Thus I saw their positions; how the Moon rose and the Sun set in those days.

10. And if five years are added together, the Sun has an excess of thirty days. For each year, of the five years, there are three hundred and sixty four days.

11. And the excess, of the Sun and the stars, comes to six days. In five years, with six days each, they have an excess of thirty days, and the Moon falls behind the Sun and the stars by thirty days.

12. And the Moon conducts the years exactly, all of them according to their eternal positions; they are neither early nor late, even by one day, but change the year in exactly 364 days.

13. In three years, there are 1,092 days, and in five years 1,820 days, so that in eight years there are 2,912 days.

14. For the Moon alone, the days in three years come to 1,062 days, and in five years it is fifty days behind.

15. And there are 1,770 days in five years so that for the Moon the days in eight years amount to 2,832 days.

16. For the difference in eight years is eighty days, and all the days that the Moon is behind, in eight years, are eighty days.

17. And the year is completed exactly, in accordance with their positions, and the positions of the Sun, in that they rise from the Gates from which the Sun rises and sets for thirty days.