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Jewish Lore in Manichaean Cosmogony: Studies in the Book of Giants Traditions
A work entitled the "Book of Giants" figures in every list of the Manichaean canon preserved from antiquity. Both the nature of this work and the intellectual baggage of the third-century Persian prophet to whom it is ascribed remained unknown to scholars until 1943, when fragments of several Middle Iranian versions of the Book of Giants were published by W. B. Henning. ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Hebrew Union College Press
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Sep 25, 2008 Aharon rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Charles Koppelman
Recommended to Aharon by: Barbara Selya
Considering this monograph was a slightly re-edited edition of his dissertation, it is hard to not be blown away by the achievement in this scholarly work. The amazing thing about critical historical scholarship is just how understated significant conclusions are often stated. I had that in mind while reading Reeve's book as he patiently works through the existing scholarship on the content of the Book of Giants and its relationship to the origin of Manichaean cosmological beliefs. Reeves ...more