1 Enoch Chapters 1-36; 81-108 : Hermeneia Series Hardback

A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch

by George W. E. Nickelsburg;


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1 Enoch Chapters 1-36; 81-108 : Hermeneia Series

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The first exhaustive commentary on this work since 1773

1 Enoch is one of the most intriguing books in the Pseudepigrapha (Israelite works outside the Hebrew canon). It was originally written in Aramaic and is comprised of several smaller works, incorporating traditions from the three centuries before the Common Era. Employing the name of the ancient patriach Enoch, the Aramaic text was translated into Greek and then into Ethiopic. But as a whole, it is a classic example of revelatory (apocalyptic) literature and an important collection of Jewish literature from the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

This volume represents the culmination of three decades' work on the Book of 1 Enoch for Nickelsburg. He provides detailed commentary on each passage in chapters 1-36 and 81-108, and an introduction to the full work. The introduction includes sections on overviews of each of the smaller collections, texts and manuscripts, literary aspects, worldview and religious thought, the history of ideas and social contexts, usage in later Jewish and Christian literatures, and a survey of the modern study of the book. (Volume 2 will cover chapters 37-80 and will be written by Nickelsburg and James VanderKam.)

1 Enoch Chapters 1-36; 81-108 : Hermeneia Series by George W. E. Nickelsburg was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in November 2001 and is our 37204th best seller. The ISBN for 1 Enoch Chapters 1-36; 81-108 : Hermeneia Series is 9780800660741.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (November 2001)
Weight1508g
Number of Pages617
Thickness43 mm
Height222 mm
Width241 mm
ISBN9780800660741
ISBN-100800660749
Product Code116554
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