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The Books of Enoch: Containing 1 Enoch (The Ethiopic Book of Enoch), 2 Enoch (The Slavonic Secrets of Enoch), and 3 Enoch (The Hebrew Book of Enoch)

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This expansive 432 page volume contains modern translations of all three major books making up the body of Enochian literature along with copious notes and commentary.

1 Enoch (The Ethiopic Book of Enoch)
2 Enoch (The Slavonic Book of Enoch)
3 Enoch (The Hebrew Book of Enoch)

Now, the major books making up the body of Enochian literature are presented to the public in a singl
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Rae
Jan 29, 2016 Rae rated it liked it
I admit to having read this largely because I'd just finished Memnoch the Devil, wondered where all the theological and historical theories in it had come from, and found that the answer was Enoch. As a creation myth, this is a detailed and curious one, and it adds some background to the biography of John Dee that I so enjoyed last year, The Queen's Conjurer: The Science and Magic of Dr. John Dee, Advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. It further makes me smile to speculate that Rice's next book, The Vam ...more
C.N. Wolf
The books of Enoch provide an intriguing view into the non-canonical mythos surrounding Christianity, including those of angelic nature, which is why I was drawn to them. The books feature many sidestories of angels, creation, demons, etc, and is also one of the written origins of the Watchers (angels sent to observe mankind and ultimately became smitten with them), Nephilim (offspring of human women and angels), and so on. Summaries of Enoch's texts are plentiful and easy to find, so I won't we ...more
Greg
Apr 22, 2016 Greg rated it liked it
I think I will let The Books of Enoch speak for themselves, for example, rivers of fire? Only in hell right? Oh how wrong you are;

Chapter 71 (Book 1)
2 And I saw two rivers of fire, and the light of that fire shone like hyacinth, and I fell on my face before the Lord of spirits.
6 My spirit saw circles of fire binding around the house of fire, and on it's four sides were rivers full of living fire, and they encircled that house.

Angels? Kinda ruined everything;

Chapter 18 (Book 2)
3 And they said to
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Lori
Jun 15, 2012 Lori rated it it was amazing
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Wow! Where has this gem been all my life?
Judy
Aug 22, 2012 Judy rated it really liked it
I liked book 1 the best and book 3 the least.
Book one is believed to be the oldest - dated as 2nd century B.C.
Quotes from book one:
82:1-2 " And now, my son Methuselah, all thees things I am recounting to you and writing down for you! And I have revealed to you everything, and given you books concerning all these; so, my son Methuselah, preserve he books from your father's hand, and see that you deliver them to the generations of the world. I have given wisdom to you and to your children, and tho
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Dawn
Overall, the book was an easy read and had interesting pieces of commentary on the the ancient Book of Enoch. I found the section on the Enochian calendar particularly fascinating and a topic I will be pursuing in the future. With that said, the book seems to be lacking in needed citations for some of the author's claims that are presented. So while the book may be interesting, I have to take some of the author's statements with a grain of salt since there is no citation to back up certain claim ...more
katherine drake
Sep 03, 2012 katherine drake rated it it was amazing
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Provocative in its expansion beyond currently accepted church texts. The Books expose a lushly rich and mystical version of both Heaven and Hell with affirming and brutal consequences, for both Man and Angels, including insightful details into the classes of angels and the origins of Noah. The Books of Enoch are not widely practiced or even studied, outside of a small area in Africa, which is a true shame since they bring into the forefront and focus on the smaller ideas and characters found in ...more
Kendra
I ended up mostly skimming this book, because even trying to read it with an open mind, I was totally nauseated with the "everyone kissing the Lord's ass" and how he would destroy the evil ones, over and over and over. I'm wondering if Revelations came from this?

This actually has nothing negative against the author, it was strictly the words and basically the thoughts of those who willingly choose to believe in this type of deity.
Vrinda Pendred
Oct 30, 2013 Vrinda Pendred rated it it was amazing
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How do I review this? I mean, it's not your typical book, is it? It's an ancient religion. But what I would say is that it was fascinating - and a little spooky. I probably highlighted half the text. It's also a really good translation in that there is a lot of annotation to explain things that might throw you. It provides context where necessary for understanding.
sandra glenn
Nov 11, 2015 sandra glenn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually love this book

I appreciate the content for further research. This book filled in some empty spaces I feel ... needed to connect. I enjoy ancient writings and will continue on my quest for clearer understanding. The material is not meant for everyone it is a journey.
Pritish Paul
Not Mature enough (Spiritually) to read this book yet. I need more time to think before I get to reading it... For now, its safe in my book shelf :)
Tony Howard
Sep 03, 2014 Tony Howard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting, I didn't care for 3rd Enoch (written by a Rabbi about Enoch).Overall it was enlightening and thought provoking.
Alyssa
Dec 28, 2015 Alyssa rated it really liked it
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So I read this because I am fascinated with angel lore. It was a fascinating read and everything was well explained.
Keith
Apr 03, 2016 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love these kind of books. Very interested and enjoyable.
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Enoch is a figure in Biblical literature. In addition to an appearance in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, Enoch is the subject of many Jewish and Christian writings.

Enoch was the son of Jared (Genesis 5:19–21), the father of Methuselah, and the great-grandfather of Noah. The Bible says that Enoch lived 365 years before he was taken by God. The text reads that Enoch "walked with God: and h
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