2 Enoch [Slavonic Apocalypse of Enoch] Francis Andersen

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Published: 1983

131 pages


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2 Enoch [Slavonic Apocalypse of Enoch]  by  Francis Andersen

2 Enoch [Slavonic Apocalypse of Enoch] by Francis Andersen
1983 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 131 pages | ISBN: | 8.67 Mb

The Second Book of Enoch (usually abbreviated 2 Enoch, and otherwise variously known as Slavonic Enoch or The Secrets of Enoch) is a pseudepigraphic (a text whose claimed authorship is unfounded) of the Old Testament. It is usually considered to beMoreThe Second Book of Enoch (usually abbreviated 2 Enoch, and otherwise variously known as Slavonic Enoch or The Secrets of Enoch) is a pseudepigraphic (a text whose claimed authorship is unfounded) of the Old Testament. It is usually considered to be part of the Apocalyptic literature.

Late 1st century CE is the dating often preferred. The text has been preserved in full only in Slavonic, but in 2009 it was announced that Coptic fragments of the book had been identified. Greek is indicated as the language behind the Slavonic version. It is not regarded as scripture by Jews or any Christian group. It was rediscovered and published at the end of 19th century.Most scholars consider 2 Enoch to be composed by an unknown Jewish sectarian group, while some authors think it is a 1st-century Christian text. A very few scholars consider it a later Christian work.

This article discusses 2 Enoch. It is distinct from the Book of Enoch, known as 1 Enoch. There is also an unrelated 3 Enoch. The numbering of these texts has been applied by scholars to distinguish the texts from one another.



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