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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 figuring out of: a transcendent, angelmorphic or divine humanity; and the function of cultic house and time, and the adventure of worship, within the formation of this kind of humanity. The publication comprises 12 chapters. the 1st 3 are dedicated to fabric which both antedates or offers very important cognate fabric to the perculiarly sectarian fabric studied within the the rest 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 paranormal and theophanic importance of the excessive priest's breastpiece at Qumran. Chapters 8 to 11 are revisionist analyzing 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 useless Sea Scroll students, this e-book must also be invaluable for someone engaged on biblical anthropology, messianism and Christology, and temple or cultic theology.

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This aspect of an idealised Jewish anthropology is perhaps related to the tradition according to which the high priest's garments represent the whole cosmos which is attested in the Wisdom of Solomon, Philo, Josephus and in Sirach 50. •‫ י‬No explicit mention is made of Noah's size one way or the other, that is not the point of the birth story which is simply to reject any notion of Noah's inappropriate conception and affirm, therefore, his utter (racial) purity which is, in turn, coterminous with his "divinity".

89. Chronologically it should come between Jacob (44:23) and Moses (44:23—45:5). O n Joseph and the Samaritans, and polemic between the latter and Jerusalem based Jews see Purvis 1975 and Schuller 1990 (esp. pp. 371-376) for the appearance of these themes in the (probably) pre-Essene text 4Q371-372. 8 9 9 0 91 ANGELOMORPHISM IN LATE SECOND TEMPLE JUDAISM 27 way as he has done in die Book of Watchers—as the truly righteous representative of the priesthood over against Samaritan "heretics". The second piece of corroboratory evidence for this understanding of the early Enoch literature is provided by the Testament of JVaphtali.

The previous and following lines speak repeatedly of "glory", "for the Glory of God" and how the subject will "]be glorified in the midst of (‫"[)יכבד בתוך‬. The text is only very partially preserved, but interestingly there are only two instances in the Hebrew Bible where ‫ כ ב ו ד ותפארת‬appear so close together. These are the two summary descriptions of the high priest's vestments and ordination at the beginning and end of Exodus 28 (w. (‫ולתפארת‬ ‫לכבוד‬ The expression becomes stereotypical for garments and is picked up in Sirach's description of how God "clothed Aaron with perfect beauty (‫ )תפארת‬and beautified him with Glory (‫ )כבוד‬and strength" (Sirach 45:8 (ms B).

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