Initially, during the first few centuries of the Christian era, like St. Jude,
Jewish and Christian writers accepted Enoch's storyline as valid...

(Please note: The point here is not that these writers were correct or understood the Scriptures properly. The point is to show the Book of Enoch's underlying ideas were widely accepted).

{Memes thanks to James Heinz!}

Jude Philo Papias Barnabas
    
Barnabas Barnabas Josephus Justin Martyr
    
Irenaeus Athenagoras Clement Tertullian
    
Origen Anatolius Commodianus Archelaus
    
Eusebius

It took almost four centuries, but later writers did their best to supress the book, and cast it out. This happened as Greek philosophical assumptions which place spirit in opposition to matter began to control Christian ideas.

Sextus Julius Africanus Filastrius Chrysostom Jerome
    
Auggie Daddy

Another strategy was to “re-write” the Enochan storyline so as to “air-brush” out, remove, or explain away the fornication of the angels...

Jasher 2 Adam & Eve

Before the first century AD, however, ALL Jewish written sources supported the Enochan storyline...

Enoch 1:9 Enoch 10 Giants LXX
    
Abram Levi Ages Naphtali
    
Jubilees Baruch CD

But never forget, the bottom line is, the New Testament itself cites the Book of Enoch and is full of an uncounted number of references and allusions to it.

    
    
    
    

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