How Influential Enoch Was On The Apostolic Fathers
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A comparison between 1 Enoch and New Testament follows. The purpose is to demonstrate how influential Enoch was on the Apostolic Fathers.
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Jude 1:6 “And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day.”
1 Enoch 12:4 “Go and make known to the Watchers of heaven who have abandoned the high heaven, the holy eternal place, and have defiled themselves with women.”
1 Enoch 15:3, 7 “For what reason have you abandoned the high, holy, and eternal heaven; and slept with women and defiled yourselves with the daughters of the people... I did not make wives for you for the proper dwelling place of spiritual beings of heaven is…show more content… Surely you used to be holy, spiritual, the living ones, possessing eternal life; but now you have defiled yourselves with women, and with the blood of the flesh begotten children.”
1 Enoch 9:5, 7 “You have made everything and with you is the authority for everything... Semyaz, to whom you have given power to rule over his companions, co-operating, they went in unto the daughters of the people of the earth; and they lay with them -- with those women -- and defiled themselves, and revealed to them every kind of