A New Reading of the Animal Apocalypse of 1 Enoch: ''''All by Daniel Olson

By Daniel Olson

''A New analyzing of the Animal Apocalypse of one Enoch'' bargains an entire theological research of this second-century BCE allegory and makes use of this because the foundation for a brand new remark at the textual content, provided in a clean translation

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15 n. 1. , 15. 37 Nickelsburg chooses 89:9 over Tiller’s 89:10 for the beginning of part two, and 90:28 over Tiller’s 90:37 for the beginning of part three (Tiller, A Commentary, ix; Nickelsburg, 1Enoch 1, 354–355). 38 The elaborate proposals of Stephen B. Reid (“The Structure of the Ten Week Apocalypse and the Book of Dream Visions,” JSJ 16/2 [1985], 189–201 [198–200]) and Ida Fröhlich (“The Symbolical Language of the Animal Apocalypse of Enoch [1Enoch 85–90],” RevQ 14 [1990], 629–636) have even less to recommend them than Tiller’s and Nickelsburg’s, since neither of these scholars cite anything in the text itself that would qualify their “structures” as something more than their own summarizing outlines of the allegory.

The scope and the focus of the allegory 27 tion (1Samuel 8), is alongside him as a conspicuous and important character throughout (89:41–46). As for David, in the allegory God deals with him exclusively through Samuel (89:45–46), and there is nothing to suggest that the son of Jesse has any kind of special relationship with God. David’s military successes and his provision of security for Israel are related with evident appreciation (89:45–49), but literally nothing else is said about his reign except that he had many children (89:48b), a circumstance that did not redound to David’s glory; quite the contrary, it produced only trouble for the fledgling monarchy, to judge by the biblical narrative in 2 Samuel and 1Kings.

Where in the An. , one might ask, can we find the necessary defeat of this Antichrist figure? 16 But this hebräische Abfassungssprache zurückübersetzt, mit einer Einleitung und Noten versehen (Berlin: R. Heinrich, 1892), 90; Charles, Book of Enoch (2nd edition, 1912), 128; Erling Hammershaimb, “Første Enoksbog,” in De gammelltestamentlige Pseudepigrafer med inledning og noter (Copenhagen: Gads, 1956), 155 n. f; Geo Widengren, “Iran and Israel in Parthian Times with Special Regard to the Ethiopic Book of Enoch,” Temenos 2 (1968), 139–177 (165 n.

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