By Daniel Olson
'A New analyzing of the Animal Apocalypse of one Enoch' is the main accomplished theological statement in this very important second-century BCE Jewish apocalypse thus far, laying out the aim and method of this Enochic allegory and utilizing this because the foundation for a brand new remark traditionally textual content, offered right here in a clean translation. opposed to different interpretations that target Israel and its associations, Daniel Olson argues that the promise of common blessing within the Abrahamic covenant is gifted within the 'Animal Apocalypse' because the governing dynamic in a sacred historical past that starts and ends with humanity generally. The real Jacob/Israel will look finally instances and be the catalyst of common salvation.
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Of the three main promises of the Abrahamic covenant (land, descendants, blessing), Enochic interest centers almost exclusively on the blessing aspect. There is no interest in possession of the land beyond a few vague, token references (1En 56:6; 93:6), and there are only a few isolated displays of interest in the multiplication of descendants (67:3; 89:15; see below, p. 170). 64 the scope and the focus of the allegory 37 that they did it by seeing the two patriarchs as somehow counterparts to each other.
202. Roland de Vaux, Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961), 307. 74 “Moses” is changed to “Manasseh” by inserting a nun. The letter is suspended in many MSS ( מנשהcf. BHS, 435), which might raise suspicions that the alteration was made very late, but major LXX MSS (Alexandrinus and Vaticanus) also read “Manasseh,” so at any rate it cannot be attributed to the Masoretes. 40 chapter one (1) Jacob and Enoch both practice what appears to be some form of incubation leading to a theophany (Gen 28:11–12 // 1 En 13:7–8).
1–2; Leiden: Brill, 2001], 1. 114–131 [123, 125 n. 42]). 34 Tiller, A Commentary, 15–20, 384. , the Flood and the Great Assize), and if it continues past the second, then some sort of three-part segmentation of history is practically inevitable. What is more to the point is that the An. Apoc. calls no attention to these judgments as historical dividers. In fact, history is broken into many other segments with equal fanfare (86:1; 87:2; 88:1; 89:41; 89:59). Even the eschatological era is broken into two distinct sections (90:28–36; 37–39).