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Bibil Identifier bibil:202864
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Rooted in Paradise? The Meaning of the ‘Tree of Life’ in 1 Enoch 24-25 Reconsidered
Author Bachmann, Veronika
Journal Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Volume: 19, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 83-107 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study explores the meaning of the marvellous tree depicted in chs. 24—25 of the Book of the Watchers. Scholars generally refer to this tree as the ‘tree of life’, mentioned in the paradise story in Genesis 2—3. However, such an interpretation leaves several questions unanswered. Although a few scholars seem to be aware of the problems, a serious reconsideration of the interpretation of the tree has not yet been undertaken. This article proposes linking the tree in chs. 24—25 with wisdom. Evidence for such a conclusion is drawn from the Book of the Watchers itself, but also from other early Jewish writings, including Proverbs and the book of Sirach.
DOI DOI:10.1177/0951820709354803
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Wisdom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Tree
Pericopes 1 Enoch (Ethiopic Apocalypse) 24-25
Genesis 2-3
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