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Author Segal, Alan F., 1945-2011.

Title Two powers in heaven : early rabbinic reports about Christianity and Gnosticism / by Alan F. Segal
Published Leiden : Brill, 1977


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Description xxiv, 313 pages ; 25 cm
Series Studies in Judaism in late antiquity ; v. 25
Studies in Judaism in late antiquity ; v. 25
Contents 1. Introduction -- Two powers in heaven: The history and importance of the problem -- 2. The early rabbinic evidence -- Conflicting appearances of God -- Aher, Metatron, Merkabah, and the angel of YHWH -- A controversy between Ishmaeil and Akiba -- Midrashic warnings against "two powers" -- Mishnaic warnings against unorthodox prayer -- "Many powers in heaven" and Miscellaneous reports -- How many powers created the world? -- Divine powers and angels -- Summary of Rabbinic findings -- 3. Philo -- Jewish Sectarian texts: Apocalypticism and mysticism ; New Testament Christianity -- The Church fathers -- Marcion -- Gnosticism
Analysis Church history Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
Dualism (Religion) in rabbinical literature
Heresies, Jewish
Rabbinical literature History and criticism
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [268]-288
Subject Christianity.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Dualism (Religion) in rabbinical literature.
Dualism (Religion) -- Controversial literature -- History and criticism.
Dualism (Religion) -- History and criticism.
Jewish heresies.
Jewish heretics.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
LC no. 78315387
ISBN 9004054537
Other Titles 2 powers in heaven