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Author Orlov, Andrei A
Title Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Part 1 Sanctuaries -- Chapter 1 The anthropomorphism of the earthly Temple: the idols of Terah's family -- Abraham the iconoclast: the background of the imagery -- Bar-Eshath, the son of fire -- Testing by the fire -- Mar-Umath, the one who is "heavier than stone" -- "A likeness of a craftsman's work" -- Divine body traditions and anti-corporeal polemics -- The biblical background of the tale of the fallen tree -- The demoted Cherub -- The divine Face -- Chapter 2 The aniconism of the celestial Temple: the abode of the divine Voice -- Biblical background of the Shem tradition -- The voice of the Mighty One -- Ascent through the song: spatial dynamics of the aural mysticism -- The singer of the Eternal One -- Theurgical means: ascension with the Name -- Praxis of the Voice -- "No other power of other form" -- Yahoel: the bird of heaven -- The turtledove and the pigeon: pteromorphic psychopomps -- The fallen angel Azazel: the impure bird -- Invisible angels -- Chapter 3 The corporealism of the demonic Temple: the Kavod of Azazel -- The inheritance of Azazel -- The theophany of Azazel -- The Kavod of Azazel -- Part 2 Rituals -- Chapter 4 The priestly settings of the text: the Yom Kippur ceremony -- Mosaic background of Abraham's priestly initiations and the Day of Atonement -- From a sacrificial animal to a fallen angel -- The goat for YHWH? -- Eschatological lots -- The high priest and Azazel -- Abraham and the scapegoat -- Chapter 5 The transformation of the celebrants -- Transformation of the protagonist -- The lost attires -- The garments of light -- The glory of the fallen angel -- The cultic significance of the clothing metaphors -- Yom Kippur and the Garden of Eden -- Ontological robes -- Clothes of ascent -- Priestly garments of Abraham -- Transformation of the antagonist
Garments of descent -- Satan's angelic garment -- Satan's theriomorphic garment -- Vessels of evil: the antagonist's possession of the living form -- The garment of darkness -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6 The mysteries of the throne room -- Background of Abraham's vision -- Mysteries of the Pargod -- Medium of revelation -- Mystical features of patriarch's revelation -- Secrets of the Hayyot and secrets of the Behemoth and Leviathan -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- I. Texts and Translations -- II. Secondary Literature -- Subject index -- Index of modern authors
Sheds light on the complex Jewish debates about the nature of priesthood in the early centuries of the Common Era
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Link Print version: Orlov, Andrei A. Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham New York : Cambridge University Press,c2013 9781107039070
Subject Apocalypse of Abraham -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
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