By Daniel Olson
'A New analyzing of the Animal Apocalypse of one Enoch' is the main finished theological statement in this vital second-century BCE Jewish apocalypse up to now, laying out the aim and method of this Enochic allegory and utilizing this because the foundation for a brand new observation mostly textual content, provided the following in a clean translation. opposed to different interpretations that target Israel and its associations, Daniel Olson argues that the promise of common blessing within the Abrahamic covenant is gifted within the 'Animal Apocalypse' because the governing dynamic in a sacred background that starts and ends with humanity regularly. The genuine Jacob/Israel will seem after all occasions and be the catalyst of common salvation.
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Abel-Mayin” is corrupt in the extant Greek and Ethiopic texts of 1 En 13:9: Εβελσατα and ኡብልስያኤል (ʾubelseyāʾēl). Milik (Books of Enoch, 196) and Nickelsburg (1 Enoch 1, 248) provide satisfactory explanations for the corruption and point to a parallel in Aramaic Levi (4Q213a 1 ii 13: )אבל מיןand to its corresponding passage in the Greek T. Levi 2:3 (Ἀβελμαούλ). 69 דבר ידברו בראשנה לאמר שאל ישאלו באבל וכן התמו 70 Λόγον ἐλάλησαν ἐν πρώτοις λέγοντες Ἠρωτημένος ἠρωτήθη ἐν τῇ Ἀβὲλ καὶ ἐν Δὰν εἰ ἐξέλιπον ἅ ἔθεντο οἱ πιστοὶ τοῦ Ἰσραήλ· ἐρῶντες ἐπερωτήσουσιν ἕνα ἐν Ἀβὲλ καὶ οὕτως, εἰ ἐξέλιπον.
See Stuckenbruck, 1 Enoch 91–108, 60–62; Nickelsburg, 1Enoch 1, 440–441. Many German scholars now date the Apoc. of Weeks later than the An. Apoc. (see Ego, “Vergangenheit,” 172 n. 3 and the works cited there). I find the arguments less than convincing, but in any event, the issue has minimal impact on the present study. 48 Charles, Book of Enoch, 25; Reese, Die Geschichte, 58; Nickelsburg, 1Enoch 1, 445. 49 Stuckenbruck provides a detailed discussion of the various botanical terms used in the Apoc.
The counterarguments take three distinct forms, but all of these scholars agree in their insistence that the An. Apoc. focuses on the salvation of Israel (or the elect of Israel), and therefore could hardly be expected to anticipate the elimination of “Israel” as a meaningful category. One group maintains that the phrase translated here, “all their species were transformed” (v. 1 This interpretation refers the possessive suffix back to the sheep in verse 35. But this is an artificial way of reading the syntax, since it ignores the closest antecedent: the birds and beasts of verse 37.