Qumran Cave 4: The Aramaic Books of Enoch, 4Q201, 4Q202, 4Q204, 4Q205, 4Q206, 4Q207, 4Q212

ISBN : 9780198799917

Henryk Drawnel
592 Pages
234 x 312 mm
Pub date
Oct 2019
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This volume contains seven Aramaic manuscripts of a Jewish pseudepigraphic tradition from the Second Temple period that ascribes to Enoch, the biblical antediluvian patriarch, a series of heavenly revelations and visions. 4Q201, 4Q202, 4Q204, 4Q205, 4Q206, 4Q207, and 4Q212 published here partially overlap with the Book of the Watchers, the Book of Dreams, and Letter of Enoch and constitute the earliest textual witness to these pseudepigrapha. The fragmentary Aramaic text is accompanied by a paleographic description, grammatical and textual notes, reconstructions, and synoptic comparison with versional evidence. The Aramaic, Aramaic-Greek, and Greek-Aramaic concordances are based on the Aramaic text collated anew for the present edition. The book also comprises an edition of two Greek excerpts, together with a Latin and Syriac fragment of 1 Enoch.


List of plates
List of tables
Abbreviations and Editorial Signs
1 Introduction
2 Text, Translation, and Notes
Aramaic Concordance
Aramaic-Greek Concordance
Greek-Aramaic Concordance
Index of Ancient Literature
Index of Modern Authors

About the author: 

Henryk Drawnel is Professor of Second Temple Judaism at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. He began teaching the Old Testament at the Salesian Seminary in Krakow in 2001. In 2003, he defended his doctoral dissertation (S.S.D.) at the Pontifical Biblical Institute
then taught in Krakow at the Pontifical Academy of Theology and the Jagiellonian University Department of Jewish Studies. In 2005, he moved to work at the Institute of Biblical Studies of the Catholic University of Lublin. His publications include The Aramaic Astronomical Book from Qumran (2011).

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