The mythical story of fallen angels preserved in 1 Enoch and related literature was profoundly influential during the Second Temple period. In The Myth of Rebellious Angels renowned scholar Loren Stuckenbruck explores aspects of that influence and demonstrates how the myth was reused and adapted to address new religious and cultural contexts.Good stuff, although somehow Eerdword has managed to reverse all the Hebrew script in the excerpt, which is distracting. They apologize at the bottom of the post and attribute it to "coding constraints." That's not good enough. Get better codes and fix it!
The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1, “Origins of Evil in Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition.”
The book was published by Mohr Siebeck in 2014. The paperback version has now been published by Eerdmans in 2017.