Selected Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha

Selected Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha

by Andrei Orlov
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004178791

ISBN-13: 9789004178793

Pub. Date: 10/23/2009

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume is a study of two of the most important Slavonic apocalypses, the Apocalypse of Abraham and 2 Enoch, as crucial conceptual links between the symbolic universes of Second Temple apocalypticism and early Jewish mysticism. The study seeks to understand the mediating role of these Slavonic pseudepigraphical texts in the development of Jewish angelological

Overview

This volume is a study of two of the most important Slavonic apocalypses, the Apocalypse of Abraham and 2 Enoch, as crucial conceptual links between the symbolic universes of Second Temple apocalypticism and early Jewish mysticism. The study seeks to understand the mediating role of these Slavonic pseudepigraphical texts in the development of Jewish angelological and theophanic traditions from Second Temple apocalypticism to later Jewish Merkabah mysticism attested in the Hekhalot and Shiʿur Qomah materials. The study shows that mediatorial traditions of the principal angels and the exalted patriarchs and prophets played an important role in facilitating the transition from apocalypticism to early Jewish mysticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004178793
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/23/2009
Series:
Studia in Veteris Testamenti Pseudepigrapha Series, #23
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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