The Book of Enoch
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The Book of Enoch

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by R. H. Charles
     
 

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R. H. Charles provides a definitive translation of one of the most noted apocalyptic works still in existence. Often described as "the lost book" of the Bible, The Book of Enoch seems to have been written in Palestine by several different authors in the first and second centuries B.C. For hundreds of years it was accepted by the early church fathers, but it…  See more details below

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R. H. Charles provides a definitive translation of one of the most noted apocalyptic works still in existence. Often described as "the lost book" of the Bible, The Book of Enoch seems to have been written in Palestine by several different authors in the first and second centuries B.C. For hundreds of years it was accepted by the early church fathers, but it was rejected by the council of Laodicea in A.D. 364. Today, it remains a written remnant of the Apocalypse — an ardent testament to hope and the triumph of good over evil in the dawning of a world to come. Rife with concepts of original sin, fallen angels, demonology, resurrection, and the last judgment, it is a vital document to the origins of Christianity.
The Book of Enoch is comprised of various monumental works: The Book of Enoch, The Parables, The Book of the Courses of the Heavenly Luminaries, The Dream Visions, The Concluding Section, and The Noah Fragments. Each work is independent, but all the works are bound by a common theme: the punishment of the wicked and the blessedness of the righteous. This edition, complete with analysis and notes, is an indispensable resource for the study and understanding of both the Old and New Testaments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486454665
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
01/15/2007
Series:
Dover Occult Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
49,586
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

R. H. Charles (1855-1931) was Professor of Biblical Greek at Trinity College Dublin (1898-1906), He was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1906, and a fellow of Merton College, Oxford in 1910. In 1925 he was the first recipient of the British Academy Medal for Biblical Studies. Charles also received honorary degrees from the Universities of Belfast in 1923 and Oxford in 1928.

His publications include: 'The Apocalypse of Baruch,' 'The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs,' and 'The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament in English' (2 vols.).

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Book of Enoch 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 16 reviews.
Disciple1121 More than 1 year ago
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.
CyntVA More than 1 year ago
good preface and understandable translation
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
EugeneTX More than 1 year ago
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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