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Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham (Hardback)

Andrei A. Orlov

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ISBN 10: 110703907X / ISBN 13: 9781107039070
Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2013
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The Apocalypse of Abraham is a vital source for understanding both Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism. Written anonymously soon after the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple, the text envisions heaven as the true place of worship and depicts Abraham as an initiate of celestial priesthood. Andrei A. Orlov focuses on the central rite of the Abraham story - the scapegoat ritual that receives a striking eschatological reinterpretation in the text. He demonstrates that the development of the sacerdotal traditions in the Apocalypse of Abraham, along with a cluster of Jewish mystical motifs, represents an important transition from Jewish apocalypticism to the symbols of early Jewish mysticism. In this way, Orlov offers unique insight into the complex world of the Jewish sacerdotal debates in the early centuries of the Common Era. The book will be of interest to scholars of early Judaism and Christianity, Old Testament studies, and Jewish mysticism and magic. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9781107039070

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Titre : Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of ...

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The Apocalypse of Abraham is a vital source for understanding both Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism. Written anonymously soon after the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple, the text envisions heaven as the true place of worship and depicts Abraham as an initiate of celestial priesthood. Andrei A. Orlov focuses on the central rite of the Abraham story - the scapegoat ritual that receives a striking eschatological reinterpretation in the text. He demonstrates that the development of the sacerdotal traditions in the Apocalypse of Abraham, along with a cluster of Jewish mystical motifs, represents an important transition from Jewish apocalypticism to the symbols of early Jewish mysticism. In this way, Orlov offers unique insight into the complex world of the Jewish sacerdotal debates in the early centuries of the Common Era. The book will be of interest to scholars of early Judaism and Christianity, Old Testament studies, and Jewish mysticism and magic.

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Written anonymously after the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple, the Apocalypse of Abraham is a vital piece of evidence for understanding both Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of early Judaism, early Christianity, Old Testament studies, and Jewish mysticism and magic.

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