Human Agents of Cosmic Power in Hellenistic Judaism and the Synoptic Tradition
Human Agents of Cosmic Power in Hellenistic Judaism and the Synoptic Tradition

Human Agents of Cosmic Power in Hellenistic Judaism and the Synoptic Tradition

in The Library of New Testament Studies

by Mary E. Mills

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Pages 192
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2015
ISBN-13 9781474230445
The ancient world believed that the universe was made up of elements both material and spiritual. These elemental forces affected human life positively or negatively and any human being who could share their energy was a person of great significance - a human agent of cosmic power. This is a significant part of the background of the life and career of Jesus of Nazareth. The present work is a reappraisal of Synoptic accounts of Jesus and his followers in the light of recent developments in the study of ancient magic.

  • Table of contents
  • Preface
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. MAGIC AND MYTH
  • 3. THE MOSES TRADITIONS
  • 4. THE SOLOMON TRADITIONS
  • 5. ENOCH AND THE WATCHERS
  • 6. THE BOOK OF TOBIT
  • 7. JESUS ACCORDING TO MARK
  • 8. THE APOSTLES ACCORDING TO LUKE
  • 9. SUMMARY
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index of Biblical References
  • Index of Authors

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