Angels as Warriors in Late Second Temple Jewish Literature by Aleksander R. Michalak PDF

By Aleksander R. Michalak

during this examine, Aleksander Michalak focuses usually at the organization of angelic beings with battle within the Jewish literary assets. the writer has tested a number of the depictions of the warrior angels within the literature of the second one Temple interval near to the roots of such representations, their attractiveness, and numerous theological implications. He focuses particularly on Michael, Gabriel, and the varied nameless belligerent angelic figures that seem within the biblical and apocryphal texts. Imagery of angelic army task has been researched in the context of the person basic assets yet bearing in mind the wider 'angelological' historical past. The literary innovations explored by means of the writer comprise expectancies of angelic participation in an eschatological conflict in addition to their position during this clash, institutions of angelic warriors with yes Jewish heroes, angelic safeguard of the partitions of Jerusalem, and angelic army energy either as defenders and destroyers.

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