Commentary on the Book of Enoch, Vol 2 (1 Enoch 37-71)

Commentary on the Book of Enoch, Vol 2 (1 Enoch 37-71)

The Book of Enoch was real and revered across the spectrum of Second-Temple Judaism-those forms of Judaism that thrived in the “Intertestamental” period(ca.500BC to AD 100) The book is more properly referred to as 1 Enoch to distinguish it from other books bearing the name “ Enoch” that were composed later than this period (e.g., 2Enoch, 3 Enoch).
The purpose of a Reader’s Commentary is to help readers of 1 Enoch comprehend what the book’s content is with great insight and clarity. Its use does not require original language skills on the part of the user.  Consequently, this Reader’s Commentary on 1 Enoch is not written for scholars.  Anyone who has decided to devote the time to reading 1 Enoch, perhaps for the first time, will find this resource eminently useful.
A Companion to the Book of Enoch: A Reader’s Commentary is based on the translation of 1 Enoch by R. H Charles (1917). Important original language insights and differences in manuscripts of 1 Enoch are noted and explained as are theological concepts.



Dr. Michael S. Heiser is a Scholar-in-Residence for Faithlife Corporation, the makers of Logos Bible Software. His varied academic background enables him to operate in the realm of critical scholarship and the wider Christian community. His experience in teaching at the undergraduate level and writing for the layperson both directly contribute to Logos’ goal of adapting scholarly tools for nonspecialists.


Dr. Heiser earned his PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic languages and holds an MA in ancient history and Hebrew studies. He is the coeditor of Old Testament Greek Pseudepigrapha with Morphology and Semitic Inscriptions: Analyzed Texts and English Translations, and can do translation work in roughly a dozen ancient languages, including Biblical Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Ugaritic cuneiform. He also specializes in Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), contextualizing biblical theology with Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion, Jewish binitarianism, biblical languages, ancient Semitic languages, textual criticism, comparative philology, and Second Temple period Jewish literature. In addition, he was named the 2007 Pacific Northwest Regional Scholar by the Society of Biblical Literature.

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