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Book of Enoch

Book of Enoch

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The Book of Enoch was included in the Bible for 500 years, from the second century BC to the mid-third century AD. While it was removed from the Scriptures by the Council of Laodicea, the Book of Enoch still remains canonized in the Bibles of Ethiopia to this day.
The Book of Enoch was included in the Bible for 500 years, from the second century BC to the mid-third century AD. While it was removed from the Scriptures by the Council of Laodicea, the Book of Enoch still remains canonized in the Bibles of Ethiopia to this day.

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The Book of Enoch
The Book of Enoch
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 text in theS.O.A.S. Library at the University of London.
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The Book of Enoch
CONTENTSPage No.
Introduction3History of the Book of Enoch5Condition of the text7
The Book 
(1) THE BLESSING OF ENOCH11(2) GOD'S LAWS12(3) REBELS AMONGST THE WATCHERS15(4) THE MOST HIGH OF 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 TREES39(10) THE BOOK OF METHUSELAH46(11) THE BOOK OF NOAH50(12) THE BOOK OF PARABLES55First56Second64Third75(13) THE STOREHOUSES87(14) THE REVOLUTIONS OF THE LIGHTS93(15) ENOCH'S LETTER TO METHUSELAH107(16) THE LAW OF THE STARS110(17) ENOCH'S FIRST VISION114(18) PROPHECY OF THE ANIMALS120(19) PROPHECY OF THE TEN WEEKS137(20) ENOCH'S MESSAGE OF GUIDANCE143(21) ENOCH'S CONCLUDING WORDS157References and further reading159
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The Book of Enoch
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, Idiscovered that it was a very strange and unusual book. The first time I read itI was sceptical and somewhat puzzled; I wondered who would have written anodd 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 1400 BC. 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 be Angels of God, and it was written on the instruction of the Watchers. The standard
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