Book Of Enoch

Book Of Enoch

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by R H Charles
     
 

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The Book of Enoch, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, is probably the most notable apocalyptic work outside the canonical Scriptures even though a short section of 1 Enoch (1 En 1:9) is quoted in the New Testament (Letter of Jude 1:14-15). It may also be significant that the attribution "Enoch the Seventh from Adam" is apparently

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The Book of Enoch, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, is probably the most notable apocalyptic work outside the canonical Scriptures even though a short section of 1 Enoch (1 En 1:9) is quoted in the New Testament (Letter of Jude 1:14-15). It may also be significant that the attribution "Enoch the Seventh from Adam" is apparently itself a section heading taken from 1 Enoch (1 En 60:8, Jude 1:14a) and not from Genesis.

The Apocalyptic Literature, as distinct from the Apocalyptic Movement, began to come into existence about the period 200-150 B.C. and the earliest portions of the Book of Enoch belongs to this period. The Book of Enoch is considered as Scripture in the Epistle of Barnabas (16:4) and by many of the early Church Fathers, who wrote that the Book of Enoch had been rejected by the Jews because it contained prophecies pertaining to Christ. However, later Fathers denied the canonicity of the book, and some even considered the letter of Jude uncanonical because it refers to an "apocryphal" work. By the 4th century, it was mostly excluded from Christian lists of the Biblical canon, and it was omitted from the canon by most of the Christian church (the Ethiopian Orthodox Church being an exception).

Works of an Apocalyptic character, continued to be written for about three centuries; the Second (Fourth) Book of Esdras, one of the most remarkable Apocalypses, belongs to the end of the first Christian century, approximately. There are Apocalypses of later date; but the real period of the Apocalyptic Literature is from about 200 B.C. to about A.D. 100; its beginnings date, therefore, from a time prior to that great landmark in Jewish history, the Maccabæan Era.

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ISBN-13:
9781907256967
Publisher:
Abela Publishing
Publication date:
09/09/2011
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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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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