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

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

1 Enoch used to be a tremendous and renowned textual content in historical Judaism, good attested one of the manuscripts at Qumran, and a key piece of the puzzle of the improvement of early Judaism and Christian origins. George W. E. Nickelsburg and James C. VanderKam have now revised their translation along side their ebook of the full volumes on 1 Enoch within the Hermeneia remark sequence. this can be the one English translation of one Enoch that takes under consideration all the textual facts now on hand within the Ethiopic model and the Greek texts, as well as the useless Sea Aramaic fragments.

About the Author
George W. E. Nickelsburg is Professor of faith Emeritus on the college 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 version (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within the sequence Discoveries within the Judaean wilderness and is a member of the editorial committee for the rest unpublished useless Sea Scrolls.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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10/ And I recited in their presence all the visions that I had seen in the dream, and I began to speak the words of truth and the vision and reprimand to the watchers of heaven. b 2/ In this vision I saw in my dream what I now speak with a human tongue and with the breath of my mouth, which the Great One has given to humans, to speak with them and to understand with the heart. 3/ As he created and destined humans to understand the words of knowledge, so he created and destined mec to reprimand the watchers, the sons of heaven.

C And they began to go in to them, and to defile themselves through them, and to teach them sorcery and charms, and to reveal to them the cutting of roots and plants. And they conceived from them and bore to them great giants. And the giants begot Nephilim, and to the Nephilim were born †Elioud†. And they were growing in accordance with their greatness. a The angelic names, which are often corrupted in the Gk and Eth, are largely attested in the Aram. For these and the emendations made here, see 1 Enoch 1, 175.

B Gk Eth in. c Text of this section uncertain. For the rationale of this emendation, see 1 Enoch 1, 150. indd 21 8/24/2012 10:41:10 AM 22 1 Enoch 5:4-8 4 But you have not stood firm nor acted according to his commandments; but you have turned aside, you have spoken proud and hard words with your unclean mouth against his majesty. Hard of heart! There will be no peace for you! The Verdict “Thena you will curse your days, and the years of your life will perish, and the years of your destruction will increase in an eternal curse; and there will be no mercy or peace for you!

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