3 Enoch, or, the Hebrew Book of Enoch. Edited and Translated by Hugo Odeberg

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Hag. 2 does not describe how the mystical were matters actually treated by all Jewish speculators upon them, but how they should henceforth be treated. 1 rule a lays down truth is D10 of our book contains the notice that the Amoras R. 'Abbahu and R. Zero. who had received the secrets handed down from the time of Moses committed the mystical teachings The additional chapter 48 Palestinian or traditions to a larger body, "the men of faith". "The men of faith" the writer apparently is a term denoting the circle of mystics to which it If there were historical behind this statement, any reality belonged.

Iv: 'La Mercabah au temps des Gaonim,' pp. 37 seqq. Karppe knows no more than Gratz of the Hebrew Book of Enoch. The Sefaer H anoic stands for the fragment inserted after letter Aleph in A. R. 'Aq. 2 In Diejudische Mystik und Kabbala in Winter und Wiinsche, jfudische Literatur, iii. , Trier, 1896. 3 Beth ha Midrasch, v, Vienna, 1873, complementing from the Lemberg edition of Sefcer Hekalo]> in his Kontras ha-mMaggid, ii. ' ' ORIGIN AND DATE OF COMPOSITION 31 times" (evidently depending on Gratz), mentions the present book as "a version of the Hekaloth'V M.

B eresij>) shows dependence upon 3 Enoch, esp. chh. 6, io3 48 c 1 pp. 32-36, cf. also a ' , 4> TESTIMONIES 21 different trend of although that fragment in other parts moves in a quite e a traditions from our book. The Sefesr No h (or T fillap 'Adam ha Rison, BH. iii. 155; OM. ii. 401 a) also betrays some knowledge of the Enoch Literature, including 3 En. Hefcalop Rabbapi, ch. 22*, shows dependence 1 1 ch. 26 it reflects the expressions of 3 En. I2 I3 (3) ib. The , (4) The 3 En. I2 (5) and 1 , e Hefcalop Zof rapi, I3 1 fol.

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