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Paperback A Gathering of Angels : Angels in Jewish Life and Literature Book

ISBN: 0345381041

ISBN13: 9780345381040

A Gathering of Angels : Angels in Jewish Life and Literature

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A Gathering of Angels: Angels in Jewish Life and Literature looks at Jewish history in a unique way through the eyes of angels. A rabbi and a scholar, Morris B. Margolies pores through nearly three thousand years of literature and lore in an enlightening exploration of the angels, who shape and reflect Jewish beliefs, hopes, and fears.

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Angel angel shining bright in the soul at darkest night

One very interesting section of this work has to do with the abundance of angels that appear during the time of the Apocrypha and Psuedigrapha period, a time of crisis for the Jewish people in Israel. Celestial messengers and helpers multiplied so much so that according to Margolies they were denied a place in the Canon. This book is a gathering of Hebrew and Jewish angels from the Bible to Isaac Singer. It has brief introductions and explanations but is not a deep philosophical work, but rather a work of story and example. How to put it all together in meaning terms is I think left to the reader. But the author has done a very illuminating work of assembling and introducing the divine helpers.
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