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Bibil Identifier bibil:206436
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 1 Enoch - Complementary or Alternative to Mosaic Torah?
Author Heger, Paul
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 41, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 29-62 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The lack of explicit reference to the Sinaitic revelation in 1 Enoch led scholars to posit a dissident group of Enochic Judaism that abandoned the Torah, preferring Enoch's revelation. However, the absence of Sinai was imperative for upholding 1 Enoch's fictitious primeval origin, while implicit references to Sinai abound. Moreover, omission is not proof of non-existence, since many “normative” texts do not mention the Mosaic Torah either. The opinion that so-called Enochians fostered natural law against Torah is untenable, because it does not explain the ritual rules acknowledged by all of Israel. Also there is no evidence for either a split in Jewish society by this purported Enochian group or existence of theological disputes.
DOI 10.1163/004722110X12580045809704
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Posterity of Adam to the deluge : Enoch : 1 Enoch (Ethiopian)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Law
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