Is Enoch dead?


And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Genesis 5:24 - King James



⚪ Enoch is not dead

That neither he nor Enoch went to heaven, in the sense of passing into the heavenly or spiritual state and into tile presence of God, is clearly testified to by Jesus, who declared, "No man hath ascended up to heaven, save he who came down from heaven, even the Son of man." (John 3:13.) Although of Enoch is declared that he was translated that he should not see death, it is not stated that he was translated to heaven. And our Lord’s words assure us that he was not. Where he now is no man knows. We can merely by faith accept the fact.

Source : 🇺🇸 The Watchtower, February 1 1911, page 41, parag [4757]


⚫ Enoch is dead

God’s first prophecy through a man came through Enoch, the seventh man in line from Adam. Enoch was a man of faith in Jehovah God and so became Jehovah’s witness. Enoch also became an ancestor of the promised Seed, in whom he was interested. Before his death Enoch was inspired by Jehovah to bear witness about His purpose to inflict punishment or execute judgment upon all ungodly persons, the seed of the great Serpent, Satan the Devil, at the time that the Serpent is to be bruised in the head. (Jude 14, 15) Enoch’s enemies were not permitted to inflict death upon him as Cain did upon Abel, because God himself took Enoch off the earthly scene so that “he was nowhere to be found.” Why? Because “before his transference he had the witness that he had pleased God well.” (Heb. 11:5) God did not take him to heaven, because the way for men born in sin from Adam to go to heaven had not yet been opened up.

Source : 🇺🇸 The Watchtower, April 15 1958, page 230 + Cover