New PDF release: 1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation

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

ISBN-10: 0800699106

ISBN-13: 9780800699109

1 Enoch was once an incredible 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 book of the total volumes on 1 Enoch within the Hermeneia remark sequence. this is often the single English translation of one Enoch that takes into account all the textual facts now on hand within the Ethiopic model and the Greek texts, as well as the lifeless Sea Aramaic fragments.

About the Author
George W. E. Nickelsburg is Professor of faith Emeritus on the collage of Iowa, the place he taught for greater than 3 a long time. 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 version (coeditor; castle Press, 2009). James C. VanderKam is John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures on the collage of Notre Dame. He has edited twelve volumes within the sequence Discoveries within the Judaean wasteland and is a member of the editorial committee for the rest unpublished useless Sea Scrolls. he's the editor of the magazine of Biblical Literature.

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And they led me away to the living waters and to the fire of the west, which providesb all the sunsets. And I came to the river of fire, in which fire flows down like water and discharges into the great sea of the west. 6/ I saw all the great rivers. And I arrived at the great river and the great darkness. And I departed (for) where no humanc walks. 7/ I saw the wintry winds of darkness and the gushing of all the waters of the abyss. 8/ I saw the mouth of all the rivers of the earth and the mouth of the abyss.

Contemplate and observe how all the trees appear withered and (how) all their leaves are stripped, except fourteen trees that are not stripped, which remain with the old until the new comes after two or three years. Observe the signs of summer, whereby the sun burns and scorches, and you seek shelter and shade from its presence, and the earth burns with scorching heat, and you are unable to tread on the dust or the rock because of the burning. Contemplate all the trees; their leaves blossom green on them, and they cover the trees.

4/ He showed me and wrote down for me everything, and also he wrote down their names and their appointed times and their functions. a Raphael in Gk and Eth is emended to Gabriel, following the sequence in 20:7, and the consonance of Gabriel’s responsibility there with the present station of Enoch’s journey. b For angel, Aram has [one of the] watchers. Cf. 22:6, note b. indd 48 8/24/2012 10:41:17 AM 1 Enoch 34:1—36:4 49 Enoch’s Journeys North, West, South, and East: A Summary 34:1 35:1 36:1 2 4 And from there I proceeded to the north, at the ends of the earth, and there I saw great and glorious wonders at the ends of the whole earth.

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