Thursday, February 23, 2023

Rediscovering Enoch? (Brill)

Rediscovering Enoch? The Antediluvian Past from the Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries

Series: Studia in Veteris Testamenti Pseudepigrapha, Volume: 27

Volume Editors: Ariel Hessayon , Annette Yoshiko Reed , and Gabriele Boccaccini

The books of Enoch are famed for having been “lost” in the Middle Ages but “rediscovered” by modern scholars. But was this really the case? This volume is the first to explore the reception of Enochic texts and traditions between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. Bringing specialists in antiquity into conversation with specialists in early modernity, it reveals a much richer story with a more global scope. Contributors show how Enoch and the era before the Flood were newly reimagined, not just by scholars, but also by European artists and adventurers, Kabbalists, Sufis, Mormons, and Ethiopian and Slavonic Christians.

Prices from (excl. shipping): €147.00

Copyright Year: 2023
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ISBN: 978-90-04-53751-4
Publication date: 13 Feb 2023

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ISBN: 978-90-04-52979-3
Publication date: 16 Feb 2023

Nothing on John Dee? I'm surprised. In the sixteenth century, Dee and his "scryer," Edward Kelley, showed some interest in the quotation of 1 Enoch in Jude 14-15. They also produced their own Enochian apocrypha.

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