Ecclus 44:16, 20
Behold a great priest, who in his days pleased God. There was not found the like to him, who kept the law of the Most High.
Verse 16. Into. Gr. “a model of penance to past or future generations.” H. — The Latin fathers suppose that Henoch was translated to heaven, or to the earthly paradise. It is the tradition both of Jews and Christians that he is still alive, and will come to oppose Antichrist, (Apoc. xi. 3. Gen. v. 22. Heb. xi. 5. C.) when he will preach penance, (W.) chiefly to the Gentiles, while Elias will address himself to the Jews. H.
Verse 20. Multitude. His name implies as much. C. — He was father of all who believed in Christ. W.