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By Andrei A. Orlov

ISBN-10: 1438455828

ISBN-13: 9781438455822

ISBN-10: 1438455836

ISBN-13: 9781438455839

Explores the paradoxical symmetry among the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.

Divine Scapegoats is a wide-ranging exploration of the parallels among the heavenly and the demonic in early Jewish apocalyptical money owed. In those fabrics, antagonists usually replicate positive aspects of angelic figures, or even these of the Deity himself, an inverse correspondence that suggests a trust that the demonic realm is maintained through imitating divine fact. Andrei A. Orlov examines the sacerdotal, messianic, and creational elements of this mimetic imagery, focusing totally on texts from the Slavonic pseudepigrapha: 2 Enoch and the Apocalypse of Abraham. those works are a part of a really unique cluster of Jewish apocalyptic texts that express positive factors not just of the apocalyptic worldview but in addition of the symbolic universe of early Jewish mysticism. The Yom Kippur ritual within the Apocalypse of Abraham, the divine mild and darkness of 2 Enoch, and the similarity of mimetic motifs to later advancements within the Zohar are of specific value in Orlov’s consideration.

Andrei A. Orlov is Professor of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at Marquette collage. he's the writer of a number of books, together with Dark Mirrors: Azazel and Satanael in Early Jewish Demonology, additionally released by way of SUNY Press.

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