BOOK OF ENOCH
R. H. CHARLES, D.LITT., D.D.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
W. O. E. OESTERLEY, D.D.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
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THE APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE (See separate file: Book of Enoch - Introduction
ABBREVIATIONS, BRACKETS, AND SYMBOLS SPECIALLY USED IN THE TRANSLATION OF 1 ENOCH
E denotes the Ethiopic Version.
Gs denotes the fragments of the Greek Version preserved In Syncellus: in the case of 8b-9b there are two forms of the text, Gs1 Gs2.
Gg denotes the large fragment of the Greek Version discovered at AkhmĂ®m, and deposited in the Gizeh Museum, Cairo.
The following brackets are used in the translation of 1 Enoch:
? ?. The use of these brackets means that the words so enclosed are found in Gg but not In E.
?? ??. The use of these brackets means that the words so enclosed are found in E but not in Gg or Gs.
? ?. The use of these brackets means that the words so enclosed are restored.
[ ] The use of these brackets means that the words so enclosed are interpolations.
( ). The use of these brackets means that the words so enclosed are supplied by the editor.
The use of thick type denotes that the words so printed are emended.
â€ â€ corruption in the text.
... = some words which have been lost.
Enoch Interlinear Edition: In this edition some brackets have been changed into colour markings and italics: 1 above is marked with a colored background, 2 is marked with colored text, 3 is in italics.
NĂ¤tupplagans fĂ¶rord: Ă„ndringar: Har bytt ut romerska siffror i kapitelĂ¶verskrifterna. Kompletterat nĂĄgra Ă¶verskrifter dĂ¤r de saknas. Bytt brackets mot fĂ¤rger. Tagit bort onĂ¶diga/obegripliga betoningstecken i namn.