Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1802: ΑνωχΑνωχ
, see their Introductory § 408) (Ἀνωχος
, Antiquities 1, 3, 4; Hebrew חֲנוך
initiated or initiating (cf. B. D.
, under the word)), Enoch,
father of Methuselah (Luke 3:37
); on account of his extraordinary piety taken up alive by God to heaven (Genesis 5:18-24
; Hebrews 11:5
; (cf. Sir. 44:16; Josephus
, Antiquities 1, 3, 4)); in the opinion of later Jews the most renowned antediluvian prophet; to whom, toward the end of the second century before Christ, was falsely attributed an apocalyptical book which was afterward combined with fragments of other apocryphal books, and preserved by the Fathers in Greek fragments and entire in an Ethiopic translation. This translation, having been found among the Abyssinian Christians toward the close of the last century, has been edited by Richard Laurence, archbishop of Cashel (Libri Henoch versio aethiopica.
Oxon. 1838), and by A. Dillmann (Liber Henoch, aethiopice. Lipsius
1851); it was translated into English by R. Laurence (lst edition 1821; 3rd edition 1838 (reprinted (Scribners, N. Y.) 1883; also (with notes) by G. H. Schodde (Andover, 1882)), into German by A. G. Hoffman (Jen. 1833-38, 2 vols.) and by A. Dillmann (Lipsius
1853); each of the last two translators added a commentary. From this book is taken the 'prophecy' in Jude 1:14
f; (cf. B. D.
(American edition), also Dict. of Chris. Biog., under the word Enoch, The Book of).<1>