Often described as "the lost book" of the Bible, The Book of Enoch is one of the most well-known apocalyptic works in existence.
Biblical scholars believe it to have been written in Palestine by Enoch the Patriarch and several different authors in the first and second centuries B.C.
For hundreds of years it was accepted by the early church fathers, but was later rejected by the council of Laodicea in A.D. 364.
Today, it remains a written remnant of the Apocalypse — a fiery testament to hope and the triumph of good over evil in the dawning of a world to come.
Rife with concepts of original sin, fallen angels, demonology, resurrection, and the last judgment, The Book of Enoch is a vital document in the origins of Christianity.
The Book of Enoch is comprised of various parts: The Book of Enoch, The Parables, The Book of the Courses of the Heavenly Luminaries, The Dream Visions, The Concluding Section, and The Noah Fragments.
Each is independent, but all the works are bound by a common theme: the punishment of the wicked and the blessedness of the righteous.
ENOCH THE PATRIARCH is a figure in Biblical literature. "In the seventh generation from Adam," he is considered the author of the Book of Enoch. The Bible says that Enoch lived 365 years before God took him. The text reads that Enoch "walked with God: and he was no more; for God took him" (Gen 5:21–24), which can be comprehended as God taking Enoch to heaven while still alive, body and soul.