I came across some interesting reading while doing some canonical studies of Genesis in the Bible. While Enoch is mentioned in Genesis, we don't hear a lot more from him from a consolidated chapter book.
It is interesting that King James and others translated the Bible. But could they have been selective on what they left out?
When I visited Jerusalem some time ago, I remember that the Coptic Egyptians had a big role in the old Jerusalem just as the Roman Catholics did. I am presuming (need to do more research), that the Coptic Christians have origins in Ethiopia. But what I have read and know is that the Ethiopian Bible contains and highly recognizes the Book of Enoch.
We are know in times of awakening even more and more everyday. Considerations should be made as honestly, we don't know what is valid in a whole re-write of a Biblical Book. More research and understanding should be done in the acceptance of human civilization and its advancements.
Lots has been lost over the years. I had always wondered why there was no explicit mention of dinosaurs in the Bible. While there have been mentions in Genesis Chapter 2 of Watchers coming down to mate with human women, this leads us to the thoughts that Giants and those humans with other powers could exist. This is definitely mentioned in our Good Book.
The Lost Book of Enoch is a mysterious and intriguing text that has captivated the minds of scholars and enthusiasts for centuries. Believed to have been written by the biblical figure Enoch, this ancient manuscript offers a unique glimpse into the pre-flood world and provides insights into topics such as fallen angels, the Nephilim, and the secrets of heaven and earth. In this blog post, we will explore the origins, contents, and significance of the Lost Book of Enoch.
1. The Origins of the Lost Book of Enoch:
The Lost Book of Enoch is attributed to Enoch, a biblical figure mentioned in the Book of Genesis. According to the Bible, Enoch was a righteous man who walked with God and was taken up to heaven without experiencing death. The book itself is believed to have been written between the 3rd century BCE and the 1st century CE, making it one of the oldest known Jewish apocalyptic texts.
2. Contents and Themes:
The Lost Book of Enoch consists of several sections, including the Book of Watchers, the Book of Parables, the Book of Astronomy, and the Book of Dreams. These sections delve into a wide range of topics, including the fallen angels (referred to as the Watchers), their interaction with humans, the birth of the Nephilim (a race of giants), and Enoch's journeys through heaven and earth.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the book is its detailed description of the heavenly realms and the hierarchy of angels. It provides a vivid account of the celestial beings, their roles, and their interactions with both humans and God. Additionally, the book offers insights into the nature of sin, punishment, and the ultimate judgment of the wicked.
3. Significance and Influence:
Although the Lost Book of Enoch is not considered canonical in most religious traditions, it has had a significant impact on various religious and philosophical movements throughout history. The book's themes and ideas have influenced early Jewish mysticism, Gnosticism, and even certain aspects of Christianity.
The book's depiction of fallen angels and their offspring, the Nephilim, has sparked debates and interpretations regarding the origins of evil and the nature of divine punishment. It has also been a subject of fascination for those interested in ancient texts and the mysteries of the pre-flood world.
4. Rediscovery and Modern Interpretations:
The Lost Book of Enoch was largely forgotten and lost to history until the 18th century when several copies were discovered in Ethiopia. These copies, known as the Ethiopian Book of Enoch, have played a crucial role in the modern study and interpretation of the text.
In recent years, the Lost Book of Enoch has gained renewed interest and popularity, thanks to its inclusion in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the discovery of additional fragments. Scholars and researchers continue to analyze and interpret the text, shedding new light on its historical context and theological significance.
In conclusion, The Lost Book of Enoch remains an enigmatic and captivating text that offers a unique perspective on ancient cosmology, angelology, and the mysteries of the pre-flood world. While its origins and authorship may be shrouded in mystery, its influence and significance cannot be denied. Whether viewed as a historical artifact, a religious text, or a window into the ancient mind, the Lost Book of Enoch continues to intrigue and inspire those who seek to uncover its secrets.