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Book Of Enoch

Book Of Enoch

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The Book of Enoch
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The Book of Enoch
A Modern English Translation of the Ethiopian Book of Enoch with introduction and notes by
Andy McCracken
Special thanks to Bredren Jason Naphtali who found this translation (by M. Knibb) of the Ethiopian text in the S.O.A.S. Library at the University of London.
 
The Book of Enoch
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CONTENTS Page No.
Introduction 3 History of the Book of Enoch 5 Condition of the text 7
The Book
(1) THE BLESSING OF ENOCH 11 (2) GOD'S LAWS 12 (3) REBELS AMONGST THE WATCHERS 15 (4) THE MOST HIGH OF THE WATCHERS SPEAKS OUT 19 (5) ENOCH MEETS THE HOLY WATCHERS 23 (6) THE BOOK OF REPROOF 26 (7) ENOCH STAYS FOR A WHILE WITH THE WATCHERS 31 (8) THE ANGELS WHO KEEP WATCH 35 (9) THE FRAGRANT TREES 39 (10) THE BOOK OF METHUSELAH 46 (11) THE BOOK OF NOAH 50 (12) THE BOOK OF PARABLES 55 First 56 Second 64 Third 75 (13) THE STOREHOUSES 87 (14) THE REVOLUTIONS OF THE LIGHTS 93 (15) ENOCH'S LETTER TO METHUSELAH 107 (16) THE LAW OF THE STARS 110 (17) ENOCH'S FIRST VISION 114 (18) PROPHECY OF THE ANIMALS 120 (19) PROPHECY OF THE TEN WEEKS 137 (20) ENOCH'S MESSAGE OF GUIDANCE 143 (21) ENOCH'S CONCLUDING WORDS 157 References and further reading 159
 
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Introduction
I have based this book on Michael A. Knibb's scholarly translation of the Ethiopian manuscripts, (
The Ethiopic Book of Enoch
,
Oxford University Press
), 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 researching into ‘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 read it I was skeptical and somewhat puzzled; I wondered who would have written an odd book like this. I knew that Enoch, (Hanokh in Hebrew), was very favourably 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 as the Torah, perhaps around 1400 BC. However, after several readings I could find no plausible theories. The prophecy of the animals is extremely precisely written and obviously refers to events well after Moses (see my notes on that chapter). Additionally; who would have dared to produce a book with people such as Moses described in terms of farm animals? Michael Knibb, whose translation I have used to produce this book, studied all available manuscripts and sources, and it is clear that this book was well known and studied in many countries well before the time of Jesus. The earliest known surviving fragments and quotations in various languages show that 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 no other surviving records of. Enoch left us a book that describes people of an advanced culture; blond-

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