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Heavenly Temple in Enoch
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Often simply called the book of Enoch. A pseudepigraphal, apocalyptic collection of narratives and visions ascribed to Enoch (Gen 5:18–24), through which Enoch receives wisdom from God. First Enoch is canonical for the Ethiopian Orthodox church but not for any other Christian or Jewish traditions.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Enoch, First Book of
Enoch, First Book of (חנוך‎, chnwk; Ενώχ, Enōch). Often simply called the book of Enoch. A pseudepigraphal, apocalyptic collection of narratives and visions ascribed to Enoch (Gen 5:18–24), through which Enoch receives wisdom from God. First Enoch is canonical for the Ethiopian Orthodox church but not
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Enoch, First Book of
ENOCH, FIRST BOOK OF. A collection of traditions and writings composed between the 4th century b.c.e. and the turn of the era, mainly in the name of Enoch, the son of Jared (Gen 5:21–24). The collection, which is roughly the length of the Book of Isaiah, is extant in its entirety only in a Ge’ez (ancient
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
a. First Enoch 72–82
a. First Enoch 72–82 (preserved in Ethiopic) is a greatly modified remnant of a much larger work composed in Aramaic in perhaps the 3rd cent. bce. J. T. Milik identified four fragmentarily preserved Qumran scrolls (4Q208–211) as witnesses to this earlier Astronomical Book. Two of these (4Q208, 4Q209)
ENOCH, FIRST BOOK OF
ENOCH, FIRST BOOK OF ee´nuhk. First Enoch, also referred to as Ethiopic Enoch, since the fullest version of this text has been preserved in Geʾez, is a collection of distinct works attributed to the biblical patriarch Enoch; these writings were composed from the 3rd (or 4th) cent. bce to the 1st cent.
The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
1 Enoch
1 Enoch/Enochic Traditions 1 Enoch is a Jewish text written from the early third century BCE to the first century CE that contains a variety of revelations attributed to Enoch, the antediluvian patriarch briefly mentioned in Gen. 5:24. While the text is often referred to as a single ‘book’, scholars
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