The book of 1Enoch is now being read more today than ever before. We can thank the Ethiopians for this too because they have always had it. Enoch the Ethiopian, Noahs Great Grandfather. Lets find out why our Bibles today mention Enoch many times and why now bibles today are beginning to add 1Enoch back in.

*NOTE: not the Enoch who was in the line of Cain. False Enoch copies are 2 and 3 Enoch, written centuries later and do not fit the Bible. They are also plagued by diverse traditions of manuscript variations. [1Enoch referred to in both Genesis / Jude]

1Enoch: Its oldest sections are considered to have been written as early as 300 B.C., but the only complete manuscript we have available is an Ethiopic translation from 400-500 A.D. (George W. E. Nickelsburg, 1 Enoch: A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch, ed. Klaus Baltzer, Hermeneia—a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2001), 1, 9.)

It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him." Jude 1:14-15 NASB

It is notable that Jude's quotation from Enoch was the chief reason for the Book of Jude's rejection from the Canon of the Bible for a number of years. However, by the 4th century A.D., Jude's letter had been fully accepted by the entire church.

Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. Genesis 5:21-23 NASB

Notice that verse 22 says, "after he begot Methuselah, then Enoch walked with God" —this turn in his life was a result of faith, and since faith always requires a word from God to rest upon, it confirms the idea that Enoch was given a revelation of a coming judgement, which changed his life. The name "Methuselah" means: "his death shall bring."

The text says that Enoch only lived 365 years, compared to the much longer time spans of those around him, reaching as high as Adam's 930 years and Jared's 962 (Methuseah's record was 969). Whether these ages are literal or symbolic, Enoch was on earth for only a short time because, as the text says: 

Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. Genesis 5:24 NASB

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. Hebrews 11:5 NASB

Enoch is also mentioned in our text in Jude where he is quoted as a righteous man condemning the wicked of his generation. The biblical passages about Enoch paint a picture of a righteous man, in holy communion with God, during a time of great evil before The Flood, who prophesied judgment upon evildoers, and as a result of his God pleasing faith, was taken by God before he could die.

Other References to Learn about 1Enoch and how it also helps complete much of the book of Genesis.

Lets take a giant step back in history to Ethiopia in Africa and research where some of the early Christian roots began.

To understand 1Enoch (part of the dead sea scrolls) and why its not added exactly in most everyday Bibles today, the above video links explain why that is and there is always an answer. Parts of 1Enoch though are in our everyday Bibles. That is why we are able to piece it all together perfectly along with the biblical time line and proven prophetic history. The book of 1Enoch from scripture was actually written for our generation now. So its thrilling to see how God kept it more hidden, then in our day now its being revealed and spread all over the world again. God always does things in a timely set manner. He is always a step ahead of us.

Habakkuk 2:3; “For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail. Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it, Because it will certainly come; it will not delay.

Many Christians may believe the Book of 1Enoch is not quoted by Jesus nor the Apostles in the Bible we know and have today. That is only due to not having actually read and studied it, otherwise they would know. There are scriptures in our Bible where the same parts of the book of 1Enoch's words are exactly quoted. (Learn More)

1Enoch is also a reference for helping to compete many of the historical events within the Bible. It opens us to the rest of the story. If every single event that occurred in Jesus time was recored in our Bibles it would be huge! The Bible gives us all we need to know. Then if we search further we see how God designed and provided all the knowledge. No human man could do this alone, its impossible. We see clearly how all of this was done by God who directed man using his Holy Spirit. Everything fits in perfect order and within a prophetic timeline no matter which way its looked at. It is divine.  

Enoch was the Great Grandfather of Noah. 7th Great Grandson to Seth; blessed bloodline. [This is not the Enoch son of Cain in scripture (Genesis 4:17) who was born from the cursed Cain bloodline; which also began the false Enochian Magic.] The Book of 1Enoch chapter 68:1 "And after that my grandfather Enoch gave me all the secrets in the book and in the parables which had been given to him, and he put them together for me in the words of the book of the parables." This makes it possible for the Book to have survived the flood as its not too hard to accept that Noah would have taken his Great Grandfathers writings with him onto the ark.

1Enoch was widely known and read the first three centuries after Christ. 1Enoch and many other books became discredited after the Council of Laodicea. And being under ban of the authorities, afterwards it gradually passed out of circulation. However the books were meant for our generation, so in the timeline of things to occur this is not surprising at all. 

The information contained in 1Enoch was actually meant for our generation. It is widely available today after being concealed for over a millennia. (Enoch 1:1-3) "The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed. And he took up his parable and said Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come."

Sometimes God lets our eyes be opened to more only when we are ready to accept the answers. God also always has all events happen in a timely due manner for the outcome that he has set forth to occur. 


Enoch reveals God as righteous and just, the Creator of the world, the holy lawgiver, the dispenser of history and ultimate judge of all. The First Book of Enoch revolves around the theme of the last judgment, the coming destruction of the wicked, and the triumph of the righteous.

The Bible says that Enoch lived 365 years before he was taken by God. The text reads that Enoch "walked with God": and he was no more; for God took him" (Gen 5:21–24), which some Christians interpret as Enoch entering Heaven alive.

Enoch's name means: he dedicated, he learned, and teacher. All Biblical names given to certain chosen ones in scripture by God all have great symbolic meaning to their individual names. 365 is a strong number and the years of Enoch's life on earth; 365 days are in one year; and 365 blood vessels are in the human body.

The book of 1Enoch is a blue print of all things past, present, and future from Genesis to the Son of Man Yeshua (Jesus Christ) our Messiah, to the secret day of judgment. 

While reading the Book of 1Enoch, you will find much of the wording to also be in our Bible scriptures today. However, some wording is a little different or gives us expanded information. Many Christians say this means it was not inspired by God perfectly in its writing. My thoughts are that, if the Ethiopians had 1Enoch as their only original Bible scriptures and learned about God and Yeshua (Jesus) from it, and it was part of their original bible canon which they also preserved, then I'm not going to argue if its inspired or not because it fits with our Bible and it is spreading in our generation now for a reason. 

Biblical Differences: I have viewed these 2 scriptures below on many sites and some Christians say 1Enoch says millions; but he actually does not, he says "Myriads" which in his day meant "ten thousand". ~ Then, Jude says that God will “convict” all of the ungodly, but Enoch says that they will be “destroyed.”  (Convict: person found guilty of a criminal offense who serves imprisonment.)

Jude 1:14-15; And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

1 Enoch 1:9Behold, he will arrive with myriads (unit of ten thousand) of the holy ones in order to execute judgment upon all. He will destroy the wicked ones and censure all flesh on account of everything that they have done, that which the sinners and the wicked ones committed against him.

Matthew 5:5 - Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

1Enoch 5:7 {6:9} - The elect shall possess light, joy and peace, and they shall inherit the earth. 

Just as different Bibles today may have some wording that may be slightly different, but the great meaning is always the same. However we may see a modern bible with a word that may change the meaning of the scripture. 

Here is an example of two Bible translated scriptures with different wording:

2 Cor 5:20 NWT: "Therefore we are ambassadors substituting for Christ..."

2 For 5:20 KJV: "Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God."

My conclusion on the above quoted difference in Bible translations is that we are never substituting for Christ, as we understand from the entire bible in full, we only work through Jesus but never in place of him. So I would choose the KJV over the other translation. We may continue work through Christ, but we can never substitute [replace or use instead of] for Christ. Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, I am the [only] way to God and the real truth and the real life; no one comes to the Father but through me. 

Lets step into Ethiopia to see where some of the early Christians began.  

Below is a documentary explaining some of the origins of Ancient Christianity beginning in Ethiopia. Northern Ethiopia is the birthplace of Ethiopian Christianity, a religion practiced by almost half of the country’s 80 million people. You can see the Ethiopians follow a very similar lifestyle today as was in the Biblical time period. It is as if the entire modernized world changed but they are still untouched.