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By Aleksander R. Michalak

ISBN-10: 3161517393

ISBN-13: 9783161517396

during this examine, Aleksander Michalak focuses typically at the organization of angelic beings with conflict within the Jewish literary assets. the writer has tested many of the depictions of the warrior angels within the literature of the second one Temple interval near to the roots of such representations, their recognition, and numerous theological implications. He focuses particularly on Michael, Gabriel, and the various 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 options explored by way of the writer contain expectancies of angelic participation in an eschatological struggle in addition to their function during this clash, institutions of angelic warriors with convinced Jewish heroes, angelic defense of the partitions of Jerusalem, and angelic army strength either as defenders and destroyers.

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