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Enoch חנוך
(1,908 words)

I. Name

The enigmatic reference to Enoch in Genesis. 5.24 has generated a welter of speculation about his person and a range of literature attributed to him which is found in a variety of forms. Our knowledge of its early form has been transformed by the discovery of the fragments from Cave 4 at Qumran, many of which correspond to what we know as 1 Enoch. This apocalypse is extant in its complete version in Ethiopic and includes a variety of material from different periods (the chapters 37–71, which speak of the Son of M…

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C. Rowland, “Enoch חנוך”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Enoch>

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