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Book of Enoch (Knibb)

Book of Enoch (Knibb)

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The biblical book of 1 Enoch, translated by Michael A. Knibb and revised in 2009 to include recent findings among the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Greek fragments.
The biblical book of 1 Enoch, translated by Michael A. Knibb and revised in 2009 to include recent findings among the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Greek fragments.

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TheBookofEnoch
A Modern English Translationof the Ethiopian Book of Enochwith introduction and notes by
Andy McCracken
Special thanks to Bredren Jason Naphtaliwho found this translation (by M. Knibb) of the Ethiopian textin theS.O.A.S. Library at the University of London.
 
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CONTENTSPage No.
Introduction3History of the Book of Enoch5Condition of the text7
The Book 
(1) ENOCHS BLESSING TO THE UNGODLY11(2) GODS LAWS12(3) REBELS AMONGTHE WATCHERS 15(4) THE MOST HIGHOF THE WATCHERS SPEAKS OUT19(5) ENOCH MEETS THE HOLY WATCHERS23(6) THE BOOK OF REPROOF26(7) ENOCH STAYS FOR A WHILE WITH THE WATCHERS31(8) THE ANGELS WHO KEEP WATCH35(9) THE FRAGRANT TREES40(10) THE BOOK OF METHUSELAH47(11) THE BOOK OF NOAH51(12) THE BOOK OF SPEECHES57First58Second65Third75(13) THE STOREHOUSES87(14) THE REVOLUTIONS OF THE LIGHTS94(15) ENOCHS LETTER TO METHUSELAH108(16) THE LAW OF THE STARS111(17) ENOCHS FIRST VISION115(18) PROPHECY OF THE ANIMALS121(19) PROPHECY OF THE TEN WEEKS139(20) ENOCHS MESSAGE OF GUIDANCE145(21) ENOCHS CONCLUDING WORDS159References and further reading161Additional English revisions (2009) 163
 
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Introduction
I have based this book on Michael A. Knibb’s scholarly translation of theEthiopian manuscripts, (
The Ethiopic Book of Enoch
,
Oxford UniversityPress
), which I believe to be the best translation currently available.
I first heard about the Book of Enoch a few years ago, while I was researchinginto ‘End of Days’prophesies. When I finally managed to get hold of a copy,I discovered that it was a very strange and unusual book. The first time I readit I was sceptical and somewhat puzzled; I wondered who would have writtenan odd book like this. I knew that Enoch, (Hanokh in Hebrew), was veryfavourably mentioned in Genesis, and I discovered that Enoch’s book describes the Exodus and Moses very favourably (although not by name).So my first theory was that it might have been written around the same time asthe Torah, perhaps around 1400BC. However, after several readings I couldfind no plausible theories. The prophecy of the animals is extremely preciselywritten and obviously refers to events well after Moses (see my notes on thatchapter). Additionally; who would have dared to produce a book with peoplesuch as Moses described in terms of farm animals?Michael Knibb, whose translation I have used to produce this book, studied allavailable manuscripts and sources, and it is clear that this book was wellknown and studied in many countries well before the time of Jesus. Theearliest known surviving fragments and quotations in various languages showthat this is the same book, and that the Ethiopians have preserved it well.In the end I was convinced that the book is really Enoch’s true account of otherwise forgotten events that occurred in early times; events that we have noother surviving records of.Enoch left us a book that describes people of an advanced culture TheWatchers; blond-haired people that Enoch’s people considered to beAngels of God, and it was written on the instruction of the Watchers.The standard

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