Otherworldly and Eschatological Priesthood in the Dead Sea by Joseph Angel

By Joseph Angel

Departing from scholarship devoted to the socio-historical realities of priesthood at Qumran, this ebook explores, in components, the main pervasive literary representations of priesthood within the useless Sea Scrolls as a mirrored image of the non secular worldview of the Qumran group and broader segments of moment Temple society. half one compares depictions of otherworldly priesthood in non-sectarian and sectarian files. half examines the old and standard roots of portrayals of messianic/eschatological priesthood.
The learn finds a clean figuring out of the crucial position of priestly imagery within the tension-filled eschatological identification of the Qumran neighborhood. It concludes with a attention of the connection of the facts taken care of to the phenomenon of democratization of priestly holinesses in rabbinic Judaism and Christianity.

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Reports that the top two tiers of angels are charged to celebrate the Sabbath. Of all the nations on earth, only Israel is commanded to celebrate the Sabbath along with the angels and God. All the other nations, as well as the angels of cosmic phenomena, presumably continue to work on the seventh day due to their inferior state of holiness (:, ). In this way, Jubilees’ picture of earth is modeled on its vision of celestial reality—there is a direct parallelism between the existence and actions of heavenly beings and those of their human counterparts on earth.

36 Unless otherwise noted, translations of Jubilees follow J. VanderKam, The Book of Jubilees (CSCO ; Scriptores Aethiopici ; Louvain: Peeters, ). 37 See also the mention of “the words of Enoch” in Abraham’s instructions to Isaac regarding matters of sacrificial cult in Jub. :. 38 Nickelsburg, “Enoch, Levi, and Peter,” –. 39 For a convenient summary of the primary evidence, see Fletcher-Louis, All the Glory, –. 40 It is interesting to note that while Jubilees attributes the most familiar priestly role of sacrificial service to Enoch and perhaps to priestly angels as well (see below), no such otherworldly priesthood in non-sectarian writings  The Relationship of Heaven and Earth Implied by BW The story of the fallen watchers provides a unique and in some ways surprising picture of the celestial temple and priesthood in relation to the earthly realm.

1 According to this model, God sits on a throne surrounded by lesser divine beings who serve as his royal councilors (see especially  Kgs :–; Isa :). The purpose of the council is to render judgment and make and enforce divine decrees (Psalm ; Zech :–; Job :–; :–). If God dwells in a celestial palace, it is only natural that his earthly residence, the temple, should also be conceived as a divine palace. Indeed, in the Hebrew Bible the word ìëéä refers not only to the temple but also to the king’s palace.

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