Should we use apocryphal books like the Book of Enoch as reference when we look at biblical history?
The Book of Enoch is an early Jewish book ascribed to the profit Enoch, great-grandfather of Noah. It is considered a non-canonical (rather than Orthodox) text but is often referred to in later writings. The text contains the Book of the Watchers, thought to date back to 300BC, which describes how the angels (called Watchers) fell from Heaven and fathered the Nephilim. Read recent posts about the Book of Enoch below.
The Book of Enoch is a non-canonical Jewish work attributed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. The book is thought to date to about 300 BC and includes a detailed account of the fall of the angels in its section, the Book of the Watchers.
Brief introduction to ancient texts not found in the Bible like the Book of Enoch.
Two accounts of the fallen angels story – one of Satan and one of the Watchers.
According to Gen 6:1-4, these divine beings took wives from the beautiful daughters of men.
An essential book for anyone interested in early Apocalyptic literature including Daniel, Enoch, Baruch, and Revelation.