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Theology

Andrei A. Orlov

The Enoch-Metatron Tradition

[Die Enoch-Metatron Tradition.]

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Andrei A. Orlov examines the tradition about the seventh antediluvian patriarch Enoch, tracing its development from its roots in the Mesopotamian lore to the Second Temple apocalyptic texts and later rabbinic and Hekhalot materials where Enoch is often identified as the supreme angel Metatron.
Andrei A. Orlov examines the tradition about the seventh antediluvian patriarch Enoch, tracing its development from its roots in the Mesopotamian lore to the Second Temple apocalyptic texts and later rabbinic and Hekhalot materials where Enoch is often identified as the supreme angel Metatron. The first part of the book explores the imagery of the celestial roles and titles of the seventh antediluvian hero in Mesopotamian, Enochic and Hekhalot materials. The analysis of the celestial roles and titles shows that the transition from the figure of patriarch Enoch to the figure of angel Metatron occurred already in the Second Temple Enochic materials, namely, in 2 (Slavonic) Enoch, a Jewish work, traditionally dated to the first century CE. The second part of the book demonstrates that mediatorial polemics with the traditions of the exalted patriarchs and prophets played an important role in facilitating the transition from Enoch to Metatron in the Second Temple period.
Authors/Editors

Andrei A. Orlov Born 1960; 1990 PhD at Institute of Sociology (Russian Academy of Sciences); 1995 MA, 1997 MDiv at Abilene Christian University, TX; 2003 PhD at Marquette University, WI; Professor of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, Marquette University, WI.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zion — 71 (2006), S. 404
In: Vigiliae Christianae — Vol.60 (2006), S.247f
In: Neotestamenica — Vol.40 (2006), H.1, S.213ff (Jonathan A. Draper)
In: Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge — 2005, H.32, S.210ff (Annelies Kuyt)
In: Studia Philonica Annual — 18 (2006), S. 220–221 (Michael E. Stone)
In: Journal of Hebrew Scriptures — 6 (2006) (Eva Mroczek)
In: Archivo Teologico Granadino — Jg.68 (2005), S.321 (José Vilchez)
In: The Expository Times — Vol.117 (2006), H.8, S.344 (Kevin Sullivan)
In: International Review of Biblical Studies — Vol.51 (2004/05), 1402
In: Journal of Biblical Literature — 125 (2006), S. 587–592 (Dr. James Harding)
In: Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift — 61 (2007), S. 69–70 (P.W. van der Horst)
In: New Testament Abstracts — Vol.50 (2006), H.1, S.219
In: Recherches de Science Religieuse — 95 (2007), S. 597–598 (Katell Berthelot)
In: Revue d'histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses — 86 (2006), S. 406–407 (Ch. Grappe)
In: Salesianum — 68 (2006), S. 596–597 (Rafael Vicent)