Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham

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The Apocalypse of Abraham is a vital source for understanding both Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism. Written anonymously soon after the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple, the text envisions heaven as the true place of worship and depicts Abraham as an initiate of celestial priesthood. Andrei A. Orlov focuses on the central rite of the Abraham story - the scapegoat ritual that receives a striking eschatological reinterpretation in the text. He demonstrates that the development of the sacerdotal traditions in the ...

Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107039070

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