The Origin of Archangels: Ideological Mystification of Nobility

Bibliographic Information: 

Deane Galbraith, "The Origin of Archangels: Ideological Mystification of Nobility" in Class Struggle in the New Testament, ed. Robert J. Myles (Lanham: Lexington/Fortress Academic, 2019), 209-240.

Description

The first archangels developed from the complex of earlier Jewish heroic warrior traditions, with its ideological mystification of the king's sons and other noble members of the inner court as heroic warriors. The War Scroll and Tobit may be understood as transitional texts in this development.

Publisher: 
Lexington/Fortress Academic