A Sectarian Background for 1 Enoch 22

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The work of a scholar applying source criticism to a text is usually hypothetical. We examine a text that is already compiled and redacted, but contains literary difficulties, such as repetitions, contradictions, and other textual flaws. Then we propose a hypothesis about the compositional history of the text that may remedy all or most of the textual problems. In this respect 1 Enoch is an interesting example, since it was preserved in multiple manuscripts from several stages of its composition, thus offering us empirical evidence for the process
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn using sources in Graeco-Roman, Jewish and early Christian literature
EditorsJoseph Verheyden, John Kloppenborg, Geert Roskam, Stefan Schorn
Place of PublicationLeuven
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9789042949454
ISBN (Print)9042949449, 9789042949447
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameBibliotheca Ephemeridum theologicarum Lovaniensium ; 327

RAMBI Publications

  • rambi
  • Ethiopic book of Enoch -- Criticism, Textual
  • Ethiopic Book of Enoch -- XXII -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Apocrypha -- Sources


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