All the Glory of Adam: Liturgical Anthropology in the Dead by Crispin H T Fletcher-Louis

By Crispin H T Fletcher-Louis

This quantity examines lifeless Sea Scroll texts which pertain to the Qumran community's realizing of: a transcendent, angelmorphic or divine humanity; and the position of cultic area and time, and the event of worship, within the formation of this sort of humanity. The booklet includes 12 chapters. the 1st 3 are dedicated to fabric which both antedates or presents vital cognate fabric to the perculiarly sectarian fabric studied within the the remainder chapters (especially the ebook of Noah and Sirach). Chapters 4 to 6 learn texts dedicated to a divine humanity, the divine or angelec Moses and the heavenly human priesthood. The 7th bankruptcy discusses the magical and theophanic value of the excessive priest's breastpiece at Qumran. Chapters 8 to 11 are revisionist studying of the "Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice" as a liturgy for a divine humanity, and bankruptcy thirteen proposes a brand new interpretation of 1QM 10-17 within the comparable vein. except lifeless Sea Scroll students, this ebook also needs to be important for someone engaged on biblical anthropology, messianism and Christology, and temple or cultic theology.

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56) immediately follows a reference to the admonition "in the writing of the holy Enoch" (4:1) and the lesson to be learnt from "the watchers [who] departed from nature's order" (3:5). It would appear that this juxtaposition of Enoch's polemic against the fallen watchers with a polemic against Samaritans again bears witness to the fact that Enoch is called upon as a witness against, what from the Jerusalem perspective, is regarded as a heterodox religious practice by the Shechem based priesthood.

However, Michael Stone has recently brought our attention to the way in which the Qumran texts are keen to trace a line of priesdy patriarchy back from Aaron, through Levi and Qahat to Noah. " Indeed, it is not just the teaching of the Book of the Words of Noah that is priestly and Stone's comments can be taken further. Noah's glorious and angelomorphic identity. 29 1 31 32 33 2 9 See the discussion between Holloway 1991 and Hendel 1996 and Holloway 1998. Blenkinsopp 1976. e. Xisuthrus) the founder of a tempie see also Lucian of Samosata De etea Syria ‫־‬12T3.

The same word is also used for the priest o f Artemis). But 4Q266 frag. 5 ii unequivocally disqualifies priests who had emigrated among the Gentiles, which sounds like a ban meant to embrace the likes of these priests i n Leontopolis, confirming the general impression that the Qumran community is not directly related to the Leontopolis cult. 02 ‫ ^ ך ך‬Latin f has (l where the underlying Greek would have had άγγελος. See Fletcher-Louis 1997b, 180-182. 101 e x t nun m 32 CHAPTER ONE status is necessary.

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