New PDF release: 1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation

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By James C. VanderKam, George W. E. Nickelsburg

ISBN-10: 0800699106

ISBN-13: 9780800699109

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1 Enoch was once a tremendous and well known textual content in historical Judaism, good attested one of the manuscripts at Qumran, and a key piece of the puzzle of the advance of early Judaism and Christian origins. George W. E. Nickelsburg and James C. VanderKam have now revised their translation along with their ebook of the full volumes on 1 Enoch within the Hermeneia remark sequence. this is often the one English translation of one Enoch that takes into account all the textual info now to be had within the Ethiopic model and the Greek texts, as well as the lifeless Sea Aramaic fragments.

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George W. E. Nickelsburg is Professor of faith Emeritus on the collage of Iowa, the place he taught for greater than 3 many years. between his many works are Jewish Literature among the Bible and the Mishnah, second ed. (Fortress Press, 2005) and Early Judaism: Texts and records on religion and Piety, Revised variation (coeditor; citadel Press, 2009). James C. VanderKam is John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures on the college of Notre Dame. He has edited twelve volumes within the sequence Discoveries within the Judaean desolate tract and is a member of the editorial committee for the remainder unpublished useless Sea Scrolls. he's the editor of the magazine of Biblical Literature.

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I passed by the paradise of righteousness, and I saw from afar trees more plentiful and larger than these trees, differing a The textual situation in these chapters is especially complex due to the plethora of sometimes obscure proper names, the technical nature of the subject matter, and the disagreements among Gk, Eth, and two Aram mss. For details, see 1 Enoch 1, 320–28. indd 47 8/24/2012 10:41:17 AM 48 5 6 1 Enoch 32:3—33:4 from those—very large beautiful and glorious and magnificent—and the tree of wisdom, whose fruit the holy ones eat and learn great wisdom.

I, Enoch, alone saw the visions, the extremities of all things. And no one among humans has seen as I saw. Enoch’s Journey Eastward (Chapters 20–36) List of the Seven Archangels 20:1 2 3 4 5 6 These are the names of the holy angels who watch. Uriel, one of the holy angels, who is in charge of the world and Tartarus. Raphael, one of the holy angels, who is in charge of the spirits of men. Reuel, one of the holy angels, who takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries. a Sariel, one of the holy angels, who is in charge of the spiritsb who sin against the spirit.

8/24/2012 10:41:18 AM 1 Enoch 39:7-12 7 8 53 And I saw his dwellinga beneath the wings of the Lord of Spirits, and all the righteous and chosen were mighty before him like fiery lights. And their mouths were full of blessing, and their lips praised the name of the Lord of Spirits. b There I wished to dwell, and my spirit longed for that dwelling. There my lot had been before, for thus it has been established concerning me in the presence of the Lord of Spirits. Enoch Praises God 9 10 11 In those days I praised and exalted the name of the Lord of Spirits with blessing and praise, for he has established me for blessing and praise according to the good pleasure of the Lord of Spirits.

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