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Discusses the two most important figures in early Jewish mythologies of evil, the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael. Dark Mirrors is a wide-ranging study of two central figures in early Jewish demonology—the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael. Andrei A. Orlov explores the mediating role of these paradigmatic celestial rebels in the development of Jewish demonological traditions from Second Temple apocalypticism to later Jewish mysticism, such as that of the Hekhalot and Shi>ur Qomah materials. Throughout, Orlov makes use of Jewish pseudepigraphical materials in Slavonic that are not widely known. Orlov traces the origins of Azazel and Satanael to different and competing mythologies of evil, one to the Fall in the Garden of Eden, the other to the revolt of angels in the antediluvian period. Although Azazel and Satanael are initially representatives of rival etiologies of corruption, in later Jewish and Christian demonological lore each is able to enter the other’s stories in new conceptual capacities. Dark Mirrors also examines the symmetrical patterns of early Jewish demonology that are often manifested in these fallen angels’ imitation of the attributes of various heavenly beings, including principal angels and even God himself.

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  1. Dark Mirrors
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. Introduction. Lightless Shadows: Symmetry of Good and Evil in Early Jewish Demonology
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. "The Likeness of Heaven": Kavod of Azazel in the Apocalypse of Abraham
  2. pp. 11-26
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  1. Eschatological Yom Kippur in the Apocalypse of Abraham: The Scapegoat Ritual
  2. pp. 27-46
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  1. The Garment of Azazel in the Apocalypse of Abraham
  2. pp. 47-81
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  1. The Watchers of Satanael: The Fallen Angels Traditions in 2 (Slavonic) Enoch
  2. pp. 85-106
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  1. Satan and the Visionary: Apocalyptic Roles of the Adversary in the Temptation Narrative of the Gospel of Matthew
  2. pp. 107-112
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  1. The Flooded Arboretums: The Garden Traditions in the Slavonic Version of 3 Baruch and the Book of Giants
  2. pp. 113-125
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 127-178
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 179-196
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 197-201
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781438439532
Related ISBN
9781438439518
MARC Record
OCLC
775360930
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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