The Origins of Evil Spirits: The Reception of Genesis 6:1-4 in Early Jewish Literature, Revised Edition
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The Origins of Evil Spirits: The Reception of Genesis 6:1-4 in Early Jewish Literature, Revised Edition  -     By: Archie T. Wright

The Origins of Evil Spirits: The Reception of Genesis 6:1-4 in Early Jewish Literature, Revised Edition

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How do we account for the explosion of demonic activity in the New Testament?

Archie T. Wright's work traces the development of the concept of evil spirits from the Hebrew Bible through postbiblical Jewish literature. Wright is concerned with the reception history of Genesis 6:1-4 (the source of the "Watchers" traditions) in early Enochic and Philonic Judaism during the Second Temple Period. He suggests that the nonspecificity inherent in the biblical text of Genesis 6:1-4 opened the basis for the later emergence of an etiology of evil spirits as Jewish authors engaged with the text.

As a result, Genesis 6:1-4 played an important part in the development of demonology in Second Temple Judaism. Chapters examine 1 Enoch 1-36 (the Book of the Watchers) and the reception of the Watchers tradition in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Philo of Alexandria and draw conclusions about the background of the New Testament conceptions of demons and demon possession.

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Title: The Origins of Evil Spirits: The Reception of Genesis 6:1-4 in Early Jewish Literature, Revised Edition
By: Archie T. Wright
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 280
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound
ISBN: 1451490321
ISBN-13: 9781451490329
Stock No: WW490329

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How do we account for the explosion of demonic activity in the New Testament? Archie T. Wrights work traces the development of the concept of evil spirits from the Hebrew Bible through postbiblical Jewish literature. Wright is concerned with the reception history of Genesis 6:14 (the source of the Watchers traditions) in early Enochic and Philonic Judaism during the Second Temple Period. He suggests that the nonspecificity inherent in the biblical text of Genesis 6:14 opened the basis for the later emergence of an etiology of evil spirits as Jewish authors engaged with the text.

As a result, Genesis 6:14 played an important part in the development of demonology in Second Temple Judaism. Chapters examine 1 Enoch 136 (the Book of the Watchers) and the reception of the Watchers tradition in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Philo of Alexandria and draw conclusions about the background of the New Testament conceptions of demons and demon possession.

Author Bio

Archie T. Wright is interim executive director of the Catholic Biblical Association and visiting lecturer at the London School of Theology. He is the author of The Origin of Evil Spirits: The Reception of Genesis 6:1--4 in Early Jewish Literature (Fortress, 2015).

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