Heil und Gericht im "Buch der Wächter"

  • Martin Stowasser

Abstract

Analysing „The Book of Watchers“ (1Hen 1–36) in a synchronic approach one finds a well planned dramatic structure as well as a precise repetition and development of special motives. Thereby the conclusion can be drawn, that the primary focus in the narrative is being given to salvation not to judgement, as widely held. The horizon of salvation („eternal life“) remains this-worldly and even resurrection is thought of as „re-incarnation“. The idea of judgement on the other hand is developing towards the concept of hell.
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2016-09-14
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