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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Bibliography

Editions

Bibliography references:

A. N. POPOV, Bibliograficheskie materialy (ii–viii) (= ChOIDR; Moscow, 1880, III. ix), pp. 89–139. [The text of P]

S. NOVAKOVIć, ‘Apokrif o Enohu’ in Starine, xvi (Zagreb, 1884), pp. 67–81. [The text of N]

M. I. SOKOLOV, Materialy i zametki po starinnoi slavyanskoi literature, III. vii: Slavyanskaya kniga Enokha (= ChOIDR; Moscow, 1899, IV. ii). [An edition of the text of R of the long recension, together with an apparatus recording the variants of U and P and also a Latin translation, followed by an edition of B of the short recension with an apparatus recording the variants of N and V.]

———, Materialy i zametki po starinnoi slavyanskoi literature, III. vii: Slavyanskaya kniga Enokha pravednogo (= ChOIDR; Moscow, 1910, IV. ii. 1). [An edition of the texts of U and Ba of the short recension, together with a number of fragments.]

A. VAILLANT, Le Livre des secrets d'Hénoch (= Textes publiés par l'Institut d'Études slaves, IV; Paris, 1952 – reprinted 1976). [An edition of the short recension, with a full apparatus and a French translation – the major additions of the long recension are printed in an appendix, together with French translation.]

Translations

English

R. H. CHARLES and W. R. MORFILL, The Book of the Secrets of Enoch: Translated from the Slavonic by W. R. MORFILL, and edited, with Introduction, Notes, and Indices, by R. H. CHARLES (Oxford, 1896). [A translation of a text based on Popov's edition of P, though using also Novaković's edition of N and some readings supplied by Sokolov before publication.]

N. FORBES in R. H. CHARLES, APOT ii, pp. 425–469. [The long and the short recensions in parallel columns.]

French

A. VAILLANT, Le Livre des secrets d'Hénoch … [as above].

German

G. N. BONWETSCH, Das slavische Henochbuch (= Abhandlungen der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-historische Klasse, N.F. i. 3; Berlin, 1896). [Both recensions, the longer above the shorter, with an Introduction.]

———, Die Bücher der Geheimnisse Henochs: Das sogennante slavische Henochbuch (= TU xliv. 2; Leipzig, 1922). [A translation, first of the long recension, and then of the short, with a full apparatus in each case, and an Introduction.]

P. REISSLER, AjSaB 2, pp. 452–473. [Of the short recension.]

General

Bibliography references:

F. C. BURKITT, Jewish and Christian Apocalypses (London, 1914), pp. 75–76.

R. H. CHARLES, ‘The Date and Place of Writing of the Slavonic Enoch’ in JTS xxii (1921), pp. 161–163.

A.-M. DENIS, IPGAT, pp. 28–29.

O. EISSFELDT, OTI, pp. 622–623.

J. K. FOTHERINGHAM, ‘The Date and Place of Writing of the Slavonic Enoch’ in JTS xx (1919), p. 252.

———, ‘The Easter Calendar and the Slavonic Enoch’ in JTS xxiii (1922), pp. 49–56.

J.-B. FREY, art. ‘Apocryphes de l'Ancien Testament’ in DBSup i, cols. 448–453.

L. GINZBERG, The Legends of the Jews, i (Philadelphia, 1909), pp. 130–137 and v (Philadelphia, 1925), pp. 158–162.

K. LAKE, ‘The Date of the Slavonic Enoch’ in HTR xvi (1923), pp. 397–398.

E. LITTMANN, art. ‘Enoch, Books of: II. Slavonic Enoch’ in JE v (New York, 1903), pp. 181–182.

A. S. D. MAUNDER, ‘The Date and Place of Writing of the Slavonic Enoch’ in The Observatory, xli (1918), pp. 309–316.

J. T. MILIK, The Books of Enoch: Aramaic Fragments of Qûmran Cave 4 (Oxford, 1976), pp. 107–116.

P. RIESSLER, AjSaB 2, pp. 1297–1298.

L. ROST, EATAP, pp. 82–84.

A. RUBINSTEIN, ‘Observations on the Slavonic Book of Enoch’ in JJS xiii (1962), pp. 1–21.

N. SCHMIDT, ‘The Two Recensions of Slavonic Enoch’ in JAOS xli (1921), pp. 307–312.

E. SCHüRER, GjVZJC 4 iii. pp. 290–294.

É. TURDEANU, ‘Apocryphes bogomiles et apocryphes pseudobogomiles’ in Revue de l'histoire des religions, cxxxviii (1950), pp. 181–187.

From the secret books of the taking up of Enoch the Just (in the Lord, O master, give a blessing), a wise man, a great man of letters, whom the Lord received that he might be an eyewitness of 1 Emended on the basis of RJ (‘that he might see’). the life above and of the most wise and great and unchangeable majesty of Almighty God, of the most great, many-eyed, and immoveable throne of the Lord, of the most bright station of the servants of the Lord, and of the mighty, fire-born, ranks of the heavenly hosts, and of the ineffable harmony of a great multitude of elements, and of the varied aspect and inexpressible singing of the hosts of the cherubim, and to be the witness of immeasurable light. 2 Full title in URJP only.

Notes:

1 Emended on the basis of RJ (‘that he might see’).

2 Full title in URJP only.

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