A paper that I co-authored with my friend, Jeffrey Mark Bradshaw, has been published online at mormoninterpreter.com. The paper is entitled: “Ancient Affinities within the LDS Book of Enoch: Part One.”  Part two of the article (which is already written) should be released in the near future.

Here is the abstract:

Abstract: In this article, we will examine affinities between ancient extracanonical sources and a collection of modern revelations that Joseph Smith termed “extracts from the Prophecy of Enoch.” We build on the work of previous scholars, revisiting their findings with the benefit of subsequent scholarship. Following a perspective on the LDS canon and an introduction to the LDS Enoch revelations, we will focus on relevant passages in pseudepigrapha and LDS scripture within three episodes in the Mormon Enoch narrative: Enoch’s prophetic commission, Enoch’s encounters with the “gibborim,” and the weeping and exaltation of Enoch and his people.

If you would like to read the article, please go here: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/ancient-affinities-within-the-lds-book-of-enoch-part-one/



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