By John Ferguson
Starting from Christian mystical theology to Sufism, from the traditional philosophers to the Cambridge Platonists, from visionaries akin to William Blake and the writer of The Cloud of Unknowing to the position performed through medications, yoga, song and the dance, this Encyclopaedia offers crucial details at the manifold elements of mysticism and may function a accomplished and helpful paintings of reference for a few years to come back. contains 2 hundred illustrations.
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Apoc. Pet. 4 and 1 En. 61:5; also Apoc. Pet. 13 and 1 En. 62:15-16; 63:1, 7-9). 50 Peter and the Patriarch: A Confluence of Traditions? 27 of Peter. Finally we have a verbal parallel, although the referents and the context for the description shared are so very different. Nickelsburg makes a compelling case for the coming together of the Book of the Watchers, 1 Enoch 108, and 1 Peter; it seems likely that the author of 1 Peter was familiar with these Enochic writings. Similarly the Apocalypse of Peter was preserved by a community that knew and cherished early Enochic traditions like the Book of the Watchers.
Greenberg 1983: 50; Childs 1976: 506-507. A Misplaced Temple Question about Ezekiel’s Visions 43 was a specific title for the Temple already in the seventh century,69 and which Ezek 3:12 uses in reference to the kabod, thus redirecting a title of the Jerusalem Temple toward the divine presence; and στερέωµα/רקיע, which occurs several times in Ezek 1. 70 First, God and the leaders of the people share in a sacrificial meal. Second, although the scene takes place on a mountain, מעשה לבנת and ἔργον πλίντου suggest that this sacrificial meal takes place in a construction of some sort.
The anthropomorphic God literally dwells and is enthroned in the temple (see also Isa 8:18; 31:9). The enormity of the throne entails that the god (most probably present in a cultic statue) is of gigantic proportions; the hem of the robe of the enormous god suffices to fill the temple. 29 Keel 1985: 174. 30 See also the remarks in Mettinger 1999: 920-924, esp. 923; Mettinger 1982: 29-32; Metzger 1970: 139-158; Keel 1977: 51-53; Keel 1985: 172-173; Maier 1964: 101-105. 31 For the separation of heaven from the temple and the subsequent seclusion of heaven from regular human access, see Hurowitz 1992: 313-321; and also Niehr 1999a: 370-372; Niehr 1999b: 428-430.
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Mysticism: and the Mystery Religions by John Ferguson