1 Enoch (Ethiopic) Parallel Translations

Charles < < Chapter XXXII / Chapter 31 > > Laurence

XXXII

Ethiopic

1And after these fragrant odours, as I looked towards the north over the mountains I saw seven mountains full of choice nard and fragrant trees and cinnamon and pepper.

Greek

1To the north-east I beheld seven mountains full of choice nard and mastic and cinnamon and pepper.

2And thence I went over the summits of all these mountains, far towards the east of the earth, and passed above the Erythraean sea and went far from it, and passed over the angel Zotiel.

Ethiopic

3And I came to the Garden of Righteousness, and saw beyond those trees many large trees growing there and of goodly fragrance, large and very beautiful and glorious, and the tree of wisdom whereof the may eat and know great wisdom.

Greek

3And I came to the Garden of Righteousness, and from afar off trees more numerous than these trees and great two trees there, very great, beautiful, and glorious, and magnificent, and the tree of knowledge, whose holy fruit the eat and know great wisdom.

4That tree is in height like the fir, and its leaves are like [those of] the Carob tree: and its fruit 5is like the clusters of the vine, very beautiful: and the fragrance of the tree penetrates afar. Then 6I said: 'How beautiful is the tree, and how attractive is its look!' Then Raphael the holy angel, who was with me, answered me and said: 'This is the tree of wisdom, of which thy father old [in years] and thy aged mother, who were before thee, have eaten, and they learnt wisdom and their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were naked and they were driven out of the garden.'

 

31

31:1 After these things, surveying the entrances of the north, above the mountains, I perceived seven mountains replete with pure nard, odoriferous trees, cinnamon and papyrus.

31:2 From there I passed on above the summits of those mountains to some distance eastwards, and went over the Erythraean sea. (37) And when I was advanced far beyond it, I passed along above the angel Zateel, and arrived at the garden of righteousness. In this garden I beheld, among other trees, some which were numerous and large, and which flourished there.

(37) Erythraean sea. The Red Sea.

31:3 Their fragrance was agreeable and powerful, and their appearance both varied and elegant. The tree of knowledge also was there, of which if any one eats, he becomes endowed with great wisdom.

31:4 It was like a species of the tamarind tree, bearing fruit which resembled grapes extremely fine; and its fragrance extended to a considerable distance. I exclaimed, How beautiful is this tree, and how delightful is its appearance!

31:5 Then holy Raphael, an angel who was with me, answered and said, This is the tree of knowledge, of which your ancient father and your aged mother ate, who were before you; and who, obtaining knowledge, their eyes being opened, and knowing themselves to be naked, were expelled from the garden.


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