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Re: Gnostics, Mani etc.

On Thu, 13 Jun 1996 Dunnlaw@aol.com wrote:

>  Similarly, the book of Enoch (170 - 66 B.C.E. ?) recounts the fall of Satan
> and his cohorts, the consequent intrusion of evil and suffering in human life
> and the redemption of mankind by a Messiah.  

Let's be a bit more precise about 1 Enoch.  The Book of the Watchers 
tells of the fall of angelic beings -- Asael, Semihazah, and their 
cohorts -- but not of Satan.  The story is related to Genesis 6 rather 
than Isaiah 14 or Ezekiel 28 and seems to presuppose a somewhat different 

David Suter
Saint Martin's College