Notes on the Origin of the Ethiopian Book of Enoch Cover Image

Adalék az Énók könyve keletkezéséhez
Notes on the Origin of the Ethiopian Book of Enoch

Author(s): András Bardócz-Tódor
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Biblical studies
Published by: Erdélyi Református Egyházkerület
Keywords: Ethiopic Book of Enoch; astronomy and the Bible

Summary/Abstract: The astronomical part of the Ethiopian Book of Enoch refers to an interesting phenomenon, namely the length of the longest day of the year. This data is particularly significant in localising this astronomical observation on the world map. Since the length of the year’s longest day depends on geographical latitude, this data could hint at the latitude of the place, i.e. the approximate geographical location where the Book of Enoch may have been composed. A closer analysis of this reference surprisingly reveals that this place should be looked for somewhere near to latitude 50○, that is far to the north from Palestine.

  • Issue Year: 107/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 29-35
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian