The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditions

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The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditions

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Book

Description/Summary

At the origin of the Watchers tradition is the single enigmatic reference in Genesis 6 to the “sons of God” who had intercourse with human women, producing a race of giants upon the earth. That verse sparked a wealth of cosmological and theological speculation in early Judaism. Here leading scholars explore the contours of the Watchers traditions through history, tracing their development through the Enoch literature, Jubilees, and other early Jewish and Christian writings. This volume provides a lucid survey of current knowledge and interpretation of one of the most intriguing theological motifs of the Second Temple period. -- Publisher description.

ISBN

9780800699789

Publication Date

2014

Publication Information

Harkins, Angela Kim, Kelley Coblentz Bautch, and John C. Endres, eds. The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditions. Augsburg Fortress Press, 2014.

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Copyright 2014 Fortress Press