By Coblentz Bautch
Examine of the Geography of one Enoch 17-19 examines the travels of the patriarch Enoch who's given a guided journey of notable and from time to time terrifying locations situated in the course of the cosmos. Coblentz Bautch clarifies the textual content of one Enoch 17-19 via explaining how the websites defined relate to each other geographically and by way of reconstructing the psychological map of the geography that lies in the back of the textual descriptions. particularly provocative is the honour of assets from the traditional close to East, Hebrew Bible and the realm of Hellenistic Judaism that can have proficient the realm view of one Enoch 17-19 and parallel traditions. via this learn a massive aspect of apocalypses is illumined: their portrayal of geography and sacred house.
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T. Milik’s The Books of Enoch,’ 90, Devorah Dimant, ‘The Biography of Enoch and the Books of Enoch,’ VT 33 (1983): 14–29; esp. 17–18, and M. A. Knibb, ‘The Date of the Parables of Enoch: A Critical Review,’ NTS 25 (1979): 345–59; esp. 347–48. 2 14 reﬂected a common literary device found in Jewish literature;3 the division of a work into ﬁve books recalls the Pentateuch, an arrangement also apparent in the Psalms, Proverbs, Sirach, and in Pirqe Abot. Milik, like Charles to some extent and G.
These divine beings frequently identify sites and explicate their signiﬁcance. Eschatological salvation is also an essential aspect of the deﬁnition of ‘apocalypse’ put forth by Collins and the Apocalypse Group of the Society of Biblical Literature Genres Project. 58 How might we deﬁne eschatology in this literature, and is 1 Enoch 17–19 oriented in its revelation to a future time? 60 The booklet envisions, rather, the end of a world corrupted by the wicked and impious (principally the fallen angels and their oﬀspring) and the beginning of God’s reign on earth (see especially 1 Enoch 1, 5, 10, 25).
See also Nickelsburg, 1 Enoch, 290–92. 35 Prophets of Old and the Day of the End, 159. 36 Tigchelaar suggests that 1 Enoch 19 is an addition to 1 Enoch 17–18 which may, in fact, have been inﬂuenced by 1 Enoch 21. See his Prophets of Old and the Day of the End, 159–60. 37 At the least, however, the duplications and their diﬀering emphases make clear that 1 Enoch 20–36 is a literary unit distinct from 1 Enoch 17–19. In light of this and the disjunction between 1 Enoch 16:4 and 17:1, the monograph proceeds, following the division of the Book of the Watchers suggested by Charles, Nickelsburg and VanderKam, with the premise that 1 Enoch 17–19 is a discrete literary unit.
A Study of the Geography of 1 Enoch 17-19: No One Has Seen What I Have Seen (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism) by Coblentz Bautch