The Book Of Enoch [NOOK Book]

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The Book Of Enoch
By R.H. Charles

"The Book of Enoch, written during the second century B.C., is one of the most important non-canonical apocryphal works, and probably had a huge influence on early Christian, particularly Gnostic, beliefs. Filled with hallucinatory visions of heaven and hell, angels and devils, Enoch introduced concepts such as fallen angels, the appearance of a Messiah, Resurrection, a Final...
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The Book Of Enoch

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Overview

The Book Of Enoch
By R.H. Charles

"The Book of Enoch, written during the second century B.C., is one of the most important non-canonical apocryphal works, and probably had a huge influence on early Christian, particularly Gnostic, beliefs. Filled with hallucinatory visions of heaven and hell, angels and devils, Enoch introduced concepts such as fallen angels, the appearance of a Messiah, Resurrection, a Final Judgement, and a Heavenly Kingdom on Earth. Interspersed with this material are quasi-scientific digressions on calendrical systems, geography, cosmology, astronomy, and meteorology. "

The Book of Enoch is an old composition considered a pseudepigraphal work (a work that claims to be by a biblical character). The discovery of the texts from Qumran Cave 4 has finally provided parts of the Aramaic original of the .Book of Enoch. This discovery is very important because it eliminates doubts about the Book of Enoch, which was considered a medieval forgery in the past. The Enoch fragment found (4Q201) was copied around 200-150 BC.

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  • BN ID: 2940011952371
  • Publisher: Apps Publisher
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 640,272
  • File size: 941 KB

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  • Posted May 19, 2010

    Really Interesting

    This was a very interesting read. This is now definately one of my favorite books. Goes into detail about the Nephilim mentioned in the Bible and a lot of Revelation-like prophecy, mirroring Revelation in many places and even adding many other details. Fairly easy reading for the most part. It goes by very fast. Only thing I might recommend is getting a study version of this to help explain some parts throughout the book.

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  • Posted May 10, 2009

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    A wonderful book

    Overall, I would give this book high marks. I would disagree with the assessment of the Rev W>O>E> Osterley, DD which must mean deeper, and deeper, in his assessment of Enoch's Book of the Courses of the Heavenly Luminaries and lxxx which is uninteresting in the extreme. I read every word and tried to imagine how Enoch saw it, how he measured it, and how he kept a record of it. For some unknown resaon, ancient stone circles kept flashing in my mind as I was imagining the Mid-points and Solstices, the high points, and the low points. One has to remember that Enoch was a man of long ago, probably alone on his ass outside of town in the open desert watching and trying to determine the course of the oblects as well as, perhaps zodiacal signs when storm winds could have been predicted or coming cold weather could have been foreseen. He did do one thing very contrary to popular belief and that is that he did, indeed, hide from the internet. The thing is, he wasn't afraid to try to expand his intellectual horizons and God would have been pleased with that, Read this book. It isn't going to bit you. You are going to really like it if you think of the context when and how it was written. Granted, we now read revisions, of revisions and call each new one definitive. Read this and take some real pleasure out of the way the ancients thought.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2009

    Such a Biblical Book!

    Indeed, such a book to have in this present time instead of its dissappearence which almost took place thousands of years ago, is an honour among many to possess it. For one thing, it's so inspiring that ounce you've put this book down, you'd feel as if the tour through heaven were just for you! With that said, I recommend this osim book.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    revelant

    good preface and understandable translation

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