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Jonathan Buckman

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The Book of Enoch as the Background to 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude. Although the quotation of 1 Enoch in Jude 14–15 is often noted, the complex dependencies between 1 Enoch, Jude, and the Petrine epistles, as well as the general importance of the theology of 1 Enoch in the New Testament, often go under-appreciated.

The Book of Enoch as the Background to 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude

Taking a closer look at these books provides some insight into how early Christian authors adapted each others’ work and drew upon texts that were ultimately omitted from the Bible. The relationship between these books also poses a problem for conservative theologians and clergy who acknowledge the fictional nature of 1 Enoch while insisting on the infallibility of the biblical works directly based on it. A Very Brief Primer on 1 Enoch The First Book of Enoch is a lengthy, five-part Jewish work composed in stages, beginning perhaps around 200 BCE, and which circulated widely in Jewish and Christian circles for several centuries. The Watchers as portrayed in Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah (2014)

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