Brill has just announced a forthcoming translation and commentary on the Animal Apocalypse of 1 Enoch (1 Enoch 85-90) authored by St. Mary’s College (Moraga, CA) professor Daniel C. Olson. In addition to a fresh translation, a notable feature of the book is the interpretive perspective that the author takes. Here is an excerpt from the publisher’s page:
Daniel Olson argues that the promise of universal blessing in the Abrahamic covenant is presented in the Animal Apocalypse as the governing dynamic in a sacred history that begins and ends with humanity in general. The authentic Jacob/Israel will appear in the end times and be the catalyst of universal salvation.
Intriguing indeed. The book is scheduled for release next month, but you can order it here.