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The circles which produced it saw a strong analogy between the state of society in their own times and the condition of the world before the Flood. There was the same radical corruption. The sins of the Watchers were being repeated in their day, and just as God had responded in the past to such radical evil with overwhelming punishment from which only a righteous remnant escaped, so he was about to do the same again. The world stood once more under the threat of imminent catastrophe. Just as Enoch, the preacher of righteousness, had warned the wicked in his day, so the Enochic circles were warning the wicked in their day and telling them to flee from the wrath to come.
It would not be hard to deduce from this passage, though the text does not explicitly do so, that it is perfectly possible, legitimate, and, indeed, desirable to study the wisdom that fashioned the world. The circles that inaugurated the Enoch tradition took the Proverbs 8 line. They were as impressed as the author of Job by the wonders of nature, but they saw this as no bar to studying or to explaining how nature worked. They had, as Isaac Newton would have appreciated, the attitude of the true scientist: awe before nature, but at the same time an irresistible urge to probe its mysteries, and when the mystery is explained, the awe is not dispelled but only deepened.
33-36) offer little that adds to the store of his understanding of the way the universe works. 3 Features of the versions in which the Astronomical Book has come down to us confront readers with a challenge in employing it for close study. The Aramaic copies are badly damaged so that only pieces have survived, usually small ones and ones often difficult to read. From the remains it appears that a systematic, list-like presentation of lunar data was at the heart of the composition. For date after date the texts record the time during which the moon was visible or invisible and the amount of the lunar surface that was illuminated or not illuminated.