The Book of Enoch in Jude
by Doug Clark
The NT Book of Jude references the Book of Enoch and the Nephilim (which in Hebrew means "fallen ones"). Jude further seems to agree with the the Enoch account. This is important because here we have the only place in the Bible that clearly affirms Enoch's account. Those of us who understand that the OT and NT are God's Word then have to take seriously Enoch, since the Bible does.
Here is the passage from Jude:Jude 6-15: 6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, 4 serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire... 14 It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, 15 to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”*
* Crossway Bibles (2011-02-09). The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References) (Kindle Locations 38335-38349). Crossway. Kindle Edition.
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