Week 5: Enoch
7 October 2021
Terrence L. Szink, “The Vision of Enoch: Structure of a Masterpiece,” Journal of the Book of Mormon & Restoration Scripture 17, no. 1–2 (2008): 6–19.
The Ethiopic Book of Enoch (a.k.a. 1 Enoch), written between the third century ʙ.ᴄ. and the first century ᴀ.ᴅ. In the New Testament, Jude 1:14–15 directly quotes 1 Enoch 1:9, and there are over 100 other allusions to 1 Enoch in the New Testament, indicating that first-century Christians almost certainly considered it scripture.
The Slavonic Book of the Secrets of Enoch (a.k.a. 2 Enoch) was probably written in the first century ᴀ.ᴅ., around the time of Christ. It is a shorter work than 1 Enoch and has numerous textual connections to the Book of Moses (ᴊsᴛ Genesis) material on Enoch the prophet.