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The Book of Enoch

The Book of Enoch

by Anonymous
Paperback
Publication Date: 22/03/2019
 
As the Book of Enoch is, in some respects, the most notable extant apocalyptic work outside the canonical Scriptures, it will not be inappropriate to oer a few remarks here on the Apocalyptic Literature generally. (...) Hope is, indeed, the main underlying motive-power which prompted the writers of the Apocalypses. And this hope is the more intensive and ardent in that it shines forth from a background which is dark with despair; for the Apocalyptists despaired of the world in which they lived, a world in which the godly were of no account, while the wicked seemed too often triumphant and prosperous. With evil everywhere around, the Apocalyptists saw no hope for the world as it was; for such a world there was no remedy, only destruction; if the good were ever to triumph it must be in a new world. Despairing, therefore, of the world around them, the Apocalyptists centred their hope upon a world to come, where the righteous would come to their own and evil would find no place. It is this thought which underlies the opening words of the Book of Enoch: "The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed." Nowhere in this book is the essence of this hope more beautifully expressed than in a short metrical piece in the first chapter. (R. D. Charles)
ISBN:
9781091221420
9781091221420
Category:
Biblical studies & exegesis
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
22-03-2019
Publisher:
Independently Published
Pages:
152
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x9mm
Weight:
0.23kg

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