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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 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.
 
The Book of Enoch
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CONTENTSPage No.
Introduction 3History of the Book of Enoch 5Condition 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 55First 56Second 64Third 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 157References and further reading 159
 
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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 wasresearching into ‘End of Days’ prophesies. When I finally managed to gethold 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 wonderedwho would have written an odd book like this.I knew that Enoch, (Hanokh in Hebrew), was very favourably mentioned inGenesis, and I discovered that Enoch’s book describes the Exodus andMoses very favourably (although not by name).So my first theory was that it might have been written around the same timeas the Torah, perhaps around 1400 BC. However, after several readings Icould find no plausible theories. The prophecy of the animals is extremelyprecisely written and obviously refers to events well after Moses (see mynotes on that chapter). Additionally; who would have dared to produce abook with people such as Moses described in terms of farm animals?Michael Knibb, whose translation I have used to produce this book, studiedall available 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 languagesshow that this is the same book, and that the Ethiopians have preserved itwell.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 haveno other surviving records of.Enoch left us a book that describes people of an advanced culture; blond-

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