Facts about the Book of Enoch:
The Book of Enoch tells the story of Enoch, who was Methuselah’s father. This narrative is found in its entirety (the oldest person in the Bible who lived 969 years).
Enoch is said to have been Noah’s great-grandfather, and according to Jewish tradition, Noah was a righteous man who walked with God.
4.” And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, because God took him,” the Bible says. — See Genesis 5:2
Enoch was the leader of the Nodites. He was born to Cain and Ramona and was their son. Additionally, according to the Bible, he was the seventh descendant of Adam and Eve.
Note that the Roman Catholic Church does not consider Enoch a saint. However, on July 26, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates its feast day.
Only the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church recognize the Book of Enoch as canonical scripture. All other Christian groups do not.
The following is a list of fifteen exciting facts regarding the Book of Enoch:
The first book in the Enoch canon
1:James Bruce, a Scottish explorer, was the one who discovered the first Book of Enoch in Abyssinia in the year 1773.
The Ethiopic Bible is an apocryphal book, and most scholars believe it was written between the third century B.C. and the first century A.D.
2:Found again in 1773
It was considered holy by some first Christians, but the Bible does not mention it, Since it was lost for hundreds of years before it was found again in 1773.
Richard Laurence did the translation work in 1821, and it was first released in various editions that same year.
3:The Old Slavonic Bible used to include the 2nd Book of Enoch at one point in time.
It is not accepted into the canon of either the Jewish or the Christian religions.
4:The Watchers’ Book, chapters 1–36 –
The first section of this book is titled “The Watchers,” and it tells the story of a group of “angels” who were dispatched to earth to keep an eye on humans.
Two hundred of those angels were disobedient because they had sexual encounters with humans. In those days, when the number of men’s sons had increased significantly, they were blessed with the birth of lovely daughters. And those who were keeping watch in heaven, the sons of God, saw them and desired them. They spoke to one another and said, “Come, let us choose wives for ourselves from among the daughters of men, and let us procreate for ourselves.”
5:It is said that the “Watchers” taught humans how to write, use weapons, read, cast spells, use cosmetics, and forecast the weather.
This was problematic because it prevented humans from ever having the opportunity to learn about the arts independently.
“Asael instructed the people to fashion iron swords and other weapons, shields, breastplates, and other items used in combat. He demonstrated how to work the earth’s metals, specifically gold and silver, to fashion them appropriately for use. In the case of silver, he explained how to fashion it into bracelets and other ornaments for women.
He demonstrated everything there was to know about antimony, eye paint, and various precious stones and dyes. And the sons of men made them for themselves and their daughters, and in doing so, they violated God’s law and led those who are holy astray. And there was a great deal of godlessness on the earth, and they made the paths they walked on desolate.
6:The Book of Similitudes (37-71)
This book section appears to be based on the Book of Watchers. However, it later develops the concept of final judgment and eschatology.
7:The Book of Similitudes
The phrase “Son of Man” is used in the Book of Similitudes to refer to the eschatological protagonist, who is also referred to as the Chosen One, Righteous One, and Messiah. The protagonist of the Book of Similitudes is shown sitting on the throne of glory during the final judgment.
8:Book of the Astronomical Writings (72-82) –
This section contains descriptions of the movement of heavenly bodies and the sky, as revealed to Enoch during his trips to Heaven accompanied by Uriel. These trips were recorded in the Book of Astronomical Writings.
9:Dream Visions Book (pages 83-90) –
This book chapter shows a vision of Israel’s history up to what most people think was the Maccabean Revolt.
Also, this part of the book and a later one near the end describes how God sent the seventy angels to watch over the Israelites and keep them from getting hurt too much by “beasts and birds.”
10:The Ethiopian Orthodox Church asserts that the book was penned before the Great Flood of Noah’s time.
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