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Guardians of the gate : angelic vice regency in late antiquity

Author: Nathaniel Deutsch
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1999.
Series: Brill's series in Jewish studies, v. 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This exploration of the phenomenon of angelic vice regency in Late Antiquity compares figures from Judaism, Mandaeism, and Gnosticism. The first part of the book is devoted to the question of mediation in Late Antiquity and to the role of exegesis in the formation of vice regent myths. The second part of the book examines the Jewish figures Metatron and Akatriel, the Mandaean figure Abathur, and the Gnostic figure
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Deutsch
ISBN: 9004109099 9789004109094
OCLC Number: 40632858
Description: 182 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction. Mediation in Late Antiquity --
Ch. 2. Myth and Exegesis. The Trickster: Shadow of the Vice Regent. Mythopoetic Exegesis --
Ch. 3. In Praise of Metatron. Metatron as Divine Man. Metatron as Divine Angel --
Ch. 4. The Fall of Metatron --
Ch. 5. Abathur's Lament. Abathur as Creative Light being. Abathur's Dethronement. Abathur as Priest. Abathur and Metatron. Hypostatic Traditions. Abathur of the Scales. Abathur and the Heavenly Waters --
Ch. 6. Sabaoth's Rehabilitation --
Ch. 7. Conclusion --
App. A. Jesus --
App. B. al-Jili's "Perfect Man" --
App. C. Hermes.
Series Title: Brill's series in Jewish studies, v. 22.
Responsibility: by Nathaniel Deutsch.
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