Demonstrates how conflict between a human adept as the divine warrior and an otherworldly antagonist plays a key role in early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic accounts.
A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts.
Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.
Discusses the two most important figures in early Jewish mythologies of evil, the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael.
An accessible introduction to the Bible.
Compares Rabbinic midrash and Patristic exegesis in late antiquity and provides an introduction to the various forms of Patristic literature.
Focusing on gender issues, this book compares and contrasts the treatment of the Potiphar's Wife motif--in which a woman makes vain overtures to a man and then accuses him of attempting to force himself upon her--in ancient Near Eastern, Jewish, and Islamic folklore.