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The fact that the plant is everlasting argues against interpreting it as either an individual or as a blanket reference to ethnic Israel in its entirety. 50 This has been convincingly argued by James C. VanderKam, “Studies in the Apocalypse of Weeks (1 Enoch 93:1–10; 91:11–17),” CBQ 46/3 (1984), 511–523 (521–523). Cf. also Nickelsburg, 1 Enoch 1, 440–441. the scope and the focus of the allegory 33 to the Abrahamic heritage. Thirdly, there is good reason to label this group Enochic, quite apart from the fact that a contemporary Enochic author idealizes them.
Of Weeks later than the An. Apoc. (see Ego, “Vergangenheit,” 172 n. 3 and the works cited there). I find the arguments less than convincing, but in any event, the issue has minimal impact on the present study. 48 Charles, Book of Enoch, 25; Reese, Die Geschichte, 58; Nickelsburg, 1Enoch 1, 445. 49 Stuckenbruck provides a detailed discussion of the various botanical terms used in the Apoc. of Weeks (1 Enoch 91–108, 100–102, 123–124). The fact that the plant is everlasting argues against interpreting it as either an individual or as a blanket reference to ethnic Israel in its entirety.
The Enoch Tradition and the Abrahamic Covenant What evidence is there for this admittedly ambitious hypothesis? Support may to be found, first of all, in the evidence that Enochians consistently took a special interest in the Abrahamic covenant. Abraham appears briefly in the An. Apoc. (89:10–11), but the clearest allusion to Abraham elsewhere in 1Enoch occurs in the Apocalypse of Weeks (1En 93:1–10; 91:11–17), now part of the “Admonitions,” also called “the Epistle” (1En 91–105). The Apoc. of Weeks is another historical review apocalypse, closely resembling the An.
A New Reading of the Animal Apocalypse of 1 Enoch: ''''All Nations Shall be Blessed'''' / With a New Translation and Commentary by Daniel Olson