Most churchianity circles have little to no regard for the Book of Enoch and consider it non-canonical or non-inspired, but may accept it as having some historical or theological value.
Last year I read the Book of Enoch and decided to collaborate with a group of brothers, alongside me, on the journey. We ended up doing a 12-week study of the Book of Enoch. I have been through Enoch before, but what caught my attention this time around, was that none of my friends objected to the validity of the book. There were a couple of questions, obviously. But nothing too difficult for a couple of laymen to iron out themselves. We realised the Book of Enoch ties in seamlessly with the 66 books Canon. We were baffled by the missing puzzle pieces laying in broad daylight within the Book of Enoch. We were like adventurers digging up the buried treasure. We were, and still are, excited about the rich content. We were left baffled, wondering why the majority of Christians consider the book of Enoch taboo.
Without getting too technical, I want to take you through 3 solid reasons to consider the Book of Enoch as Scripture:
1. Yeshua (Jesus) considered it Scripture
As unsettling as it may sound, if you have been drinking the Kool-Aid, Yeshua refers to Enoch as part of Scripture. I know some seasoned believers are snarling at me right now, but let us examine the following argument that broke out in the book of Matthew;
Matthew 22:23-30 NIV
That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise offspring for him. Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. Finally, the woman died. Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”
Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
I wonder what scripture Yeshua is talking about. Maybe you can grab your Bible and I’ll grab mine, and see if we can find it.
When you are done combing through the 66-book-Vatican-approved Canon, and cannot seem to find what Yeshua is referring to, please consider the following verse in Enoch;
In those days the mountains shall skip like rams, and the hills shall leap like young sheep satiated with milk; and all the righteous shall become angels in heaven
The Book of Enoch agrees with Yeshua and says that at the resurrection we will be like the angels. Earlier in the Book of Enoch, it explains the bodies of angels.
But you (the Watchers) from the beginning were made spiritual, possessing a life which is eternal, and not subject to death for ever
These resurrected bodies or angel bodies, if you will, were eternal and meant to last forever. Yeshua is in complete alignment with a text that was written millennia before his physical coming. So Yeshua is confirming we will have eternal spiritual bodies, similar to the angels and will not need to procreate.
This brings the 66 books only canon doctrine into question. If the Book of Enoch is considered Scripture by the Son of man, why was it not included in our Bible?
To me, the fact that Yeshua quoted from Enoch as Scripture, is reason enough to consider the Book of Enoch as legitimate Scripture. Yeshua used it to refute and correct the Sadducees.
Isn’t there a verse in the Bible that says, all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness?
Yeshua was using the Book of Enoch as scripture, to reproof and correct the Sadducees. Maybe this quoting from Enoch was just an isolated, once in a blue moon type of reference to the Book of Enoch. Let’s dig deeper and we will find that it is not.
2. Enoch is quoted over 100 times in the New Testament and more than 200 times in the Old Testament
According to a video done by Zachary Bauer, the Book of Enoch is the most quoted Book in the Bible and has over 100 quotes in the New Testament alone.
The old testament books that are frequently alluded to or quoting from the Book of Enoch include;
Psalms (68 times)
Isaiah (55 times)
Deuteronomy (44 times)
Genesis (35 times)
Exodus (31 times)
I compiled a quick list with themes and direct quotes from the Book of Enoch that are mentioned in the accepted canon. (Please note that this is by no means a comprehensive list.)
(You can download a printable copy of the table, below, in black and white or colour.)
Now, out of these the verbatim quotes includes the following 2 quotes from Peter and Jude;
Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgement on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
2 Peter 2:4 (NKJV)
For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to [a]hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgement;
Why are both these New Testament writers quoting, word for word, out of a book that mainstream churchianity has dismissed as false?
Even after the New Testament writers, the church fathers, Clement, the epistle of Barnabas, Origen, Tertullian and Iranaeus, quoted from and considered Enoch Scripture in the 3rd century.
The book of Enoch is still included in Ethiopian and Eastern Orthodox Bibles to this day.
This is a confirmation that the 1st century writers and audience considered it as Scripture. And not only the first century Christians, the Yahudim (Jews), the church fathers after them and some of the oldest churches today, validate Enoch as Scripture. The golden thread runs smoothly through Yeshua’s time into our age. If the golden thread can be traced down to Yeshua’s time, was it written beforehand? Well, evidently it had to be. Now, enter the Dead Sea Scrolls.
3. Found in the Dead Sea scrolls
The majority of scholars agree that the group gathering in the Qumran caves were the real Levites that were usurped by Hasmonean fraudsters. The Levites snatched some legit scrolls and set up camp in Bethabara. Which so happens to be John the Baptist’s favourite hang-out. Though there was a headless corpse discovered in the caves at Qumran, it is difficult to determine with 100% certainty that it was John the Baptist. Renowned scholars are of the opinion that it was everybody’s favourite emerser, John the Baptist.
Now, John the Baptist was the legitimate High Priest on the day, but could not function in the temple due to the corrupt priesthood’s coup. The caves functioned as the hideout and library of the legitimate priests. The priests managed to salvage the entire Tanakh except Esther. And that was what was discovered in 1947.
Fragments of all Old Testament books were discovered, all except the Book of Esther. Books like Jubilees, Testaments of the Patriarchs, Targums and many others were part of the collection. Many of these books were explaining the Melchizedek Priest to come and also give proper context to some misunderstood texts. 10 Fragments of the Book of Enoch were discovered.
Part of the find was the Aramaic Enoch Scroll. The Aramaic Enoch Scroll is a non-published, complete copy of the Book of Enoch that is rumoured to be in the possession of private investors. The late, John Strugnell, who was part of the Dead Sea scrolls editorial team mentioned a well preserved, and microfilmed scroll of the Book of Enoch. He stated that he recalled seeing it in 1990, during the Kuwait crisis, but he was never able to buy it for the editorial team. The info has been quite limited on my treasure-hunt. It is difficult to determine what happened to it. The rumour is, that it was sold to the highest bidder in a private function. I could not find further info on this. Probably something the Vatican or Smithsonians need to keep under wraps.
Even more thoroughly documented than Strugnell’s claim, the most complete Book of Enoch comes from Ethiopic manuscripts, written in Ge’ez.
In the late 18th century, James Bruce, a spook of note, took Ge’ez manuscripts to Europe. In the 19th century it was translated into English. No Hebrew version is known to have survived.
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls pulled a fast one on the controllers. The proof is rock solid that this book was part of the library of the real priesthood. Which would take the dating of the scrolls further back, to around 200 BC.
Why was the Book of Enoch excluded?
The Council of Laodicea is where everything went South, in 363 AD. The bright minds of the council created 60 rules and determined text to be considered Scripture. The is known as the 60th Canon. The authenticity of 60th Canon has come under fire. Most scholars agree that it was absent from most manuscripts containing the decrees of the Council of Laodicea. Cyril of Jerusalem took it upon himself to determine which books should be read (and which not). He rejected the book of Revelation.
The problem, except for the confusion caused by the council, is that most of the rules they conjured up to determine what is Scripture and what is not, are not based on Scripture.
Now, there are some arguments against the validity of the Book of Enoch. But they are mostly straw man arguments, at best. They include;
– Enoch called himself the Son of man, which is blasphemy.
– Enoch was not written by Enoch, which makes it questionable.
– Enoch uses modern terms and therefore is a fraud.
All of these arguments are easily refutable. I will not do it now, but maybe in a future blog. To be honest, I doubt most of the haters have even given Enoch the light of day it deserves.
Furthermore, the Book of Enoch is;
– Historically accurate – the 10-week prophecy has been playing out the way Enoch described, along with the animal apocalypse.
– Prophetically accurate – ect. prediction the genocide through abortion
– Biologically accurate – explaining the 14 evergreen trees
– Cosmologically accurate – describing the heavenly luminaries and their paths.
– The book of Enoch is the only book that explains the origin of demons and Azazel.
The controllers have always reduced the Bible to as few books as possible. Maybe that is why most churches follow Paul and not Messiah. You see, if they can control the info, they can control the people.
To us, the cat is out of the bag. We have seen tonnes of embedded truths in the Book of Enoch. The objections to Enoch are easier refuted than wiping bugs of the windshield. To my astonishment most scholars that do try to refute the book, have not even read it thoroughly. You can tell they are just regurgitating the party line, like their counterparts at seminary.
The King James-only crowd would say, accepting Enoch as Scripture is misguided and we should only stick to the King Jimmy. The King Jimmy is a decent translation, don’t get me wrong, but even the King James-only mob don’t stick to their own script. The original authorised KJV came out with Apocrypha. The same King James-only mafia cannot stand the Apocrypha. Quite the orthodox paradox.
Why is this important? Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it. Why would the controllers not grant us this info freely? Simple. The same reason you don’t show all your cards or the same reason you cannot apply for a library card to access the Vatican’s secret vaults. If they have all the intel and control it, they can shape the future (or so they think).
The Book of Enoch is a key to exploit the end times plan of the Enemy and to encourage the Joshua-generation. Yeshua, the apostles and all first century believers would have considered it ‘inspired’ Scripture. Why don’t you?