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Third Book of Enoch (3 Enoch, Merkabah Hebrew Book of Enoch)
3 Enoch is also known as The Hebrew Book of Enoch, as the evidence suggests it was originally written in Hebrew. 3 Enoch is also known as Sefer Hekhalot, meaning Book of Palaces. In 3 Enoch, Enoch ascends to heaven and is transformed into the angel Metatron. The Talmud does not state this, but the tradition is found in the earliest Kabbalists. Jewish mysticism traces to th ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published October 7th 2010 by Createspace
(first published January 1st 1973)
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Sep 09, 2014 Fred Kohn rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I was quite shocked to see how old this book was (1928). Even more amazing is that there does not seem to have been a newer translation published until Ann Nyland's in 2010! I guess that shows how robust this translation is. Nevertheless, this didn't prevent Jonas Greenfield from raking Odeberg's scholarship over the coals in the prologue written in 1973. Perhaps such raking is merited, but I can't help but wonder if there might be some personal animosity because of Odeberg's strong pro-Nazi and ...more