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By Aleksander R. Michalak

ISBN-10: 3161517393

ISBN-13: 9783161517396

during this examine, Aleksander Michalak focuses mostly at the organization of angelic beings with war within the Jewish literary resources. the writer has tested many of the depictions of the warrior angels within the literature of the second one Temple interval just about the roots of such representations, their reputation, and diverse theological implications. He focuses particularly on Michael, Gabriel, and the varied nameless belligerent angelic figures that seem within the biblical and apocryphal texts. Imagery of angelic army task has been researched in the context of the person basic assets yet bearing in mind the wider 'angelological' history. The literary options explored via the writer contain expectancies of angelic participation in an eschatological warfare in addition to their function during this clash, institutions of angelic warriors with convinced Jewish heroes, angelic safeguard of the partitions of Jerusalem, and angelic army strength either as defenders and destroyers.

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