1 ENOCH

(?200 B.C.)

Here are some facts about 1Enoch the book and Enoch the man.

 

Ethiopic Enoch = 1Enoch
1Enoch is the oldest. 2 and 3 Enoch are later works.
Enoch was the seventh descendent of Adam and Eve in the Bible.
Enoch "walked with God. Then he vanished and God took him." (Gen 5:24)
Enoch was the son of Cain and Ramona, and he led the Nodites or Nephilim
The New Testament was significantly influenced by 1Enoch.
Many early Church fathers were inspired by 1Enoch.

Enoch is said to have been taken away by God, saw the secrets and mysteries of the universe, the future of the world, and the predetermined course of human history (Biblical literature).

1Enoch was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls pushing its date of origin back to at least 100-200 BC

Many copies of 1Enoch were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. 1Enoch was probably one of the most authoritative and popular scriptures of the Qumran Community.

After the fourth century A.D. 1Enoch was apparently suppressed as heretical by the Church due to its references to the physicality of the fallen angels who were said to have had sexual relations with the ‘daughters of men.’

The entire Book of Enoch not discovered again until 1773. It was brought to Europe from Ethiopia.  The book survived as a whole only in Ethiopia. Why? Was it destroyed by the church?

 

1 Enoch is directly quoted in Jude and 2Peter of the New Testament in reference to danger of a perverted form of Christian belief which claimed that it was only necessary to have faith. The overriding concern of these two New Testament books is that the believer feels that he or she is otherwise above the biblical laws and commandments. This belief mainly took the form of sensual and sexual indulgence. Jude and 2Peter reject such licentiousness and state that the fate of such believers will be like the angels or "Sons of God" who sinned by descending from heaven and having intercourse with daughters of men.  (See Genesis 6:1-4). The story of these "fallen angels" is discussed in 1Enoch.

 

The 1Enoch text quotes, are from The Book of Enoch, from the Ethiopic, literally translated by Richard Laurence, LL.D., Archbishop of Cashel, Late Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford, 1882. The biblical references in parentheses are part of the translation and are not my comments. These references are Biblical verses that are felt to be related to 1Enoch by the Archbishop.

 

1Enoch 1:1 The word of the blessing of Enoch, how he blessed the elect and the righteous, who were to exist in the time of trouble; to the rejection of all the wicked and ungodly (Ps. 1). Enoch, a righteous man, was with God, answered and spoke, while his eyes were open, and while he saw a holy vision which was in the heavens (Gen. 5:24). This the angel showed me.

 

1Enoch 1:2 From them I heard all things, and understood what I saw; that which will not take place in this generation, but in a generation  which is to succeed at a distant period, on account of the elect.(Dan. 2:4).

 

Parts of 1Enoch are written specifically for the sake of those who elect God’s will during the time of trouble, in the "distant" messianic period, now about to begin.

 

1Enoch 1:3 Upon their account I spoke and conversed with him, who will go forth from this habitation, the Holy and Mighty One, the God of the world.

 

Enoch conversed with God "on account of" the elect. The Mighty One, God of the World, who goes forth from his heavenly "habitation" with strength and power, riding the white horse of Revelation to put an end to war, persecution, and terror. This God of the world:

 

1Enoch 1:4 ...will hereafter tread upon Mount Sinai; appear with his hosts; and be manifested in the strength of his power from heaven.

 

1Enoch 1:5 All shall be afraid, and the Watchers be terrified.

 

1Enoch 1:6 Great fear and trembling shall seize them, even to the ends of the earth. The lofty mountains shall be troubled, and the exalted hills depressed, melting like a honeycomb in the flame. The earth shall be immerged, and all things which are in it perish; while judgment shall come upon all, even upon all the righteous (Rev. 20:11-15).

 

The Watchers are probably the descendants of those who had been "cast out of heaven,") who are from the Nodite (Nephilim) racial line. Are these some of the "princes" of the world, the powerful and heartless that run our world system from behind the scenes. Many of these behind the scene leaders apparently come from "royal" lineages. They are terrified, as they should be in the end times. As many other times stated in scripture, the hills are made low during cataclysmic tectonic activity. Notice that all those in (but not above or on) the earth perish, i.e. those hiding in mountains and subterranean locations.

 

All people are then subject to individual judgment according to prophecy. Further information on those who elect God’s will follows next.

 

1Enoch 1:7 But to them shall he give peace: he shall preserve the elect, and towards them exercise clemency.  

 

1Enoch 1:8 Then shall all belong to God; be happy and blessed; and the splendor of the Godhead shall illuminate them (Isaiah 40:5; 65:21-25).

 

The elect are physically "preserved" probably to help build a new world from the old.

 

1Enoch 2 Behold he comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon them, and destroy the wicked, and reprove all of flesh for every thing which the sinful and ungodly have done, and committed against him.  (Jude 14,15).

 

Are these "ten thousands of his saints" the "hosts" of 1Enoch 1:4?

 

The "wicked ones" behind the scene will be exposed and dealt with. Mankind will be rid of the devil and like-minded men and women, forever.            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above excerpts are from the book,  “The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand”          by Ed Roache.

 

 

 

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