Using the theories of Malbon and Van Eck on the functional use of space in
narratives, a narrative analysis is presented of Enoch's account of three journeys in 1 Enoch 12-36. In the microsocial world of these narratives focal space is used as expression of the symbolic universe of the apocalyptic author(s). According to this view cosmological space is allocated by God as either a place of punishment for the disobedient or as a refuge for the faithful. In this knowledge the author(s)of the apocalypse found security when they experienced crises during the third and second century BCE. Preference for spatial rather than chronological data in
apocalyptic thinking at this early stage of apocalypticism is described against the
background of the influence of wisdom literature and the concept of holiness.
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