A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch, Part 2

Title

A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch, Part 2

Magazine

Ensign

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1975

Authors

Nibley, Hugh W. (Primary)

Date Published

December 1975

Volume

5

Issue Number

12

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Bibliographic Citation

Nibley, Hugh W. "A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch, Part 2", Ensign, Vol. 5. no. 12 1975.

Abstract

Editor’s note: With the October 1975 issue, the Ensign began a series on the book of Enoch, authored by Hugh Nibley. As Part 1 recounts, early Christian writers knew and respected the book of Enoch, but biblical scholars neglected it in scorn after the excitement of the Reformation was over. However, James Bruce, exploring the sources of the Nile in 1773, brought back three copies. Part 2 describes the critical response—or lack of it—to these documents, and then turns to examining the four versions of the book of Enoch against which Joseph Smith’s writing must be judged.

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