This chapter begins with the wisdom literature of postexilic Judaism of the Second Temple, which belonged to both the canonical and noncanonical literature. It does not simply discuss Judaism as a matter of angelology, which is placed as a “buffer” between the ostensible “distance of a God becoming increasingly transcendent” and his earthly people, Israel. It is more about the return of at least two gods in the Jewish heaven. The second part of the chapter is devoted to the dialectic process of exchange and delimitation. It also covers Rabbinic Judaism and Early Jewish Mysticism, which analyzes different strands of classical rabbinic literature in a narrower sense and early Jewish mysticism in a combined context.
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