Season 1, Episode 2
Episode 2, presented in collaboration with the Philosophical Research Society (PRS), explores the Book of Enoch, an ancient text composed during the Hellenistic period that contains tales of barbarous giants, visions of redemption, and much more.
Dr. Greg Salyer, President of PRS, takes us on a journey through the book’s structure, helping us investigate the spiritual and emotional value of apocalyptic literature as well as the recycling of mythological narratives.
Read the transcription for "The Book of Enoch"
Hosted by Aaron Henne
Scholarship provided by Greg Salyer, PhD
Edited by Mark McClain Wilson
Theme music composed by Michael Skloff and produced by Sam K.S.
Transcription by Dylan Southard
"The Book of Enoch" Learning Resources
Learn more about:
Book of Enoch - Robert Henry Charles translation
theatre dybbuk’s interpretation of exagoge, a Hellenistic Jewish play
Also referenced in the episode:
James Joyce’s Ulysses
The Odyssey by Homer
Roland Barthes’ Mythologies
A Jewish Theatrical Work from the Hellenistic Era:
The Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian (Translation by Will Dilbeck, commissioned by theatre dybbuk)
Exercises for Educators:
"The Book of Enoch" for Learners in Grades 3-8 (PDF)
"The Book of Enoch" for Teen and Young Adult Learners (PDF)
"The Book of Enoch" for Adult and Teen Learners (PDF)
Watch with captions on YouTube:
Also From Our Artists
Observe Ye To accompany the episode, we invite you to enjoy a piece of video art by theatre dybbuk's resident lighting designer, Brandon Baruch. In the video, you can see the lighting scheme that Brandon designed to accompany the text of chapter 5 of The Book of Enoch as read by Joe Jordan. A portion of the chapter was featured in the episode; in this video you can experience it illuminated in full.
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