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    THE BOOK OF ENOCH UNVEILED By James Scott Trimm The Book of Enoch was treasured by the ancient Nazarenes as an inspired book of prophecy authored by Enoch
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      THE BOOK OF ENOCH UNVEILED
      By James Scott Trimm

      The Book of Enoch was treasured by the ancient Nazarenes as an
      inspired book of prophecy authored by Enoch himself.

      Yeshua's own half-brother Y'hudah quotes from the Book of Enoch
      saying:

      And Chanokh [Enoch], the seventh from Adam,
      prophesied about these men saying:
      Behold, YHWH comes with ten thousands of his set-apart-ones,
      to execute judgement on all, co convict all who are wicked
      among them of their wicked deeds which they have committed in
      a wicked way, and all the harsh things which wicked sinners
      have spoken against him.
      (Yhudah (Jude) 1:14-15 HRV)

      Some commentators have tried to minimize the importance of this
      quotation, claiming that Y'hudah was only quoting the Book of Enoch
      in the way that Paul quoted Greek philosophers. In fact there are
      two very important features in Y'hudah's citation.

      First of all, while the Book of Enoch is quoted (specifically 1Enoch
      1:9), Y'hudah attributes his quote, not to the Book of Enoch, but to
      the man Enoch (Enoch, seventh from Adam). Since we have copies of
      the Book of Enoch which predate the Book of Y'hudah, this quote
      tells us that Enoch seventh from Adam wrote the Book of Enoch.

      Secondly Y'hudah uses the word "prophecy". Y'hudah tells us that
      this quote from Enoch which comes from the Book of Enoch
      is "prophecy". That is a very important statement.

      Regarding prophecy Kefa (Peter) writes:

      knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture
      is of any private interpretation; for prophecy never
      came by the will of man, but set-apart men of Eloah
      spoke as they were moved by the Ruach HaKodesh.
      (2Kefa (2Pt.) 1:20-21 - HRV)

      So if, as Y'hudah tells us, the Book of Enoch is "prophecy" then Kefa
      tells us that it was inspired by the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit).

      Paul has some important words for us about Scripture that is
      inspired:

      Every writing which was written by the spirit is profitable
      for teaching and for reproof and for correction and for
      instruction in righteousness, that the son of man of Eloah
      may be complete and whole for every good work.
      (2Timothy 3:16-17 - HRV)

      So if the Book of Enoch is prophecy then it was inspired by the Ruach
      HaKodesh. And if Enoch was inspired by the Ruach then it is
      profitable for teaching and for reproof and for correction and for
      instruction in righteousness.

      In other words, if Y'hudah is telling the truth then we should be
      using the Book of Enoch as Scripture and not taking it lightly!

      As a matter of fact the ancient Nazarenes treasured the Book of
      Enoch and used it along side the books we know today as canon. This
      is evidenced by fact that Y'hudah quotes Enoch. R.H. Charles listed
      128 locations where the Ketuvin Netzarim (The writings of the
      Nazarenes, commonly known today as the "New Testament") is clearly
      influenced by statements in the Book of Enoch.

      The Book of Enoch was used within Judaism at least as early as the
      second century B.C.E.. Seven fragmentary Aramaic copies were found
      among the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Zohar also cites the Book of Enoch
      by name (Zohar 1:37b) and makes much use of its account of the
      fallen angels Shemikhaza (which the Zohar calls Uzael) and Azzazel.

      The earliest Gentile Christians also accepted and made use of the
      Book of Enoch. Many of the so-called "Church Fathers" either quoted
      Enoch, or made use of it. Among these were the author of the
      Epistle of Pseudo-Barnabas, Justin Martyr (2nd C.), Irenaeus (2nd
      C.), Clement of Alexandria (2nd C.) and Origin (3rd C.). Tertullian
      (160-230 C.E.) even called the book "Holy Scripture". The book was
      even canonized by the Ethiopic Church.


      LOSS OF THE BOOK OF ENOCH

      In the fourth century the Book of Enoch came under fire from
      such "Church Fathers" as Augustine, Hilary and Jerome. The Book of
      Enoch was soon banned except in the remote Ethiopic Church, which
      had canonized it. The original Hebrew was lost completely to time
      and has yet to be recovered. The Aramaic and Greek versions
      disappeared as well (portions of these have since been discovered.
      The complete text has survived only in Ethiopic.

      RESTORATION OF THE BOOK OF ENOCH

      The Book of Enoch predicts its own restoration as our last days
      bonus!

      But when they write down truthfully all my words in their languages,
      and do not change or diminish ought from my words but write them all
      down truthfully -all that I first testified concerning them. Then, I
      know another mystery, that books will be given to the righteous and
      the wise to become a cause of joy and uprightness and much wisdom.
      And to them shall the books be given, and they shall believe in them
      and rejoice over them, and then shall all the righteous who have
      learnt therefore all the paths of uprightness be recompensed.'
      (1Enoch 104:10-13)


      FOR WHOM DID ENOCH WRITE?

      The Book of Enoch is especially given for the benefit of those
      believers in the last days who are Torah Observant:

      The words of the blessing with which Enoch
      blessed the chosen and righteous,
      who will be living in the day of tribulation,
      when all the wicked and godless are to be removed.
      (1Enoch 1:1)

      Another book which Enoch wrote for his son Methuselah
      and for those who will come after him,
      and observe the Torah in the last days.
      (1Enoch 108:1)


      MESSAGE OF THE BOOK OF ENOCH

      Yeshua warned that the last days would be like the days of Noach (Mt.
      24:37-38 - HRV) And this is a major theme of the Book of Enoch.
      Enoch forewarns of the coming judgement of the flood, and parallels
      this with the judgement of the last days. The Book of Enoch even
      prophecies that in the last days:

      "women shall become pregnant and abort their babies
      and cast them out from their midst"
      (1En. 99:5).

      The Book of Enoch tells of how 200 fallen angels led by Shemikhazah
      and Azazel "saw and lusted after" human females and copulated with
      them producing a race of giants (1Enoch 6) and taught mankind
      secrets such as sorcery, the making of weapons (1Enoch 7-8) and how
      to perform an abortion (1En. 69:12). YHWH's judgement finally
      comes. Shemikhazah and "all his associates" are bound fast "for
      seventy generations" until "the judgement that is forever is
      consummated" (1En. 9:11-12) (compare Y'hudah 1:6 & 2Kefa 2:2-10).
      The giants are killed by the flood but their spirits remain on earth
      as evil spirits (1En. 15:8-12). In the last days the fallen angels
      will return again (1Enoch 56:5).

      Now if one counts the generations from Enoch to Yeshua one finds
      there were sixty-nine generations (Luke 3:23-37). So the seventy
      generations ended one generation after the life of Yeshua. This
      brings us to an interesting statement made by the Nazarene writer
      Hegesippus around 185 C.E. as he recounted the beginning of the
      apostasy:

      Up to that period the Assembly had remained like a virgin
      pure and uncorrupted: for, if there were any persons who
      were disposed to tamper with the wholesome rule of the
      proclaiming of salvation, they still lurked in some dark
      place of concealment or other. But, when the sacred band of
      Emissaries had in various ways closed their lives, and that
      generation of men to whom it had been vouchsafed to listen to the
      godlike Wisdom with their own ears had passed away, then did the
      confederacy of godless error take its rise through the treachery
      of false teachers, who, seeing that none of the emissaries any
      longer survived, at length attempted with bare and uplifted
      head to oppose the proclaiming of the truth by proclaiming
      "knowledge falsely so called."
      (Hegessippus; Memoirs)

      The generation which followed the life of Yeshua and his emissaries
      was the generation in which Shemikhazah and his associates were to be
      released. And this was the very generation in which false teachers
      began with bare and uplifted head to oppose the proclaiming of the
      truth, the very generation in which the apostasy began.

      The long night of the apostasy is ending. The Book of Enoch is again
      coming to light that it may be a cause of joy and uprightness and
      much wisdom to those who observe the Torah in the last days. The
      culmination of all things is at hand.


      A new Messianic/Sacred Name edition of the Books of Enoch (1st & 2nd
      Enoch).

      Most translations of the Book of Enoch available today are taken
      from the ancient Ethiopic version of the text, which is the only
      language in which the book was passed down in its complete form.

      However in more recent years seven fragmentary Aramaic copies of the
      Book of Enoch have been found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. In
      addition several fragments of the ancient Greek version of the Book
      of Enoch have also come to light.

      This new edition of the Book of Enoch is the first Messianic, Sacred
      Name version of the Book of Enoch.

      Unlike most versions of the Book of Enoch this edition is translated,
      wherever possible, from the remains of the ancient Aramaic version
      of the book. Wherever the Aramaic is lacking I have consulted the
      Greek fragments of Enoch and I have followed the Ethiopic wherever
      the Aramaic and Greek fragments are both lacking any witnesses to
      the text. Unlike many other versions of 1Enoch I have always sought
      to reach behind the Aramaic, Greek and Ethiopic to the original
      Hebrew of 1Enoch.

      This edition ALSO INCLUDES a new and fresh version of 2Enoch, also
      known as "The Secrets of Enoch" as well. Although 2Enoch has only
      survived in Old Slavonic manuscripts, this new version reaches
      behind the Slavonic to the original Hebrew of 2Enoch.

      This amazing new edition of 1&2 Enoch also includes OVER 300
      scholalrly footnotes.

      This is without a doubt the best edition of the Books of Enoch
      available today.

      This is a perfect bound edition and *NOT* a spiral bound volume.
      This book is available from the publisher for just $34.95 and ships
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