The Book of Enoch: 1 Enoch Translated from the Editor's Ethiopic Text (1912)

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This is not so much a second edition as a new book. A brief comparison of the first edition and the present work will make this clear even to the cursory reader. Alike in the translation and in the commentary it forms a vast advance on its predecessor. The translation in the first edition was made from Dillmann's edition of the Ethiopic text, which was based on five MSS. With a view to this translation the present editor emended and revised Dillmann's text in accordance with nine hitherto uncollated Ethiopic MSS....

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Overview

This is not so much a second edition as a new book. A brief comparison of the first edition and the present work will make this clear even to the cursory reader. Alike in the translation and in the commentary it forms a vast advance on its predecessor. The translation in the first edition was made from Dillmann's edition of the Ethiopic text, which was based on five MSS. With a view to this translation the present editor emended and revised Dillmann's text in accordance with nine hitherto uncollated Ethiopic MSS. in the British Museum, and the Greek and Latin fragments which had just come to light, but notwithstanding every care he felt his work in this respect to be of a wholly provisional character. From the date of the publication of the first edition in 1893 he steadily made preparation for an edition of the Ethiopic text and of the Greek and Latin fragments. This text, which is exhaustive of existing textual materials in these languages, was published by the University Press in 1906, and from this text the present translation is made. A new and revolutionary feature in the translation is due to the editor's discovery of the poetical structure of a considerable portion of the work. The editor calls it revolutionary for it proves to be in respect of the critical problems of the text. By its means the lost original of the text is not infrequently recovered, phrases and clauses recognized as obvious interpolations, and not a few lines restored to their original context, whose claims to a place in the text were hitherto ignored on the ground of the weakness of their textual attestation. The critical advance made in the present volume is not of a revolutionary character, but consists rather in more detailed application of the principles of criticism pursued in the first edition. . . To the biblical scholar and to the student of Jewish and Christian theology 1 Enoch is the most important Jewish work written between 200 BC and 100 AD. — From the Preface

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606088241
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 331
  • Sales rank: 712,265
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

August Dillmann (1823-1894) was born at Illingen, Württemberg, and educated at the University of Tübingen, where he was a student of Heinrich Ewald. He produced catalogs of Ethiopic manuscripts and an edition of the Bible in Ethiopic, Lexicon lingu¾ aethiopic¾ (1865), and Chrestomathia aethiopica (1866). He taught at the universities of Tübingen, Kiel, Giessen, and Berlin. In 1875-1876 Dillmann was the Rektor of the University of Berlin, and in 1881 he was the President of the International Congress of Orientalists.

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Table of Contents

General Introduction cx

§1 Short Account of the Book xii

§2 The Title xiii

§3 Its Canonicity xiv

§4 The Greek Versions Editions of these Versions xvi

§5 The Relations of the G and G to each other and to E (the Ethiopic Version) xix

§6 The Latin Version and Quotations xx

§7 The Ethiopic Version xxi

§8 Ethiopic MSS. Relation of the Ethiopic MSS xxvii

§9 Editions of the Ethiopic Version xxix

§10 Translations xxx

§11 Critical Inquiries xlvi

§12 The Different Elements in 1 Enoch lii

§13 Characteristics and Dates of the Different Elements lvi

§14 The Poetical Element in 1 Enoch lvi

§15 Original Language of Chapters 6-36-Aramaic; of Chapters 1-5, 37-104-Hebrew lxx

§16 The Influence of 1 Enoch on Jewish Literature lxxix

§17 The Hebrew Book of Enoch lxxxi

§18 The Influence of 1 Enoch on Patristic Literature xcv

§19 The Influence of 1 Enoch on the New Testament iii

§20 Theology cx

The Book of Enoch Special Introductions, Translation, Critical and Exegetical Notes 272

Section I (chapters i-xxxvi) 63

Introduction A. Critical Structure and Dates. B. Relation of this Section to (a) 72-82;(b) 83-90;(c) 91-104. C. The Problem and its Solution 4

Translation and Critical and Exegetical Notes 63

Section II The Parables (chapters xxxvii-lxxi) 146

Introduction A. Critical Structure. B. Relation of 37-71 to the rest of the Book. C. The Date. D. The Problem and its Solution 88

Translation and Critical and Exegetical Notes 146

Section III The Book of the Courses of the Heavenly Luminaries (chapters lxxii-lxxxii) 178

Introduction A. Its Critical Structure and Object. B. Its Independence of 1-36. C. Its Calendar and the Knowledge therein implied 150

Translation and Critical and Exegetical Notes 178

Section IV The Dream-Visions (chapters lxxxiii-xc) 217

Introduction A. Critical Structure. B. Relation of this Section to (a) 1-36; (b) 91-104. C. The Date. D. The Problem and its Solution 182

Translation and Critical and Exegetical Notes 217

Section V (chapters xci-civ) 272

Introduction A. Critical Structure. B. Relation of 91-104 to (a) 1-86; (b) 83-80. C. Authorship and Date. D. The Problem and its Solution 223

Translation and Critical and Exegetical Notss 272

Appendix I The Gizeh Greek Fragment (i-xxxii) and the Greek Fragments Preserved in Syncellus' Chronographia 305

Appendix II The Son of Man; Its Meaning in Jewish Apocalyptic and the New Testament 309

Index I Passages and Phrases Closely Parallel or Connected with 1 Enoch 314

Index II Names and Subjects 331

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