In the Book of Genesis, Enoch is a name shared by two individuals.

  • The first was the son of Cain. Cain later founded a city which he named Enoch.
  • The second was the son of Jared, father of Methuselah and the grandfather of Noah. Genesis 5:24 tels us, "Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away". According to the Hebrew Book of Enoch, God took Enoch and transformed him into the angel Metatron. In the new testament Jude quotes Enoch as prophesying a day of judgement.

In the Quran, the prophet Enoch is known as Idris.