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Book of Enoch the Prophet
     

Book of Enoch the Prophet

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by R. H. Charles, R. A. Gilbert (Introduction)
 

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Thought lost for millennia after being banned by dogmatic, early Christian authorities, The Book of Enoch remains one of the oldest extant mystical documents. It is referred to in the Hebrew Zobar, the Epistle of St. Jude, and is considered by some a very early draft of -- or at least a critical influence on -- the New Testament. This is perhaps the most important

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Thought lost for millennia after being banned by dogmatic, early Christian authorities, The Book of Enoch remains one of the oldest extant mystical documents. It is referred to in the Hebrew Zobar, the Epistle of St. Jude, and is considered by some a very early draft of -- or at least a critical influence on -- the New Testament. This is perhaps the most important text not included in standard biblical Apocrypha, and includes the lost "Book of Noah," early references to a messiah as "Christ," and an accounting of the angels and subsequent creation of demons. The most significant part of this book is Enoch's vision of the Apocalypse. Credited as being only one of two prophets granted this sight, his version incorporates one very critical difference: instead of the righteous ascending into heaven and Earth turning into a place of punishment and damnation as in The Revelation of St. John, according to Enoch the wicked shall be cast out and the good will realize a literal heaven on Earth.

Various Enoch manuscripts and fragments have existed for years and have had wide influence on works ranging from John Dee's explorations in Enochian magic, to variant rituals attributed to the Freemasons, the Golden Dawn, and other secret, mystical societies. This current work -- a translation of the I Ethiopic manuscript discovered by James Bruce in the late-1700s -- has seen many different translations, but none as authoritative or complete as this edition by theologian, R.H. Charles. Enoch, the prophet, is most often thought to be the pseudepigraphic author of the work -- that is, the works of multiple authors were compiled under his authoritative name and attributed to him. He was one of few, along with St. Paul and Elijah, reputed to have ascended to heaven in mortal form, without dying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578632596
Publisher:
Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 4.75(h) x 7.25(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Oken is the founder and director of The Wisdom School, he's also the author of hundreds of articles for various astrological and metaphysical magazines and journals. He wrote over a dozen books, including: Soul-Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self, Houses of the Horoscope, and Rulers of the Horoscope. An internationally known lecturer and teacher, he speaks and writes six languages and has taught in more than 30 countries.

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The Book of Enoch the Prophet 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anaiah More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised with it's inclusion of multiple manuscripts for a self comparison. however, a couple things were confusing, such as when it includes something only found in a specific manuscript. it seems that without the inclusion, the sentence is missing something in other manuscripts. what i mean by this is that there is not an indepth side by side analysis, except for more signficant variances, which takes away from the overall punch. and, i wasn't clear on exactly what they meant by corrupt text; by what standard did they determine that it was a corruption? Also, the commentary was respectable and historically faithful, however some of the opinions provided i did not agree with. I have come upon the conclusion that the book of enoch is inspired, and they claim that it contradicts Revelation of John's view of heaven. I don't believe there is a problem, my biggest issue with this book. Other than that, great book! The problems weren't that bad, and it's an affordable and very fair price to own one of the most important books ever written, which lead to me giving it a 4 for it's richness in the text, rather than the opinions and history lesson.
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