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Chaos and the Son of Man: the Hebrew Chaoskampf Tradition in the Period 515 BCE to 200 CE. (Hardback)
  • Chaos and the Son of Man: the Hebrew Chaoskampf Tradition in the Period 515 BCE to 200 CE. (Hardback)

Chaos and the Son of Man: the Hebrew Chaoskampf Tradition in the Period 515 BCE to 200 CE. (Hardback)

Hardback 273 Pages / Published: 27/06/2006
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Andrew Angel briefly reviews the work of Old Testament scholars on the mythological motif of God's battle with the dragon and the chaos waters. He also reviews works that touch on the existence of the motif in the period 515 BCE to 200 CE, noting the need for thorough survey of the motif in Hebrew literature of this period.

There follows a study of forty-two Jewish and Christian texts (in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin), which establishes the fact that this mythological motif was well known in this period. Angel makes suggestions as to how this might offer fresh insights into the meaning of apocalyptic visions and texts that appear to refer to a 'son of man' figure in this period.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567030986
Number of pages: 273
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 20 mm

Reviewed in International Review of Biblical Studies, 2007.
"well-written value"Theological Book Review Vol. 19 No. 1 2007--,
'Angel sets out his method in detail... this book is a useful catalogue of possible examples of Chaoskampf imagery' John J. Collins, Journal of Jewish Studies, Autumn 2007--Sanford Lakoff
'This is a practical, perceptive, and well-written book that every scholar who wishes to study the Hebrew Chaoskampf tradition in early Judaism and Christianity must consult.' Lorenzo DiTomasso, RBL 05/2008--Sanford Lakoff "Review of Biblical Literature "
"well-written value" Theological Book Review Vol. 19 No. 1 2007--Sanford Lakoff
"I heartily recommend Chaos and the Son of Man as a helpful collection, analysis, and explication of Second Temple period texts which include the Chaoskampf tradition." David P. Melvin, Baylor University, Hebrew Studies 50 (2009)--Sanford Lakoff

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