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By Benjamin G. Wright, Lawrence M. Wills

The idea that knowledge and apocalypticism signify essentially assorted and jointly particular different types of style and worldview in early Jewish and Christian literature persists in present scholarship. The essays during this quantity, the paintings of the knowledge and Apocalypticism staff of the Society of Biblical Literature, problem that quite often held view as they discover the social destinations and scholarly buildings of those literatures and realize an historical fact of extra porous different types and complicated interrelationships. the quantity attracts on a wide diversity of Jewish and Christian texts, together with 1 Enoch, Sirach, 4QInstruction, Psalms of Solomon, James, Revelation, and Barnabas.

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26 23. Nickelsburg, “Wisdom and Apocalypticism,” 30. 24. , 34–35.

1 Enoch A discussion of the real-life figures behind 1 Enoch is difficult because of the pseudepigraphic character of the text. But a few observations are possible, first with reference to Enoch. The authors’ term is “scribe” (12:3; 92:1) and “scribe of righteousness” or “scribe of truth” (grammateuv" th÷" dikaiosuvnh" [12:4], grammateuv" th÷" ajlhqeiva" [15:1]). Most basically, the scribal designation relates to his alleged writing of the Enochic corpus, whose character as book is emphasized in 81:6–82:3, 100:6, and 104:12–13.

The authors’ term is “scribe” (12:3; 92:1) and “scribe of righteousness” or “scribe of truth” (grammateuv" th÷" dikaiosuvnh" [12:4], grammateuv" th÷" ajlhqeiva" [15:1]). Most basically, the scribal designation relates to his alleged writing of the Enochic corpus, whose character as book is emphasized in 81:6–82:3, 100:6, and 104:12–13. In addition, his writing and reading of the Watchers’ petition in 12:3–13:7, which has an analogy in Ezra 9–10, places him in the role of a religious mediator, if not, strictly speaking, a priest.

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