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Re: Preserving the Names of the Angels

On Sun, 27 Oct 1996, Robert D Storch wrote:

> J. War*) What exactly does J. mean here? Why an oath to preserve the *names* of
> the angels?
> Do those DSS materials firmly attibuted to the group associated with
> Qumran--whether or not they were "Essenes"--in fact display a preoccupation with
> angels and their names?

The book of Enoch (which is included in the collection but probably 
earlier) shows specific interest in the names of the angels (see chapters 
6-12, for example).  What to make of that in light of Josephus' remark, 
however, I am not at this point sure.

David Suter
Saint Martin's College