From: Steven Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 27 1998 - 21:19:47 EST
Cindy & Ward
Many apologies for the delay in getting back on this point.
While I still think that Jude's context indicates that the
v23 SARX quote from Zechariah draws back beyond that to the
historical context of intermarriage in Ezra, I think Cindy
has a point in linking the uses of SARX in v7-8 with Enoch
as well as the link to Sodom.
Why? Because although it is not referenced as a reading in NA27
the idea of SARX may be present behind Jude15 as well:
Enoch1:9 (Gizeh) Jude15 (NA27)
POIHSAI KRISIN KATA PANTWN POIHSAI KRISIN KATA PANTWN
KAI APOLESAI PANTAS TOUS ASEBEIS KAI ELEGXAI [PASAN YUCHN]
KAI ELEGXAI PASAN *SARKA* [T.R.=PANTAS TOUS ASEIBEIS]
PERI PANTWN ERGWN THS ASEBEIAS PERI PANTWN [TWN] ERGWN THS ASEBEIAS
AUTWN hWN HSHBESAN... AUTWN hWN HSHBESAN...
Given this the YUCH in Jude15 might be a gloss on SARX?
(But that's a big might which assumes that both MSS can
be fixed with confidence, and that Jude wasn't working
from a Hebrew text with "nephesh" rather than "basar")
At 11:32 98/03/11 EST, CWestf5155 wrote:
>Dear Ward and Steven,
>n a message dated 98-03-11 08:39:36 EST, you write:
>> If you are right about the marriage imagery in SARX, then
>> Ezra 10:18 (concerning the intermarriage of the hUIOI IHSOU
>> hUIOU IWSEDEK) gives immediate weight to thatsecond argument.
>There is some interesting intertextual background that supports your
>suggestion. Jude makes some references to the Book of Enoch in v. 6 and vv.
>14-15. The angels who did not keep their own domain/authority, but abandoned
>their own habitation did so by marrying women (a commentary on Gen. 6:1-4).
>There is quite a discussion of how it was an abomination that they mixed
>spirit and flesh.
>PhD student, Roehampton
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