Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Otherworldly Mediators in 4Ezra and 2Baruch: A Comparison with Angelic Mediators in Ascent Apocalypses and in Daniel, Ezekiel, and Zechariah

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The otherworldly mediators that are found in Jewish apocalypses act as supporting characters within the narratives, guiding human seers on tours of heaven, interpreting visions, and answering the questions of bewildered visionaries. The figures of Uriel in 4Ezra and Ramiel in 2Baruch are no exceptions. However, a brief perusal of these two apocalypses reveals that Uriel and Ramiel function in a manner different from otherworldly mediators found in ascent apocalypses such as the Book of Watchers, 2Enoch, and the Apocalypse of Abraham. This chapter focuses on depiction of the otherworldly mediators Uriel and Ramiel rather than on 4Ezra and 2Baruch's "angelologies", or their overall depiction of angels. It examines the otherworldly mediators in two ascent apocalypses, the Book of Watchers and Apocalypse of Abraham. It then discusses Uriel in 4Ezra and Ramiel in 2Baruch. The chapter compares the 4Ezra and 2Baruch's angelic mediators with those in Daniel, Ezekiel, and Zechariah.

Keywords: 2Baruch; 4Ezra; angelic mediators; Apocalypse of Abraham; Book of Watchers; Daniel; Ezekiel; Jewish apocalypses; Zechariah

10.1163/9789004258815_010
/content/books/b9789004258815_010
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    <i>Fourth Ezra</i> and <i>Second Baruch</i> — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation