Jao-Jahwe und seine Engel 978-3-16-152222-2 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

Wolfgang Fauth

Jao-Jahwe und seine Engel

Jahwe-Appellationen und zugehörige Engelnamen in griechischen und koptischen Zaubertexten

[Jao-Yahweh and His Angels. Names for Yahweh and Corresponding Angels' Names in Greek and Coptic Magical Texts.]

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Wolfgang Fauth selects several variants of Yahweh, the Jewish name for God, in Greek and Coptic magical texts, among them primarily the graphical form J/Iao. He deals with their morphological characteristics and shows how these were supplemented by the comprehensive source of Jewish-Hebrew angels' names.
Wolfgang Fauth selects several variants of Yahweh, the Jewish name for God, in Greek and Coptic magical texts, among them primarily the graphical form J/Iao. He deals with their morphological characteristics and their expansion or replacement by other names, and shows how these were supplemented by the comprehensive source of Jewish-Hebrew angels' names along with Yahweh's change of status from an angel to an absolute ruler (Pantocrator). From the nominal contact with Greco-Egyptian gods and the personal fusion with Jesus Christ, there emerges a complex image of Jao-Yahweh.
Authors/Editors

Wolfgang Fauth Geboren 1924; 1949–53 Studium der Klassischen Philologie sowie der antiken und orientalischen Religionsgeschichte an der Universität Göttingen; 1953 Promotion; 1973 Habilitation; 1976–89 Professor für Klassische Philologie, antike Mythologie und Religion; seit 1989 emeritiert.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Revue Théologique de Louvain — 48 (2017), S. 256 (Hans Ausloos)
In: Apocrypha — 27 (2016), S. 223–224 (Anna van den Kerchove)
In: Bibliotheca Orientalis — 72 (2015), S. 493–495 (Christoffer Theis)