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The Books of Enoch: A Complete Volume

by Joseph Lumpkin

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

Of all the non-canonical writings found in the caves of Qumran, the Book of 1 Enoch has influenced the writers of the New Testament most of all. It is one of the few books quoted intact in the Bible which is not part of the Bible. Presented here is a comprehensive transliteration of the Lost Book of Enoch rendered in modern English using all contemporary resources. It is offered to you as the richest and fullest translation possible. Its purpose is to open your eyes to the world and theology of the New Testament writers.

1 Enoch 1:9 And behold! He comes with ten thousand of His holy ones (saints) to execute judgment on all, and to destroy all the ungodly (wicked); and to convict all flesh of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.

JUDE 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment 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.

The text known as “Second Enoch,” was discovered in 1886 by Professor Sokolov in the archives of the Belgrade Public Library. The Second Book of Enoch, or 2 Enoch was written in the latter half of the first century A.D. but had gone through alterations and additions to make it more acceptable to the Christian community. It was written in Slavonic but had evidence of being translated from another language. 2 Enoch has also been known by the title “The Secrets of Enoch.” 2 Enoch is an expansion of Genesis 5:21-32, taking the reader from the time of Enoch to the onset of the great flood of Noah’s day.

3 Enoch, also called “The Third Book of Enoch,” “The Hebrew Book of Enoch,” and “The Book of the Palaces,” purports to have been written in the second century A.D. by a Rabbi who became a ‘high priest’ after he had visions of an ascension to Heaven, 90 AD – 135 A.D. The book is part of the Merkabah tradition, which are writings with the theme of ascension into heaven. The name is derived from a Hebrew word meaning “chariot,” referring to Ezekiel’s vision beginning in Ezekiel 1:4. 3 Enoch is also part of the Temple or Hekalot body of literature. The name Sefer Hekhalot means, “Palaces” or “Temples.” 3 Enoch is one of the supreme sources of Jewish mystical knowledge. The Hebrew Book of Enoch, or 3 Enoch is very difficult to find in its entirety and is usually preserved only in fragments, here and there. All known fragments were brought together and the complete book has been available to scholars and researchers since 1928.

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Jonny July 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Very interesting stuff, this book looks like a must read. It is interesting how mis-interpretted the Merkabah has been in the Jewish faith. It is just that, a vehicle / temple / chariot in which the conciousness can ascend in. It is not visible to most eyes as it is made of substances too suble for our eyes to pick up. All the stories are metaphorical in nature, referring to chariots is true but not the type that come with horses, although they definitely depict true events I beleive.

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