search for books and compare prices
cover image
Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher State Univ of New York Pr
Publication date January 2, 2016
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781438455822
ISBN-10 1438455828
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.

Divine Scapegoats is a wide-ranging exploration of the parallels between the heavenly and the demonic in early Jewish apocalyptical accounts. In these materials, antagonists often mirror features of angelic figures, and even those of the Deity himself, an inverse correspondence that implies a belief that the demonic realm is maintained by imitating divine reality. Andrei A. Orlov examines the sacerdotal, messianic, and creational aspects of this mimetic imagery, focusing primarily on two texts from the Slavonic pseudepigrapha: 2 Enoch and the Apocalypse of Abraham. These two works are part of a very special cluster of Jewish apocalyptic texts that exhibit features not only of the apocalyptic worldview but also of the symbolic universe of early Jewish mysticism. The Yom Kippur ritual in the Apocalypse of Abraham, the divine light and darkness of 2 Enoch, and the similarity of mimetic motifs to later developments in the Zohar are of particular importance in Orlov’s consideration.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781438455839
 
from State Univ of New York Pr (May 1, 2015)
9781438455839 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $95.00
About: Divine Scapegoats is a wide-ranging exploration of the parallels between the heavenly and the demonic in early Jewish apocalyptical accounts.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781438455822
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from State Univ of New York Pr (January 2, 2016)
9781438455822 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.