By Aleksander R. Michalak

during this examine, Aleksander Michalak focuses more often than not at the organization of angelic beings with struggle within the Jewish literary assets. the writer has tested a few of the depictions of the warrior angels within the literature of the second one Temple interval on the subject of the roots of such representations, their attractiveness, and numerous theological implications. He focuses in particular 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 resources yet considering the wider 'angelological' heritage. The literary innovations explored via the writer comprise expectancies of angelic participation in an eschatological battle in addition to their position during this clash, institutions of angelic warriors with sure Jewish heroes, angelic security of the partitions of Jerusalem, and angelic army strength either as defenders and destroyers.

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