Representations of Angelic Beings in Early Jewish and in Christian Traditions

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Amsalu Tefera, Loren T. Stuckenbruck
  • Tübingen: 
    Mohr Siebeck
    , January
     246 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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Review by Michael DeVries forthcoming.


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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Amsalu Tefera is since 2011 assistant professor at Addis Ababa University and in 2015–18 Humboldt Scholar at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Loren T. Stuckenbruck is since 2012 Chair of New Testament Studies (with Emphasis on Ancient Judaism) at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.


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