Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Glory of Adam

In Friday's lecture on 2 Enoch I referred to Andrei Orlov's argument that Enoch functions as a saviour figure by having restored in him the original glory of Adam. The argument is found in Andrei's book The Enoch-Metatron Tradition (TSAJ 107. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck), but a condensed version of the argument can be found at the following address:


I also referred to the work of Alexander Golitzin, who has traced the theme of Adamic Glory from Jewish texts through to Syriac Christian writings. Golitzin presented a paper on the subject at a conference here in St Andrews in 2001. The online version of his paper can be found at the following address:


The final edition of his article can be found in the conference volume edited by Dr Davila and entitled The Dead Sea Scrolls as Background to Postbiblical Judaism and Early Christianity : Papers from an International Conference at St. Andrews in 2001 (STDJ 46. Leiden: Brill, 2002).

Apologies, by the way, for the failure to blog yesterday: the ongoing saga of my computer's problems continues ... Let's hope that when the Singularity arrives, Apple will be in charge of the software.