Methods in biblical scholarship

Moshe Shulman mshulman at ix.netcom.com
Tue Dec 28 22:38:05 EST 1999


At 04:16 AM 12/29/1999 +0100, you wrote:
>Doesn't Gen5:21-24 and 6:1-4 rely on the (unstated) Enoch tradition (given
>the Gen text's *cryptic* form which doesn't state enough to make itself
>comprehensible)?

Maybe you have it backwards. Genesis was clearly accepted as authoritative,
Enoch cannot be proved.

>What about Jubilees' usage of the same Enoch material in a clearer manner?
>Or Jubilees' knowledge of Enoch's Astronomical book?

What makes you think that it goes Enoch -> Jubilees and not Jubilees ->
Enoch or possibly X ->J/X->E? Youi have no data to support any view. A
possible support of J -> E is that Jubilees is 'authoritative' in the DSS
community.


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