The Book of Enoch details the End Times of today and tells of the mystical experiences he had with God, before he was taken to Heaven.

Why was the Book of Enoch Removed?

The Book of Enoch was removed from the Bible for a variety of reasons. Some believe that it was because the book contains teachings that are at odds with other parts of the Bible.

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[BUT, the Book of] Enoch was at first accepted in the Christian Church but later excluded from the biblical canon.

Its survival is due to the fascination of marginal and heretical Christian groups, such as the Manichaeans, with its syncretic blending of Iranian, Greek, Chaldean, and Egyptian elements.

First Book of Enoch, also called Ethiopic Book of Enoch, pseudepigraphal work (not included in any canon of scripture) whose only complete extant version is an Ethiopic translation of a previous Greek translation made in Palestine from the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

Enoch, the seventh patriarch in the book of Genesis, was the subject of abundant apocryphal literature, especially during the Hellenistic period of Judaism (3rd century BC to 3rd century AD). At first revered only for his piety, he was later believed to be the recipient of secret knowledge from God.

This portrait of Enoch as visionary was influenced by the Babylonian tradition of the 7th antediluvian king, Enmenduranna, who was linked to the sun god and received divine revelations. The story of Enoch reflects many such features of the Babylonian myth.

Enoch is a compilation of several separate works, most of which are apocalyptic. Its oldest portion is the “Apocalypse of Weeks,” written shortly before the Maccabean uprising of 167 BC against the Seleucids.

Other sections, especially those dealing with astronomical and cosmological speculations, are difficult to date. Because of its views on messianism, celibacy, and the fate of the soul after death, parts of I Enoch may have originated with or been influenced by the Essene community of Jews at Qumrān.

No fragments of the longest portion of the work (chapters 37–71), however, were found among the Qumrān writings. This has led scholars to theorize that this section was perhaps written in the 2nd century AD by a Jewish Christian who wished to imbue his own eschatological speculations with the authority of Enoch, and added his work to four older apocryphal Enoch writings. Brit dom.


  1. Interesting post.

    I never have spent any time looking into the Book of Enoch. Didn’t even know what it was. So, I appreciate the information.

    I think it is a bit of an overstatement to say that the Book of Enoch was ever accepted as part of the Bible. Some Christians may have accepted it, but not many.

    Why do I say that. Well, consider how the Bible was canonized. Mostly because it happened so long ago, the process is treated by some as controversial. So, of course I have stuck my nose into it (and I wonder why it keeps getting shorter), The thing is, however, that there was really not that much to the canonization of the Bible. The vote of the Church Council in 325 AD was extremely lopsided. Some works, like ECCLESIASTES, because it is difficult to understand, generated some controversy. But I don’t recall any indication that the Book of Enoch was seriously considered.

    One thing to keep in mind is that the early church was persecuted for three centuries. So, they were not having widely publicized meetings to settle such issues. That changed with Emperor Constantine.

    Here are several alternative sources.


    1. Thank you for sharing back Citizen Tom. Your point-of-view and information is well respected and appreciated. With the persecutions came the muddling and persecution of the Bible’s Christian doctrines. I am appalled by the numerous biblical formats and translations today. 🙏

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      1. I am appalled by the numerous biblical formats and translations today.

        That is definitely a problem, but it is problem with a solution.

        Consider that the inerrant version of the Bible no longer exists. Why? That is the version of the bible written by the author of each book or the person who wrote down their words. Ever since then, each book of the bible has been copied and copied and copied. Because the copies agree with each other so well, we know the copies are accurate. Unfortunately, only a few people can read Greek and Hebrew. So, what do we do? Which translations and commentaries do we trust? We can pray, We can talk to each other. We can also compare the various translations and commentaries. Doing that help us get around the fact some Bible scholars don’t believe the Bible, and if their translations and commentaries were the only ones we were allowed to read we would really have a problem. That is the kind of problem they have in Communist and Muslim countries.

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