Monday, March 29, 2021

Representations of Angelic Beings in Early Jewish and in Christian Traditions (ed. Tefera & Stuckenbruck) (Mohr Siebeck)

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: Representations of Angelic Beings in Early Jewish and in Christian Traditions. Edited by Amsalu Tefera and Loren T. Stuckenbruck. 2021. XII, 246 pages. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Reihe 544. 79,00 € including VAT. sewn paper ISBN 978-3-16-159760-2.
Published in English.
Angelic beings have occupied an important place in many traditions within Judaism and Christianity from Second Temple times up until the present. In this volume, essays by scholars from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America draw attention to a wide variety of ways in which traditions about angels were addressed and developed over time, including examples from the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls and related literature, early Christian writings, »magical« texts, and the rich heritage of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The contributions as a whole demonstrate the interwovenness of Jewish and Christian tradition and, in turn, reveal how much the consideration of angelology reflects broader hermeneutical, textual, and tradition-historical approaches to the study of religion.

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