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In: Individuals and Materials in the Greco-Roman Cults of Isis (SET)
In: Individuals and Materials in the Greco-Roman Cults of Isis (SET)
In: The Books of Jeu and the Pistis Sophia as Handbooks to Eternity
In: The Space of Time
In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
In: Dionysos in Classical Athens
Author: Paul Heger

Abstract

The lack of explicit reference to the Sinaitic revelation in 1 Enoch led scholars to posit a dissident group of Enochic Judaism that abandoned the Torah, preferring Enoch’s revelation. However, the absence of Sinai was imperative for upholding 1 Enoch’s fictitious primeval origin, while implicit references to Sinai abound. Moreover, omission is not proof of non-existence, since many “normative” texts do not mention the Mosaic Torah either. The opinion that so-called Enochians fostered natural law against Torah is untenable, because it does not explain the ritual rules acknowledged by all of Israel. Also there is no evidence for either a split in Jewish society by this purported Enochian group or existence of theological disputes.

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
In: The Cave of the Nymphs at Pharsalus