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The Watchers in Jewish and Christian traditions [electronic resource] / Angela Kim Harkins, Kelley Coblentz Bautch, and John C. Endres, editors.

Endres, John C., 1946- (editor of compilation.). Bautch, Kelley Coblentz, (editor of compilation.). Harkins, Angela Kim, 1973- (editor of compilation.). Project Muse, (distributor.). Project Muse. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible. Genesis > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Ethiopic book of Enoch VI-XXXVI > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Church history > Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Judaism > Relations > Christianity.
Christianity and other religions > Judaism.
Christian literature, Early.
Apocalyptic literature > History and criticism.

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  • ISBN: 9781451465136
  • ISBN: 1451465130
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (xiii, 241 pages))
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2014

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General Note: Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Origins and Biblical Discussions of the Fallen Angels -- Mesopotamian Elements and the Watchers Traditions / Ida Fröhlich -- The Watchers Traditions and Gen 6:1-4 (MT and LXX) / Chris Seeman -- Symbolic Resistance in the Book of the Watchers / Anathea Portier-Young -- The Enochic Watchers Traditions and Deuterocanonical -- Literature / Jeremy Corley -- Watchers Traditions in the Catholic Epistles / Eric F. Mason -- 'Because of the Angels' : Paul and the Enochic Traditions / Scott M. Lewis, S.J. -- The Watchers Traditions in 1 Enoch 6-16 : The Fall of Angels -- and the Rise of Demons / Kevin Sullivan -- Second Temple Developments -- The Watchers Traditions in the Book of the Watchers and the Animal Apocalypse / Karina Martin Hogan -- The Watchers Traditions in the Book of Jubilees / John C. Endres, S.J. -- The Watchers Traditions in 1 Enoch's Book of Parables / Leslie Baynes -- Reception in Early Christianity and Early Judaism -- The Descent of the Watchers and its Aftermath According to Justin Martyr / Randall D. Chesnutt -- Cain the Giant : Watchers Traditions in the Life of Adam and Eve / Silviu N. Bunta -- The Watchers Traditions in Targum and Midrash / Joshua Ezra Burns -- Index of Names -- Index of Biblical References and Ancient Literature.
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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.
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