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Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Subject:Ethiopian I-III Maccabees are now available in Standard English!
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:1:20 pm.
The short post: Ras Feqade Tebbaqiw's translation of Ethiopian I-III Maccabees is now available in Standard English. It is the first translation ever of these books of the Ethiopic Bible. Purchase them online.

Some time ago, I wrote an essay on the prophet Enoch in the Canon. I wanted it to be complete, so I included the Canons of all the Jewish, Catholic, and Eastern Christian groups I knew of. (I didn't look at books like those of the Mormons.)

The Christian Church with the most Biblical books is the Ethiopic, which has eighty-one books. It is the only Church to recognize the I Enoch as canonical. When Robert Bruce went to Ethiopia and stole copies, he was lauded in Europe as having "discovered" a book the Ethiopians had never lost!

Only one set of books printed in the Ethiopian Canon have been entirely out of reach of the English-speaking public. (There are other books which are considered canonical, but as of the 1970's they had never been printed even in Ethiopia.) These are their three books of Maccabees, which are different from those known in the West. The Catholic and Orthodox I-II Maccabees are recognized by the Catholic and all Orthodox Churches and are histories of the Maccabean Revolt Unlike most canonical works, like I and II Chronicles, II Maccabees is a seperate work and does not take up where I left off. III Maccabees is poorly named, as it actually describes the persecutions under Ptolemy IV. IV Maccabees, which I don't think is recognized by any Church but which is sometimes printed with Orthodox Bibles, is a sermon on the Maccabees. There may be as many as four other books of Maccabees, some non-extant.

The Ethiopian Maccabees are more correctly called I-III Meqabyan, as they have nothing to do with the Maccabees. In the section of my paper on these books, I relied on Ras Feqade Tebbaqiw's Iyaric Bible. Iyaric is a liturgical form of English used by the Ras Tafaris, who recognize the Ethiopic Bible. As far as I've been able to learn, Ras Feqade's is the first translation into any form of English of these three books.

But now, Ras Feqade has posted a comment that his books are now available for purchase in Standard English! This is truly a milestone, as these books have been neglected even by scholars for centuries. Although scholars have long studied books like I Enoch which bear on the Western canon and the Dead Sea Scrolls, those books which are strictly Ethiopic deserve much more study, and much wider access to the general reading public like myself who are not Ethiopic scholars but are spiritually inclined. I applaud him for the effort, and look forward to getting a copy myself. I just wish it were published with a more influential publishing house: It's the first standard English translation in two millennia, and sadly, it may be the only translation for another two millennia.
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Friday, April 14th, 2006

Posted by:bleedsincretic.
Time:2:57 pm.
does anyone know where I can get a complete translated copy of the Steganographia by Trithemius, online or in print?

All I've found was this - can't afford that. I know Latin, but not fluently and not well enough to easily translate.

Thanks.
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Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Subject:enoch [+etc.] scholarship dump-lj
Posted by:t3dy.
Time:3:18 am.
http://www.livejournal.com/users/aorlov/
*edit* original post a typo
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Monday, November 28th, 2005

Subject:Part 4: Revelation and Conclusion
Posted by:drtao.
Time:2:40 pm.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Subject:Part 3: Genealogy and "Son of Man"
Posted by:drtao.
Time:2:33 pm.
Here is the penultimate installment. I will be traveling over the holiday weekend, so the final section (on Revelation) and summary will probably have to wait until Monday. Thanks for the comments so far.

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Subject:Part 2: 1 Enoch Quoted in NT and "Fallen Angels and the Origin of Evil"
Posted by:drtao.
Time:10:50 am.
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Monday, November 14th, 2005

Subject:Enochic Judaism and Early Christianity: The Influence of 1 Enoch on the New Testament (Part 1)
Posted by:drtao.
Time:9:27 pm.
I am basically cutting and pasting out of a Word document. My apologies for what I'll surely miss in terms of formatting the text for the web.

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Subject:1 Enoch and Early Christianity - Bibliography
Posted by:drtao.
Time:9:22 pm.
At the suggestion of vonjunzt, I am going to post a paper I wrote last summer on The (first) Book of Enoch (1 Enoch) and early Christianity. I'll serialize it over 4-5 posts.

For starters, here are my sources:

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Monday, November 7th, 2005

Subject:Enoch and La Salette
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:11:44 pm.
I was recently reading the report of one of the visionaries at La Salette when I came across a passage that might interest some of you here.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Subject:Enoch in the Canon, Part XI: Conclusions
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:11:46 pm.
Here's the last part of the essay. I'd be happy to discuss any of it with any of you.

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Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Subject:Enoch in the Canon, Part X: The New Testament
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:4:14 pm.
I kind of ran out of steam by the time I reached the New Testament, and since the three sections are so short, I'm including them in one post to move things along. I'll post the brief conclusions section next.

To Part IX

THE NEW TESTAMENT

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Subject:Enoch in the Canon, Part IX: Ethiopian I Maccabees
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:1:23 pm.
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Subject:Enoch in the Canon, Part VIII: Wisdom 4:10
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:3:09 pm.
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Monday, October 24th, 2005

Subject:Enoch in the Canon, Part VII: Jubilees
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:7:01 pm.
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Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

Subject:Enoch in the Canon, Part VI: Ecclesiasticus or Sirach
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:8:01 pm.
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Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Subject:Enoch in the Canon, Part V: I Enoch
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:3:03 pm.
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Friday, October 21st, 2005

Subject:Enoch in the Canon, Part IV: I Chronicles 1:3
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:12:06 am.
Among the least interesting, but shortest passages -- included for completeness.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Subject:Enoch in the Canon, Part III: Genesis 4:17-18
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:3:04 pm.
Here's "Enoch in the Canon," Part III. When I first posted about this, I thought it was an original thought. Turns out it wasn't, as you'll see below. The parallel genealogies are also discussed in Speiser's Anchor Bible Genesis, which I don't cite here.

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Monday, October 17th, 2005

Subject:Enoch in the Canon: Genesis 5:18-24
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:2:18 pm.
Here's Part II of "Enoch in the Canon." I'll post Part III in a few days. Sorry the table didn't come out so well.

To Part I

THE OLD TESTAMENT

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Subject:Enoch in the Canon
Posted by:vonjunzt.
Time:1:41 am.
Hi, everyone. Some time ago I posted about the fact that I was working on a paper about Enoch in the Ethiopian Biblical Canon. Thanks for all of your help. I've now finished the paper, or at least a draft thereof, and unless it displeases the moderator I'd like to post it here in segments. Following is the introduction and the bibliography (so that you don't have to wait until the last installment to see my sources).

I'd love to hear any feedback or suggestions for improvement.

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To Part II: Genesis 5:18-24
To Part III: Genesis 4:17-18
To Part IV: I Chronicles 1:3
To Part V: I Enoch
To Part VI: Ecclesiasticus or Sirach 44:16 and 49:14
To Part VII: Jubilees 4:16-26, 7:37-39, 10:17, 19:27, and 21:10
To Part VIII: Wisdom 4:10
To Part IX: Ethiopian I Maccabees 24:7
To Part X: The New Testament
Luke 3:37
Hebrews 11:5
Jude 14-15
To Part XI: Conclusions

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