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Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man: Revisiting the Book of Parables
Boccaccini, Gabriele, editor

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007 pp. xv + 539. $50.00


Description: Distinguished in the field of Enochic studies, Gabriele Boccaccini led the way in June 2005 at the Third Enoch Seminar, entirely devoted to the Book of Parables in light of Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins. The unusual and compelling collection of essays found here reflects the spirit of sharing and dialogue that has made these seminars so popular and intriguing to scholars throughout the world. This third collection of essays from these historic meetings contains the observations and contemplations of forty-four scholars, includes a helpful introduction by Boccaccini detailing the history of the movement, and ends with likely prospects for future research and an extensive bibliography compiled by associate editor Jason von Ehrenkrook for further study.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Apocalyptic Literature, Literature

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Review by Thomas J. Kraus
Published 2/14/2009
Citation: Thomas J. Kraus, review of Gabriele Boccaccini, ed., Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man: Revisiting the Book of Parables, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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