This volume discusses conceptual elements of messianic traditions that are identified in the Parables of Enoch and the Letters of Paul by examining the nature and functions of the divine figure and of the Messiah figure. Comparative analysis demonstrates that these works share specific conceptual elements of messianic traditions. The combination of shared elements is so striking as to preclude the possibility that the Parables of Enoch and the Letters of Paul constituted independent, parallel developments. While it cannot be claimed that Paul was necessarily familiar with the text of the Parables of Enoch, Waddell does show that Paul was familiar with the conceptual elements of the Enochic messiah and that Paul developed his concept of the Kyrios out of those Son of Man traditions. Waddell specifically argues Pauline Christology was at the very least heavily influenced by Enochic Son of Man traditions.
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.