Originally posted by Leveller
It's supposedly Jesus' brother who quotes Enoch 1:9 in Jude 14:1.
There are parallels in Luke that point to Jesus having read Enoch but there are no direct quotes.
As for the Aramaic? As far as I am aware, Enoch only exists in Aramaic in fragments found amongst the Dead Sea Scrolls.
[edit on 2-8-2004 by Leveller]
As far as the book of Jude goes, it doesn't have 14 chapters. It only has one.
True, enoch is mentioned by name there, in verse 14. I was thinking of a quote in the gospels, where Jesus himself quotes. But I may have been
Allow me to introduce you to the Ethiopic and Slavonic "Sayings of Enoch," quoting form this article in JewishEncyclopedia website:
.....about 300 the Christian Church began to discredit the book, and after the time of the Greek fathers Syncellus and Cedrenus, who cite it (ninth
century), it was entirely lost until (1773) the traveler Bruce discovered in Abyssinia two manuscripts of the book. In the nineteenth century several
editions and translations were made, and many critical inquiries into its contents published....
II. Slavonic Enoch:
A book called "The Book of the Secrets of Enoch," preserved, so far as is known, only in Slavonic, was introduced to the scientific world but a few
years ago, when certain manuscripts found in Russia and Servia were edited, and subsequently translated into German and English. Following is an
analysis of its contents: . . . .
Apparently, Jesus may not quote 1Enoch or 2Enoch directly, but several websites I just googled conclude that Jesus was heavily influenced by the enoch
material. Here's an examble:
There is abundant proof that Christ approved of the Book of Enoch. Over a hundred phrases in the New Testament find precedents in the Book of Enoch.
Another remarkable bit of evidence for the early Christians' acceptance of the Book of Enoch was for many years buried under the King James Bible's
mistranslation of Luke 9:35, describing the
transfiguration of Christ: "And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, 'This is my beloved Son: hear him." Apparently the translator here
wished to make this verse agree with a similar verse in Matthew and Mark. But Luke's verse in the original Greek reads: "This is my Son, the Elect
One (from the Greek ho eklelegmenos, lit., "the elect one"): hear him." The "Elect One" is a most significant term (found fourteen times) in the
Book of Enoch. If the book was indeed known to the apostles of Christ, with its abundant descriptions of the Elect One who should "sit upon the
throne of glory" and the Elect One who should "dwell in the midst of them," then the great scriptural authenticity is accorded to the Book of Enoch
when the "voice out of the cloud" tells the apostles, "This is my Son, the Elect One" - the one promised in the Book of Enoch.