Summary: The Book of Endowments, brought forth by Archie Dean Wood, Sr. (aka Azrael
Ondi-Ahman), is comprised of seven separate yet complementary books, each designated
by the order in which they were written and later presented in the Song of God(ie:
1st Endowment, 2nd Endowment, etc). The Endowments — as they are commonly referred
to — represent more than half of the content found in the Song of God. The 7th Endowmentis the last of the Endowments and conclusion of the twelve books of scripture that
comprise the Song of God.
Scripture portrays a conversation in which the Supreme Father of Heaven, known as
The One, commissions Azrael to “write faithfully” the revelations to come “in the
Book of Endowments, that the children of God might take hope against the day of trouble”
“Come now and all attention give, for I will make known in you the mysteries of this
Yaldabaoth, and of his going forth unto the very Abyss where the Eidos is made to
dwell; that you may know fully the powers, dominions and principalities of that Antipode
which I set to fight against the very soul of me.
And whatsoever I shall reveal unto you, even that shall you write faithfully in the
Book of Endowments, that the children of God might take hope against the day of trouble;
Being filled with all manner of confidence and joy concerning the designs of God
regarding that world upon which they dwell; knowing full well that they are made
partakers with Me and Thee in bringing forth the greatest joy of all.”
1st Endowment 5:39-41
The date of this commission has not been verified, but the 1st Endowmentwas completed
in 1995. Azrael had begun writing scripture in 1986, and had previously completed
other portions (or books) of scripture including: the book of Beginnings, Yeshua,
Enlightenment, and most of the book of Wisdom. The Song of God was completed in 2007.
For a brief summary of the seven Endowments and the year of their completion, see
the entry: Song of God.