The Throne Visions of Daniel 7, 1 Enoch 14, and the Qumran Book of Giants (4Q530): An Analysis of Their Literary Relationship

The Throne Visions of Daniel 7, 1 Enoch 14, and the Qumran Book of Giants (4Q530): An Analysis of... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156851708X304877 Dead Sea Discoveries 15 (2008) 340–358 www.brill.nl/dsd Th e Th rone Visions of Daniel 7, 1 Enoch 14, and the Qumran Book of Giants (4Q530): An Analysis of Th eir Literary Relationship Ryan E. Stokes 3267 Cave Springs Ave., Bowling Green, KY 42104, USA ryan.stokes@yale.edu Abstract In Dan 7:9–10, the apocalyptic seer narrates his vision of God’s heavenly throne. According to most scholars, Daniel’s vision account depends literarily on the sup- posedly more primitive visionary traditions found in 1 Enoch 14 and the Book of Giants of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Certain divergences in these traditions, however, reveal that it is in fact 1 Enoch 14 that depends on a vision account much like that found in Dan 7. Th e Book of Giants and Daniel, on the other hand, both seem to make use of a common tradition, each adapting it in a different way. Keywords Book of Giants; Book of Watchers; Daniel; Enoch; Heavenly Court; Son of Man; Th rone; Vision In Dan 7, the exiled sage Daniel receives a vision of four ferocious crea- tures. Th ese hybrid beasts represent in apocalyptic fashion four kingdoms that wield http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dead Sea Discoveries Brill

The Throne Visions of Daniel 7, 1 Enoch 14, and the Qumran Book of Giants (4Q530): An Analysis of Their Literary Relationship

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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156851708X304877 Dead Sea Discoveries 15 (2008) 340–358 www.brill.nl/dsd Th e Th rone Visions of Daniel 7, 1 Enoch 14, and the Qumran Book of Giants (4Q530): An Analysis of Th eir Literary Relationship Ryan E. Stokes 3267 Cave Springs Ave., Bowling Green, KY 42104, USA ryan.stokes@yale.edu Abstract In Dan 7:9–10, the apocalyptic seer narrates his vision of God’s heavenly throne. According to most scholars, Daniel’s vision account depends literarily on the sup- posedly more primitive visionary traditions found in 1 Enoch 14 and the Book of Giants of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Certain divergences in these traditions, however, reveal that it is in fact 1 Enoch 14 that depends on a vision account much like that found in Dan 7. Th e Book of Giants and Daniel, on the other hand, both seem to make use of a common tradition, each adapting it in a different way. Keywords Book of Giants; Book of Watchers; Daniel; Enoch; Heavenly Court; Son of Man; Th rone; Vision In Dan 7, the exiled sage Daniel receives a vision of four ferocious crea- tures. Th ese hybrid beasts represent in apocalyptic fashion four kingdoms that wield

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Dead Sea DiscoveriesBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: ENOCH; BOOK OF GIANTS; THRONE; SON OF MAN; DANIEL; VISION; BOOK OF WATCHERS; HEAVENLY COURT

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