Pseudepigrapha / 2 Enoch

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Summary of 2 Enoch

Date: 30 B.C.E - 70 C.E.

Description: 2 Enoch is an apocalyptic text, and although it is similar in many regards to 1 Enoch, it is not directly related nor is a sequel. It describes the ascent of the patriarch Enoch, ancestor of Noah, through ten heavens of an Earth-centered cosmos. The text is notable for shaping the cosmology of the early middle ages. It also shows signs of late editing by Christians.

Charlesworth, James The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Yale University Press, 1983

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