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The Myth of Rebellious Angels

Author : Stuckenbruck, Loren T.
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The mythical story of fallen angels preserved in 1 Enoch and related literature was profoundly influential during the Second Temple period. In this volume renowned scholar Loren Stuckenbruck explores aspects of that influence and demonstrates how the myth was reused and adapted to address new religious and cultural contexts. Stuckenbruck considers a variety of themes, including demonology, giants, exorcism, petitionary prayer, the birth and activity of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the conversion of Gentiles, "apocalyptic" and the understanding of time, and more. He also offers a theological framework for the myth of fallen angels through which to reconsider several New Testament texts--the Synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, Acts, Paul's letters, and the book of Revelation.

The Mythology of the Aryan Nations

Author : George William Cox
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The Myth of Evil

Author : Phillip Cole
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An enlightening history of the concept of evil in Western culture

Satan the Heavenly Adversary of Man

Author : Cato Gulaker
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Cato Gulaker employs narrative criticism to explore where the depiction of Satan found in the Book of Revelation is positioned on the axis of two divergent roles. The literary character of Satan is commonly perceived to gradually evolve from the first divine agents in the Hebrew Bible, representing the darker sides of the divine governing of affairs (Job 1–2; Zech 3; 1 Chr 21:1; Num 22:22, 32), to the full-blown enemy of God of the post-biblical era. However, Gulaker posits that texts referring to Satan in between these two poles are not uniform and diverge considerably. This book argues for a new way of perceiving Satan in Revelation that provides a more probable reading, as it creates less narrative dissonance than the alternative of the ancient combat myth/cosmic conflict between Satan and God. From this reading emerges a subdued Satan more akin to its Hebrew Bible hypotexts and Second Temple Judaism parallels – one that fits seamlessly with the theology, cosmology and the overarching plot of the narrative itself. Gulaker explores the functions of Satan in a text written relatively late compared to the rest of the New Testament, but with strong affinities to the Hebrew Bible, concluding that Satan is characterized more as the leash, rod, and sifting device in the hand of God, than as his enemy.

Hebrew Union College Annual

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T T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism Volume Two

Author : Loren T. Stuckenbruck
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The T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism provides a comprehensive reference resource of over 600 scholarly articles aimed at scholars and students interested in Judaism of the Second Temple Period. The two-volume work is split into four parts. Part One offers a prolegomenon for the contemporary study and appreciation of Second Temple Judaism, locating the discipline in relation to other relevant fields (such as Hebrew Bible, Rabbinics, Christian Origins). Beginning with a discussion of terminology, the discussion suggests ways the Second Temple period may be described, and concludes by noting areas of study that challenge our perception of ancient Judaism. Part Two presents an overview of respective contexts of the discipline set within the broad framework of historical chronology corresponding to a set of full-colour, custom-designed maps. With distinct attention to primary sources, the author traces the development of historical, social, political, and religious developments from the time period following the exile in the late 6th century B.C.E. through to the end of the Bar Kokhba revolt (135 C.E.). Part Three focuses specifically on a wide selection of primary-source literature of Second Temple Judaism, summarizing the content of key texts, and examining their similarities and differences with other texts of the period. Essays here include a brief introduction to the work and a summary of its contents, as well as examination of critical issues such as date, provenance, location, language(s), and interpretative matters. The early reception history of texts is also considered, and followed by a bibliography specific to that essay. Numerous high-resolution manuscript images are utilized to illustrate distinct features of the texts. Part Four addresses topics relevant to the Second Temple Period such as places, practices, historical figures, concepts, and subjects of scholarly discussion. These are often supplemented by images, maps, drawings, or diagrams, some of which appear here for the first time. Copiously illustrated, carefully researched and meticulously referenced, this resource provides a reliable, up-to-date and complete guide for those studying early Judaism in its literary and historical settings.

Word Biblical Commentary

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Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels

Author : Loren T. Stuckenbruck
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Essential research for students and scholars of Second Temple Judaism and the New Testament Since Richard Laurence published the first English translation of 1 Enoch in 1821, its importance for an understanding of early Christianity has been generally recognized. The present volume is the first book of essays contributed by international specialists in Second Temple Judaism devoted to the significance of traditions found in 1 Enoch for the interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels in the New Testament. Areas covered by the contributions include demonology, Christology, angelology, cosmology, birth narratives, forgiveness of sins, veneration, wisdom, and priestly tradition. The contributors are Joseph L. Angel, Daniel Assefa, Leslie Baynes, Gabriele Boccaccini, Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Henryk Drawnel, André Gagné, Lester L. Grabbe, Daniel M. Gurtner, Andrei A. Orlov, Anders Klostergaard Petersen, Amy E. Richter, Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Benjamin Wold, and Archie T. Wright. Features: Multiple approaches to thinking about the relationship between 1 Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels Exploration of the common socio-cultural and religious framework within which the traditions concerning Enoch and Jesus developed Articles presented at the Seventh Enoch Seminar in 2013

The Tree in the Lightworld

Author : Jon Olav Ryen
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In The Tree in the Lightworld, the author examines the vine symbol in Mandaeanism, the only surviving Gnostic religion from ancient times. Most Mandaeans still live in their traditional areas in southern and southwestern Iran. The book shows how the vine is a significant symbol in this religion and that it occurs very often in Mandaean literature compared to other Gnostic and Jewish writings. The motif provides a broad variety of meanings, with the Tree of Life as the most important symbolic content. Additionally, the book shows how the vine symbol is also connected to both dark and light beings in the universe, and the author looks at the striking parallels between the Mandaean vine and Jesus' famous words about the vine in the gospel of John.

Jesus Lord and Christ

Author : John Knox
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The Mythology of the Arian Nations by George W Cox

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Paradise Lost

Author : John Milton
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The Popular Science Monthly

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John Steinbeck Nature and Myth

Author : Peter Lisca
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Portrays the life and achievements of a distinguished American writer, winner of a Nobel prize in 1962 and author of "Grapes of Wrath" and "Travels with Charlie."

Astronomical Myths

Author : John Frederick Blake
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Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions

Author : Thomas William Doane
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The general epistles of st Peter and st Jude with notes and intr by E H Plumptre

Author : Edward Hayes Plumptre
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The Epistle to the Philippians

Author : Karl Barth
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New Cyclop dia of Prose Illustrations Embracing mythology analogies legends parables emblems metaphors similes allegories proverbs classic historic and religious anecdotes etc

Author : Elon Foster
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Biographical and historical essays

Author : Thomas De Quincey
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