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Chapter 137

137,1. The aristocracy got entrenched more and more. The lords of Hanoch became ever more powerful. Their empire kept expanding. They set up new colonies, built new cities everywhere and with the exception of the kingdom of the children of Sihin, the whole of Asia was soon populated.

137,2. Only the high mountain areas were spared by the Hanochites; however, they were taken over by Horadalites, a warring nation from the Lamech era we got to know earlier, who in hordes took possession of the better pastures of the mountains.

137,3. The lords of Hanoch thereby founded a hundred feudal kingdoms and principalities.

137,4. Wherever they built a new city in the middle of a new colony, they soon appointed one of their own trained princes. He had to pay a modest annual tribute to Hanoch; but otherwise he was a sovereign lord of his country and his people.

137,5. Such a prince was in most cases all in all to the people. He was a regent and arbitrary legislator in his country; he was the sole wholesaler in his city, the sole producer in omnibus (in all matters) of his people, so that they were forced to buy everything from him.

137,6. Then, at the same time - without My will - he was the priest of the people who were subservient to him; his teachings were rarely about Me but mostly only about his dignity and stated that if one sacrifices to him one also sacrifices to God, whose deputy he is on earth, and that it only depend on him whether someone after death would obtain the eternal life of the soul from God or not.

137,7. In time, when the people began to expand, also under-priests were appointed, but they were only allowed to preach the word of the prince and never their own; because already by the slightest arbitrariness he was condemned by the prince and the transgressor had to perform ridiculously cruel penances to rid himself of such a mortal sin against the prince.

137,8. Such penances consisted of catching snakes, killing a certain number of tigers, lions, bears, hyenas and the like; but the penitent was yet permitted to recruit volunteer penitents.

137,9. Smaller penances consisted in sacrifices; but the inability to sacrifice, resulted in a beating.

137,10. The womenfolk had usually much more lenient laws and for violations to repent they were merely flogged with rods on bare buttocks.

137,11. The right to exercise the death penalty, however, was reserved for Hanoch only, which consisted therein that the condemned was hung upside down between two ten fathoms high pillars with a chain on his feet and then swung back and forth for an entire day, of course with downward hanging body and head.

137,12. If someone showed any signs of life at the end of the day, he was not rocked any longer, but freed again. If he regained consciousness, he could move on; but if he died during the night, he was buried in the morning. But if he died on the mighty swing, his body was thrown to the wild animals which were kept in suitable kennels. Death on the swing was proof that the condemned deserved to die.

137,13. Therefore, anyone found worthy of death had to be sent by the feudal princes to Hanoch.

137,14. But it did not take many years and a hundred such swings had to be erected in Hanoch and one did not see them rest on any one day.

137,15. Thus this aristocratic government existed for a hundred years and ended with the death of Uraniel who in all reached an age of almost three hundred years and in the end died in the greatest distress but nevertheless in a state of regained mercy of God which he had so entirely forfeited.

137,16. But what began to happen from now on, the following will show.

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