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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
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