Publisher: Kessinger Publishing (originally published in the United Kingdom, 1912)
The Book of Enoch is, for the history of theological development, the most important pseudepigraph of the first two centuries B.C. Nearly all the writers of the New Testament were familiar with it, and were more or less influenced by it in thought and diction. It is quoted as a genuine production of Enoch by Jude, and as Scripture by Barnabas. The authors of The Book of Jubilees, the Apocalypse of Baruch, and 4 Ezra laid it under contribution. With earlier Fathers and Apologists, it had the weight of a canonical book.
The book comes from many writers and almost as many periods. It touches upon every subject that could have arisen in the ancient schools of the prophets, but naturally it deals in an advanced stage of development. Nearly every religious idea appears in a variety of forms. The history of the development of the higher theology during the two centuries before the Christian era could not be written without The Book of Enoch.
The authors of all sections belonged to the Chasida or their successors, the Pharisees. The book was written originally partly in Aramaic and partly in Hebrew. Up until the third century A.D., it was considered to be Scripture. After that time, it fell into discredit and gradually passed out of circulation.
The Book of Enoch (Special Introductions, Translation, Critical and Exegetical Notes)
Section I [chapters 1-36]
Section II: The Parables [chapters 37-71]
Section III: The Book of the Courses of the Heavenly Luminaries [chapters 72-82]
Section IV: The Dream-Visions [chapters 83-90]
Section V [chapters 91-104]
Appendix I (The Gizeh Greek Fragment and the Greek Fragments Preserved in Syncellus’ Chronographia)
Appendix II (The Son of Man; Its Meaning in Jewish Apocalyptic and the New Testament)