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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 used to be a huge and renowned textual content in old 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 side their e-book of the entire volumes on 1 Enoch within the Hermeneia observation sequence. this can be 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 a long time. between his many works are Jewish Literature among the Bible and the Mishnah, 2d ed. (Fortress Press, 2005) and Early Judaism: Texts and records on religion and Piety, Revised version (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the sequence Discoveries within the Judaean wasteland and is a member of the editorial committee for the remainder unpublished useless Sea Scrolls.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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And it will be transplanted to the holy place, by the house of God, the King of eternity. Then they will rejoice greatly and be glad, and they will enter into the sanctuary. ” Then I blessed the God of glory, the King of eternity, who has prepared such things for people (who are) righteous, and has created them and promised to give (them) to them. Jerusalem, the Center of the Earth and the Place of Punishment 26:1 And from there I proceeded to the center of the earth, and I saw a blessed place where there were trees that had branches that abide and sprout.

B The text of this verse is also problematic and perhaps missing a line. See 1 Enoch 1, 252–53. indd 34 8/24/2012 10:41:13 AM 1 Enoch 14:13-22 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 35 And I went into that house—hot as fire and cold as snow, and no delight of life was in it. Fear enveloped me, and trembling seized me, and I was quaking and trembling, and I fell upon my face. And I saw in my vision, And look, another open door before me: and a house greater than the former one, and it was all built of tongues of fire.

Cf. 2 Enoch 33:4. indd 35 8/24/2012 10:41:13 AM 36 1 Enoch 14:23—15:5 And the holy ones of the watchersa who approached him did not depart by night, nor b did they leave him. 23 The Oracle 24 15:1 2 3 4 5 Until now I had been on my face, prostrate and trembling. ” 25/ And one of the holy ones came to me and raised me up and stood me (on my feet) and brought me up to the door. But I had my face bowed down. But he answered and said to me—and I heard his voice— “Fear not, Enoch, righteous man and scribe of truth; come here, and hear my voice.

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