[2:18] 1 Enoch, Leonhard Rost writes.


“Chapters 37-71, following an introduction in chapter 37, comprise three discourses made up of similitudes or parables (38-44; 45-47; and 58-69), together with appendices and supplements, into which the fragments of the Book of Noah mentioned above have been incorporated. The similitudes furnish information about the hierarchy of the angels and reveal atmospheric, meteorological, and astronomical secrets; they culminate in the appointment of Enoch as the Son of Man. They contain various traditions dating from earlier ages but in their present recension cannot be designated earlier than the first century B.C. J.T. Milik dates them as late as the second century C.E., above all because there is no trace of them at Qumran.”

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