Did Enoch become archangel Metatron?

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  1. andrew savage profile image59
    andrew savageposted 11 years ago

    Did Enoch become archangel Metatron?

    How? According to ancient scripture, how is it possible for a human to go from being a flesh being to a light being?

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    ViolinByCourtneyposted 11 years ago

    "Ancient scripture" says absolutely nothing about Metatron. He is a character from medieval Jewish mystical texts, long after any "ancient scripture" was written and the cannon (i.e. the Holy Bible) collected. The Bible was not assembled into a single book as it is now until later, but the Old Testament and the individual books of the New Testament were used in churches since the first century. Anything written later than that is not scripture.

    Enoch is not Metatron, in spite of what Jewish mystics have claimed. Only humans are made in the image of God. Angels may have human-like faces or take forms like men when they interact with humans on earth, but they are actually something less than us, or rather less than what we have the potential to become. Turning a human into an angel would be a de-evolution and not in keeping with scripture.

    From what we know of Enoch, he was apparently taken to be with God without having to undergo the agony of death. In other words, he ascended. Elijah also ascended. Elijah has returned to earth at least once since his ascension, at the Transfiguration, and he brought Moses with him. This suggests that Moses and Elijah have taken the same form since leaving earth, so the logical assumption is that all humans will take or have taken that form, including Enoch. Jesus ascended, but only after raising from an actual death. Enoch and Elijah, as well as those resurrected after the crucifixion, exist in the form that all of the Elect (i.e. true believers and anyone Go chooses to grant mercy) will take when we are either resurrected or taken up as Enoch and Elijah were when Jesus returns for us at the Second Coming.

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      Brayan22posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I don't feel the connection between Enoch and Metatron but Enoch is discribed in the Bible as someone completely unique, do you know why ?

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      andrew savageposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      In Genesis, the lord says "let us make" them (Man) in the image of "our" likeness- I follow the interpretation that he was talking to the angels.
      Are you saying that cannon assimilated the book of Enoch and then rejected it because it was new?

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      ViolinByCourtneyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I was referring to the mythology developed by MEDIEVAL Jews, after the cannon was developed. The Book of Enoch was not removed from the cannon, was never in the original Tanakh, and isn't medieval. Enoch is composed of many older books, date unknown.

 
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