Book of Enoch

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The Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, although modern scholars estimate the older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to the end of the first century BC.

It is not part of the biblical canon as used by Jews, apart from Beta Israel. Most Christian denominations and traditions may accept the Books of Enoch as having ...

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Overview

The Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, although modern scholars estimate the older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to the end of the first century BC.

It is not part of the biblical canon as used by Jews, apart from Beta Israel. Most Christian denominations and traditions may accept the Books of Enoch as having some historical or theological interest or significance, but they generally regard the Books of Enoch as non-canonical or non-inspired. It is regarded as canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, but not by any other Christian group.

It is wholly extant only in the Ge'ez language, with Aramaic fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls and a few Greek and Latin fragments. For this and other reasons, the traditional Ethiopian belief is that the original language of the work was Ge'ez, whereas non-Ethiopian scholars tend to assert that it was first written in either Aramaic or Hebrew; E. Isaac suggests that the Book of Enoch, like the Book of Daniel, was composed partially in Aramaic and partially in Hebrew.:6 No Hebrew version is known to have survived. The book itself claims to be written by Enoch himself before the Biblical Flood.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781500414313
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/4/2014
  • Pages: 114
  • Sales rank: 177,050
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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Robert Henry Charles (1855-1931) was a biblical scholar and theologian. He is known particularly for English translations of apocryphal and pseudepigraphal works, and editions including Jubilees (1895), the Book of Enoch (1906).
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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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