The book of ENOCH 160 B.C. With the earlier Fathers and Apologists it had all the weight of a canonical book, but towards the close of the third and the beginning of the fourth centuries it began to be discredited, and finally fell under the ban of the Church.The book was then lost sight of till 1773, when an Ethiopic version of it was found in Abyssinia by Bruce. This traveller brought home three copies of it, two old MSS. and a transcript from one of them.
The influence of Enoch on the New Testament has been greater than that of all the other apocryphal and pseudepigraphal books taken together. ' The Son of Man.' This definite title is found in the Book of Enoch for the first time in Jewish literature, and is, historically, the source of the New Testament designation, and contributes to it some of its most characteristic contents.the angelic watchers who fell from
And we also read the following in the book of enoch:
Son of Man was named in the presence of the Lord of
Spirits and his name before the Head of Days. 3. And
before the sun and the signs were created, before the stars
of the heaven were made his name was named before the
Lord of Spirits. 4. He will be a staff to the righteous
on which they will support themselves and not fall, and he
will be the light of the Gentiles and the hope of those who
are troubled of heart. 5. All who dwell on earth will fall
down and bow the knee before him and will bless and laud
and celebrate with song the Lord of Spirits. 6. And for
this reason has he been chosen and hidden before Him before
the creation of the world and for evermore. 7.
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