Updated: Jul 6
Brothers and sisters, I’ve been quoting from 1 Enoch and promised I would explain why I believe this book should be considered cannon. Now is the time that I make good on my word and show you the evidence. Just like my post on Biblical Cosmology, approach this topic with an open mind as well, leave behind your preconceived notions.
I started questioning whether 1 Enoch should be in the Bible when I came across this verse.
“And Hanok (Enoch), the seventh from Adam, also prophesied of these, saying, “See, יהוה comes with His myriads of set-apart ones, to execute judgment on all, to punish all who are wicked among them concerning all their wicked works which they have committed in a wicked way, and concerning all the harsh words which wicked sinners have spoken against Him.” (Jude 1:14-15)
I knew who Enoch was and that he was mentioned in Genesis but couldn’t remember if he had been quoted in the Bible. So, I turned to Genesis and this is all that was written about Enoch.
“And Hanok lived sixty-five years, and brought forth Methushelah. And after he brought forth Methushelah, Hanok walked with Elohim three hundred years, and brought forth sons and daughters. So all the days of Hanok were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Hanok walked with Elohim. Then he was no more, for Elohim took him.” (Genesis 5:21-24)
I thought it was rather odd that Jude would quote Enoch but not have any reference in the Bible of Enoch himself saying it. Numerous prophets have cited the works of other prophets found in the Bible, but this wasn’t. Where did Jude get this quote? It didn’t take much digging to discovery that a book of Enoch does exist! But this raised an even troubling question, why was it not canonized? After shifting through videos and articles for why it was removed, I realized the community was unevenly split. Most said the book of Enoch was heresy and others claimed it was taken out by wicked men. I’d even heard one biblical scholar say the book of Enoch was written after Jude and took other inspirations from scripture. Later I found out that 1 Enoch is older than the book of Jude or the New Testament, as it was found with the Dead Sea Scrolls that date back to 200 B.C. That doesn’t mean these are the originals, but even still they date back before the time of Yeshua.
This left me in quite the predicament, do I leave the book of Enoch alone and just spout out what every popular biblical scholar said about the matter, “If it was meant to be in the Bible it would be.”? Or do I pick up a copy and with the Holy Spirit determine whether this is YHWH inspired? Since I already knew the earth was flat and I was being lied to by mainstream media and the government, I decided to investigate the matter for myself. I knew the Holy Spirit wouldn’t deceive me or lead me into error, I left my preconceived notions at the door and with the following verses in mind I bought a copy of 1 Enoch.
“But the Helper, the Set-apart Spirit, whom the Father shall send in My Name, He shall teach you all, and remind you of all that I said to you.” (John 14:26)
“But when He comes, the Spirit of the Truth, He shall guide you into all the truth…” (John 16:13)
With a grain a salt I began to read 1 Enoch, and you know what? It didn’t take long for me to come across where Jude got his quote from.
“And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones, To execute judgement upon all, And to destroy all the ungodly: 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.” (1 Enoch 1:9)
Right there in the first chapter, this was pretty telling but I kept my guard up as I continued to wade through the book. Along the way I read some incredible verses, it brought more understanding to other parts of scripture and opened my eyes to the earth before the flood. Then at chapter ten I saw another comparison to what Enoch was saying and two other New Testament prophets.
“And the messengers (angels) who did not keep their own principality, but left their own dwelling, He has kept in everlasting shackles under darkness for the judgment of the great day.” (Jude 1:6)
“For if Elohim did not spare the messengers who sinned, but sent them to Tartaros (She'ol), and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be kept for judgment,”(2 Peter 2:4)
“…Bind them [fallen angels] fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, until the day of their judgment and of their consummation, till the judgment that is forever and ever is consummated. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire.” (1 Enoch 10:12-13)
Still, I treated the book with caution, that is until I got to the part where Enoch starts talking about Yeshua. I was blown away by what I was reading, here in the book written by Enoch, we hear about our messiah. We know that Yeshua often went by the title, the Son of Man, from the following verses.
“even as the Son of Adam (man) did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)
“But in order for you to know that the Son of Adam possesses authority on earth to forgive sins...” He then said to the paralytic, “Rise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” (Matthew 9:6) Paralytic means paralyzed.
“And He began to teach them that the Son of Aḏam has to suffer much, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days to rise again.” (Mark 8:31)
“From now on the Son of Adam shall sit on the right hand of the power of Elohim.” (Luke 22:69)
There are more New Testament Bible verses that mention the Son of Man, but you get the idea, Yeshua went by the Son of Man frequently. Why does he go by this title? Was it mentioned in the Old Testament that the messiah would go by such a name? I found one scripture that addresses the coming messiah as the Son of Man.
“I was looking in the night visions and saw One like the Son of Enosh (man), coming with the clouds of the heavens! And He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him.” (Daniel 7:13)
That’s all I found in the Old Testament, I’m not saying that it’s not enough, but I thought it would have been used more. This wouldn’t be the case however if Enoch was canonized, as you can see below.
“And at that hour that Son of Man was named in the presence of the Lord of Spirits, And his name before the Head of Days. Yea, before the sun and the signs were created, Before the stars of the heaven were made, His name was named before the Lord of Spirits.” (1 Enoch 48:2-3)
“He answered and said to me, This is the Son of Man, to whom righteousness belongs; with whom righteousness has dwelt; and who will reveal all the treasures of that which is concealed: for the Lord of spirits has chosen him; and his portion has surpassed all before the Lord of spirits in everlasting uprightness. This Son of man, whom thou beholdest, shall raise up kings and the mighty from their couches, and the powerful from their thrones; shall loosen the bridles of the powerful, and break in pieces the teeth of sinners. He shall hurl kings from their thrones and their dominions; because they will not exalt and praise him, nor humble themselves before him, by whom their kingdoms were granted to them. The countenance likewise of the mighty shall He cast down, filling them with confusion. Darkness shall be their habitation, and worms shall be their bed; nor from that their bed shall they hope to be again raised, because they exalted not the name of the Lord of spirits.” (1 Enoch 46:1-4)
“After this the name of the Son of man, living with the Lord of spirits, was exalted by the inhabitants of the earth.” (1 Enoch 69:1)
“They blessed, glorified, and exalted, because the name of the Son of man was revealed to them. He sat upon the throne of his glory; and the principal part of the judgment was assigned to him, the Son of man. Sinners shall disappear and perish from the face of the earth, while those who seduced them shall be bound with chains for ever. According to their ranks of corruption shall they be imprisoned, and all their works shall disappear from the face of the earth; nor thenceforward shall there be any to corrupt; for the Son of man has been seen, sitting on the throne of his glory. Everything wicked shall disappear and depart from before his face; and the word of the Son of man shall become powerful in the presence of the Lord of spirits.” (1 Enoch 68:38-41)
Wow! Those are some powerful verses and they don’t conflict with the Bible but conform to its teachings. There is more on Yeshua in 1 Enoch, but you’ll have to pick up a copy and read it for yourselves. Do you remember when Yeshua said this?
“For in the resurrection they do not marry, nor are they given in marriage, but are as messengers (angels) of Elohim in heaven.” (Matthew 22:30)
This is a brand-new idea, for nowhere else in scripture is it mentioned. That is, until you look in the book of Enoch.
“Wherefore have you forsaken the lofty and holy heaven, which endures for ever, and have lain with women; have defiled yourselves with the daughters of men; have taken to yourselves wives; have acted like the sons of the earth, and have begotten an impious offspring? You being spiritual, holy, and possessing a life which is eternal, have polluted yourselves with women; have begotten in carnal blood; have lusted in the blood of men; and have done as those who are flesh and blood do. These however die and perish. Therefore have I given to them wives, that they might cohabit with them; that sons might be born of them; and that this might be transacted upon earth. But you from the beginning were made spiritual, possessing a life which is eternal, and not subject to death for ever. Therefore I made not wives for you, because, being spiritual, your dwelling is in heaven.” (1 Enoch 15:2-7)
In this passage YHWH is talking to the fallen angels that mated with human females as mentioned in Genesis 6:1–4, more on this and the giants that spawned from that union next week. Do you recall when Yeshua drove the demons out of the two men?
“And when He came to the other side, to the country of the Girgashites, two demon-possessed ones met Him, coming out of the tombs, very fierce, so that no one was able to pass that way. And see, they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with You, יהושע, Son of Elohim? Have You come here to torture us, before the appointed time?” (Matthew 8:28-29)
Before their appointed time? Again, there is no mention in the canonized text about this, yet the Bible mentions it as if we should know. Once more the answer is found in 1 Enoch.
“From the days of the slaughter and destruction and death ⌈of the giants⌉, from the souls of whose flesh the spirits, having gone forth, shall destroy without incurring judgement--thus shall they destroy until the day of the consummation, the great ⌈judgement⌉ in which the age shall be consummated, over the Watchers and the godless, yea, shall be wholly consummated.” (1 Enoch 16:1)
Once the giants died their spirits left their bodies and became demons, because they were the offspring of spiritual beings and beings of flesh, as told in the following verses.
“And now, the giants who were born from body and flesh will be called Evil Spirits on the Earth, and on the Earth will be their dwelling. And evil spirits came out from their flesh, because from above they were created, from the Holy Watchers was their origin and first foundation. Evil spirits they will be on Earth and ‘Spirits of the Evil Ones’ they will be called. And the dwelling of the Spirits of Heaven is Heaven, but the dwelling of the spirits of the Earth, who were born on the Earth, is Earth. And the spirits of the giants do wrong, are corrupt, attack, fight, break on the Earth, and cause sorrow. And they eat no food, do not thirst, and are not observed. And these spirits will rise against the sons of men, and against the women, because they came out of them during the days of slaughter and destruction” (1 Enoch 15:8-12)
With all this evidence supporting that believing Israel had this book, based from the scriptures supporting one another, I knew 1 Enoch should be canonized. It’s another piece of the puzzle that contributes to the bigger picture. The council of Nicea took it out and they also took out the book of Revelation, thankful Revelation found its way back in sooner rather than later. I cannot fathom why those workers of iniquity would take out Enoch and some other books that belong in the Bible. And to those who say, “If it was meant to be in the Bible it would be.” Let us remember these solemn words from Revelation.
“and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Elohim shall take away his part from the Book of Life, and out of the set-apart city, which are written in this Book.” (Revelation 22:19)
I think 1 Enoch is making a resurgence because we are in the last days brothers and sisters. As always don’t believe a word I say and research it for yourselves, we all must be diligent in the search for the truth. May the Holy Spirit guide you on your journeys.
“The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed. And he began his story saying: I am Enoch, a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but it was not for this generation to know, but for a remote one which is to come .” (1 Enoch 1:1-3)