The Books of Enoch.

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Would the book of Enoch enhance one's spiritual understanding, or cause confusion questions?

  • A) help

    Votes: 7 35.0%
  • B) Add Confusion

    Votes: 5 25.0%
  • C) There's a reason God kept it out of the Bible

    Votes: 13 65.0%

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Just so you know it is not the only time used in the Bible, it is also found in the New :)

and ANGELOS is never in context to aner or man.


You have no proof that Moses wrote JOB, that is speculation.

I said 4 times in the Old Testament, this is where this discussion point is being emphasized at. And yes, you're correct about the New Covenant (y)
I know Pentecostals, like I was raised, differ here. But then again, they did not have a Pastor and Grandfather who was Yiddish, knew the Tanakh, converted to Yeshua, and since the early 1900's been asked to teach the KJV Old Testament in line with the Tanakh. I firmly stand on those views in this matter.
 

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I said 4 times in the Old Testament, this is where this discussion point is being emphasized at.
I know Pentecostals, like I was raised, differ here. But then again, they did not have a Pastor and Grandfather who was Yiddish, knew the Tanakh, converted to Yeshua, and since the early 1900's been asked to teach the KJV Old Testament in line with the Tanakh. I firmly stand on those views in this matter.

don't get personal and try to deflect with " I know Pentecostals differ', the facts are

1. you don't know if Moses wrote Job.
2. The full biblical use of the term " Sons' of God " in both old and new must be considered
3. the authorial intent is neither pentecostal nor non-pentecostal.
4. The context of sons of God found in Genesis 6 has nothing to do with the context of sons of God found in the book of Job chapter one.


Now you can allegorize genesis 6 and make the BOOK of Job gnostic if you like. But you are not going to rightly prove genesis 6 and Job chapter one where the term sons of God are said to mean something. Why? All the words of the bible have many meanings and we must use what caused the context to be clearly seen, not what we think it says but what actually fits best.

because the very Bible proves this point in both Old and New Testaments

In the old, the words son of god are used for angels and man. in the New Testament, it is used for man.

That point is biblical it is not pentecostal or non-pentecostal
 
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don't get personal and try to deflect with " I know Pentecostals differ', the facts are

1. you don't know if Moses wrote Job.
2. The full biblical use of the term " Sons' of God " in both old and new must be considered
3. the authorial intent is neither pentecostal nor non-pentecostal.
4. The context of sons of God found in Genesis 6 has nothing to do with the context of sons of God found in the book of Job chapter one.


Now you can allegorize genesis 6 and make the BOOK of Job gnostic if you like. But you are not going to rightly prove genesis 6 and Job chapter one where the term sons of God are said to mean something. Why? All the words of the bible have many meanings and we must use what caused the context to be clearly seen, not what we think it says but what actually fits best.

because the very Bible proves this point in both Old and New Testaments

In the old, the words son of god are used for angels and man. in the New Testament, it is used for man.

That point is biblical it is not pentecostal or non-pentecostal
Agreed!
And excellent point about the connection to Moses and the Book of Job. We can affirmingly go back to the origins of the Tanakh and then later the Talmud and see where this connection is made. But as far as Moses being known from the literal content of Job, there are no indications.
 

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Agreed!
And excellent point about the connection to Moses and the Book of Job. We can affirmingly go back to the origins of the Tanakh and then later the Talmud and see where this connection is made. But as far as Moses being known from the literal content of Job, there are no indications.
Talmud (Heb., "instruction)
there are two of them Judaism produced. one Jewish and the other Palestine.
They are oral traditions made up from a digest of topically arranged oral traditions. The Mishnah and it's Aramaic commentary, the Gemara.

The issue was it was incomplete and made its appearance around AD450: The Babylonian Talmud nearly four times larger was completed around AD500.

In Jewish Tradition, not all hold
Oral Torah vs. Written Torah
 

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dear brother, you can't say "actually it does, though not directly". God did not mix words. God actually said it or HE did not.
Incorrect, and I can prove it with a logical syllogism:

A implies B
B implies C
Therefore, A implies C

The connection between A and C is not direct, but indirect. The connection between Job 38 and Genesis 6 is similarly indirect, but nonetheless implies what I have stated. It's not "mixing words" at all, and there need not be a direct statement for it to be true.

The reason why Genesis " son of God " is earthly men is that the context draws that truth out from all other words in that chapter and the previous chapter.
I disagree. See my third point below.

Just for the sake of argument because you are not going to agree with what I say as I am not with you, let's place everywhere you see in Genesis chapter 6 the words " sons of God" with "angel".
Then reread it.

two things happen:

1. confusion which God is not the author of

2. it makes angels the problem not the sin of man even though God said it was the man who caused HIM to be offended.

God has so much anger with angels he has to destroy all man or unless you think water will drown an angel a spiritual being?
Firstly, replacing one word with another might be useful to illustrate an idea, but it's not how we interpret Scripture.
Secondly, making a blanket application of a single verse from far later in the scriptural essay is simply poor hermeneutics. In Genesis 11:7-9, God confused the languages.
Thirdly, the story remains coherent with "sons of God" being non-human entities, because God's intent was to cleanse the human race from both the genetic and spiritual corruption brought about by those entities.
 

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I believe in the book,help me a lot to understanding the plan of God.
Such as who don't believe in God and where they going when they die.
 

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Incorrect, and I can prove it with a logical syllogism:

A implies B
B implies C
Therefore, A implies C

The connection between A and C is not direct, but indirect. The connection between Job 38 and Genesis 6 is similarly indirect, but nonetheless implies what I have stated. It's not "mixing words" at all, and there need not be a direct statement for it to be true.


I disagree. See my third point below.


Firstly, replacing one word with another might be useful to illustrate an idea, but it's not how we interpret Scripture.
Secondly, making a blanket application of a single verse from far later in the scriptural essay is simply poor hermeneutics. In Genesis 11:7-9, God confused the languages.
Thirdly, the story remains coherent with "sons of God" being non-human entities, because God's intent was to cleanse the human race from both the genetic and spiritual corruption brought about by those entities.

Then you should hold to your understanding. If making a blanket application of a single verse from far later in the scriptural essay is simply poor hermeneutics, then, why are you doing so?

Your whole Biblical point as to angels having sex with women is based on no sold Biblical account but improper exegesis.

You have to also ignore what Jesus said when the self-Righteous scribes came to him with the questions of marriage in the afterlife.
Mark 12:24-25

Jesus answered and said to them, “Are you not therefore mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God?
“For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

Matthew 22:29-30 says
Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.
“For in the resurrection, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.
The word Angel here is also the same for Messenger yet it is speaking of a spiritual being, not a pastor.
 

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Incorrect, and I can prove it with a logical syllogism:

A implies B
B implies C
Therefore, A implies C

The connection between A and C is not direct, but indirect. The connection between Job 38 and Genesis 6 is similarly indirect, but nonetheless implies what I have stated. It's not "mixing words" at all, and there need not be a direct statement for it to be true.


I disagree. See my third point below.


Firstly, replacing one word with another might be useful to illustrate an idea, but it's not how we interpret Scripture.
Secondly, making a blanket application of a single verse from far later in the scriptural essay is simply poor hermeneutics. In Genesis 11:7-9, God confused the languages.
Thirdly, the story remains coherent with "sons of God" being non-human entities, because God's intent was to cleanse the human race from both the genetic and spiritual corruption brought about by those entities.
All I need you to do is provide in genesis chapter six where God flooded the whole earth because of angels and not man sin. Please show me in the chapters of 5-7 of Genesis where it was angels who caused God to repent of ever making angels?

You can't use JOB, Jude, Enoch to explain what is given in Genesis. Genesis six.

it's like the sci-fi channel.
 

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Romans 8:14KJV
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Exodus 31:3KJV
3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

1 Samuel 10:10KJV
10 And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.

2 Chronicles 15:1KJV
And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:

2 Chronicles 24:20KJV
20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah
the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the Lord, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the Lord, he hath also forsaken you.
Apparently we do not understand the same thing concerning this subject.
 

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There are many sources that would disagree. But since you wish to make an argument from Gen 6: 1-3, did you think that up until v. 1, women only produced sons and when they produced daughters, God became angry when 'nobles' desired them? That is about the weakest and silliest idea yet. How did these normal human men produce giants then?

v.4 does not make any sense when viewed in the way you suggest. But I suppose it does satisfy certain mind sets.

7And the Lord said, "I will blot out man, whom I created, from upon the face of the earth, from man to cattle to creeping thing, to the fowl of the heavens, for I regret that I made them."

So God destroyed the earth because men had sex with women. That, is what you are saying. Guess we are all in for it now. :cautious:

The Nephilim (נְפִילִים; a word only ever found in plural form in OT) only appears three times in Gen 6:4 and Num 13:33 (twice). The word in 1 Ch 20:8 (also 1 Ch 20:6 and 1 Ch 8:2; cf. also 1 Ch 4:12) is Rapha (רָפָא; singular), also only found these three times (though that depends on interpretation of homonyms, see below). In Josh 15:8 is the word Rephaim (רְפָאִים; plural), which is always found its eight times (also Josh 18:16; 2 Sam 5:18, 22; 23:13; Isa 17:5; 1 Ch 11:15; 14:9) in connection with the word for valley, Emeq (עֵמֶק), hence in the translations either translated "valley of giants" or transliterated "valley of Rephaim."

Second, many major lexicons essentially uphold the word "giant(s)" as the translation in these spots, though you will find some differences as to what "giant" even should "mean." Many choose not to translate the words because of issues in knowing what translation is best, and so they transliterate the Hebrew sounds into English (hence, Nephilim and Rephaim).
the term Giant = Nephilim means mighty men not 11 feet tall :)
 

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We agree on probably most things, but we do not agree on this one. :)
no problem I just waiting for one to provide the genesis six proof they were 1. angels and 2. 11 feet tall LOL
 

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As I have said before I think that these type threads are fascinating to me because they never follow groups of supporters or non-supporters aligned by the position they hold in eschatology. I notice that for the most part these type threads never evolve past the argument of the book of Enoch's validity and then into debating the content of what is in the book itself. In such it occurs to me that it is probably because the different camps in eschatology may see the book as indefensible based on their position and so it is rejected. At times I wonder if the book it's self had been read/studied by many who make comments in these threads based on their post.

If so I think these type threads would instead center around different topics other than the author being in support of fallen angels being the sons of God and more on the other topics in the book. I'll give an example of another from Enoch 10:12 https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Enoch_(Charles)/Chapter_10 in that Enoch states that Semjaza and his associates would be bound fast for "seventy generation's" until they were judged which in Luke is the exact number of generation's from Enoch to Jesus in Mary"s line given by Luke https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogy_of_Jesus ... It begs the question of why Luke is pointing out that there is 77 generation's from God to Jesus but from Enoch exactly 70 as in Enoch 10:12 and how did the author of the book know this before Jesus was born.
Actually, those angels are bound in Tartarus until the great white throne judgment, which doesn't take place until after the millennial kingdom.

Also, much of the content of the book is given over to angelology and demonology. Enoch lends support to the Genesis account and more detail to what the angels did and why God flooded the earth.

And Enoch mentions that he spoke with God, so, why wouldn't He know the Son of God before He became human?
 

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We agree on probably most things, but we do not agree on this one. :)
It is not essential you agree with me on non-essentials as much as it is important to not lead people astray, I am not suggesting you are doing that.

The only point that I think is made to sensationalize scripture because the idea that angel has sexually interacted with men and women is not the message God is conveying with the genesis account nor did that happen.

There are many things that cause great apprehension to accept the idea angel slept with women.

  1. The range of meaning of the "son of God".
  2. The words of Jesus that speak of the LAST DAYS BEFORE his return will be as the days of Noah. And if this egregious sin that Caused God to flooded the whole earth Jesus did not even mention it or even hint at it. Jesus said they would be Marrying and giving in marriage all the way up until Noah entered the Ark.
  3. to do so takes the context and meaning away and causes confusion.
 

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It is not essential you agree with me on non-essentials as much as it is important to not lead people astray, I am not suggesting you are doing that.

The only point that I think is made to sensationalize scripture because the idea that angel has sexually interacted with men and women is not the message God is conveying with the genesis account nor did that happen.

There are many things that cause great apprehension to accept the idea angel slept with women.

  1. The range of meaning of the "son of God".
  2. The words of Jesus that speak of the LAST DAYS BEFORE his return will be as the days of Noah. And if this egregious sin that Caused God to flooded the whole earth Jesus did not even mention it or even hint at it. Jesus said they would be Marrying and giving in marriage all the way up until Noah entered the Ark.
  3. to do so takes the context and meaning away and causes confusion.

Thanks. I do understand your point and what you are saying. But.....I just do not understand the passage as do you.

And, I did not gain an understanding from reading books, but just from scripture and my own studies

It's ok. this topic has come up quite a few times in the forum I think and no one ever changed their mind as far as I know
 

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Actually, those angels are bound in Tartarus until the great white throne judgment, which doesn't take place until after the millennial kingdom.

Also, much of the content of the book is given over to angelology and demonology. Enoch lends support to the Genesis account and more detail to what the angels did and why God flooded the earth.

And Enoch mentions that he spoke with God, so, why wouldn't He know the Son of God before He became human?

The Book of Genesis I wonder if you would consider this the many names for God, man, and angels

The earliest name for God we see in Genesis is Elohim which means also gods Yet the word El - God doesn't fully describe the one true God as the word El Shaddi, or Yewha? because the knowledge of God by man was limited. As man lived and his relationship with grew so did How God revealed Himself to man.

man then had more understanding and revelation of God. Yet man could not know God fully because of the fall. Every man after Adam

sin push God further away but love provided Grace. But Sin also became more wicked and evil. mans heart was corrupted.
God holiness we see and righteous anger brought judgment on man, for what man has done.
 

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dear brother, you can't say "actually it does, though not directly". God did not mix words. God actually said it or HE did not.

Moses was the writer of genesis Who wrote Job the oldest book in the bible?
The author(writer) is uncertain (we know God is the author).

The name of the author is not indicated in the book. That Job himself could not have written all of it is shown by the inclusion of the record of his death. There is speculation it is Moses but we just don't know.

The reason why Genesis " son of God " is earthly men is that the context draws that truth out from all other words in that chapter and the previous chapter.

Just for the sake of argument because you are not going to agree with what I say as I am not with you, let's place everywhere you see in Genesis chapter 6 the words " sons of God" with "angel".

Then reread it.


two things happen:

1. confusion which God is not the author of

2. it makes angels the problem not the sin of man even though God said it was the man who caused HIM to be offended.

God has so much anger with angels he has to destroy all man or unless you think water will drown an angel a spiritual being?
Hello CS1,

The reason why Genesis " son of God " is earthly men is that the context draws that truth out from all other words in that chapter and the previous chapter.
I see the 'sons of God' as a distinction from 'the daughters of men.'

I also disagree in that, 'the sons of God' presenting themselves before the Lord in Job 1:6 & 2:1, demonstrates that this title is referring to angelic beings. And the fact that Satan presents himself with them strengthens it even more.

2. it makes angels the problem not the sin of man even though God said it was the man who caused HIM to be offended.
I disagree with the above as well, because Adam and Eve had a choice to eat or to not eat the fruit, which puts accountability squarely on them.

Their sin is that God said, "in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die." Satan came along and said "no you won't die." Adam and Eve made the decision to not believe God, but Satan. God has been looking for people who will believe in Him ever since.
 

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Thanks. I do understand your point and what you are saying. But.....I just do not understand the passage as do you.

And, I did not gain an understanding from reading books, but just from scripture and my own studies

It's ok. this topic has come up quite a few times in the forum I think and no one ever changed their mind as far as I know
I agree I assure you I will not change anyone's mind. But I think we do need to ask why is it not so clear?

it is my understanding the Bible is a snapshot in time at that time and things said were recorded and said in the context of the time they were done.

in Genesis six chronologically man was still a relatively new creation and seen closer to what God made than not " a son of God more than the daughters of men who were outside the relationship with God. Those peoples may be from the line of Cain,


I think Genesis six is brings distinction from the ungodly men and the godly men as Noah was, and used.
 

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Hello CS1,



I see the 'sons of God' as a distinction from 'the daughters of men.'

I also disagree in that, 'the sons of God' presenting themselves before the Lord in Job 1:6 & 2:1, demonstrates that this title is referring to angelic beings. And the fact that Satan presents himself with them strengthens it even more.



I disagree with the above as well, because Adam and Eve had a choice to eat or to not eat the fruit, which puts accountability squarely on them.

Their sin is that God said, "in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die." Satan came along and said "no you won't die." Adam and Eve made the decision to not believe God, but Satan. God has been looking for people who will believe in Him ever since.
That is fine :)

But you do know it was not Adam or eve who was doing what we read in Genesis six?
God is judging man for what man is doing at that time. as I said before the earliest context for man before the fall and immediately after the fall was most likely sons of God or those created by God as angels were and as man was made a little lower than them.

You still cannot use the words sons of god in JOB and make it the same in Genesis six.