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Re: the meaning of life
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Very good but you missed the most important part of the breakdown...the word "seth/sheth" b'raysheth--(the head establishment/house of SETH)...so this is why finding out who seth is and what seth is in the adam to lamech is VERY he is the man in question and the veneration after Cain and able also b'rosh(house) et(signs) the head/first establishment/house of SIGNS is astrology signifying the position of the earth at the present time of its "creation or beginning" so to speak. Read this part of the Naghammadi and see the astrological misticism:

The revelation which Adam taught his son Seth in the seven hundreth
year, saying:

Listen to my words, my son Seth. When God had created me out of the
earth, along with Eve, your mother, I went about with her in a glory
which she had seen in the aeon from which we had come forth. She
taught me a word of knowledge of the eternal God. And we resembled
the great eternal angels, for we were higher than the god who had
created us and the powers with him, whom we did not know.

Then God, the ruler of the aeons and the powers, divided us in
wrath. Then we became two aeons. And the glory in our heart(s) left
us, me and your mother Eve, along with the first knowledge that
breathed within us. And it (glory) fled from us; it entered into
[...] great [...] which had come forth, not from this aeon from
which we had come forth, I and Eve your mother. But it (knowledge)
entered into the seed of great aeons. For this reason I myself have
called you by the name of that man who is the seed of the great
generation or from whom (it comes). After those days, the eternal
knowledge of the God of truth withdrew from me and your mother Eve.
Since that time, we learned about dead things, like men. Then we
recognized the God who had created us. For we were not strangers to
his powers. And we served him in fear and slavery. And after these
things, we became darkened in our heart(s). Now I slept in the
thought of my heart.

And I saw three men before me whose likeness I was unable to
recognize, since they were not the powers of the God who had created
us. They surpassed [...] glory, and [...] men [...] saying to
me, "Arise, Adam, from the sleep of death, and hear about the aeon
and the seed of that man to whom life has come, who came from you
and from Eve, your wife."

When I had heard these words from the great men who were standing
before me, then we sighed, I and Eve, in our heart(s). And the Lord,
the God who had created us, stood before us. He said to us, "Adam,
why were you (both) sighing in your hearts? Do you not know that I
am the God who created you? And I breathed into you a spirit of life
as a living soul." Then darkness came upon our eyes.

Then the God who created us, created a son from himself and Eve,
your mother. I knew sweet desire for your mother, for [...] in the
thought of my [...] I knew a sweet desire for your mother. Then the
vigor of our eternal knowledge was destroyed in us, and weakness
pursued us. Therefore the days of our life became few. For I knew
that I had come under the authority of death.

Now then, my son Seth, I will reveal to you the things which those
men whom I saw before me at first revealed to me: after I have
completed the times of this generation and the years of the
generation have been accomplished, then [...] slave [...]. (p.68
blank)

For rain-showers of God the almighty will be poured forth, so that
he might destroy all flesh [of God the almighty, so that he might
destroy all flesh] from the earth on account of the things that it
seeks after, along with those from the seed of the men to whom
passed the life of the knowledge which came from me and Eve, your
mother. For they were strangers to him. Afterwards, great angels
will come on high clouds, who will bring those men into the place
where the spirit of life dwells [...] glory [...] there, [...] come
from heaven to earth. Then the whole multitude of flesh will be left
behind in the waters.

Then God will rest from his wrath. And he will cast his power upon
the waters, and he will give power to his sons and their wives by
means of the ark along with the animals, whichever he pleased, and
the birds of heaven, which he called and released upon the earth.
And God will say to Noah - whom the generations will
call `Deucalion` - "Behold, I have protected in the ark, along
with your wife and your sons and their wives and their animals and
the birds of heaven, which you called and released upon the earth.
Therefore I will give the earth to you - you and your sons. In
kingly fashion you will rule over it - you and your sons. And no
seed will come from you of the men who will not stand in my presence
in another glory."

Then they will become as the cloud of the great light. Those men
will come who have been cast forth from the knowledge of the great
aeons and the angels. They will stand before Noah and the aeons. And
God will say to Noah, "Why have you departed from what I told you?
You have created another generation so that you might scorn my
power." Then Noah will say, "I shall testify before your might that
the generation of these men did not come from me nor from my sons.
[...] knowledge.

And he will [...] those men and bring them into their proper land,
and build them a holy dwelling place. And they will be called by
that name and dwell there six hundred years in a knowledge of
imperishability. And the angels of the great Light will dwell with
them. No foul deed will dwell in their heart(s), but only the
knowledge of God.

Then Noah will divide the whole earth among his sons, Ham and
Japheth and Shem. He will say to them, "My sons, listen to my words.
Behold, I have divided the earth among you. But serve him in fear
and slavery all the days of your life. Let not your seed depart from
the face of God the Almighty. [...] I and your [...] son of
Noah, "My seed will be pleasing before you and before your power.
Seal it by your strong hand, with fear and commandment, so that the
whole seed which came forth from me may not be inclined away from
you and God the Almighty, but it will serve in humility and fear of
its knowledge."

Then others from the seed of Ham and Japheth will come, four hundred
thousand men, and enter into another land and sojourn with those men
who came forth from the great eternal knowledge. For the shadow of
their power will protect those who have sojourned with them from
every evil thing and every unclean desire. Then the seed of Ham and
Japheth will form twelve kingdoms, and their seed also will enter
into the kingdom of another people.

Then [...] will take counsel [...] who are dead, of the great aeons
of imperishability. And they will go to Sakla, their God. They will
go in to the powers, accusing the great men who are in their glory.

They will say to Sakla, "What is the power of these men who stood in
your presence, who were taken from the seed of Ham and Japheth, who
will number four hundred men? They have been received
into another aeonfrom which they had come forth, and they have
overturned all the glory of your power and the dominion of your
hand. For the seed of Noah through his sons has done all your will,
and (so have) all the powers in the aeons over which your might
rules, while both those men and the ones who are sojourners in their
glory have not done your will. But they have turned (aside) your
whole throng."

Then the god of the aeons will give them (some) of those who serve
him [...]. They will come upon that land where the great men will be
who have not been defiled, nor will be defiled, by any desire. For
their soul did not come from a defiled hand, but it came from a
great commandment of an eternal angel. Then fire and sulphur and
asphalt will be cast upon those men, and fire and (blinding) mist
will come over those aeons, and the eyes of the powers of the
illuminators will be darkened, and the aeons will not see them in
those days. And great clouds of light will descend, and other clouds
of light will come down upon them from the great aeons.

Abrasax and Sablo and Gamaliel will descend and bring those men out
of the fire and the wrath, and take them above the aeons and the
rulers of the powers, and take them away [...] of life [...] and
take them away [...] aeons [...] dwelling place of the great [...]
there, with the holy angels and the aeons. The men will be like
those angels, for they are not strangers to them. But they work in
the imperishable seed.

Once again, for the third time, the illuminator of knowledge will
pass by in great glory, in order to leave (something) of the seed of
Noah and the sons of Ham and Japheth - to leave for himself fruit-
bearing trees. And he will redeem their souls from the day of death.
For the whole creation that came from the dead earth will be under
the authority of death. But those who reflect upon the knowledge of
the eternal God in their heart(s) will not perish. For they have not
received spirit from this kingdom alone, but they have received (it)
from a [...] eternal angel. [...] illuminator [...] will come upon
[...] that is dead [...] of Seth. And he will perform signs and
wonders in order to scorn the powers and their ruler.

Then the god of the powers will be disturbed, saying, "What is the
power of this man who is higher than we?" Then he will arouse a
great wrath against that man. And the glory will withdraw and dwell
in holy houses which it has chosen for itself. And the powers will
not see it with their eyes, nor will they see the illuminator
either. Then they will punish the flesh of the man upon whom the
holy spirit came.

Then the angels and all the generations of the powers will use the
name in error, asking, "Where did it (the error) come from?"
or "Where did the words of deception, which all the powers have
failed to discover, come from?"

Now the first kingdom says of him that he came from [...]. A spirit
[...] to heaven. He was nourished in the heavens. He received the
glory of that one and the power. He came to the bosom of his mother.
And thus he came to the water.

And the second kingdom says about him that he came from a great
prophet. And a bird came, took the child who was born, and brought
him onto a high mountain. And he was nourished by the bird of
heaven. An angel came forth there. He said to him "Arise! God has
given glory to you." He received glory and strength. And thus he
came to the water.

The third kingdom says of him that he came from a virgin womb. He
was cast out of his city, he and his mother. He was brought to a
desert place. He was nourished there. He came and received glory and
strength. And thus he came to the water.

The fourth kingdom says of him that he came from a virgin. [...]
Solomon sought her, he and Phersalo and Sauel and his armies, which
had been sent out. Solomon himself sent his army of demons to seek
out the virgin. And they did not find the one whom they sought, but
the virgin who was given them. It was she whom they fetched. Solomon
took her. The virgin became pregnant and gave birth to the child
there. She nourished him on a border of the desert. When he had been
nourished, he received glory and power from the seed from which he
was begotten. And thus he came to the water.

And the fifth kingdom says of him that he came from a drop from
heaven. He was thrown into the sea. The abyss received him, gave
birth to him, and brought him to heaven. He received glory and
power. And thus he came to the water.

And the sixth kingdom says that [...] down to the aeonwhich is
below, in order to gather flowers. She became pregnant from the
desire of the flowers. She gave birth to him in that place. The
angels of the flower garden nourished him. He received glory there,
and power. And thus he came to the water.

And the seventh kingdom says of him that he is a drop. It came from
heaven to earth. Dragons brought him down to caves. He became a
child. A spirit came upon him and brought him on high to the place
where the drop had come forth. He received glory and power there.
And thus he came to the water.

And the eighth kingdom says of him that a cloud came upon the earth
and enveloped a rock. He came from it. The angels who were above the
cloud nourished him. He received glory and power there. And thus he
came to the water.

And the ninth kingdom says of him that from the nine Muses one
separated away. She came to a high mountain and spent (some) time
seated there, so that she desired herself alone in order to become
androgynous. She fulfilled her desire and became pregnant from her
desire. He was born. The angels who were over the desire nourished
him. And he received glory there, and power. And thus he came to the
water.

The tenth kingdom says of him that his god loved a cloud of desire.
He begot him in his hand and cast upon the cloud above him (some) of
the drop, and he was born. He received glory and power there. And
thus he came to the water.

And the eleventh kingdom says that the father desired his own
daughter. She herself became pregnant from her father. She cast
[...] tomb out in the desert. The angel nourished him there. And
thus he came to the water.

The twelfth kingdom says of him that he came from two illuminators.
He was nourished there. He received glory and power. And thus he
came to the water.

And the thirteenth kingdom says of him that every birth of their
ruler is a word. And this word received a mandate there. He received
glory and power. And thus he came to the water, in order that the
desire of those powers might be satisfied.

But the generation without a king over it says that God chose him
from all the aeons. He caused a knowledge of the undefiled one of
truth to come to be in him. He said, "Out of a foreign air, from a
great aeon, the great illuminator came forth. And he made the
generation of those men whom he had chosen for himself shine, so
that they could shine upon the whole aeon"

Then the seed, those who will receive his name upon the water and
(that) of them all, will fight against the power. And a cloud of
darkness will come upon them.

Then the peoples will cry out with a great voice, saying, "Blessed
is the soul of those men because they have known God with a
knowledge of the truth! They shall live forever, because they have
not been corrupted by their desire, along with the angels, nor have
they accomplished the works of the powers, but they have stood in
his presence in a knowledge of God like light that has come forth
from fire and blood.

"But we have done every deed of the powers senselessly. We have
boasted in the transgression of all our works. We have cried against
the God of truth because all his works [...] is eternal. These are
against our spirits. For now we have known that our souls will die
the death."

Then a voice came to them, saying "Micheu and Michar and Mnesinous,
who are over the holy baptism and the living water, why were you
crying out against the living God with lawless voices and tongues
without law over them, and souls full of blood and foul deeds? You
are full of works that are not of the truth, but your ways are full
of joy and rejoicing. Having defiled the water of life, you have
drawn it within the will of the powers to whom you have been given
to serve them.

"And your thought is not like that of those men whom you persecute
[...] desire [...]. Their fruit does not wither. But they will be
known up to the great aeons, because the words they have kept, of
the God of the aeons, were not committed to the book, nor were they
written. But angelic (beings) will bring them, whom all the
generations of men will not know. For they will be on a high
mountain, upon a rock of truth. Therefore they will be named "The
Words of Imperishability and Truth," for those who know the eternal
God in wisdom of knowledge and teaching of angels forever, for he
knows all things."

These are the revelations which Adam made known to Seth, his son,
And his son taught his seed about them. This is the hidden knowledge
of Adam, which he gave to Seth, which is the holy baptism of those
who know the eternal knowledge through those born of the word and
the imperishable illuminators, who came from the holy seed: Yesseus,
Mazareus, Yessedekeus, the Living Water