Why is Enoch referenced in the bible but his book omitted?
The apostate Christendom scholars decided what is to be accepted into canon--hence anything was possible.
Interestingly, writers of Bible themselves did not consider other writers are not inspired, hence profusely made references when each one wrote his portion of the Bible. For example:
· The Book of Jasher (whose title fully translated means the Book of the Upright or the Book of the Just) is mentioned inJoshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18 and also referenced in 2 Timothy 3:8. From the context in the Book of Samuel it is implied that it was a collection of poetry. Several books have claimed to be this lost text, some of which are discounted as pseudepigrapha. Certain members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints secured the copyright to one of these and republished the work in 1887 in Salt Lake City.
· The Book of the Wars of the Lord. Referenced at Numbers 21:14 with possible association with War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness. Also cited The Book of the Wars of the LORD is cited in the medieval Book of Jasher (trans. Moses Samuel c. 1840, ed. J. H. Parry 1887) Chapter 90:48 as being a collaborative record written by Moses, Joshua and the children of Israel.
· The Chronicles of the Kings of Israel and Chronicles of the Kings of Judah are mentioned in the Books of Kings (1 Kings 14:19,29). They are said to tell of events during the reigns of Kings Jeroboam of Israel and Rehoboam of Judah, respectively. The Chronicles of the Kings of Israel is again mentioned in 1 Kings 16:20 regarding King Zimri, and many other times throughout 1 and 2 Kings.
· The "Book of Shemaiah, and of Iddo the Seer" (also called Story of the Prophet Iddo or The Annals of the Prophet Iddo) is mentioned in the 2nd Book of Chronicles. (2 Chronicles 9:29, 2 Chronicles 12:15, 2 Chronicles 13:22). Iddo was a seer who lived during the reigns of Solomon, Rehoboam, and Abijah. His deeds were recorded in this book, which has been completely lost to history, save for its title. However, it is interesting to note that Zechariah was the son of Iddo, but this was likely not the same Iddo. (Ezra 5:1, Zechariah 1:1)
There was probably stuff in it that wouldn't jive enough with the rest of the books that were canonized.
I read it...it is fascinating. Hard to believe...but fascinating,
Stuff that would feel right at home in 1001 Arabian Nights, huh?
I'm picturing a handful of Nicean Council guys perusing a copy and going, "...mm, yeah, no, this shit's a but much, even for us..."
Because the bible is just a few cherry picked, plagiarized, and faked writings out of vast libraries of "books". It's not as harmonious as its made out to be and it was never meant to be The Bible.
In this forum I found and interesting topic started by Leolaia 12 years ago, who talked about the Book of Enoch. I invite you to read it... it is very interesting. She posted also good and very informative topics. The information she posted influenced me to be curious and interested in history of religion. Thank you so much Leolaia wherever you are!!!!