Category Archives: Enoch

Judgment and Punishment in the Book of Enoch

Remember that Zoroastrianism contributed significant ideas to Jewish thought during the exilic and post-exilic periods that did not exist before in Judaism. Some of these ideas were current in Jesus’ day, such as: * A personalized adversary to God—Satan * … Continue reading

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The Origin of Satan and His Demons in the Book of Enoch

As we discussed last time, Zoroastrianism had some surprising influences on Jewish thought in Jesus’ day, including ideas that did not exist before in Judaism: * A personalized adversary to God—Satan * A hierarchy of angels that followed either God … Continue reading

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Do Demons Exist?

I have never been afraid of demons—except for that night of the howling cat just after seeing The Exorcist. As a pentecostal in my early twenties I decided my mission was to battle evil at its source. This involved ‘spiritual … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Viewed Posts on Jesus Without Baggage in 2015 (through June)

Here are the ten most popular posts among readers in 2015 through June. Click on the titles to see the posts. I hope you find some you previously missed or that you might enjoy a second time. 1. 4 Huge … Continue reading

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Apocalyptic

Shortly after graduating from an evangelical college with a Biblical Studies degree, I began to wrestle with the book of Revelation. I was taught that Revelation prophesied in detail what was to happen in the last days; and the last … Continue reading

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The Fall of Satan in the Book of Enoch

In the centuries just before Jesus, there was a theory of the fall of angels based on an Old Testament passage unrelated to Isaiah or Ezekiel: Genesis chapter 6. The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when … Continue reading

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Hell and Enoch in the New Testament Writers

We discovered that the Old Testament contributes nothing to the idea of eternal punishment in a burning hell and neither does Jesus. Today, we turn to the idea of hell in other New Testament writers. Hades The King James Version … Continue reading

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