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The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditions

Angela Kim Harkins, Kelley Coblentz Bautch

Paperback 2014-02-01

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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 an explosion 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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Publisher Description

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 an explosion 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.

Koorong Code401389
ISBN0800699785
EAN9780800699789
Pages208
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryWorld Religions
Sub-CategoryJudaism
PublisherAugsburg/fortress Press
Publication DateFeb 2014
Dimensions14 x 152 x 228mm
Weight0.090kg