3 Enoch is also known as The Hebrew Book of Enoch, as the evidence suggests it was originally written in Hebrew. 3 Enoch is also known as Sefer Hekhalot, meaning Book of Palaces. In 3 Enoch, Enoch ascends to heaven and is transformed into the angel Metatron. The Talmud does not state this, but the tradition is found in the earliest Kabbalists. Jewish mysticism traces to the Merkabah practices of the 1st c. CE. The goal of Merkabah Mysticism was to enter a trance-like state by means of fasting, meditation, prayer and incantation, and thus ascend to God's heavenly throne room and experience God's Throne-Chariot (Hebrew: "Merkabah"). This is a NEW translation by ancient languages scholar Dr A. Nyland.
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Published October 7, 2010
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