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Angels as warriors in late Second Temple Jewish literature

Author: Aleksander R Michalak
Publisher: Tübingen, Germany : Mohr Siebeck, ©2012.
Series: Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament., 2. Reihe ;, 330.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aleksander R Michalak
ISBN: 9783161517396 3161517393
OCLC Number: 818726816
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Trinity College Dublin, 2011.
Description: xvi, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The problem ; Investigations of angelology ; Literature concerning the martial connotations of angels --
The ... and the other heavenly beings in the Hebrew Bible. Introduction ; Current literature on biblical 'angelology' ; The names of lesser divine beings in the Hebrew Bible ; Main biblical traditions; Divine council in Israel and in the ancient Near East: Psalm 68:2, 18: Blessing of Moses and song of the Ark: Numbers 10:35-36; Later references to a heavenly army: 2 Kings 6:15-17: Zechariah 14:5: 2 Chronicus 21:22; Iconography ; Angels : ... ; The angel of Yahweh (...): The angel of Yahweh in a military role: Genesis 32:2-3; Commander of the host of Yahweh in Josh 5:13-15 ; Stars and the host of heaven; Josh 10:12-13; Habakkuk 3; Other texts referring to the astral host ; Summary --
The principal angels, angelic hierarchies and angelic military names. Introduction ; The principal angels and angelic hierarchies; Four, six or seven principal angels?: The principal angels and the watchers: Angels as the protectors and destroyers of Jerusalem: The inviolability of the temple and the Jewish rebels: Other sources about the angelic commitment to the temple ; The angel of the presence ; Angelic military titles; Military terminology in the works of Philo ; Summary --
Michael and Gabriel. Introduction ; The name and origin of Michael; Michael in the book of Daniel; Archistrategos: Archistrategos in the testament of Abraham: Archistrategos in the Greek apocalypse of Baruch: Archistrategos in Joseph and Aseneth: The origin of the name and its use in Jewish works; Michael in other works: Michael in Rev 12:7-8 ; Gabriel ; Michael and Gabriel in Rabbinic writings ; Summary --
Angels in 1 Enoch. Introduction ; Host of heaven in 1 Enoch 1:3-8; 1 Enoch 1:9; 1 Enoch 9-10; 1 Enoch 56:5-7; 1 Enoch 8:1; 69:6; Divine war in 1 Enoch 90:14 ; Summary --
Warrior angels at Qumran. Introduction ; The war scroll; War cry of the angels; Angels and trumpets; Angels on shields; 1QM 12; The prince of light; Belial: Belial in the hymns of Thanksgiving (Chaoskampf): Belial in 1QM ; Michael and Melchizedek; Melchizedek as the heavenly leader in songs of the Sabbath sacrifice; 4Q529 (The words of Michael) ; Summary --
Angelophanies in 2 Maccabees and 3 Maccabees. Introduction ; The idea of angelic help in 2 Maccabees; 2 Maccabees 3:25; 2 Maccabees 5:2; 2 Maccabees 10:29-30; 2 Maccabees 11:6-8; 2 Maccabees 15:22-24 ; Angelic intervention in 3 Maccabees ; Summary --
The conceptions of angels in the works of Josephus and Pseudo-Philo. Introduction ; Josephus and angels; Warlike angels in the writings of Josephus ; Angels in the work of Pseudo-Philo ; Summary --
Warrior angels in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. Introduction ; Angels in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs; The mighty angel in T. Judah 3:10; Armies of angels in T. Levi 3:3; T. Levi 5:6 and T. Dan 6:1-3 ; Summary --
Conclusion --
Appendix A : Contest between the good angel and the devil --
Appendix B : Fravashi --
Bibliography --
Index of ancient sources --
Index of modern authors --
Index of subjects.
Series Title: Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament., 2. Reihe ;, 330.
Other Titles: Angels as warriors
Responsibility: Aleksander R. Michalak.

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