2 Enoch is a pseudepigraphic (a text whose claimed authorship is unfounded) of the Old Testament.It is not regarded as scripture by Jews or any Christian group. It was rediscovered and published at the end of the 19th century. Most scholars consider 2 Enoch to be composed by an unknown Jewish sectarian group, while some authors think it is a 1st-century Christian text. Very few scholars consider it a later Christian work.
|Year Written: (Assumed)||50-100 AD|
Pseudepigrapha are falsely-attributed works, texts whose claimed author is not the true author, or a work whose real author attributed it to a figure of the past. Thus a widely accepted but incorrect attribution of authorship may make a completely authentic text pseudepigraphical which requires the discipline of literary criticism.
In biblical studies, the term pseudepigrapha typically refers to an assorted collection of Jewish religious works thought to be written between 300 BC to 300 AD.
|Further Reading:|| web.archive.org/web/20061113025725/http://members.iinet.net.au/~quentinj/Christianity/2Enoch.html|
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