BIBLE: ETHIOPIAN ENOCH

MS 2657
MS Short Title BIBLE: ETHIOPIAN ENOCH
Text BIBLE: ENOCH 1:1 - 2:2; 12:6 - 14:2, APOCRYPH
Description MS in Ge'ez on vellum, Ethiopia, late 15th c., 2 ff., 19x14 cm, 2 columns, (12x10 cm), 22 lines in Ethiopic Ge'ez, haräg in full colours in intricate patterns with marginal and intercolumnar decorations.
Provenance 1. Mercier Collection, Paris (1980ies-1998); 2. Sam Fogg, London.
Commentary A Complete Enoch is only known in the Ethiopic version from 6th c. In Aramaic (on Dead Sea Scrolls), Greek, Coptic, Syriac and Latin, it has only survived in fragments.
Published Le roi Salomon et les maîtres du regard. Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1992, p. 129.
Exhibited Musée National des arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, 20 Oct. 1992 – 25 Jan. 1993.
See also MS 581, Joseph Legend, the History of Joseph and Jacob Mt. Sinai, Egypt, 14th-16th c.
MS 2106, Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Epistolae; comprising the spurious correspondence with St. Paul, Italy, ca. 1440
Place of origin Ethiopia
Dates late 15c

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