This manuscript of the Book of Enoch (4Q201 Plate 821) is one of eleven manuscripts found in Qumran Cave 4. There are eleven fragments of the manuscript which comprise this apocryphal work, called the Book of Enoch. Until the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls, the Book of Enoch was only preserved in Ethiopic and Greek. The uniqueness of this manuscript is that this is the only known copy of Book of Enoch in Aramaic.
The Book of Enoch is one of the most important non-canonical texts from the Second Temple period. The first mention of Enoch is found in Genesis 5:18-24. The length of Enoch’s life was relatively short. Unlike other patriarchs, who lived before The Flood, Enoch only lived for 365 years.
This fragment of the scroll narrates the Aramaic names of the twenty angels, who were the chiefs among the fallen angels.
- Display / Frame – Acrylic Frame
- Artifact dated back to …
- Artifact location: IAA, Israel Museum
- Dimensions of original:
- IAA Access Number – 610082
- Portion in Bible – Genesis 5:18-24
- Replica size – 100%
- Site of Origin Qumran, Cave 4
- Weight: 1 lbs
- Width: 8.3 inches
- Height: 9.8 inches
- Depth: 0.5 inch