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Title The watchers in Jewish and Christian traditions / Angela Kim Harkins, Kelley Coblentz Bautch, and John C. Endres S.J., editors
Published Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2014]
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Contents Part I. Origins and biblical discussions of the fallen angels -- part II. Second temple developments -- part III. Reception in early Christianity and early Judaism
Summary At the origin of the Watchers tradition is the single enigmatic reference in Genesis 6 to the "sons of God" who had intercourse with human women, producing a race of giants upon the earth. That verse sparked a wealth of cosmological and theological speculation in early Judaism. Here leading scholars explore the contours of the Watchers traditions through history, tracing their development through the Enoch literature, Jubilees, and other early Jewish and Christian writings. This volume provides a lucid survey of current knowledge and interpretation of one of the most intriguing theological motifs of the Second Temple period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed February 13, 2014)
Subject Bible. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Ethiopic book of Enoch VI-XXXVI -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Angels.
Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism.
Christian literature, Early.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bautch, Kelley Coblentz, editor
Endres, S. J., editor
Harkins, Angela Kim, 1973- editor
ISBN 1451465130 (electronic bk.)
9781451465136 (electronic bk.)