Ascending Jacob's Ladder: Jewish Views of Angels, Demons, and Evil Spirits

Ascending Jacob's Ladder: Jewish Views of Angels, Demons, and Evil Spirits

by Ronald Isaacs
     
 

From classic art to modern-day television programs, angels are represented in many ways and in many forms. Although angels have permeated Jewish tradition since biblical times, they remain a mystery to most people, often thought of as distinctly un-Jewish icons. In Ascending Jacob's Ladder: Jewish Views of Angels, Demons, and Evil Spirits, Rabbi Ronald H.

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Overview

From classic art to modern-day television programs, angels are represented in many ways and in many forms. Although angels have permeated Jewish tradition since biblical times, they remain a mystery to most people, often thought of as distinctly un-Jewish icons. In Ascending Jacob's Ladder: Jewish Views of Angels, Demons, and Evil Spirits, Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs introduces readers to the fascinating Jewish world of angels, from earliest times to the modern period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765759658
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
157
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Angels in the Bible1
2Angels Among the Jewish Sects45
3Angels in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha47
4The Rabbis and the Angels57
5Angels in Jewish Liturgy71
6Satan, Fallen Angels, and the Angel of Death77
7Demons, Spirits, and Evil Forces91
8Notable Angel Quotations and Stories119
9Notable Quotations Relating to the Angel of Death and Satan131
10Who's Who of Angels and Demons139
Further Reading143
Index145

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