WHY WAS THE BOOK OF ENOCH NOT INCLUDED IN THE BIBLE? :eek:
I’m under the Impression ,their are a number of books that could have been included…
It is considered apocrypha.It was never part of the Hebrew scriptures it.isn’t canon in the Hebrew scriptures and never considered to be so…LXX has no part of it . It might have been considered as “scripture” by some it was never canonized (measured) as sacred scripture in the West
There are actually three of Books of Enoch, but I will assume that we are talking about the best known, the Ethiopic Book of Enoch. It failed the most basic of historicity tests, in that it was clearly not written by its alleged author and is a patchwork of parts, and so it did not achieve the respect necessary to become a sacred text in Judaism or (most of Christianity). As phil at dayboro says, it is merely one of many such texts.
Enoch addressed his book to those living at the second coming. It would be something if it became somehow relevant in our day. :eek:
It’s in the Ethiopian Orthodox Bible and is quoted in the N.T.