“And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born to them beautiful and fair daughters. And the angels, the sons of heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men And have
children with them.'”
Enoch goes on to indicate that there were two hundred fallen angels involved in this rebellion. Azazel is named as one of their “leaders of tens”. Regarding these fallen angels, the Book of Enoch continues: “And all of them together went and took wives for themselves, each choosing one for himself, and they began to
go in to them and to defile themselves with sex with them, And the angels taught them charms and spells, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And the women became pregnant, and they bare large giants…”
Regarding the sin of Azazel and his companions, the book of Enoch states: “And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and taught them about metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of precious stones, and all coloring and dyes. And there was great impiety, they turned away from God, and committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught the casting of spells, and root-cuttings, Armaros taught counter-spells (release
from spells), Baraqijal taught astrology, Kokabel taught the constellations (portents), Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven.
All quotes are from Joseph Lumpkin’s. The Books of Enoch (2009-12-10) Fifth Estate. Kindle Edition. More on what the Book of Enoch has to say about Azazel in my next post.