Item description for 1 Enoch 1: A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 1-36, 81-108 (Hermeneia: a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible) by George W. Nickelsburg, Klaus Baltzer & James C. VanderKam...
Overview The first full commentary since 1773! One of the most important of the intertestamental apocalyptic works, 1 Enoch 1 was first written in Aramaic, then translated into Greek, and finally into Ethiopic. Covers chapters 1--36, 81--108.
Publishers Description Provides detailed commentary on each passage and an introduction to the full work.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.63" Width: 8.6" Height: 1.71" Weight: 3.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 19, 2001
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800660749 ISBN13 9780800660741
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sets the standard for study of this crucial, but neglected book Apr 25, 2009
George Nickelsburg has spent more than thirty years working with 1 Enoch and related texts from the Second Temple era. If anyone knows more about 1 Enoch than Nickelsburg, I have no idea who it is.
This book represents the culmination to date of his lifetime's scholarship. For all its painstaking detail, the introductory material is extremely readable and very informative. It engages all the major issues of provenance, theme, and so forth, allowing for areas of disagreement without polemic.
The bulk of the book covers the text of 1 Enoch (note that this volume only deals with portions of 1 Enoch; another volume is forthcoming on the rest) in its various linguistic remnants. Since few people are fluent in Coptic, Greek and Aramaic as Nickelsburg is, most will gladly rely on his expertise in these areas.
This should be read in connection with his very readable English translation, 1 Enoch: A New Translation; Based on the Hermeneia Commentary. For those interested in more, the work of scholars such as Gabriele Boccaccini Beyond the Essene Hypothesis: The Parting of the Ways between Qumran and Enochic Judaism continues where Nickelsburg leaves off. Another good connecting point is Richard Horsley's recent volume, Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea.
We should all be grateful to Nickelsburg for the enormous work that this volume represents.