1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation by James C. VanderKam, George W. E. Nickelsburg

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

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1 Enoch was once a big and renowned textual content in historic 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 at the side of their e-book of the whole volumes on 1 Enoch within the Hermeneia remark sequence. this is often the single English translation of one Enoch that takes under consideration all the textual info now on hand 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, 2d ed. (Fortress Press, 2005) and Early Judaism: Texts and files on religion and Piety, Revised variation (coeditor; castle 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the sequence Discoveries within the Judaean barren region and is a member of the editorial committee for the remainder unpublished lifeless Sea Scrolls. he's the editor of the magazine of Biblical Literature.

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Neither was there water on it, nor bird; but the place was desolate and fearful. 13/ There I saw seven stars like great burning mountains. To me, when I inquired about them, the angel said, “This place is the end of heaven and earth; this has become a prison for the stars and the hosts of heaven. 15/ The stars that are rolling over in the fire, these are they that transgressed the command of the Lord in the beginning of their rising, for they did not come out in their appointed times. ” I, Enoch, alone saw the visions, the extremities of all things.

And I saw terrible things—a great fire burning and flaming there. And the place had a narrow cleft (extending) to the abyss, full of great pillars of fire, borne downward. Neither the measure nor the size was I able to see or to estimate. ” a Eth omits this verse. b Gk omits the name. Perhaps it is a gloss. Cf. 19:1-2; 18:13, which have only one name. ” And he said, “This place is a prison for the angels. ” The Mountain of the Dead 22:1 3 5 6 7 From there I traveled to another place. And he showed me to the west a great and high mountain of hard rock.

C For the textual problems in this chapter, see 1 Enoch 1, 182–83. indd 24 8/24/2012 10:41:10 AM 1 Enoch 7:3—8:3 3 6 25 They were devouring the labor of all the sons of men,a and men were not able to supply them. 4/ And the giants began to kill men and to devour them. 5/ And they began to sin against the birds and beasts and creeping things and the fish, and to devour one another’s flesh. And they drank the blood. Then the earth brought accusation against the lawless ones. The Secrets the Watchers Revealb 8:1 3 Asael taught men to make swords of iron and weapons and shields and breastplates and every instrument of war.

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