1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation

Enoch The Hermeneia Translation Often described as the lost book of the Bible The Book of Enoch seems to have been written in Palestine by several different authors in the first and second centuries B C For hundreds of years it was

  • Title: 1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation
  • Author: George W.E. Nickelsburg James C. VanderKam
  • ISBN: 9780800699109
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • Often described as the lost book of the Bible, The Book of Enoch seems to have been written in Palestine by several different authors in the first and second centuries B.C For hundreds of years it was accepted by the early church fathers, but it was rejected by the council of Laodicea in A.D 364 Today, it remains a written remnant of the Apocalypse an ardent testameOften described as the lost book of the Bible, The Book of Enoch seems to have been written in Palestine by several different authors in the first and second centuries B.C For hundreds of years it was accepted by the early church fathers, but it was rejected by the council of Laodicea in A.D 364 Today, it remains a written remnant of the Apocalypse an ardent testament to hope and the triumph of good over evil in the dawning of a world to come Rife with concepts of original sin, fallen angels, demonology, resurrection, and the last judgment, it is a vital document to the origins of Christianity.The Book of Enoch is comprised of various monumental works The Book of Enoch, The Parables, The Book of the Courses of the Heavenly Luminaries, The Dream Visions, The Concluding Section, and The Noah Fragments Created in conjunction with an exhaustive critical commentary, this is an English translation of 1 Enoch taking into consideration all of the textual data now available the Ethiopic version, the Greek texts and the Dead Sea Aramaic fragments.

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    1. The most moving part was definitely the birth of Noah - there was something fascinating about Lamech's reaction to his child. Definitely a must-read for anyone interested in Genesis 6:1-4 or the subsequent deluge, angels, or astrology.

    2. I borrowed this book as a companion to Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man: Revisiting the Book of Parables (also borrowed. I'd love to buy these books for my personal library, but, hey give me a break; I'm on disability, man!) I needed something other than R H Charles's public domain translation that can be found on the internet. Serendipitously, the first essay in Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man was by Nickelsburg, and centered on the structure of the Parables. In his translation of the Parables [...]

    3. How on earth such an important text fell out of our bibles is beyond me. 1 Enoch is not only an important text in the context of New Testament theology, but it's a beautiful read on its own. Its imagery is vivid and thought-provoking, inviting us to see the world as its author did--flat, with vents on the horizon instead of stars and supernovas. It's inventive, expanding on pre-existing biblical mythology and going hog wild in telling its apocalyptic story/vision. It is also not only one text, b [...]

    4. It's sad that, in the reviews on , some reviewers only see the value of this important text as a background for Jude. On its own, it's probably the most important non-canonical Jewish text, and is beautiful to read on its own. Certainly, it proves invaluable for biblical studies, but even as a cultural and religious artifact, the book is insightful and full of engaging material. Sure to be surpassed at some point as more manuscripts come to light, but this Nickelsburg/Vanderkam translation, as i [...]

    5. Makes you wonder Is this the same document(s) that St. Judas Thaddeus cited from in his epistle? Regardless, this is a wonderful piece of Hebraic apocalyptic literature. Probably my favorite translation of Enoch. THIS IS NOT SCRIPTURE DO NOT TREAT IT AS SUCH

    6. A good, clean translation. I would recommend this book if you're the slightest bit interested in the cultural background of 2 Peter/Jude.

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