Mika Ahuvia, On My Right Michael, On My Left Gabriel: Angels in Ancient Jewish Culture. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2021.Excerpt:
We need not look to “foreign influence” to make sense of Jewish belief in angels—there is plenty of biblical material on angels for Jews to draw on. That said, angels became very popular among the inhabitants of the Mediterranean in late antiquity, and Jewish thinkers had to find distinctively Jewish ways of conceptualizing them. My research shows that Jewish poets, practitioners, mystics, and rabbis rose to the challenge.Cross-file under New Book.
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