City of Enoch
In the Bible, the book of Genesis only offers a small exerpt on the ministry of Enoch, the son of Jared and father of Methuselah. The most noteworthy passage tells that he was translated without experiancing death; Gen 5:24 "And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him."
One would think that a man of such righteousness who walked with God and saw him face to face would have a little more detail about his life. In my mind the story is too short, it leaves the reader only to believe that the book of Genesis was completely abridged and much detail was left out. Rather I find solice in the testimony of Moses who gave an extended account of Enoch in the Pearl of Great Price. A further clarification is added by inspiration Where it states; "And Enoch and all his people walked with God, and he dwelt in the midst of Zion; and it came to pass that Zion was not, for God received it up into his own bosom."
Another instance of over abridging would be the significant birth of Peleg who's name ment "Division" because the earth was divided when he was born, But what about this division? Were the people divided? of could it have been the continents? This small passage is also clarified in the Docterine and Covenants when the lord states,D&C 133: 24 "And the land of Jerusalem and the land of Zion shall be turned back into their own place and the earth shall be like as it was in the days before it was divided."
The other Enoch
In Genesis 4:17 it refers to a different City which was built by an Enoch who was a son of Cain, To avoid confusion, the city built by Enoch (the descendant of Cain,) was called the City of Enoch, where the one built by Enoch (the descendant of Seth,) was called Zion. A pure city and habitation of the Lord. It states In Moses 7:18 "And the Lord called his people Zion because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them."
Enoch testified continually of the coming of Jesus Christ in the meridian of times for the redemption of the world. He saw in vision the slaying of the lamb of God and his resurection, and also Christ's return when he wil reign on earth for a thousand years. He sorrowfully watched the growing wickedness of the people in his days as they began to fill the earth, and the Lord showed him the trials of Noah, and the flood, and further to the ends of the Earth along with all of the things to come until the end.
He moved mountains by the command of his voice, and was so feared by the strength of his voice among the people that he overcame all of his enemies. Enoch saw God face to face and numerous concourses of angels in the heavens. He became a great prophet to the people and baptized them by the commands of God in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
His ministry is given in explicit detail in the book of Moses, where the existence of a man who's inspired testimony and miraculous existence is emphatically understated in the Book of Genesis.
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