Book of Enoch

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Book of Enoch

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Post by Meadow » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:32 am

The book of Enoch is excluded from the Old Testament, along with other books. It gives detailed description on the fallen angels, which I believe is one of the main reasons for its exclusion. I have only browsed the outline of the book, but has anyone read the book and able to give your opinion? Is it really not God inspired?

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Re: Book of Enoch

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Post by B. W. » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:34 am

Meadow wrote:The book of Enoch is excluded from the Old Testament, along with other books. It gives detailed description on the fallen angels, which I believe is one of the main reasons for its exclusion. I have only browsed the outline of the book, but has anyone read the book and able to give your opinion? Is it really not God inspired?
Yes, I have read it and other books as part of college reading of ancient texts and study in that area. It is an interesting read in study of ancient literature style and form. It also could have started as an original work but other parts may have forged and added into it later. That area is still open for debate by scholars today concerning the book. It was largely left out of cannon for those reasons and a few other reasons as well.

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs written around 107-137 BC provides another good read as in many places, speaks of how to identify the Messiah and his work, which Jesus fulfilled. In it also contains illustrations and quotes as well supports the ancients knew and understood that eternal punishment was real and lasting forever in the afterlife.

Those are my opinions on these books. Each influenced the ancient peoples in the BC era and AD as well. They do provide insights in that regard. There was a reason the bible chapters we have today were canonized and those are sufficient for equipping us in the knowledge of God and Savior.
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Re: Book of Enoch

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Post by CeT-To » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:58 am

Apparently through a quick wiki read of the "The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs" it is a jewish book where christians touched it. Any scholarly articles on the historicity of the book, Bryan? Seems interesting!
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Post by B. W. » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:32 am

CeT-To wrote:Apparently through a quick wiki read of the "The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs" it is a jewish book where christians touched it. Any scholarly articles on the historicity of the book, Bryan? Seems interesting!
Yes, there were fragments of these found in the Dead Sea Scrolls which places the dates back to 100 to 137 BC. These are fragments form "The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs" which seem to verify these writing exsisted before Christ came to earth and were used and known about in the 1 AD as well. The Fragments are in line with the current translations. What would be nice is to have several complete books instead of fragments.
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