The fall of the angels is one of the biblical narratives which, above all in the history of the bible’s reception, have developed an extraordinary effect: In the biblical canon they appear just as hints (Gen. 6; Isaiah 14; Apocalypse 12). Little concern for the text as well as a tradition and reception not covered by the canon makes the narrative grow and change considerably, as well as freely negotiate in the popular media of iconography, liturgy and theatre. As a completed narrative the fall of the angels appears only in the literature of the apocalyptic movement. The so-called Henoch tradition provides revelations about the cosmos and the secrets of Heaven and Earth. Through this mystery our present world is coded as a battle between good and evil.
The Fall of the Angels
Edited by Joseph Verheyden, Catholic University of Leuven
This volume contains the proceedings of an international conference on Solomon that was held at the University of Leuven in 2009 and discussed various aspects of this multifaced character as he appears in Jewish, early Christian, and Islamic tradition.
Edited by Thomas Hieke, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz and Tobias Nicklas, University of Regensburg
The “Day of Atonement” in Leviticus 16 had a formative influence on Judaism and Christianity. The essays in this volume form a representative cross section of the history of reception of Leviticus 16 and the tradition of the Yom ha-Kippurim.
edited by Martin Goodman, George van Kooten & Jacques van Ruiten
Jews, Christians and Muslims describe elements of their origins with close reference to the narrative of Abraham, including the complex story of Abraham's relations with Hagar. This volume sketches the significance of this narrative in the three traditions.
Edited by: George J. Brooke, Hindy Najman, Loren T. Stuckenbruck. Editorial Assistance: Eva Mroczek, Brauna Doidge and Nathalie Lacoste
The essays in this volume disclose how Sinai, its location, the scriptural narratives about it, and the content of the revelation received there, are variously read by Deuteronomy, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Paul, Josephus, rabbinic literature, art and philosophy.
Edited by George H. van Kooten & Jacques van Ruiten
In this book the ambiguous reception is traced which the pagan prophet Balaam received in Judaism, early Christianity and Islam.
edited by Kenneth Pomykala
This collection of essays examines how stories from the biblical narrative of Israel in the Wilderness (Exodus 16-Deuteronomy 34) were interpreted by later Jewish and Christian writers (ca. 400 BCE-500 CE) as they sought to speak to their own circumstances.
Edited by George H. van Kooten
In this book the varied and important reception is traced which the story of the revelation of YHWH’s name to Moses received in Judaism, early Christianity, and the pagan Graeco-Roman world.
Edited by George H. van Kooten
This volume is about significant re-interpretations of the ‘creation of heaven and earth’ as narrated in Genesis 1. The contents and contexts of these later interpretations extend through Early Judaism, Christianity, ancient myth and philosophy right up till the modern discussion about design in ...
Edited by Ed Noort and Eibert Tigchelaar
This volume presents an overview of Jewish, Christian and Islamic receptions of the Genesis 18-19 story of Sodom. The subjects range from inner-biblical reception, Dead Sea Scrolls, the Martyrdom of Pionius, and Koran commentaries, to Peter Damian and Marcel Proust.
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