Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham Hardback

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Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham

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The Apocalypse of Abraham is a vital source for understanding both Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism. Written anonymously soon after the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple, the text envisions heaven as the true place of worship and depicts Abraham as an initiate of celestial priesthood. Andrei A. Orlov focuses on the central rite of the Abraham story - the scapegoat ritual that receives a striking eschatological reinterpretation in the text. He demonstrates that the development of the sacerdotal traditions in the Apocalypse of Abraham, along with a cluster of Jewish mystical motifs, represents an important transition from Jewish apocalypticism to the symbols of early Jewish mysticism. In this way, Orlov offers unique insight into the complex world of the Jewish sacerdotal debates in the early centuries of the Common Era. The book will be of interest to scholars of early Judaism and Christianity, Old Testament studies, and Jewish mysticism and magic.

Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham by Andrei A. Orlov was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2013. The ISBN for Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham is 9781107039070.

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Page last updated 26th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (August 2013)
Weight470g
Number of Pages224
Thickness18 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107039070
ISBN-10110703907X
Product Code4070479
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