A dictionary of angels: including the fallen angels

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Free Press, 1967 - Reference - 387 pages
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User Review  - Akaria - LibraryThing

Growing up Protestant I didn't know much about angels. Who knew they were like smartphone apps of the heavens? Seriously, there's an angel for practically anything and everything. I really enjoyed ... Read full review

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This is one of my favorite time waster books. It is a fascinating, detailed, and exhaustive treatment on the subject of angels and spirits of Judaic, Christian, and Islamic mythologies. The Abrahamic ... Read full review

Contents

Aziel guardian of hidden treasures
5
Expulsion of Lucifer from heaven A Caedmon paraphrase
11
The angels ascending and descending Jacobs Ladder A dreamincident related in Genesis 28
18
Angels of the Ascension A Miniature from The Bible of St Paul
25
Angels of the Trinity an icon made c 14101420 by Andre Rublev Here all 3 figures Jesus God and
35
The Angel of the Lord Balaams Ass and Balaam Numbers 22 by Rembrandt
67
William Blakes Behemoth an illustration for his Book of Job
73
Angel head 15th century From the great rose window in north transept of St Ouens Rouen
81
A woodcut from the Cologne Bible Left the Scarlet Woman seated on sevenheaded dragon and worshipped
185
Appendix
191
Metatron El Shaddai
192
A woodcut from the Cologne Bible showing the burial of Moses On left God interring the Lawgiver
199
Nergal one of the four principal protecting genii guardian angels in Chaldean cosmology
206
Toomes conception of an angel of the order of cherubim
214
A peri Persian angel of the 16th century Miniature
223
Enthroned Madonna Queen of the angels flanked by four archangels presumably Michael Gabriel
234

French baroque musical cherubim Altarpiece at Champagny in Savoy
87
Dagon the national god of the Philistines commonly represented with the body of a fish
94
The Elders in the Mystic Procession by Dore Illustration to Canto 29 of Dantes Purgatorio
101
Fallen Angels A 12thcentury FrenchSpanish conception in the Bibliotheque Nationale
111
Gabriel pictured in the Annunciation by Melozzo Da Forli 14381494
117
Musical angels by Hans Memling c 1490
123
Hand of an angel by Botticelli Detail from the Magnificat in the Uffizi Gallery Florence
131
The sparkling circle of the heavenly host by Dore1 Illustration to Canto 27 of Dantes Paradiso
139
Israfel the Arabic angel of resurrection and song by Hugo SteinerPrag
147
Michelangelos Kneeling Angel with Candlestick
153
Angels bewailing the death of Jesus a detail from a fresco by Giotto in the Arena Chapel Padua
160
Lucifer by William Blake
171
Signature of the demon Asmodee Asmodeus to a deed dated May 29 1629 and executed in the Church
174
A Dictionary of Angels 1
183
Raphael descending to earth An illustration for Paradise Lost
241
Prince of the Power of the Air Satan by Dore
251
Satan bound for a thousand years by the angel of the abyss ApollyonAbaddon a 17thcentury illustration
261
An 18thcentury conception of Adam and Eve after the Fall with Sin and Death in the background Having
266
A talisman reputed to have the power of causing the stars to fall from heaven
279
Tobi from The Book of Tobit and three archangelspresumably Raphael center Michael and Gabriel
292
Annunciation group in glazed terracotta by Andrea Delia Robbia showing top God the Father symbolized
306
In Yetsirah world of formation the tree of life showing the nine celestial orders and the chief angels
319
THE SEVENTYTWO ANGELS BEARING THE MYSTICAL NAME OF
345
THE ANGELS OF PUNISHMENT MALAKE KABBALAH
351
THE TEN RULING ANGELS AND THEIR ORDERS
356
Bibliography
362
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