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Why is the Book of Enoch banned from the Bible?

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3 years ago#1
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3 years ago#2
Also, was Jesus aware of it?
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3 years ago#3
Didnt fit the theology of those who decided what the canon was.
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3 years ago#4
It wasn't "banned".
It "wasn't chosen"
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3 years ago#5
That actually means about the same thing, either way. The question still remains - why wasn't it chosen?
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3 years ago#6
lasthero posted...
That actually means about the same thing, either way. The question still remains - why wasn't it chosen?


Because enough of the churches didn't use it in their compilations.

Sort of like the Book of Revelation barely got in because enough churches were using it.
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3 years ago#7
OrangeWizard posted...
It wasn't "banned".
It "wasn't chosen"


It was chosen in some bibles, but Europe decides to ban it.
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3 years ago#8
OrangeWizard posted...
It wasn't "banned".
It "wasn't chosen"


This.

And why on earth should it have been chosen? Does every scrap of paper lying around within 500 years in either direction of Christ that is about the Hebrew God deserve a place in scripture?
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3 years ago#9
TheRealJiraiya posted...
OrangeWizard posted...
It wasn't "banned".
It "wasn't chosen"


This.

And why on earth should it have been chosen? Does every scrap of paper lying around within 500 years in either direction of Christ that is about the Hebrew God deserve a place in scripture?


True, but how do you decide what to put in and what not to put in? Why should any book of the Bible be chosen?
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3 years ago#10
lasthero posted...
TheRealJiraiya posted...
OrangeWizard posted...
It wasn't "banned".
It "wasn't chosen"


This.

And why on earth should it have been chosen? Does every scrap of paper lying around within 500 years in either direction of Christ that is about the Hebrew God deserve a place in scripture?


True, but how do you decide what to put in and what not to put in? Why should any book of the Bible be chosen?


OT - Hebrew OT. Easy
Gospels - most credible gospels that were hanging around in the day. Easy.
Other NT books - mostly letters already being passed around by the Church, written by Church leaders. Folks are already getting spiritual inspiration from it. Not as easy as the others, but for the most part, you can still get a lot of spiritual stuff from these Church leaders, especially with knowledge about the context.

Book of Enoch fell into the OT era, and the Jews didnt consider it scripture, and there is no reason to disagree.

The only real point of contention is whether to use the Greek Septuagint or the Hebrew deal. The former is used by the Catholics and Orthodox, but it has a lot of historical books and the like that arent considered scripture by the Jews. Protestants favor the ones the Jews use because thats the whole point of the OT, it represents God's covenant with the Jews.
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