Jude 14

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14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Colin cited verse 14 in his response to our first "reconciliation challenge".

Literal Reading

This passage mentioning Enoch is cited here as "accepting" events of early Genesis as literally true. See comment here. —BP

Roger Evans in his Genesis in Context points out that mention of apocryphal books does not imply their inspiration.

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Implications for understanding New Testament inspiration

". . .  the argument from quotation in the NT to historicity, if it is valid at all, must apply here too. If the story of Noah's ark or of Jonah's journey within the belly of the whale are proved to be historical because they are mentioned within the infallible NT, then . . .  by the same argument . . .  Enoch actually spoke these words of prophecy in the 7th generation of mankind. This is so whether it counts as scripture or not. The NT testimony infallibly proves its genuine authorship by the actual Enoch."

James Barr, Escaping from Fundamentalism, p. 182