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Was it a lucky guess that the Book of Moses claims Enoch was a “lad” at 65?

In Moses 6:31, Enoch describes himself as a “lad”:

And when Enoch had heard these words, he bowed himself to the earth, before the Lord, and spake before the Lord, saying: Why is it that I have found favor in thy sight, and am but a lad, and all the people hate me; for I am slow of speech; wherefore am I thy servant?

The Bible does not refer to Enoch as a “lad”, but the idea of Enoch as youthful does appear in the pseudepigraphal books of 2 and 3 Enoch (found at the end of the nineteenth century, well after the Book of Moses was published).

Where did Joseph Smith get this information on Enoch from?


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