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RE: orion RE: good angels
What I had in mind is the possibility that the writer has been influenced by
Agatha Daemon in the Greek tradition.
You should also note 2 Macc. 3:25-26 as an indication of what the writer has
Saint Martin's College
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> One obvious response is the story of the descent of the Watchers in 1
> Enoch; however, I'm not sure that's the explanation since the
> language doesn't precisely match up. Perhaps one should look to the
> Hellenistic world for the explanation (more on that later).
> David Suter
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> > From: Schwarz Daniel <DSchwarz@h2.hum.huji.ac.il>
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> > Subject: orion RE: good angels
> > Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 09:35:26 -0000
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> > II Maccabees, in the only two passages at which it mentions angels as
> > such (aggeloi), specifies "good angels". Namely, at II Macc 11:6 the
> > Jews pray that God will send an agathos aggelos to save Israel, and at
> > 15:22-23 reference is first made to the angel God sent to save Hezekiah,
> > then a prayer is offered that God will now too send an aggelos agathos.
> > Question: It seems to me superfluous to have to point out to God, that
> > we want Him to send a good angel; why isn't "angel" enough? Does this
> > bother anyone else? Know of parallels or explanation?
> > Thank you,
> > Danny Schwartz
> > Hebrew University