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John Collins04/21/2014
Seek The Truth Blog

William Branham included several teachings from the Gnostic Book of Enoch in his sermons, choosing mysticism's "Enoch" instead of the Biblical Enoch that was translated after 365 years of life on this earth. Often, Branham would compare the mystic Enoch to the "Church," and his translation to his version of the rapture.

Instead of three hundred and sixty five years, the Book of Enoch describes an Enoch with a much longer span of life. Included in the scrolls of this Gnostic book were fragments of the Book of Noah, which give a fictional account of Enoch conversing with Noah. These scrolls claim that Enoch was translated after five hundred years.

Branham claimed that there were three Bibles: The Zodiac, the Pyramids, and the King James Version. Enoch, Branham claimed, formed the second Bible by constructing the pyramids. From Branham's point of view, the Masonic teachings regarding the pyramids were hidden truths for all of the elect to receive. 

As to the question whether or not the Gnostic version of Enoch was a nugget hidden for the last days, the Book of Genesis sums up the entire doctrine in one simple statement: 

Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years.
Genesis 5:22-24

The Book of Enoch is an interesting read, however, to any that have been influenced by the teachings of William Branham. During the early stages of his ministry, very few were familiar with this scroll that was written by the early Gnostics. The Book of Enoch was ranslated from the Ethiopian text by R.H. Charles in 1906, and began making its way through the English-speaking nations not long after.

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