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Title: The Eschatologization of the Exodus Narrative in 1 Enoch 1-5
Author(s): SCHUMANN, Daniel
Journal: Revue de Qumran
Volume: 32 Issue: 2 Date: numéro 116, 2020
The paper examines how 1 Enoch 1-5 combines the Isaianic notion of an exodus into the wilderness with the narrative of the Exodus from the book of Deuteronomy more closely by identifying the various Deuteronomic and prophetic pretexts and by shedding light on the author’s strategy behind the eschatologization of the Deuteronomic account of the covenant at Sinai. Furthermore, the paper explores the question to what extent the eschatologization of Pentateuchal and prophetic Exodus traditions had an impact on the self-understanding of the earliest recipients of Enochic literature, namely the Yahad that understood itself as a new Exodus generation experiencing a life in the wilderness of the land of Israel.