The Book of Enoch
"Messianic Prophecy Edition"
Includes the Bonus Book:
"Who Really Wrote the Book of Enoch?"
by Ignacio Quemaduras
Here is the Book Attributed to the Biblical Enoch
Lost for More than 1,000-years
Rediscovered Among the Jews and Christians of Ethiopia
Around the world, people are rediscovering the Book of Enoch.
Is the Book of Enoch the world's oldest book?
Was it really written by the biblical Enoch?
Why did the Book of Enoch become a banned book?
Is the Book of Enoch to play a role in Israel's future?
"Enoch walked with God, and
he was not, for God took him." ~ Genesis 5:24
"Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied." ~ Epistle of Jude 1:14
In the Book of Enoch you will discover:
- Prophecies which were fulfilled by the coming of Jesus Christ
- End times prophecies to be fulfilled in earth's final days
- The promise of blessing to readers of Enoch's book
- Clarification and insight into difficult passages of the Bible
- An outline of the plan of the ages for planet earth
- Vivid descriptions of the life after death
- Insight into the spiritual forces for good and evil in today's world
Included in this edition:
- The entire text of the Book of Enoch
- Hundreds of cross-references to the books of the Bible
- Explanatory notes on difficult passages
- Easy-reading single-column paragraph layout style
From the Preface to this Edition
What the Book of Enoch Offers Today's Reader
The translation being used for this edition of the Book of Enoch was published a century ago by Robert Henry Charles. The readability and vivid style of Charles' translation still holds up after more than a century.
For this edition certain improvements have been made to the text. The non-user-friendly use of Roman numerals for chapters and verses has been eliminated. It is hoped the use of traditional numbering of chapters and verses will encourage quoting from the Book of Enoch in books, articles and biblical studies and will render this edition a useful reference tool. Readers will no doubt find it easier to lookup: Enoch 105:2, rather than: Enoch CV:II!
For this edition the text has been set to single-column-paragraph style to help the reader differentiate between narration, dialogue, and the versified, poetry sections.
The Book of Enoch Messianic Prophecy Edition, introduced here for the first time, provides copious cross-references to the Bible. These are fully cited in footnotes in order to quickly show the reader the thoroughly scriptural character of the Book of Enoch and to encourage further study. Explanatory notes are provided for difficult passages.
It is hoped this edition with its articles and study aids, will help the reader to find the Book of Enoch a source of blessing and encouragement. May the Book of Enoch receive its proper recognition as the legacy of Israel and the Church to the world so that many may discover its stunning testimony to Jesus Christ which was delivered before His first coming in anticipation of His return.
San Francisco, 9/28/09
From the Introduction to the Bonus Book:
"Who Really Wrote the Book of Enoch?"
The Book of Enoch makes the claim for itself that it is the gathered writings of the antediluvian patriarch, Enoch, who is mentioned only briefly in the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible.
"Enoch walked with God and was not, for God took him"
The Epistle of Jude in the New Testament quotes from the Book of Enoch, prefacing it with the statement,
"Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied."
In saying this, Jude tells us something about Enoch which the Book of Genesis does not. Enoch was a prophet.
From where did Jude gather that Enoch was a prophet? Under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Jude quotes from the book bearing Enoch's name, a book which happens to contain many prophecies concerning the future of the world and the end times. Both the Epistle of Jude and the Book of Enoch agree that Enoch was a prophet.
If the Book of Enoch truly was written by the biblical Enoch, that would make it the oldest book in the world!
If so, that makes the book's claims for itself all the more incredible, for, in the first chapter of the book, the writer claims the purpose he is writing is to be a blessing to the last generation who will be alive on the earth when God comes to establish his kingdom among humanity. Is the Book of Enoch really written by the Biblical Enoch? Is the Book of Enoch the world's oldest book written for the world's last generation?
This book is being offered as a sort of Enochan apologetic; it is the thesis of this book that the Book of Enoch is in fact written by the Biblical patriarch.
In the area of biblical and para-biblical literature, the Book of Enoch occupies a place unlike any other. The book's history has led it from intense popularity in the past, to being banned. The book was then lost for more than 1,000 years, rediscovered, and today it is regaining some of its former popularity among Christians. Any book which has been quoted in the Bible, which has then had such a history, and which makes the claims for itself which the Book of Enoch makes, deserves our closer attention.
It is hoped the current volume will help bring attention to the Book of Enoch and become a blessing to the lives of many.