New Perspectives on 2 Enoch: No Longer Slavonic Only presents a collection of papers from the fifth conference of the Enoch Seminar. The conference re-examines 2 Enoch, an early Jewish apocalyptic text previously known to scholars only in its Slavonic translation, in light of recently identified Coptic fragments. This approach helps to advance the understanding of many key issues of this enigmatic and less explored Enochic text. One of the important methodological lessons of the current volume lies in the recognition that the Adamic and Melchizedek traditions, the mediatorial currents which play an important role in the apocalypse, are central for understanding the symbolic universe of the text. The volume also contains the recently identified Coptic fragments of 2 Enoch, introduced to scholars for the first time during the conference.
New Perspectives on 2 Enoch
No Longer Slavonic Only
Edited by Andrei Orlov, Marquette University and Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan. Associate Editor Jason Zurawski, University of Michigan
In The Slavonic Texts of 2 Enoch, Grant Macaskill publishes the manuscript evidence for this important pseudepigraphon in a format that allows synoptic comparison of the variants, along with a critical introduction and a translation of the neglected manuscript B
Mikhail Weisskopf, The Hebrew University, Translated by Lydia Wechsler, Edited by Judith Robey
The Veil of Moses describes the creation of Russian romantic literary stereotypes which shaped the opinion of the Russian public on the Jews.
The newly dicovered complete corpus of the Jewish poll-tax lists provides a totally new outlook on Jewish autonomy in eighteenth century Poland from which a full reconstruction of the Jewish settlement can be drawn. The book includes series of tables and maps.
Drawing on sources in original languages, the book offers the first comprehensive study of the history, ethnography and convoluted ethnic identity of the Galician Karaites, a non-Talmudic Turkic-speaking minority of Jewish scripturalists.
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