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Re: orion Day of Atonement/Jubilee

David W. Suter wrote:

> Jonathan,
> In light of 11Q13, you should also take a look at 1 Enoch 6-11.  Some
> have seen Day of Atonement implications in the 'Asa'el/'Azazel figure
> (see Paul D. Hanson, "Rebellion in Heaven, Azazel, and Euhemeristic
> Heroes in 1 Enoch 6-11," _JBL_ 96 [1977]: 195-233) -- I think that the
> allusions are secondary but there.  While you will want to determine if
> there is Jubilee language in the passages about the renewal of the earth,
> 11Q13 includes references to atonement for "all the sons of God" and
> references to "Belial and the spirits of his lot" (as well as an allusion
> to Psalm 82:2) in what are to me obvious allusions to the story in 1
> Enoch 6-11.  While I'm not sure what you will find, Jubilees is another
> obvious place to look.

Dwear David,Thank you for both the references and the analysis. Once exams are
I hope to look into it.
Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
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