Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity: by Annette Yoshiko Reed PDF

By Annette Yoshiko Reed

ISBN-10: 0521853788

ISBN-13: 9780521853781

This ebook considers the early background of Jewish-Christian family focussing on traditions in regards to the fallen angels. within the e-book of the Watchers, an Enochic apocalypse from the 3rd century BCE, the 'sons of God' of Gen 6:1–4 are accused of corrupting humankind via their teachings of metalworking, cosmetology, magic, and divination. through tracing the differences of this motif in moment Temple, Rabbinic, and early medieval Judaism and early, overdue vintage, and Byzantine Christianity, this e-book sheds mild at the heritage of interpretation of Genesis, the altering prestige of Enochic literature, and where of parabiblical texts and traditions within the interchange among Jews and Christians in past due Antiquity and the early center a long time. within the approach, it explores concerns resembling the position of text-selection within the delineation of group limitations and the advance of early Jewish and Christian principles concerning the origins of evil at the earth.

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