By Alexander Kulik
This paintings presents the most important to at least one of the main enigmatic Jewish Hellenistic texts preserved in Greek and Slavonic. even though three Baruch is without doubt one of the significant early Jewish apocalypses, it's been rather ignored in sleek scholarship, most likely for the reason that three Baruch is without doubt one of the so much tough works to appreciate and classify. Its content material differs considerably from that of different writings of a similar style, because the publication preserves syncretistic rules and developments that are mixed in certain methods. The worldview, the message, and the very textual constitution of three Baruch are enigmatic in lots of respects. the current examine demonstrates that the textual background of three Baruch, implicit meanings and structural hyperlinks in its textual content, in addition to conceptions at the back of the textual content, are partially reconstructable. furthermore, three Baruch, correctly learn, considerably enriches our knowing of the background of the motifs present in early Jewish lore, now and then supplying lacking hyperlinks among various levels in their improvement, and preserves vital proof at the roots of Jewish mysticism, proto-Gnostic and proto-Christian traditions. The examine includes the creation, synoptic translation, textual notes, and special commentaries.
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1. Mythology. Mythological imagery shared by many peoples of the Mediterranean and the Near East dominates this composition. The description of the ends of the earth (2:1–2), etiology of demons (derivable from 2–3 and known not only from 1 Enoch 6–16 and Jubilees 5–10, but also from Hesiod and Plato), cosmic beasts, sea and celestial serpents (4–5), anthropomorphic luminaries and their chariots (6–8; very popular in GrecoRoman world), soul-birds (ba of Egyptian mythology), and post-mortem purification lake (known to Egyptians and Plato) all have clear parallels in universal mythological beliefs, while only some of them may be traced in specifically Jewish sources, including the Bible and apocalyptic tradition (like the dyad of Leviathan and Behemoth).
G verbalizes the connection between the first humans’ transgression and contemporary wine abuse, structurally implicit in S. The motif of the garment of Glory was widely known, including Christian traditions. ’ And the angel said, ‘Listen, as before a king his household cannot speak freely, so the moon and the stars cannot shine before VII. Content – – – – – 23 the sun. For the stars are suspended, but they are outshined by the sun, and the moon, [although] being intact, is exhausted by the heat of the sun’” (9:8G).
To ch. 11: Ouranology). – The original model of two groups of angels representing two classes of men was supplemented with the intermediate group by a very delicate emendation. ” This interpretation is reflected in both the corresponding verse of S (only in family α) and in the next verse of G (15:4G, obviously Christian). In light of this reading, the word “other” in 13:1 may be interpreted as referring to the third group, and not to the second which is also defined as “other” in 12:6 (see introductory comm.
3 Baruch: Greek-Slavonic Apocalypse of Baruch (Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature) by Alexander Kulik