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The Book of Enoch Including the Book of the Secrets of Enoch

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This new translation by Dr A. Nyland contains:
1 Enoch (The Ethiopic Book of Enoch)
2 Enoch (The Slavonic Book of Enoch, the Secrets of Enoch). This volume
contains the extended version of 2 Enoch, The Exaltation of Melchizedek.
Note that this is Dr. Nyland's translation and NOT a public domain work.
1 Enoch tells of the Watchers, a class of angel, who taught humans weapons,
Paperback, complete, 158 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Iap - Information Age Pub. Inc. (first published 1882)
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The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)
At one time the book of Enoch was given in a combined text of the bible, it was placed in between the Old Testament and the New Testament. At some point it got kicked out of that honored place. It is one of several religious texts written before Christ.

Before Dante' and Milton, before Matthew, Luke, and John, before Paul and Simon, before Christ, before Noah, there was Enoch. Enoch gives us one of the ealiest, purely Judeo-Christian ideas of what Heaven is like, and the God Machine that created
عهد عتیق از کتاب های متعددی تشکیل شده است که یهودیان و مسیحیان، کاتولیک ها و پروتستان ها، در معتبر بودن آن ها اختلاف دارند: گروهی یک کتاب را معتبر می دانند، در حالی که گروه دیگر آن را مشکوک یا جعلی می شمارند. و کتاب هایی نیز هست که همگی بر جعلی بودنشان اتفاق نظر دارند. به این دسته ی اخیر، «سوداپیگرفا» گفته می شود، که به زبان یونانی، معنی «مجهول العنوان» می دهد. کتاب خنوخ از این دسته کتب است، در نتیجه در عهد عتیقی که ترجمه و منتشر می شود، وجود ندارد؛ بلکه جداگانه ترجمه و منتشر شده است.
aPriL does feral sometimes
'The Book of Enoch' is the little pre-Christian book (best guesses of scholars place its creation around 100 BC, give or take a century) with a huge influence on many future literary and genre authors, the Bible's New Testament, and Hollywood blockbuster movies.

Among those obviously and directly under the influence:

Every Dead Thing

The Eye of the World

The Name of the Wind

Paradise Lost



and at minimum, half of these movies:

There is a long dull
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Want to know some origins of Christianity then it is best to acquaint with some of the books that have been discarded.

2* The Watchers:

See also:
Nag Hammadi
The Pale Abyssinian
Uriel's Machine

Better is this, BBC The Lost Gospels:

See also Oxyrhynchus Papyri

Christian catacombes under Rome


REJECTED: The Gospel of Peter

Epiphanius of Salamis

Marcion of Sinope
Mar 11, 2017 marked it as started-and-not-finished  ·  review of another edition
This makes the second book in a row that I've started and not finished, which is unusual for me; but I truly felt that continuing with this one to the end would be a waste of precious time. (As usual in these cases, I'm not writing an actual review, just noting why I didn't finish it.)

Although this text purports to have been written by the antediluvian patriarch Enoch (and in part by his grandson Noah, builder of the Ark), it was actually written in the second or first centuries B.C. by an autho
H.A. Ormziar
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing tale! It should have stayed part of the bible. Sometimes its nice to dig deep into the mind of "Evil" and see his/her reasoning.
Sincerae Smith
A long time back I read a non-canonical book called The Secrets of Enoch in a collection of extra-biblical books The Lost Books of the Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden.

It so happens that this is apparently another Book of Enoch. This particular non-canonical book has of late been rather the talk of the town in some Christian alternative news and esoterica (so-called conspiracy theory) channels on YouTube. I threw my hands up over mainstream media and
Daniel Rekshan
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book because Erich von Däniken referenced it in the History Channel's Ancient Aliens series. Also, I was interested in it because of my interest in John Dee and Emanuel Swedenborg, both authors profess an interaction with beings that may loosely be termed "Enochian Angels", which simply meanings that these beings are similar to those mentioned in this book.

This book melds the archetypal stories of Prometheus and the Fall of Man from Genesis. From this point of view, its very interest
Dec 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The reason I wanted to read the Book of Enoch was because I've heard preachers that I admire mention it. I didn't know much about it when I started reading it, except that it gave insight into the days prior to Noah's flood. Of course, whether or not this book is inspired by God (as I believe the Bible to be) is up for debate. All the same though, I figured it was worth checking out. I do not see anything in the book of Enoch that contradicts the Bible, and in many ways, it helps explain how oth ...more
Dec 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
May be the oldest piece of literature ever written. May have even been on the Ark with Noah. Jesus taught from it on many occasions (more than from any other book). His brother, Jude, quotes it verbatim in his book.

Enoch almost made it into the Bible but missed this by just a few votes at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325. The primary objection of those who voted against it is that Enoch explains in no uncertain terms that angels rebelled against God and had sexual intercourse with human women,
very interesting.. not in the bible because it isn't recognised as scripture, not inspired by God.. but still a very interesting read..
Brandi Terral
Feb 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone and everyone
Amazing piece of apocryphal literature! It engaged me almost immediately with it's lore about the angels. I've always been enamored with angel lore so this book, along with a few other apocryphal books are so interesting to me. They make me feel like I'm getting the chunk of the story that was perhaps edited out of Genesis (the beginning of Genesis, when creation is being discussed and, oh so briefly, the fall of the angels and what they were partly the cause of the flood. It help ...more
Avel Rudenko
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book of Enoch is to the beginning of Earth as the Book of Revelations is to the End of times in the Holy Bible. It's wonderful content reveals more on who the "Sons of God" were. As mentioned in the Book of Genesis just before the great flood. It allowed me to realize a perspective in the verity on questions like, who these alien visitors were and why we do not have evidence of these visits. Also exposing the facts on who really built the pyramids. And gave man the knowledge responsible for his ...more
Yes, I enjoyed it. Some parts were very thought provoking, some were a bit "out there", but all of it was interesting for being written as long ago as 300BC. Book 1 (The Watchers) is the one that seems to get the most press or mentions for its descriptions of the angels, the Watchers, and the Nephilim, but I actually enjoyed Book 2 (Parables) the most, with the Son of Man chapters and references. Book 3 (Astronomy) was less interesting, and Book 4 (Dreams) reminded me a lot of The Book of Revela ...more
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Book of Enoch is a transitional piece of apocalyptica (!) written smack between the passage from Judaism to Christianity. So you have Sheol and not Hell, no Jesus but yes Son of God and so on. Some of the texts are as weird as the heaviest of the Nag Hammadi scriptures but in essence, tell of the same story of the time briefly described in Genesis, when the Nephilim came down from heaven and took human wives and worse, taught men agriculture, metal working, writing and so on. An A-level text ...more
Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever ask Your self:"Who was the first Astronaut,really?"
The first and only mortal(recorded)to meet the "The Ones From the Heavens"
and live to tell about it.
One of Many books forbidden from The Bible.
John Martindale
Parts of the Book of Enoch, according to critical scholars were written around 300BC. The book is traditionally ascribed Enoch. To me it would be fascinating if the contents of this book really were from Enoch and copied throughout the ages or carried along by oral tradition until they were written down. Fragments of Enoch were among the dead sea scrolls and it is believed much of earlier Christendom were pretty familiar with its content. There is a possibility that Enoch is Jewish Midrash, whic ...more
Interesant exercitiu de imaginatie pentru cineva care cauta sa se autoflageleze indurand cu cerbicie suferinta venita din plictiseala, care gaseste incitante contradictiile subite si amenintarile prea vag justificate, care poate fi induiosat de saracia naiva a imaginilor si a limbajului si care doreste sa intre intr-o transa provocata de coplesitoarea abundenta a repetitiilor inutile... stare in care lucrurile incep sa faca sens pentru ca de ce nu. Aflasem ca aici as putea gasi detalii despre mi ...more
Ronda  Tutt
Very Interesting! I read this book because of a fiction book I read called Angelology had mentioned Angels who had came from heaven and had married human women and produced off spring and that these so called angels had been cast into the center of the earth in a deep cave for their actions of teaching the humans many secrets such as sorcery, weaponary, fire, writing, and how to read the stars to map and know the weather etc...

Sure enough, this book tells all about it. It not only tells about th
Jeff McCormack
Aug 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nt-studies
This volume of the Book of Enoch is a great one. It contains a very lengthy introduction filled with the history, discussion, disputes surrounding these writings, and references to other related works (of the time when this was written - 1912ish). Then the book content itself contains all of the text, with tons of added footnote and commentary throughout.

I had previously read the same translation, but the volume I had was strictly the content (with a minor introduction). This volume is so much m
Jan 15, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reading-now
This is one Weird book. Fornicating angels, travelogues about trees, mountains, valleys; then there are the 1001 gates of the sun and the moon-ostensibly a calendar (probably one of the reasons that this books is not considered canon is because the author repeatedly insists that a year is 364 days long); sheep and cows, cows and sheep, murderous cows and murderous sheep. Then there's the "Woe to's." "Woe to [insert sin here]" which goes on for pages and pages. I couldn't WAIT to finish this book ...more
I do not hold myself in such high esteem that I think myself worthy of reviewing books that have stood the test of a couple thousand years {or more, which is possible}. I read R. H. Charles' translation online, and it turned out to be a frustrating read. I found things to be interesting and surprisingly Messianic {which bears note, since the Book of Enoch is known to exist before the time of Christ}, but I also found verses missing. I also very much wish to know which parts of the book are known ...more
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a bit difficult to review this book. The portions referring to the angels were really interesting but I dragged through the numbering of the days of the years and the function of the sun and the moon etc. There were parts that were beautiful and 'scripture-like' but you can find similar scripture verses written much more powerfully. This gives me reason enough to understand why the book of Enoch was disgarded. Christians should approach the book of Enoch as a piece of history and definitely ...more
Tammy Bonsall
Ts book talked about this one man Enoch who was very faithful to god Almighty. God will have his revenge on all wicked people.. God made earth, the heaven ,earth, trees and our very breath we breath... Why wouldn't everyone want to be faithful to God, and good or good everything is written Andon our time of judgement. We will be judged according to our deeds and. Every thought we has... Repent walk in faith and be quick to run from sin and ungodly people....
Nicole Steenstra
Must-read for modern day Christians and / or anyone interested in Second Temple Judaism and / or the quest for the historical Jesus, as it offers invaluable insight into one sect of Second Temple Jewish thought. Personally I believe Jesus and/ or at least the gospel writers were familiar with Enoch and drew some of their theology from it. Read Enoch, the Dead Sea scrolls, and G. Boccaccini's Beyond the Essene Hypothesis and decide for yourself.
Scott Whitney
A good book which has many parallels to other religious texts which I have read. I found a translation by Knibb with commentary by McCracken. I do not like a lot of the commentary and have given that part a very low score. I do not see the tree of knowledge being cannabis, that strikes me as wishful thinking on the part of the commentator.
Avery Mckenzie
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very interesting book. When I started reading this I was under the impression that it would destroy my concept of religion but it did the exact opposite. I actually wanted to read the bible again and understand more of the Apocalypse. I highly recommend this work especially if you're disillusioned with religion.
Mrs. Bunny
Pênêmûe sounds like a decent guy.
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gives the reader a peek behind the scene of how heaven operates. The Ancient of Days has fashioned a well-orchestrated creation. Everything from humans to angles to luminaries to animals have a purpose, a calling. But some in the creation choose not to prescribe to their appointed roles.

Enoch is blessed and given beforehand knowledge of God’s plan for the redemption of His sheep and the punishment of the rebellious.

This book is not an easy read. I searched outside sources to help me
Edward Morris
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Book of Enoch is an incredibly easy read (if you ignore the angel names with random phonetics and symbols). It's a good introduction for anyone who's into willing something relatively creepy and biblical. It's also good if you're a fan of angels and want to learn more about them and the role they played during the angelic rebellion.
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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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“Enoch 39:4 There I saw another vision; I saw the habitations and resting places of the saints. There my eyes beheld their habitations with the angels, and their resting places with the holy ones. They were entreating, supplicating, and praying for the sons of men; while righteousness like water flowed before them, and mercy like dew was scattered over the earth. And thus shall it be with them for ever and for ever.” 6 likes
“The best evidence is the fact that this book predates Jesus and gives a multitude of prophecies for him. The Dead Sea Scroll copies of Enoch were found to predate Jesus and belong to the Essenes. This was a group of Jews that broke off from the mainstream and lived in various caves before Jesus was born.” 1 likes
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