I would like to ask and discuss Enoch and the Book of Enoch.
Who was Enoch? Why was the Book of Enoch not included in the Bible? A lot of websites I have read claim that the Book of Enoch was a forgery and not “real” at all.
The Book of Enoch is “an ancient composition known from two sets of versions, an Ethiopic one that scholars identify as ’1 Enoch’, and a Slavonic version that is identified as ’2 Enoch’, and which is also known as The Book of the Secrets of Enoch. Both versions, of which copied manuscripts have been found mostly in Greek and Latin translations, are based on early sources that enlarged on the short biblical mention that Enoch, the seventh Patriarch after Adam, did not die because, at age 365, ‘he walked with God’ – taken heavenward to join the deity.”
- Zecharia Sitchin, When Time Began
“Prior to the eighteenth century, scholars had believed the Book of Enoch to be irretrievably lost: composed long before the birth of Christ, and considered to be one of the most important pieces of Jewish mystical literature, it was only known from fragments and from references to it in other texts. James Bruce changed all this by procuring several copies of the missing work during his stay in Ethiopia. These were the first complete editions of the Book of Enoch ever to be seen in Europe.”
- Graham Hancock, The Sign and the Seal
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