THE HISTORY OF THE EVOLUTION of the Satanic myth would not be complete if we omitted to notice the character of the mysterious and cosmopolitan Enoch, variously called Enos, Hanoch, and finally Enoïchion by the Greeks. It is from his Book that the first notions of the Fallen Angels were taken by the early Christian writers.
The Book of Enoch is declared apocryphal. But what is an Apocryphon? The very etymology of the term shows that it is simply a secret book, i.e., one that belonged to the catalogue of temple libraries under the guardianship of the hierophants and initiated priests, and was never meant for the profane. Apocryphon comes from the verb cryptō, κρύπτω, “to hide.” For ages the Enoïchion (the Book of the SEER) was preserved in the “city of letters” and secret works — the ancient Kiryath-Sēpher, later on, Debir.