Why Isn’t the Book of Enoch in the Bible?

Posted Jun 20, 2016 by Michael L. Brown

Was Enoch ever part of the canon of Scripture, and what can we learn from Jude’s citation of Enoch?



This is probably the very best explanation that I have ever heard about this subject as many people that I know try to justify some of the things they do by quoting from this book. It is amazing that they rely more on what man says instead of allowing the Ruach HaKodesh to be their source of knowledge as to what our heavenly Father would have us to do.

You said, "...many people that I know try to justify some of the things they do by quoting from this book." Well, the same has been done with the bible. There are so many people who sin and use scripture to justify it. Even satan tried to use scripture to justify why Jesus should jump from a cliff.

I believe Not as you say where G-d did not want his testament to be within the Bible scripture I believe that there was not enough time for the Pilgrims that supposedly brought the Geneva Bible to have added the Book of Enoch into the Bible: and further more Let me add: you say that many of the Books of which the Bible refers to that can no longer be Found was due to the Fact Of Many Jewish Books were Confiscated when the so called Crusaders went over to the Holy Lands: the Roman Catholic Church would have seen to it that these Books were destroyed along with Many Jews

Who determined what books were considered to be "Inspired" and what criteria was used to make this determination?

Anyone that has the spirit, will easily recognize if a scripture is of the spirit or not. So if you do not have His Spirit. I recommend to get it. It is free, and all you have to do is, to ask Yeshua :-)

had a guy tell me once a quote from the book of Enoch recently gad a xatholic asking why some made it and others did not personally i feel that they prayed over every verse and went the ones the Holy Ghost chose!

I disagree. I don't think it is O.K. to read it. It has been used to promote teachings that are very wrong and also, it can't be trusted. I had it and I ended up throwing it away.

I agree. You do not have to drink poison, in order to know it is not good for you. I read just a few words of this wicked book., and knew that this is not of Elohiym. I never had the desire to read one more word of it.

You have been led by the spirit to do this, and you did the right thing. I never even had it, and will never have it (Yeshua willing), so I do not need to throw it away. It would be better to burn it, so no one else finds it and gets deceived :-)

Even the KKK used the bible to justify burning crosses in people's yards and hanging them. Did that make the bible a book to avoid?

I am so glad to have your simple, short and accurate explanation of why this book is not in the cannon. There are many today making doctrine with this in the mix, and I hope this can be a tool to get them back onto the main and plain. Bless you in every way brother!

I believe the real reason the book of Enoch is not in the bible is because it is the one book in all scripture that gives more information about the enemy and the origin of evil. It praises Jesus for being the Anointed One by The Holy Father or Head of Days. I was having problems finding information about satan and demons until I read the book of Enoch. I never understood how much power I had as a child of God and heir of the Kingdom until I read the book of Enoch. I have even seen demons cast out and manifested when I use the knowledge given by the book of Enoch. I never cast out demons until I was able to know my enemy and how small the enemy truly is compared to my God and His Christ. Maybe it was just for me, but I love the book and the information given about demons and lucifer. How can we fight an enemy if we don't know the enemy?

Strange reasoning. No need to know any more about Satan, than that was is revealed in the Bible. Do you need to shoot yourself a bullet in your head, to learn more about how bad it is to shoot yourself? If you love this book, this is very scary, regarding your soul, I mean. You are saying that you love lies and deceit. You better pray about this, and repent. Up to you :-)

How is this "strange reasoning"? Have you even read the book of Enoch? Do you realize there is not a single evil word uttered throughout the entire book? Where are you getting your reasoning? And where do you feel it is right to tell this person they need to repent and tell them they must love lies and deceit? It sounds as if you are the one who perhaps should look at yourself and be concerned about these things. You do not have any authority in which to judge others, and you certainly have no logical explanation to just "assume" that the MEN who determined this book was "uninspired by God" are even right. In a world full of deceit and lies, as you so insultingly stated above, how can you possibly even think that our modern day bibles could not have been purposely edited in favor of men in political and religious positions of power? These books are spell breakers, and are MUST READS for any true truth seeker or one who wishes to get closer to our Heavenly Father. The book of Enoch alone destroys the "New Age" demonic teachings, gives the NAMES of the fallen angels which DESTROYS the "Alien" agenda considering Semjase is the NAME of the "Pleiadian Alien" who started a lot of the Alien/Demon distraction back in the 1970's with Billy Meier. Stop insulting others in the "name of God" because it is not a righteous thing to do, and certainly not within your authority or right to do so. This person merely stated their opinion, and your opinion is certainly no more or less valid than theirs.

How is the Book of Enoch "destroying new age demonic teachings" when one of the pioneers of the new age movement, Elizabeth Clare Prophet wrote a book promoting the Book of Enoch titled: Forbidden Mysteries of Enoch - fallen angels and the origins of evil. She also wrote numerous books stemming from Enoch about angels. Aleister Crowley also followed the Book of Enoch and the enochian writings of John Dee to perform Enochian magic. Also, if you put the book of Enoch up against the Bible, MANY of the teachings are the exact opposite of what the Bible says!

Well, you don't need to know a whole lot of detail about the enemy to fight them. However, the Book of Enoch does provide information that fills in the gaps many complain about in the bible.

So then, while I think we can agree with Enoch's pseudobiographical nature, the question is: does the Bible support the subject matter contained in Enoch. Specifically being that Fallen Angels married mortal women and spawned a race of giants (The Nephilim) [Genesis 6:1-4]. And that these giants also existed after the flood in the land of Canaan as reported by the 12 spies [Numbers 13:33]. Jude seems to believe this to be the case as he compares the people of Sodom to these Fallen Angels "who kept not their first estate...giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh" [Jude 1:6-7]. So can we take this story, which many in the Church dismiss as fanciful mythology, at it's face value?

If the Bible states that in the end times it will be as in the days of Noah, why would it not be plausible to assume that there is a possibility that there is a hybrid that may be human and angel? Or one could even go far enough to assume that since Medical Science has come so far as to splice genes and add things into the genetic codes in DNA, what if there is a hybrid that has been genetically modified by demonically influenced people? I think that the answers could be endless, or at least the possibilities. Because in the days of Noah the Nephilim had bred with women, and if we have come full circle back to as wicked as it was, if not more wicked, then I think that your conclusion is a very possible conclusion. Though I am no scholar, that is my opinion.

Sorry Sir, but this is n-o-t what the Bibles is saying. This is what you read into it. Verse Jude:7 does n-o-t relate to fallen angels that have left their first estate Vs. 6). This account in vs. 6 speaks about the angels that were fallen, as described in Isaiah. And this had nothing to do with any sex. These fallen Angels had n-o-t given themselves over to fornication. You read that into it. Vs 7 is a total different account. The men (humans) in Sodom and Gomorrah did these sexual things, but not with angels. You just try to make the Bible to fit some false doctrine, that you seem to love. The Book of Enoch is a very pervert book, maybe this is why you like it. Maybe you confuse these books with porn? Angels are spirits. And spirits can not mix with flesh.

Good! totally agree!

Well, the men of Sodom wanted to have sex with the angels. Remember, Lot offered up his daughters instead. That's when the angels told Lot to pack up and leave and don't look back. (Gen 19:1-12) Also, I can see the confusion. People forget that many times the angels were mistaken for mere men. (Jos 5:13-15)

It does indeed say that they left their first estate and went after strange (Greek hetoros) flesh. It compares it to Sodom and Gomorrah. Why? Because both went after heteros flesh. Flesh other than their own. In the case of the Netflix who left their assigned estate (heaven), they went after different flesh because they were celestial beings going after fleshly relations with earthly beings. In the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. It was the other way around. Earthly men went after celestial beings cloaked in flesh. That is why the comparison was made in the book of Jude and why the Greek word heteros (other than their own kind) was used. Now we have a book that we accept as inspired scripture—Jude—yet we reject a portion of the scripture because he sites Enoch. That sounds problematic.

That should say neflim and not Netflix (auto correct:)

It amazes me how such poison and hatred can come from the mouths of so-called righteous Christians when communicating to others regarding the Word of God. So you disagree with something you yourself cannot prove, does that make you right? I don't think so. When God cast these angels from heaven, they could have VERY well fornicated with human women. Have you ever read the Book of Adam and Eve? Probably not, but if and when you do, you will realize that Adam and Even were created as spiritual beings - they were not made "physical" until they were cast from the Garden which is NOT a physical place here on earth. They were then given physical bodies as punishment for disobeying God. The fallen angels could very well have either manifested physical bodies or perhaps possessed the bodies of men and had relations with women, there are even accounts of women being raped by evil spirits known as incubuses. Sounds to me that you need to do a little more research before casting such judgement onto others for simply doing the real work.

"Demons are the disembodied spirits of the Giants (Nephilim). The 'Mighty Men of Renown' are the Gibborim created by the Watchers when they left their heavenly abode and came down to the daughters of men as recorded in Genesis Chapter 6:4 of the Old Testament. They are half breeds, angelic hybrids, the Titans. NEPHILIM HYBRIDS & ANGELS - BOOK OF ENOCH - ORIGIN OF DEMONS & GIANTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YinCWgp8IU&list=PLV7Wy_Z8JeGhbeJAtFKQNn... When fallen angels shape-shift into a form of human being they can have intercourse but not without some aberrant genetic changes. The union of these beasts with humans produced children that were different in many ways. The first apparent difference was that they developed giantism. They were giants or Nephilim. Og the King of Bashan had a bed that was 13 to 15 feet long; and Goliath was 6 cubits tall (9 feet). The second aberration was that they had six fingers and six toes... "The aberrant genetic tendencies of the Nephilim were unfortunately cloned into the D.N.A. of mankind. According to the Bible, only Noah escaped this genetic intervention at the time. There are no records of these perverse tendencies prior to the intervention of the Watchers. These dormant genetic tendencies still surface today at times in different people ... The Watchers are a guardian class of angels that were assigned to watch over the earth and protect mankind from just this sort of thing happening.

Biblical Canon, just man's twisted ideas? Or G-d's (Christ's) Soveriegn, Providential Will. If the god's word that one claims to believe in can so easily (easily, as in mere men altering, corrupting, and essentially bastardizing) be rendered of no effect, by mere men, then perhaps one's god is not G-d after all?!

Well, those that follow the unbiblical, anti-biblical Jewish custom of not pronouncing the name of Elohiym, seem to not have understood anything in the Bible so far. Believe me, you do not die, when you write God. I never use this word, I always say Elohiym. The name of Elohiym is Yahveh. It was revealed, so we can call upon his name. Amen :-)

THE BOOK OF ENOCH AN END TIME HERESY July 21, 2011 at 5:52am The Book of Enoch has been gaining popularity by a lot of Christians who are caught up in inaccurate end time prophesies and teachings. This book is composed of several teachings on fallen angels, astronomy, a book of dreams and visions, and others. Eleven fragments of the book in Aramaic were found in the Qumran Cave which contained the Dead Sea Scrolls. Four fragments were found in Hebrew. The rest of the book was lost and not recovered until one was found in the Ge'ez language, which is in Ethiopian. The book in the Ge'ez language does not match the fragments of the Aramaic or Hebrew language. The Book of Enoch gives unscriptural accounts of fallen angels. It gives the names of many angels who were suppose to have had relations with humans which created giants. Also it gives account of Enochs travels to heaven, his dreams and visions and revelations. This all sounds interesting to a curious searcher, however a little history can cause you to see the truth. First, the Book of Enoch has been proven not to date back to the time of Enoch. The most accurate date for the book is 300-150 bc. The earliest possible dating could have been in the Babylon captivity era. This is only in reference to the "book of watchers" contained in the Book of Enoch. The "book of watchers" is the only book that is in fact written in an early dated time period. The "book of parables" contained in the Book of Enoch has been dated to 1 century BC. The "book of watchers" and the "book of parables" were only found in fragments, so there is no real evidence of the entire Book of Enoch. In fact all of what existed as the Book of Enoch was lost until it supposedly showed up in the 17th century in the Ge'ez language. The language that did not match the original fragments. The "book of watchers" quotes Deuteronomy 33:2. Deuteronomy was not written in Enoch's time since Enoch was the seventh from Adam and Moses was not even born yet! The same quote from Deuteronomy in the "book of watchers" may also be from 1Peter 3:19-20 which would mean that even the "book of watchers" was added to at a later time. It is proven fact that the books in the Book of Enoch were all written in different time periods. This is proven by use of language, customs of the day, wording, and carbon dating. According to scholars who studied the fragments from the Qumran Cave, it is believed that a sect of Jews called Enochic Jews, who did not follow the Mosiac Law or the traditions of the Israelites wrote some of the book. It was never accepted as the inspired word of God because it strayed away from truth of the scriptures given by Moses. Enochic Judaism differs from the Word of God on the origin of sin, God's covenant of circumsion, the observance of the Sabbath, and the Mosiac law. None of these were acknowleged by this sect. What was written of the Book of Enoch during that time period, mainly the "book of watchers" played a major role in the history of Jewish mysticism and was represented by the mystics to spread false teachings which were not given through the law and prophets. The Book of Enoch in our day is not even the original book, nor does it match any of the Qumran fragments; And of course Enoch was not the one who wrote it. We also know that it surely did not come from God. God preserves His word and the Book of Enoch was not preserved nor can it stand up under the testings of time and accuracy. Do you believe that the God of all heaven who set the stars in their place, spoke the sun and moon and the earth into existence; Jehovah who is the God of all order and of every living thing would not be able to keep His word throughout all ages even to all eternity? Believing in the Bible automatically requires us to believe that God preserved and gave to man His inspired word. It is faith in God and His ability to keep us and what He has given us to the end. For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day. 2 Timothy 1:11-13 In the end times the Word of God says that men would bring heresy into the church and doctrines of demons, teaching things that lead people astray. To teach that fallen angels had relations with man and created giants is to teach that some people are the offspring of satan and directly have satan's DNA in their mortal bodies. This is definitely a doctrine of demons who want to take credit for God's creation. If God made Eve for Adam, animals for animals, birds for birds all after their own kind so that there could be no intermingling of the different kinds of flesh; do you really think that God would allow satan to have that kind of access? The Book of Enoch is heresy and those who teach it are in grave error and in danger of God's judgment. This is not legalistic, it is truth from God's heart. So I urge you to take hold of the truth of the Word of God given to you by the Holy Spirit through the life of Jesus Christ. Believe the eyewitnesses of Christ life, the true writers of the Word of God, his Apostles who knew Him and walked with Him. Remember that the Christian faith is built on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone. Stand firm on the Word of God only and take heed to this warning in 2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction...

The bible is a book of fallen angels. It consistently talks about what the fallen angels either have done, is doing, or will do. Astronomy is the reason the Magi came looking for Jesus because of the Star of David. Through astronomy and astrology we know what time it is or what season it is. How did they know when the New Moon festival was to be celebrated outside of astronomy? (Num 10:10) Revelations is a book of Dreams and Visions. Many of the other books contain dreams and visions.

Not sure if you knew, but many of the bible verses are not a match for the "original text" but are a match for the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Actually, they ARE scriptural. It boils down to interpretation, though...

I hear what you are saying, however, there are many factors that (I feel) aren't being considered. Yes, Paul quoted some secular sources. But, we cannot make that comparable to Jude. Why? Because the main difference is this: Jude considered the words of Enoch prophecy while Paul did NOT consider their words as prophecy. So, the attitude towards the source is different. Regarding the dates, that doesn't prove anything because Adam didn't write Genesis-Moses did some 2000 years later. Yet, we do not say the account of Adam is not true or inspired by God because the writer was born 2000 years after Adam died. Also, as we read the four gospels, who are the main people Jesus openly berated? The Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Scribes. Who were the Scribes? Well, their role was to write down the scriptures. Since they had scrolls, it was not inconceivable a scroll got wet, torn, lost, or illegible for some reason or another. Their job was to re-write the scrolls as needed. So, it is not surprising there would be "later editions" of the scriptures. Even the Book of Jeremiah reveals that sometimes scrolls are destroyed and have to be rewritten. (Jer 36:1-28) Many have argued that, basically, the reasons the Book of Enoch is non-canon are the same reasons the Book of Revelations should only be taken figuratively. There are a lot of things mentioned in the Book of Enoch that are mentioned in the Book of Revelations.

Perhaps, as doctor Brown suggests, the people in Yeshua’s day including Jude— were referencing the Aramaic fragments (and maybe there were more of them) and not the Ethiopic pseudoepigraphical work

The Book of Enoch is part of the Bible. It is part of the canon. There is however not such a thing as 'the' canon. There are several canons of the Bible all claiming to be the Bible. In the Oriental Orthodox Tradition there is the subset Orthodox Tewahedo. This is the only canon in which the Book of Enoch is included. In the Western Tradition there are the subsets Protestant, Lutheran , Anglican and Roman Catholic canons of which the Lutheran is the one which lists all the books which are generally regarded in the evangelical/pentecostal/baptist and other protestant churches as the only valid canon. The protestant canon however does include various other books occasionaly by way of saying 'No-inc. in some eds.' The Lutheran canon is for that matter the purest of canons from the viewpoint of evangelical/pentecostal/baptist and other protestant churches. The point is though: Those in the Orthodox Tewahedo church claim to be Christians and they claim that the book of Enoch is part of the canon.

Dear Dr. Grey, I believe you are mistaken regarding some facts in relation to the book of Enoch. It is my understanding there now exists at least 14 full copies from the DSS, and that at least one was dated between 25 and 175 BCE, but even if it was not, the book is made up of five sections, each of which is attributed to its own dating. The oldest section, Section 1, is the Book of the Watchers, which is commonly estimated to date from about 300 BCE to – at the latest – the first century BCE – placing her squarely in the time of Jesus and the apostles. So what did they say about it? Apostles and church fathers quoted from it in many of their teachings/writings, Tertulian going so far as to call it "Holy Scripture." Indeed, Jesus, Peter, and Jude echo many of its themes, even apparently quoting from it, since there are no other biblical references for their expressions outside of this book. Whether it is considered "inspired" and, therefore, Canon, does nothing to diminish the fact was obviously a highly respected book in the time of the earliest church fathers and the apostles. You seem to lament the fact we did not have a carbon date for a full copy. Although I think you are wrong, I would like to point out that prior to the discovery of the DSS, we never even had OT scriptures to carbon date prior to the Masoretic scripts.

Thank you Dr. Brown. As I have searched the scriptures for myself and have used as many trusted resources as I can, I have failed to find any teacher, professor, pastor etc to reconcile a specific question about Jesus and the Book of Enoch. I’m hoping you can. In Mark 12:24-25 Jesus is telling the Saducees they error or are mistaken, have they not read the “Scriptures” He asked then He speaks on two things, one about marriage and being like the host of heaven (angels) then also quotes Moses. The part (v 25) is not anywhere in the Bible to reference. Only in the book of Enoch. And Jesus just got done saying they were in error because they don’t know scripture. Can you help explain this? Thank you

Thank you Dr. Brown. As I have searched the scriptures for myself and have used as many trusted resources as I can, I have failed to find any teacher, professor, pastor etc to reconcile a specific question about Jesus and the Book of Enoch. I’m hoping you can. In Mark 12:24-25 Jesus is telling the Saducees they error or are mistaken, have they not read the “Scriptures” He asked then He speaks on two things, one about marriage and being like the host of heaven (angels) then also quotes Moses. The part (v 25) is not anywhere in the Bible to reference. Only in the book of Enoch. And Jesus just got done saying they were in error because they don’t know scripture. Can you help explain this? Thank you