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Bibil Identifier bibil:207240
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 'The Mysteries of Behemoth and Leviathan' and the Celestial Bestiary of 3 Baruch
Author Kulik, Alexander
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 122, Issue: 3-4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 291-329 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Celestial bestiary is among most basic motifs of apocalyptic literature. The set of features ascribed to the celestial beasts in 3 Baruch is unique, but every separate characteristic may be traced in diverse traditions. An attempt to interpret the imagery of 3 Baruch in the context of ancient lore as attested by textual sources and iconography helps to understand the origin and the structure of the motif in its development as well as significance of the motif for apocalyptic and early mystic thought.
DOI DOI:10.2143/MUS.122.3.2045874
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Jeremiah-Baruch : Greek Apocalypse of Baruch / 3 Baruch
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Animal
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