One of the most important books in early Christianity, was used widely. Charles, the translator, said, the influence of I Enoch on the New Testament has been greater than that of all the other apocryphal and pseudepigraphical books put together. One main influence was its explanation of evil coming into the world with the fallen angels. Enoch was a scribe, writing a petition on behalf of these fallen ones, to be given to higher powers for judgment. He was chosen for this because he was not an angel. It seems Christianity later adopted ideas and philosophies from this book, including the Final Judgment, the concept of demons, the Resurrection, the origins of evil, and the coming of a Messiah and Messianic Kingdom. This makes this book of immense importance, not only to the study of Christianitys origins, but to the possible reality of strange, otherworldly visions or visitations. Paperback , ISBN 9781585092635 , 5.5 x 8.5 , 96 pp.