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Daniel and Enoch: Two different reactions

By P. M. Venter


The authors of Daniel 7-12 and of 1 Enoch 83-90 are identified as groups from the retainer class. Both groups belonged to the apocalyptic Hasidic movement. They differed in their reactions to the measures which Antiochus IV Epiphanes took against the temple and the Jews in 167 BCE. The Enoch group were inclined towards the activist stance taken by the Maccabees. The Daniel group chose for a modified apocalyptic form of asceticism

Topics: The Bible, BS1-2970, Practical Theology, BV1-5099
Publisher: AOSIS
Year: 1997
DOI identifier: 10.4102/hts.v53i1
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