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They believe that the following opening sentence of Enoch is the first and oldest sentence written in any human language, since Enoch was the first to write letters: The Book of Moses, found within the scriptural canon of the LDS Church, has a section which claims to contain extracts from the original Book of Enoch.
Certainly he did consider it authoritative, a true word from God.We cannot tell whether he ranked it alongside other prophetic books such as Isaiah and Jeremiah.What we do know is, first, that other Jewish groups, most notably those living in Qumran near the Dead Sea, also used and valued 1 Enoch, but we do not find it grouped with the scriptural scrolls." The traditional belief of the Ethiopic Orthodox Church, which sees 1 Enoch as an inspired document, is that the Ethiopic text is the original one, written by Enoch himself.The remainder of the book describes Enoch's visits to heaven in the form of travels, visions and dreams, and his revelations.The book consists of five quite distinct major sections (see each section for details): (with different dates of composition), themselves a product of much editorial arrangement, and were only later redacted into what we now call 1 Enoch.
The older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) of the text are estimated to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to the first century BC.