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The book of the secrets of Enoch

The book of the secrets of Enoch

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The Book of the Secrets of Enoch has, so far as is yet known, been preserved only in Slavonic. It will suit our convenience to take advantage of this fact, and call it shortly  *the Slavonic Enoch,’ in contradistinction to the older book of Enoch. As the latter has come down to us in its entirety  through the Ethiopic alone, it will be no less convenient to designate it as ‘ the Ethiopic Enoch.’  This new fragment of the Enochie literature has only recently come to light through certain MSS. which were found in Russia and Servia. jNIy attention was first drawn to this fact when editing the Ethiopic Enoch by an article by Kozak on Russian Pseudepigraphic Literature in the Jahrh. f. Prot. Theol. pp. 127-158 (1892). As it was stated in this article that there was a Slavonic Version of the Book of Enoch hitherto known through the Ethiopic Version, I at once applied  to Mr. Morfill for help, and in the course of a few weeks we had before us printed copies of two of the MSS. in question. It did not take much study to discover that Kozak’s statement was absolutely devoid of foundation. The Book of the Secrets of Enoch was, as it soon transpired, a new pseudepigraph, and not in any sense a version of the older and well-known Book of Enoch. In many respects it is of no less value, as we shall see in the sequel.

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Learn about The book of the secrets of Enoch :

The Book of the Secrets of Enoch has, so far as is yet known, been preserved only in Slavonic. It will suit our convenience to take advantage of this fact, and call it shortly  *the Slavonic Enoch,’ in contradistinction to the older book of Enoch. As the latter has come down to us in its entirety  through the Ethiopic alone, it will be no less convenient to designate it as ‘ the Ethiopic Enoch.’  This new fragment of the Enochie literature has only recently come to light through certain MSS. which were found in Russia and Servia. jNIy attention was first drawn to this fact when editing the Ethiopic Enoch by an article by Kozak on Russian Pseudepigraphic Literature in the Jahrh. f. Prot. Theol. pp. 127-158 (1892). As it was stated in this article that there was a Slavonic Version of the Book of Enoch hitherto known through the Ethiopic Version, I at once applied  to Mr. Morfill for help, and in the course of a few weeks we had before us printed copies of two of the MSS. in question. It did not take much study to discover that Kozak’s statement was absolutely devoid of foundation. The Book of the Secrets of Enoch was, as it soon transpired, a new pseudepigraph, and not in any sense a version of the older and well-known Book of Enoch. In many respects it is of no less value, as we shall see in the sequel.

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