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Another Important New Book by Andrei Orlov, “The Atoning Dyad: The Two Goats of Yom Kippur in the Apocalypse of Abraham”

Prolific author Andrei A. Orlov, Professor of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at Marquette University, has completed another exciting new book that is to be published by the prestigious biblical studies publisher, Brill, in the near future. (See here for updates on publication status.) I have to say that I am very excited about this […]

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New Andrei Orlov Book Released: Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham

As I previously announced on Heavenly Ascents, my MA advisor, Professor Andrei Orlov, has a new book entitled: Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham. Although I do not yet have my hands on a copy, I know that this is one to get excited about. Here’s a description:   Andrei A. Orlov, Heavenly Priesthood in […]

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On 1 Enoch and the Rite of Atonement

This post contains more notes on 1 (Ethiopic) Enoch from Dr. Orlov’s class, plus more interesting passages from the text. I will also look at the role of the angel Asa’el (or Azazel) in the Israelite atonement ritual and his possible connection to the Old Testament scapegoat. Random Notes on the Enochic Tradition Dr. Andrei Orlov suggests that 1 […]

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