By Both Associate Professors of Religion Nathaniel Deutsch;N Deutsch
This exploration of the phenomenon of angelic vice regency in overdue Antiquity compares figures from Judaism, Mandaeism, and Gnosticism. the 1st a part of the ebook is dedicated to the query of mediation in overdue Antiquity and to the function of exegesis within the formation of vice regent myths. the second one a part of the publication examines the Jewish figures Metatron and Akatriel, the Mandaean determine Abathur, and the Gnostic determine Sabaoth. After a last bankruptcy at the sorts of groups that could have produced those myths, the quantity concludes with appendices which in short learn Christian, Muslim, and airtight traditions. This quantity is principally precious to these attracted to the connections among overdue vintage mythologies and particularly the numerous parallels among Jewish mysticism and Mandaeism.
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Extra resources for Guardians of the Gate: Angelic Vice Regency in Late Antiquity
The trickster "enters the human world to make things happen, to recreate boundaries..... Then he returns to that hidden threshold which he embodies and makes available as a passage". 34 Both trickster and angelic vice regent symbolize the ability of human beings to pass between sacred and profane modes of being. While reinforcing the existence of boundaries, the trickster and angelic vice regent also symbolize the elasticity, even permeability of the same boundaries. " 35 For example, the Mandaean figure Abathur sets into motion the creation of the physical world by rebelliously gazing below the Pleroma, but, afterwards, he actively functions to restore the unity of the Pleroma by weighing human souls and restoring those found worthy to their pleromatic home.
On p. 304, Segal discusses the role of angelic transformation at Qumran. On the phenomenon of Merkabah speculation at Qumran, c£ Lawrence Schiffmann, "Merkavah Speculation at Qumran: The 4Q Serekh Shirot 'Olat haShabbat," in Mystics, Philosophers, and Politicians: Essays in Jewish Intellectual History in Honor if Alexander Altmann, eds. J ehuda Reinharz and Daniel Swetschinski, Durham, 1982. T. Milik, 7he Books if Enoch: Aramaic Fragments if Qymriin Cwe 4, p. 128, argues that the identification of Enoch and Metatron is a late addition to the Targum (for an earlier dating, c£ I.
45. 53 Ibid. 54 Ibid. An example of what might be called "biblical inspiration" (as opposed to biblical exegesis) was the influence of Ezekiel 1:26, Song of Songs 5:10-16, and Psalm 14 7:5 on the formulation of the Shiur Komah. 55 This is a major focus of my work The Gnostic Imagination. Jptic Imagination, New York, 1989. MYTH AND EXEGESIS 25 Eastern and biblical mythologoumena, they also adopted and transformed mythical motifs from apocalyptic sources. The critical role of exegesis in the development of angelic vice regent traditions reflects a general trend in late antique angelology.
Guardians of the Gate: Angelic Vice Regency in Late Antiquity by Both Associate Professors of Religion Nathaniel Deutsch;N Deutsch