It’s completely unknown when the Book of Enoch was written but the earliest known texts appear around 300BC. This is odd from a book supposedly written by Enoch, the great-grandson of Adam, which puts him living before about 2500BC since he was also the great-grandfather of Noah. The book has always been considered false and was kept out of both the Torah in Jewish times and the Bible when it was assembled around 300AD. It was completely unknown outside of Ethiopia until around 1700AD.
Typically, books left out of the Canon known today as the Bible were done so because it was doubtful they were written by: A) The author ascribed to them B) the time period the author would have lived or C) completely contradicted other books of the Bible. The Book of Enoch pretty much meets all three standards. It was definitely known to early Church fathers who referenced it and to whom the idea that fallen angels intermarried with women to create a race of giants. However, the term referred to in Genesis as “fallen ones” could not have been angels as fallen angels could not have become men or bred with mortal women. If they could have then it would make sense that Lucifer, chief of the fallen angels, could have and most likely would have done both.
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If Enoch being the great grandson of adam puts him living around 2500bc when was adam alive.Also wasnt it believed that Enoch lived like some 600 years.[/quote]
The time table is of course debatable since the Bible doesn’t use specific dates. 2500BC isn’t a given, but what can be traced back from the times after Enoch put him living more or less around that time period.
So back to the original question, Since he was born when Adam himself was around 600 then back up 600 years and that would put the time of Adam as ca. 3100BC. Again you have to give or take some time. Enoch’s recorded age was 365 when it ended on earth.
Is that 365 earth years or does that count the time he spent up in the heavens with the ones who came down from Heaven, or the Annunaki as the Sumerians called them.
Also I recently skipped through an article on yahoo about the origins of the bible and it was dated back to the 9th century BC because of some Hebrew language dating.
I think you’re confusing Christianity, Sumerian mythology, and new age beliefs. The Annunaki are mentioned in Sumerian mythology, but they are simply part of the pantheon of the gods. The Annunaki in other beliefs are known as fallen angels or possibly space aliens. Anyway, the Bible only acknowledges one God and Enoch was a mortal man just as everyone else except Jesus.
The original five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch, were written mostly by Moses. These books were already in use by the time of King David who lived and reigned around the 11th and 10th century BC since David is known to have broken nearly all 10 Commandments. In other words, the 9th century is much too late for it to have be written. It’s possible one of the oldest compiled list of all the scrolls of the books of the Bible came from the 9th century BC.