The Canon of Scripture, Part 5: The Other Books of Enoch

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It’s been a while since I’ve last published a Canon of Scripture article.  For those who haven’t read them, here are the 4 previous ones:

The Apocrypha

Enoch and Jubilees


The Other Books of Baruch

OK, so now that we’re up to date, let’s look at 3 more books not included in out Protestant Bibles:

  • Book of Giants
  • Secrets of Enoch (or 2 Enoch or Slavonic Enoch)
  • 3 Enoch (or Hebrew Book of Enoch)

Remember: the numbers were applied by MODERN scholars to distinguish the texts, and they should all be examined completely independently.  Let us do so.

Book of Giants

This text was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) – 10 manuscripts were found – and claims to be written by Enoch himself.  Like the Book of Enoch, this text expands upon the fallen angels and Nephilim giants prior to the Flood.  The fragments…

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