Introduction to 1 Enoch

Posted on 26 Jun 2014 by siowhwee

What can we know about angels? The Bible reveals to us very little about angelic beings. However, a Jewish literature, 1 Enoch, tells us a lot about the world of angels:

1. Names of angels –good and evil;
2. The hierarchy of angels and their functions;
3. How some angels fell by marrying and procreating with human beings in Genesis 6.
4. The origins of evil spirits; and
5. The manners that fallen angels were punished.

Some Christian teachers have developed doctrine of angels and methods for dealing with territorial spirits in church-planting and mission works from 1 Enoch and other related Jewish literature. But is the information concerning angels in 1 Enoch reliable and trustworthy?

In anticipation of the forthcoming preaching series from the books of Jude, 1 & 2 Epistles of Peter, a short talk on “An Introduction to 1 Enoch” will be conducted on 15 June, 12.30-2.00pm at the Leviticus Room. This session will give hearers an overview of 1 Enoch, explain its relation to the Biblical canon, and appraise its functions in the Jewish story-telling. A proper understanding of what the Scripture actually teaches and does not teach will deter us from being easily bluffed by speakers who promote superstitious or sub-Christian practices that enhances evangelism and church growth.

The session will be delivered in English by Dr. Tan Hock Seng, and interpreted to Mandarin by Pastor Enoch.

Materials for download:  Lesson Outline (1081 downloads) 1Enoch Bk1 (843 downloads) 1Enoch Bk2 (784 downloads) 1Enoch Bk3 (746 downloads) 1Enoch Bk4 (735 downloads) 1Enoch Bk5 (749 downloads) Powerpoint Notes (2624 downloads)

论到天使,我们可知多少?圣经透露不多。然而,犹太的文献,以诺一书,讲述了关于天使的世界。

1 善恶天使的名字
2 天使的阶级与功能
3 创世记6章天使的堕落与人类的乱伦
4 邪灵的由来
5 堕落天使的审判

某些信徒教师从以诺一书发展了天使的教义和植堂宣教中对付灵界的方法。但以诺一书对于天使的讯息真可靠吗?

为了我们预计的犹大书、彼得前后书的讲道系列,我们将于6月15日1230-2pm在利未室举行“介绍以诺一书”的课程。此课让大家概括认识以诺一书,解释它与圣经的关联,评价它对于犹太叙述文的贡献。正确了解圣经的教导能避免我们被增进迷信、伪基督教习俗的讲员所迷惑。

此课由陈福成博士教导,姜传道翻译中文。

下载资料: Lesson Outline (1081 downloads) 1Enoch Bk1 (843 downloads) 1Enoch Bk2 (784 downloads) 1Enoch Bk3 (746 downloads) 1Enoch Bk4 (735 downloads) 1Enoch Bk5 (749 downloads) Powerpoint Notes (2624 downloads)