Snippets on the book of Enoch
Some people today feel, as the book of Enoch is not included in the bible, then we should not read it, but it is interesting to know, it was included in the Jewish books and it has been quoted by bible characters such as Jude, the half-brother of Jesus.
Jude shows in verse 6 “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day”. 7 “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgement upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him”. Thus proving that these rebellious angels that came down are preserved for the judgement day of our lord when he returns.
So, how or why was the book of Enoch removed? After the death of the apostles the leaders of the Christian church formed a council of ministers and they decided what should or should not be included in the modern bible. Hence, it was removed, but it was well known to the Jews including our lord Jesus.
Quoted from the internet. (Copied and pasted)
“The Book of Enoch was extent centuries before the birth of Christ and yet is considered by many to be more Christian in its theology than Jewish. It was considered scripture by many early Christians. The earliest literature of the so-called “Church Fathers” is filled with references to this mysterious book. The early second century “Epistle of Barnabus” makes much use of the book of Enoch. Second and Third century “Church Fathers” like Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Origin and Clement of Alexandria all make use of the book of Enoch. Tertullian (160-230 C.E) even called the Book of Enoch “Holy Scripture”. The Ethiopic Church even added the book of Enoch to its official canon. It was widely known and read the first three centuries after Christ. This and many other books became discredited after the Council of Laodicea. And being under ban of the authorities, afterwards it gradually passed out of circulation”.
In my opinion it is invaluable to the history of man-kind and to the history of the earth in general. We are told very briefly in Genesis chapter 6 about the sons of God coming down to the earth but the information about them is quite scanty, whereas the scribe Enoch expands on the events.
He tells us when they came down to the earth, which was during the days of Jared, his father, so logically speaking most probably before the birth of Enoch otherwise it would read during the days of Enoch. So, it would have been between 460 and 622 years after the creation of Adam and before the birth of Enoch.
Enoch was 65 years old when he fathered Methu’selah, and it says, after that he walked with God, so it is possible it was after the birth of Enoch’s son, that he was acquainted with the sons of God. So we can extend the boundaries a further 65 years for the sons of God to coming down. Between 460-687 years after Adam.
So after Enoch was about 65 years old and fathered his first son, then it says, he walked with God, so on that basis, it seems that he associated with the spirit sons from about 687 years after Adam was created until Enoch was no more at about 365 years. Hence, being with them for about 300 years before being taken and a few years with them after he had been taken, in all 413 years to their incarceration in the deserts, 1,100 after the creation of Adam.
Also in the years that followed between 687 and their incarceration under the deserts in 1,100 years which amounts to about 400 years, they enjoyed the association with the daughters of man and had many children with them. Again, according to Enoch. God put it into their hearts, (Nephelim) to turn against one another and to kill each other while their angelic fathers looked on, seeing their offspring dying and not being able to help them caused them a great deal of pain and sorrow.
It is interesting that the dates and events fit the rest of the bible. The punishment handed out to those rebellious sons of God was for the duration of “70 generations” which equals 4,900 years. (a generation being 3 score years and 10)
Also the rebellious leaders of them were to be buried deep under the deserts in the Middle East close to the place where they came down and made an oath on Mount Hermon, until that time. Peter shows that after the resurrection of Jesus he went and preached to the angels that were confined in prison bonds. (1st Peter chapter 3v 19, 20)
The end of that 4,900 years will coincide with the end of the 6 thousand years under Satan and the beginning of the seventh day, the Day of Judgement will start under our lord Jesus. That means the incarceration would take place about 1,100 years after Adam’s creation, which coincides with the time periods of them coming to the earth. They were with Enoch for those 300 years after he fathered his son and after he was taken. It is also of interest that Enoch is known as “the scribe” meaning he wrote about these things and passed them on.
As the last day of one thousand years begins, it will start with our lord passing judgement upon these spirit sons. It shows in the Revelations to the apostle John that our lord will return and fight these rebellious spirit sons, riding into battle seated on white horses signifying righteous warfare.
They will be dealt with and cleared from the face of the earth before he prepares a place for the resurrection of “his” people to be re-united again just as he promised, “I will come again and take you to be with me”. As for all those who are still alive at that time, he will send his angels to “collect” them to join those resurrected.