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The authoritative ethiopic translation of R. H. Charles is combined in the MSV with the translations of Richard Laurence, George H. Schodde, and August Dillmann to make the text easier to
understand. All four translations and their notes were diligently compared when updating the text.
Why Read The Book of Enoch?
The writers of The New Testament knew The Book of Enoch and read its contents. It was part of Jewish tradition and is just one of many books referred to in the Bible. More importantly, we know the New Testament writers took The Book of Enoch seriously.
Many of the ideas, images, and themes found in The New Testament are found first in The Book of Enoch. To quote the Richard Laurence translation, these accepted concepts include, "resurrection, judgement, immortality, perdition, and the universal reign of righteousness under the eternal dominion of the Son of man. This... culminates in the Revelation of John, which adapts the visions of Enoch to Christianity."
The parallels are so great that some scholars once thought The Book of Enoch was written after the New Testament. The majority of the work has now been proven to predate Jesus Christ through the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Without the foundational understanding of The Book of Enoch, much of the Bible (Old and New Testament) becomes confusing. Difficult passages of the Bible now need explaining away, and many good translations of the Holy Bible obscure the wording of passages to remove the controversial themes of Enoch from the Bible.
Ever wonder why the Hebrews wiped out some nations (including women and children) but spared others? Ever wonder why the Tower of Babel was such a big deal, or why God first picked one holy nation and left out everyone else? Maybe you are curious where giants or Nephilim in the Bible come from, or why the Bible says Jesus “proclaimed to the spirits in prison” (1Pe 3:19 ESV*) as his first act after he died on the cross. The roots of these questions all go back to themes found in this book.
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* Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.