Although some call this day the “Day of Atonement” that would only be placed in the Hebrew Scriptures by unknowing translators. A “KPR” in Hebrew is a cover or a lid for a pot. Why is that important?
This day, much to the consternation of those who follow the Babylonian lunar calendar, always starts at sunset on the sixth day of the week, just prior to the weekly Sabbath. Because it is a fast day — no food or water — some tried to move the day to a more “convenient” position so that it would NEVER fall on a “Friday.” That means they can’t prepare food for the Sabbath. They created rules for “changing the times (years) and the seasons (months).”
Huh, sounds like the same kind of problem that Moses had to with the People after they came out of Egypt. The people arrived at their stopping on the 15th day of the second month, which was on Enoch’s calendar the sixth day of the week. They did not have time to prepare food and went to bed hungry. They were about to be taught a lesson. The next day, the 16th, was declared to be the Sabbath. And they had no food.
Oh, dear. What are they going to do. Now they had to go hungry for another day. Moses was told by Yahua to tell the people that they would be fed quail in the evening and in the morning they would receive food from “heaven” — manna.
Nevertheless, they still grumbled an complained to Moses. “Did you bring us out to this desert, where there is no food or water, to starve us to death. We were better off in Egypt where we had leeks and onions to eat. “
Hmm, that makes me wonder if that was the diet they were given to eat by the Egyptians.
I was teased yesterday at the restaurant where my friend and the waitress offered me an onion … They said it would be cut in half and seasoned with salt, as a salad option.
It might have made more sense if the People complained about meat, bread and other vegetable, would it not?
Anyhow, the People had no choice but to wait until the evening after the Sabbath to receive their meat. They were also told that in the following morning after the Sabbath, they would find manna on the ground which they could gather each day and make ‘manna cakes.” But on the seventh day they would not get any manna to gather, but they would get twice as much on the sixth day. The people still didn’t believe because many went out on the seventh day to gather.
This served to reinforce in the minds of the People that there really is a Sabbath day, and it was different that all other days of the week.
The Scriptures are silent when it comes to describing the manna that did not come on Yom KPR.
But the scriptures are not silent about that Day and why it is important in the life of the People and of the whole world!
The procedures that the instructions (Torah) give us is contained in a separate chapter in the Hebrew Scriptures. No other high day has so much space devoted to it.
But an entire Book in the Books of Enoch was devoted to what happened at that time.
During this time it was not unusual for beings from the Domain of Elohim to visit and communicate with humanity. These were called the “Watchers” in Enoch’s writing. We would call them “angels” today. But these were really Messengers sent to help those who would inherit salvation. However, as the population of the earth increased so also did the problems.
Led by a Watcher by the name of Samjaza, other Messengers found that the daughters of Mankind were beautiful and alluring. And they wanted to take wives to themselves and have children by them. To do this they made for themselves bodies that in their twisted way of thinking were well endowed with penises like those of horses. One account says that they took the form of the husbands. By sexually uniting with the women, the Watchers “sinned” or “committed a big error,” and caused the women to conceive and give birth to both sons and daughters.
There is only a brief reference to this in the book of Genesis, where it is written that they gave birth to giants, or at least to men of great stature: “three hundred cubits.” However, they also gave birth to women who were even more attractive than human women. In other words, they pushed the limits on both the male and female genetics, and these became a product of both physical and spiritual forces. But in doing this, these Messengers, the Watchers, missed the goal that was set before humanity and instead deceived and corrupted the human race!
From this tragedy has proceeded all the stories of giants that we love to teach our children: Jack and the Bean Stalk, the dragon slayers, and even the ogre Shrek! And not only that but also the Sirens of the Odysseus, witchcraft, false spirits, and prostitution also came from these.
Enoch records who was responsible for these problems and what will become of them. He wrote how these offspring of spiritual and physical powers became the demons and sirens of the earth. These would continue to plague humankind until the time of the their judgment and sentencing.
But the great error of the Watchers did not stop with sex.
They also taught the use of makeup or face painting, charms, astrology, the use of contracts in place of righteousness, how to build weapons, and how to kill, how to make drugs or potions from plants, and many other things that humans in their innocence could have survived without.
This came about under the leadership of another Watcher named Azazel. Upon his head has been placed all of the deception that has turned humankind from the precious relation with their Creator into inter-personal relationships based upon doing wrong, and following partial and corrupt knowledge.
Azazel is the Hebrew word in Leviticus 16 concerning one of the two goats used in the Day of Atonement ( or Yom KPR). One goat was set apart for Eyahuwah and was sacrificed, “because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their violations caused by all their errors and mistakes.”
The other goat was set-apart for “Azazel:”
“But the goat on which the lot for Azazel fell is caused to stand alive before Eyahuwah, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness to Azazel … Then Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and shall confess over it all the crookedness of the children of Israel, and all their violations caused by their errors and mistakes, and shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a fit man. And the goat shall bear on itself all their crookedness, to a land cut off. Thus, he shall send the goat away into the wilderness.
Why send this goat away after confessing over it the errors, mistakes, and crookedness of the People?
Because Azazel, the Watcher who led the people astray was taken to a set place on earth to be kept incarcerated until the time of judgment. This is the meaning of the service of the Day of Covering.
Yet few now even know that Messengers under the leadership of Azazel are held accountable for the problems and crookedness that brings all the suffering and trouble upon human kind even to this day.
Instead we get “cute” and call it the day of “At – one – ment.” What this High Day really tell us is that the responsibility for sin must be placed on the head of another, and that this crookedness and massive error is “not our fault.” It is the fault of the one who brought it to earth in the first place.
It is this understanding that makes Enoch’s Book of the Watchers so very important to our spiritual well-being and life. The Hebrew word translated “atonement” is KPR which means to “cover as with a lid” (Aaron’s two hands on the head of the goat for Azazel.) By “putting a lid on it” and sending if off to Azazel in the wilderness shows that the crookedness and wrong-doing was caused by the Watchers who went astray, not to the people who suffer because of it. But the uncleanness and corruption of the people will be atoned for by the sacrifice that was for Yahua.
Yom Kippur is the “Day of Covering.” The “Day of Atonement” came to be in the 16th Century. Enoch recorded the true story in “The Book of the Watchers.”
From Enoch, The Book Behind the Bible.
On this day not only should you read the Book of the Watchers, but also Leviticus 16. However, there is a mistranslation in many English translations of Leviticus 16. The word translated “scapegoat” is really the name Azazel. If you can read Hebrew you would see that. A “scapegoat” is today someone upon whom responsibility is placed for some error, mistake, or crookedness, but it implies that the “scapegoat” takes the blame, even though that one is innocent. ]
But that is not the case with Azazel. He and the other messengers that followed him really were responsible and guilty. They were hardly “scapegoats” as we now understand that term. They actually did the deeds that led to the corruption of the human race. For which we continue to suffer!