February 17, 2012 journal, The journey of Enoch Chapter 17, Enoch journeyed through the Earth and Sheol, they took and brought me to a place in which those who were there were like flaming fire, and, when they wished, they appeared as men. And they brought me to the place of darkness, to a mountain the point whose summit reached to heaven. XVII-XXXVII. Enoch's Journeys through the Earth and Sheol. XVII-XIX. The First Journey. CHAPTER XVII. 1. "And they took and brought me to a place in which those who were there were like flaming fire, and, when they wished, they appeared as men. 2. And they brought me to the place of darkness, and to a mountain the point of whose summit reached to heaven. 3. And I saw the places of the luminaries and the treasuries of the stars and of the thunder and in the uttermost depths, where were a fiery bow and arrows and their quiver, and a fiery sword and all the lightings. 4. And they took me to the living waters, and to the fire of the west, which receives every setting of the sun. 5. And I came to a river of fire in which the fire flows like water and discharges itself into the great sea towards the west. 6. I saw the great rivers and came to the great river and to the great darkness, and went to the place where no flesh walks. 7. I saw the mountains of the darkness of winter and the place whence all the waters of the deep flow. 8. I saw the mouths of all the rivers of the earth and the mouth of the deep". Sheol, the term in Hebrew means a grave or pit, was the place where the dead gathered, as thought by the early Hebrews, and was believed located beneath the earth, perhaps at the roots of mountains. The dead were thought to lead a conscious shadowy existence there, they were not in torment, but had neither hope nor satisfaction. Some thought they remained cut off from God. The following are biblical examples of Sheol: When Jacob was grieving the lost of Joseph he said that you (Reuben) shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to sheol (Genesis 42:38). And Moses speaking to the congregation said if the Lord makes a new thing, and the earth opens her mouth to swallow them up, with all that appertains unto them, and they go down alive into sheol; then you will understand that these men have provoked the Lord (Numbers 16:30). The Lord can kill and he can make alive; he can bring down to sheol, and he can bring up (1 Samuel 2:6) The sorrows of sheol compassed me; and the snares of death touched me (2 Samuel 22:6). Do to him according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray (old) head go to sheol in peace. Now, therefore, do not hold him guiltless; for you are a wise man, and you know what ought to be done to him, but bring his gray (old) head down to sheol with blood (1 Kings 2:6, 9). As the cloud is consumed and vanishes; they that go down to sheol shall come up no more (Job 7:"