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Book of Enoch – Book of Parables – The Separate Entity


Book of Parables, Enoch, Fallen Angels and the Son’s of god Chapters 37 to 71 of the Book of Enoch are referred to as the Book of Parables. The scholarly debate centers on these chapters. The Book of Parables appears to be based on the Book of Watchers, but presents a later development of the idea of final judgment and of eschatology, concerned not only with the destiny of the fallen angels but also that of the evil kings of the earth. The Book of Parables uses the expression Son of Man for the eschatological protagonist, who is also called “Righteous One” “Chosen One” and “Messiah” and sits on the throne of glory in the final judgment. The first known use of The Son of Man as a definite title in Jewish writings is in 1 Enoch, It has been suggested that the Book of Parables, in its entirety, is a later addition. Pointing to similarities with the Sibylline Oracles and other earlier works, in 1976, J.T. Milik, dated the Book of Parables to the third century. He believed that the events in the parables were linked to historic events dating from 260 to 270 CE. This theory is in line with the beliefs of many scholars of the 19th century, including: Lucke (1832), Hofman (1852), Wiesse (1856), and Phillippe (1868) According to this theory, these chapters were written in later Christian times by a Jewish Christian to enhance Christian beliefs with Enoch’s authoritative name. In a 1979 article, Michael Knibb followed Milik’s reasoning and suggested that because no fragments of chapters 37 to 71 were found at Qumran, a later date was likely. Knibb would continue this line of reasoning in later works. In addition to being missing from Qumran, Chapters 37 to 71 are also missing from the Greek translation. Currently no firm consensus has been reached among scholars as to the date of the writing of the Book of Parables. Milik’s date of as late as 270 A D, however, has been rejected by most scholars. David W. Suter suggests that there is a tendency to date the Book of Parables to between 50 BC and 117 A D. In 1893, Robert Charles judged Chapter 71 to be a later addition. He would later change his opinion, and give an early date for the work between 94 and 64 BC. The 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia states that Son of Man is found in the Book of Enoch, but never in the original material. For more information on the Fallen angels, Giants, Nephilim and Elioud Giants, please watch the video and visit mythology explored by ancient mystery on youtube.

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