Enoch the Patriarch

Enoch the PatriarchAlso known as

  • Chanoch
  • Henoch
  • Henok



Old Testament Patriarch, a descendant of Seth and ancestor of Noah. He is mentioned by other writers in the Old and New Testaments, and an extensive library of legends has grown up around him.


Additional Information


When Jared had lived a hundred and sixty-two years he became the father of Enoch. Jared lived after the birth of Enoch eight hundred years, and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died. When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Methu’selah. Enoch walked with God after the birth of Methu’selah three hundred years, and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. – Genesis 5:18-24 (RSVCE)

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was attested as having pleased God. – Hebrews 11:5 (RSVCE)

Enoch pleased the Lord, and was taken up; he was an example of repentance to all generations. – Sirach 44:15 (RSVCE)

It was of these also that Enoch in the seventh generation from Adam prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with his holy myriads, to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness which they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own passions, loud-mouthed boasters, flattering people to gain advantage. – Jude 1:14-15 (RSVCE)

MLA Citation

  • “Enoch the Patriarch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 November 2018. Web. 27 October 2021. <>