WIlliam Blake's proverbs of hell is hard to interpret, what do you think it means?
- RowanLv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
Well as far as weird crazy parables go, I like going back to one of the furthest ones back, at least in that tradition, the book of Enoch, which was the great, great grandfather of Noah, apparently, written long before Moses wrote Genesis. The Book of Enoch was later deemed Satanical, or taken out of the bible, but it was scripture at the time of Jesus, and is referenced in the bible. I don't believe in any of this stuff, but I think that this page might shed light on it. It was never meant to be taken literally, the term parable means poem or fairy tale, anecdote, a poetic sort of writing with some message. You can imagine that various people took this chapter one literally, as the literal end of the world, and it inspired further works, up to the end of the bible, Revelations, and beyond.
I-V. Parable of Enoch on the Future Lot of the Wicked and the Righteous
1. The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect ⌈⌈and⌉⌉ righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked ⌈⌈and godless⌉⌉ are to be removed. 2. And he took up his parable and said--Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, ⌈which⌉ the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come. 3. Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them:
The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling,
4. And the eternal God will tread upon the earth, (even) on Mount Sinai,
⌈And appear from His camp⌉
And appear in the strength of His might from the heaven of heavens.
5. And all shall be smitten with fear
And the Watchers shall quake,
And great fear and trembling shall seize them unto the ends of the earth.
6. And the high mountains shall be shaken,
And the high hills shall be made low,
And shall melt like wax before the flame p. 32
7. And the earth shall be ⌈wholly⌉ rent in sunder,
And all that is upon the earth shall perish,
And there shall be a judgement upon all (men).
8. But with the righteous He will make peace.
And will protect the elect,
And mercy shall be upon them.
And they shall all belong to God,
And they shall be prospered,
And they shall ⌈all⌉ be blessed.
⌈And He will help them all⌉,
And light shall appear unto them,
⌈And He will make peace with them⌉.
9. And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of ⌈His⌉ holy ones
To execute judgement upon all,
And to destroy ⌈all⌉ the ungodly:
And to convict all flesh
Of all the works ⌈of their ungodliness⌉ which they have ungodly committed,
And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners ⌈have spoken⌉ against Him.Source(s): Bear in mind hell was invented about five thousand years after this.
- Anonymous2 years ago
The guy was a depressive.
- 2 years ago