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As for Solomon, his temple meets with the apparent approval of the author, but it is not even connected with Solomon himself (89:48b, 50). The allegory says not a single word about any of the kings of the divided monarchy, not even “good” kings like Hezekiah or Josiah. In short, there is no reason to suppose that the restoration of the House of David plays any role whatsoever in the ideology of the An. 33 This makes a certain amount of sense since the figure reintroduces the long lost white-cattle status to humanity within the context of a renewed creation.

Before anything more can be said about him, however, it is necessary to come to terms with the notorious nagar (ነገር፿) of verse 38. We have only the Ethiopic version of the text at this point. None of the lexical meanings of nagar (“word,” “thing,” “affair”) seems appropriate. Given the context, it has usually been supposed that some kind of animal stands behind nagar in the original Aramaic. )9 ‫טלה‬ “lamb” Goldschmidt (Charles1912, Hammershaimb, Widengren)10 Misread as ‫מלה‬ (“word,” “thing”) 8 I omit the solution of Morna Hooker (The Son of Man in Mark [London: SPCK, 1967], 68) since a mistaken reading of ‫ משל‬as “byword” rather than “ruler” works in Hebrew but not Aramaic.

57 But even Noah is not the terminus. 58 A more direct link between the Abrahamic plant and Enoch himself can be seen in the verse which immediately precedes the An. Apoc. ” After a frightening vision of world-wide cataclysm (chap. 83), Enoch offers up a prayer for salvation (chap. 84), ending in this manner: 84:6. “So now, my Lord, wipe out from the earth the flesh which has provoked your wrath, but establish the flesh of righteousness and truth as a plant of eternal seed. ” 56 I accept Charles’s one-letter emendation of the corrupt text.

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