The Book of Enoch, Prophetic or Not Part I

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One wonders why Enoch's book is not canonical. That is, it is not found in the writings considered sacred. For this answer we must carefully analyze the book of Enoch.
In the first verse of the book of Enoch Ethiopian version, we have that the angels gave a vision to Enoch, to understand things of a future generation. In this we can define that there is nothing wrong, in the linearity of the sacred writings.
But in the second verse we have an extremely complicated phrase, in which it says "I begin my parables", what are parables? They represent allegories, ie parable is a small narrative that uses allegories to convey a moral lesson. Parabolas are normal in prophets and writers after the period of David, but they are not common before that. But here it defines a parable for the Enoch period. Now supposing that the story of Enoch has passed by oral system to the descendants, it should be natural the use of such a tool by Moses, but it does not happen.
And we still have an aggravating, prophetic system being a parable, would define that what is spoken is only a moral lesson. What gets complicated if the book of Judas is speaking of a parable as if it were something literal.
And we see in verse 6 the famous text of connection with the book of Jude, everything would be very good, if in verse 2 had not defined that it is a parable.
Now we have a problem, did the book of Judas use a parable as something literal? Or did the book of Enoch lie when he said it was a parable?
If Judas used a parable as something literal, then it is wrong to say that something would happen when it would not happen. But if Enoch's book lied by saying it was a parable, then Judas used an untrustworthy book to define prophecy. Here we have a pandora's box or an Achilles heel that says no matter where you go, Judas's book risks being a book that should not be in the canonical books.
We can say that Judas received a prophecy without having contact with the book of Enoch. Which would be somewhat alike as an attempt to escape the truth. To attempt to construct that Judas received an independent divine inspiration from Enoch would be very difficult to justify.
In fact the acceptance of the book of Jude would also define the acceptance of the book of Enoch, and therefore several books considered apocryphal. Which would not be very useful. If they combined the apocryphal books, they would generate so many contradictions with the canonical texts, that in the end would generate total disbelief. The most rational would have been to not consider the book of Judas as canonical. And indeed the book of Judas had much difficulty to be accepted.
But today pastors and denominations try to get away from these issues, and most of the time we see coarse, meaningless justifications. All this because to enter into the judgment of which book is canonical and which book is not canonical, can violate, or even destroy certain religions. One of the great controversies is why the book Song of Solomon is canonical?
But returning to the book of Enoch, we see in chapter 3 verse 1, enoch saying that fourteen species do not undress the foliage, notice that we are talking about Enoch man who lived in the period before the flood, and in the verse says that he was writing for future generations , nowadays the fourteen species that he cites involve only the region and time that he lived, today we have several types of trees that do not have the fall of their foliage. In other words, future generations would not accept that there are only fourteen species. But we could even say that it is an accepted error if it did not look so much like the region of Israel in the time of Zechariah and Malachi.
See if we are talking about Enoch before the Flood, how does it seem so much that Enoch speaks of a region so similar to Israel? Look, we are talking about Enoch, who lived between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, according to the scriptures. And not in Israel many miles to the south.
But in chapter 6 of verse 1 of Enoch we have the most destructive reference. That say.
6.1 When the number of the sons of men was once increased, beautiful and loving daughters were born to them. The Angels, the children of heaven, when they saw them, desired them and said among themselves: "Let us take women from the daughters of men and bear children!"
We could even accept this verse if it were not for a great explanation of Jesus.
Mat 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Mat 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage; they are like the angels in heaven.
Luk 20:34 Then Jesus added to them, "The children of this world marry and give in marriage;
Luk 20:35 But those who are counted worthy to attain the age to come and the resurrection from the dead do not marry, nor are they in marriage.
Luk 20:36 For they can not die any more, for they are equal to the angels, and are children of God, being children of the resurrection.
Mark 12:24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Is it not your fault that ye know not the scriptures, nor the power of God?
Mar 12:25 For when they are raised from the dead, they shall neither marry nor marry; but they are as the angels in the heavens.
What we see in these verses is that Jesus said that angels do not bear children. For marriage formerly represented only the union between man and woman for the generation of children.
So either we accept Enoch as true or Jesus as true. In fact playing with apocryphal books can bring about a true destruction of what is true or false.



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1.1. THE ANGELS gave me the vision of Him, and from them I learned everything; through them also I was able to understand the things that I could see, but not in relation to the present generation, but in relation to a future generation.
1.2 I speak of the elect, and I commence with them my parables: Behold, the Holy One comes down from his dwelling. The Eternal God walks on the earth at the top of Mount Sinai (He descends from His position, He shows Himself) and, in His immense power, reveals the glory of the highest heaven.
1.6 Truly! He will come with thousands of saints to exercise judgment upon the whole world and annihilate all evildoers, to repress all flesh by the evil deeds so wrongfully perpetrated and by the arrogant words that sinners have brazenly uttered against Him.
3.1 Observe and see the nature of all the trees, which seem dry, stripped of all their leaves, except for fourteen species that do not strip themselves of their foliage but retain the old one for two or three years, until the new !
6.1 When the number of the sons of men was once increased, beautiful and loving daughters were born to them. The Angels, the children of heaven, when they saw them, desired them and said among themselves: "Let us take women from the daughters of men and bear children!"






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