The Book of Enoch is one of the most well-known examples of biblical Apocrypha, being an ancient Hebrew text dealing with the apocalypse, demons, angels and the Nephilim. Historically, the author of the text is unknown, but they are dated to around 200 BCE and evidence exists showing that ancient Jews and early Christians were very much aware of it. Today, it is considered apocryphal by Jews and Christians alike, though Ethiopian Jews and some Ethiopian Christians consider it canonical. But what is the Book of Enoch and what does it tell us about heaven, angels and demons? Why was it removed from the Bible and is now apocryphal? What did Jesus say about it? Here’s what you need to know. The Book of Enoch consists of five sections: The Book of Watchers, the Similitudes of Enoch, the Astronomical Book, the Book of Dreams and the Epistle of Enoch. The first book details the birth of the Nephilim, the giants, following the fall of the angels known as the Grigori, or Watchers. The second book is about the Messiah and the end times Despite the fact that the Book of Enoch would have been known in his lifetime, Jesus Christ never mentions or references the Book of Enoch in the New Testament [though he accomplished many things that would have mirrored what his disciples were looking for in the Messiah as based on the book of Enoch or “the Enochian worldview”]. However, some of his apostles do, and references do exist in the New Testament… (READ MORE)
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