Why was the Book of Enoch left out of the Roman Catholic and Protestant canon, whereas the epistle of Jude was accepted? What this work aims to show is that while the text of 1 Enoch that was cited within the Epistle of Jude may have been authentically prophetic, this is not necessarily representative of the entire work. Hopefully, this will be shown by first considering the biblical and historical aspects of the issues of inspiration and canonicity in general. Also to be considered are the biblical and historical arguments for the Book of Enoch in particular. These biblical and historical arguments will then be compared and contrasted with biblical and historical considerations for the Epistle of Jude. Finally, a summary of the findings will be provided in light of the stated thesis.
Anderson, E. Thomas
"The Canonization of the Epistle of Jude in Relation to the Rejection of the Book of Enoch,"
Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship: Vol. 1
, Article 20.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/djrc/vol1/iss1/20