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Enoch And Written Authorities In Testaments Of The 12 Patriarchs

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This chapter explores the several "Enoch" references in the surviving witnesses to the "Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs&t;. The two most extensive "recensional" type differences reflected in the surviving manuscripts of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs are between the text represented in Greek MS b and that in Greek MSS chij. This presentation focuses on an evaluation of the evidence from MS b, relative to the variants contained in the different manuscript groupings represented by glmdA, efaS, cn, hij. The ancestor of manuscript c and its allies (hij) is the most obvious "anti Enoch" witness, and the same textual stream avoids identifying the tablets as "heavenly&t;.

Keywords: Enoch; Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs



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