Enoch in Scripture is the seventh biblical patriarch, as we learn from the book of Acts. According to Bible, Enoch lived one hundred and sixty-five years, and then Methuselah was born to him. And Enoch walked before God after the birth of Methuselah two hundred years, and sons and daughters were born to him. All the days of Enoch in Scripture were three hundred and sixty-five years.
And Enoch pleased God with his good deeds, and after that, he was not found because God raptured him in Heaven. He was also the second man who did not know death because God lifted him, just like Elijah.
Who is Enoch? And how is Enoch related to Cain?
Enoch in Scripture was “taken” by God, but the holy book tells us nothing more, and it is said that God has taken him up into paradise. The same thing the Apostle Paul does, giving us Enoch as an example of faith.
Enoch is a biblical patriarch. He is a descendant of Cain and an early sign of the resurrection of the dead, confirming the words of the Saviour spoken at the tomb of Lazarus: “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live. And whoever lives and believes in me will not die in the eternal life” (John 11, 25-26).
In all ages, since the beginning of the world, God has spoken to people about all the mysteries of life, but for a time as through a mirror, so that only those who can understand can listen and follow.
Enoch is often given as an example of repentance and clean living, that whoever follows him will believe they will be “moved” by God to a better place. Blessed by the Lord, Enoch moved with his body and is a parable of repentance to the Gentiles.
Read also: Who is Abel in the Bible? Was he his uncle of Enoch in Scripture?
Where in the Bible is Enoch mentioned?
In an article relevant to Revelation, I read that Enoch in Scripture is the forerunner of Christ’s second coming. Thus, it is testified that Enoch and Elijah, these two righteous men who have not known death, will descend to earth to face the Antichrist at the end of the world for three and a half years.
Enoch in Scripture is mentioned in the Book of Chronicles, The Gospel of Luke, Genesis, and Hebrews. It was he who fulfilled these words spoken by God to man, “It has been revealed to you, man, what is good and what else does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8).
Elijah and Enoch in Scripture will perform countless miracles in the world and in Jerusalem, where they will help the Jews recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah.
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What does it mean that Enoch walked with God?
Walking with God is something else. To walk with someone, you have to be with them. Enoch, though he was on earth, walked with God where He was. He was living a heavenly life, beyond all that is human living. His behavior was characterized by the principles he had experienced from communion with God in Heaven.
Enoch’s walk with God means that Enoch was a man of faith who obeyed God and did His will. The hallmark of his walk was faith, for “without faith, it was impossible to please Him” or to walk with Him. Everything depends on trust.
In their fatal error, people imagine that they can be saved and walk without faith, who are but corpses in the eyes of God. The slightest breath of faith would give them life and strength. The words “Rise, take up thy bed and walk” remain the expression of the immediate effect of faith.
Read also: The family of Enoch, Cain in the Bible. What happened to him?
Why is the Book of Enoch not in the Bible?
The “Book of Enoch,” apocryphal writing not recognized by the Church, written in Hebrew-Aramaic, sometime in the 3rd century BC, is one of the writings related to the Enoch law but lacks the canonical authority of biblical writings. The book, divided into 105 chapters, contains Enoch’s account of his travels and advice to his son Methuselah.
The Book of Enoch is not in the Bible because it shows misfortune, a part of what is to come. A true Revelation of the one written by John. The Christians of Abyssinia added the Book of Enoch to their local Bible, which has survived to this day in its Ethiopian version. It is believed that, for a time, the Book of Enoch was considered canonical writing.
This is based on the fact that there is a quotation in the New Testament that would refer to it. “But Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying: Behold, the Lord comes with tens of thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to rebuke all the ungodly for all the works of their iniquity, in which they have done wickedly, and for all the words of reproach which they, sinners, not fearing God, have spoken against him.
These are Carthusian, dissatisfied with their state, walking after their lusts, and their mouth speaks the proud things, though for-profit they give great honor to some faces” (Judas 1:14-16).
How is Enoch related to Noah?
Like Abraham, Enoch, God’s friend, became the repository of the hidden thoughts of the Eternal One. If we search for the genealogy of Enoch, we will learn that he is related to Noah, the Saviour of humankind.
Enoch is related to Noah because he is Noah’s great-grandfather. God told Noah to make an ark that would take a pair of each animal to withstand the flood. (If you are curious about how the ark was built, we wrote an article about it).
When Noah finished the ark and took the animals, the sky blackened and began to rain. After 40 days and 40 nights of rain, Noah made a place on the ark to thank God. He took a white pigeon and sent it out to look for dry ( earth ); after a few days, the pigeon returned with a root from the fig tree. The mastic root represents thanksgiving to God.
- Enoch in Scripture, was a faithful follower of God
- His nephew was Lamech, founder of The Lord
- Enoch is one of the two men who never knew death
“After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters.”
Adam’s ancestor was born Seth. From Seth was born Enos. From Enos was born Cainan, from Cainan, was born Maleleil, from Maleleil was born Jared, and from Jared was taken Enoch in Scripture. And from the right hand of Enoch shall be born Methuselah, and from Methuselah shall be born Lamech, and from Lamech shall be born the right hand of Noah.
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