Angels as Warriors in Late Second Temple Jewish Literature by Aleksander R. Michalak

By Aleksander R. Michalak

during this research, Aleksander Michalak focuses typically at the organization of angelic beings with battle within the Jewish literary assets. the writer has tested some of the depictions of the warrior angels within the literature of the second one Temple interval near to the roots of such representations, their reputation, and diverse theological implications. He focuses in particular on Michael, Gabriel, and the varied nameless belligerent angelic figures that seem within the biblical and apocryphal texts. Imagery of angelic army job has been researched in the context of the person fundamental resources yet making an allowance for the wider 'angelological' heritage. The literary techniques explored via the writer comprise expectancies of angelic participation in an eschatological struggle besides their position during this clash, institutions of angelic warriors with convinced Jewish heroes, angelic security of the partitions of Jerusalem, and angelic army energy either as defenders and destroyers.

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