There are 11 thoughts on “Ancient Affinities within the LDS Book of Enoch Part One”.

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  5. The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch by JJ Hurtak is a recently acquired book in my studies. (copyright 1997)
    What is the take of those who have read it? It speaks of Joseph Smith’s foreordained calling. It speaks of the great Salt Lake and the Church of Moroni and Zarahemla, etc. I read it with skepticism, yet came away with some interesting observations that have enlightened my study about the Book of Mormon and my views of eternity. I felt there were things in there that the Spirit wanted to enlighten me on. I try to read things with the Spirit, taking that which I am “to remember” and allowing “the stupor of thought” to be engaged on those things that are not pertinent to my studies. But for me, I found the book to be mind opening to some fabulous witnesses of what I already know.
    What is the take of others who have delved into those 800 pages of modern thought?!
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  6. While the article as a whole is not without some interest, I object to the following passage:

    “This is because Latter-day Saints are not fundamentally a “People of the Book” but instead a “People of Continuing Revelation.””

    I think that the Mormons can rightly be called “People of the Book” (ahl al-kitab) according to the Islamic understanding of the phrase, which means, as correctly stated in the footnote, “having faith rooted in genuine revelation from God”. Whether that canon is closed or open is not a relevant consideration, but the fact that it is a canon, comes from God.

  7. FN 25 spends considerable attention on what Books of Enoch had even been translated into English by 1830, and if I understand correctly, Enoch 1 had been so translated in 1821. How widely disseminated was this work? I wonder at the access Joseph would have had to such a work, even if he wanted. I’d be surprised that the Palmyra library even today has this work in its collection. Thank you for a very interesting article. I look forward to the next submission.

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