[2:07] 1 Enoch, James C. VanderKam


James C. VanderKam writes of 1 Enoch 1-36 “The second early booklet connected with the name Enoch was also written in Aramaic. It too has been identified in several copies from Qumran cave 4 (4Q201-202, 204-206), the oldest of which (4Q201) dates from between 200 and 150 BCE. As a result, it may be another third-century text. The Book of the Watchers (BW) is best known for introducing the strange story (or stories) about the angels who sinned by marrying women and fathering giants. The story in various forms became a major theme in the Enoch tradition and in a surprisingly large number of other works both Jewish and Christian.” 

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