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Third Book of Enoch
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as Sefer Hekalot (“Book of Palaces”). Later pseudepigraphal and nonbiblical work attributed to Rabbi Ishmael. Expression of Jewish mysticism; explores themes of cosmology and eschatology, with the figure of Enoch surfacing at one point as an angelic figure named Metatron.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Enoch, Third Book of
Enoch, Third Book of Also known as Sefer Hekalot (“Book of Palaces”). Later pseudepigraphal and nonbiblical work attributed to Rabbi Ishmael. Expression of Jewish mysticism; explores themes of cosmology and eschatology, with the figure of Enoch surfacing at one point as an angelic figure named Metatron.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Enoch, Third Book of
ENOCH, THIRD BOOK OF. A late Jewish apocalypse in Hebrew, probably compiled in the 6th or 7th century a.d. in Babylonia.A. The Name “3 Enoch”Odeberg coined the name “3 Enoch” for his 1928 edition of the text. He chose it because he held that the redactor of 3 Enoch made extensive use of 1 Enoch and
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ENOCH, THIRD BOOK OF
ENOCH, THIRD BOOK OF. A post-biblical apocalypse, written in Hebrew, which describes Rabbi Ishmael’s ascent to heaven; his encounter with Metatron, the biblical patriarch Enoch (compare Gen 5:21–24) who ascended to heaven and was transformed into an exalted angel known as the “Lesser Yahweh”; and heavenly