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“I Was Shown Another Calculation” (אחזית חשבון אחרן‎): The Language of Knowledge in Aramaic Enoch and Priestly Hebrew1

Seth L. Sanders

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines why the Astronomical Book of Enoch was presented in the Levant as a set of mystical visions in an incipient Jewish apocalyptic literature by placing the book in the cultural ... More


Enoch’s Science

James VanderKam

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the scientific teaching and key scientific concepts of the Astronomical Book of Enoch. In particular, it considers whether the material in the Astronomical Book should be viewed ... More


Philological and Epistemological Remarks on Enoch’s Science: Response to Papers by Seth Sanders and James VanderKam

Loren T. Stuckenbruck

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter comments on papers by Seth L. Sanders and James VanderKam, both of whom identify and problematize our understanding of the Astronomical Book of Enoch as a product of emerging Jewish ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Ben-Dov and Seth L. Sanders (eds)

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book explores the relationship between science and early Judaism. Drawing on the foundations of an established discipline, which has studied the role of Jews in the formation of medieval and ... More


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