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Angeli Laudantes, by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (public domain image)

The Book of Enoch

tr. by R.H. Charles


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The Book of Enoch, written during the second century B.C.E., is one of the most important non-canonical apocryphal works, and probably had a huge influence on early Christian, particularly Gnostic, beliefs. Filled with hallucinatory visions of heaven and hell, angels and devils, Enoch introduced concepts such as fallen angels, the appearance of a Messiah, Resurrection, a Final Judgement, and a Heavenly Kingdom on Earth. Interspersed with this material are quasi-scientific digressions on calendrical systems, geography, cosmology, astronomy, and meteorology.

This etext has been prepared specially for sacred-texts, and is a great improvement over other versions on the Internet, with the introduction, correct verse numbering, page numbers from the 1917 edition, and intact critical apparatus.

Title Page
Editors' Preface
Abbreviations, Brackets and Symbols Specially Used in the Translation of 1 Enoch

The Book of Enoch

Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III.
Chapter IV.
Chapter V.
Chapter VI.
Chapter VII
Chapter VIII.
Chapter IX
Chapter X
Chapter XI
Chapter XII
Chapter XIII
Chapter XIV
Chapter XV
Chapter XVI

Enoch's Journeys through the Earth and Sheol

Chapter XVII
Chapter XVIII
Chapter XIX
Chapter XX
Chapter XXI
Chapter XXII
Chapter XXIII
Chapter XXIV
Chapter XXV
Chapter XXVI
Chapter XXVII
Chapter XXVIII
Chapter XXIX
Chapter XXX
Chapter XXXI
Chapter XXXII
Chapter XXXIII
Chapter XXXIV
Chapter XXXV
Chapter XXXVI

The Parables

Chapter XXXVII

The First Parable

Chapter XXXIX
Chapter XL
Chapter XLI
Chapter XLII
Chapter XLIII
Chapter XLIV

The Second Parable

Chapter XLV
Chapter XLVI
Chapter XLVII
Chapter XLVIII
Chapter XLIX
Chapter L
Chapter LI
Chapter LII
Chapter LIII
Chapter LIV
Chapter LIV
Chapter LVI
Chapter LVII

The Third Parable

Chapter LVIII.
Chapter LIX

Book of Noah--a Fragment

Chapter LX
Chapter LXI
Chapter LXII
Chapter LXIII
Chapter LXIV
Chapter LXV
Chapter LXVI
Chapter LXVII
Chapter LXVIII
Chapter LXIX


Chapter LXX
Chapter LXXI

The Book of the Courses of the Heavenly Luminaries

Chapter LXXII.
Chapter LXXIII
Chapter LXXIV
Chapter LXXV
Chapter LXXVI
Chapter LXXVII
Chapter LXXIX
Chapter LXXX
Chapter LXXI
Chapter LXXXII

The Dream-Vision

Chapter LXXXIV
Chapter LXXXV
Chapter LXXXVI
Chapter LXXXIX
Chapter XC

The Concluding Section of the Book

Chapter XCII
Chapter XCI
Chapter XCIII
Chapter XCI
Chapter XCIV
Chapter XCV
Chapter XCVI
Chapter XCVII
Chapter XCVIII
Chapter XCIX
Chapter C
Chapter CI
Chapter CII.
Chapter CIII
Chapter CIV
Chapter CV

Fragment of the Book of Noah

Chapter CVI
Chapter CVII

An Appendix to the Book of Enoch

Chapter CVIII