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Enoch, Books of
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I. Ethiopic Enoch – II. Slavonic Enoch – III. Hebrew Enoch

I. Ethiopic Enoch

Ethiopic Enoch (or 1 Enoch) contains the most extensive collection of apocalyptic Enoch traditions; they are preserved in their entirety only in Ethiopic, since this book enjoyed special esteem in the Ethiopian Church, and it has even been included in the Old Testament canon since the 15th century. The importance of the book in Second Temple Judaism is indicated by the many text fragments in the original Aramaic found at Qum…

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Herrmann, Klaus, “Enoch, Books of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_09622>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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