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By Alexander Kulik

This paintings offers the major to 1 of the main enigmatic Jewish Hellenistic texts preserved in Greek and Slavonic. even though three Baruch is among the significant early Jewish apocalypses, it's been particularly overlooked in sleek scholarship, most likely given that three Baruch is among the so much tricky works to realize and classify. Its content material differs considerably from that of alternative writings of an identical style, because the ebook preserves syncretistic principles and traits that are mixed in exact methods. The worldview, the message, and the very textual constitution of three Baruch are enigmatic in lots of respects. the current research demonstrates that the textual heritage of three Baruch, implicit meanings and structural hyperlinks in its textual content, in addition to conceptions at the back of the textual content, are in part reconstructable. furthermore, three Baruch, safely learn, considerably enriches our realizing of the heritage of the motifs present in early Jewish lore, every now and then delivering lacking hyperlinks among assorted phases in their improvement, and preserves vital proof at the roots of Jewish mysticism, proto-Gnostic and proto-Christian traditions. The learn comprises the creation, synoptic translation, textual notes, and targeted commentaries.

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Ab. 18; b. Hor. 10a; and b. Suk. 28a. Many Rabbinic discussions of astronomic and meteorological problems, including those raised in 3 Baruch, are adduced in the commentary below. 38 Introduction IX. Method Questions about the content and message of the writing cannot be detached from the interconnected problems of Sitz im Leben, creative method, and form of presentation. We cannot say much about the Sitz im Leben of 3 Baruch, nor of its creation or function. As for creation, it is difficult to determine whether any given apocalyptic text reflects an actual mystical experience or is a simulating literary invention.

The Watchers account expected in this context is not entirely ignored but found implicitly in the demonological etiology of their progeny, the demonic Giants-Builders. At first glance, the rest of the revelatory narrative, which is rich in mythopoeic images deeply rooted not only in Jewish but also in universal lore, looks free of the bounds of authoritive textual tradition. However, it is still possible that many of the mythopoeic motifs here are in fact linked to biblical texts by well known midrashic techniques.

I will try to demonstrate that the text, though admittedly laconic and even elliptic, is nonetheless internally coherent, and that many of its seemingly unique, bizarre or non-Jewish motifs are in fact deeply rooted in Jewish tradition. Moreover, the very preterition or paraleipses (deliberate but apparent omission of information) in the text, when they are well corroborated by parallel traditions, may paradoxically be useful – they can indicate which topics were taken as self-evident by the authentic author and his audience.

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