Doesn't the fact that Jude quotes from the Book of Enoch mean that this book should be in our Bible?


Full Question

Doesn't the fact that Jude (verses 14-15) quotes from the Book of Enoch mean that this book should be in our Bible?

Answer

No more than the fact Paul quotes pagan poets (Acts 17:28) means their writings should be included in Scripture. A biblical author can cite a non-canonical writing as illustrative of a point he wants to make without suggesting everything included in that writing is authentic or from God.


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