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by John C. Reeves

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Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1992. 2. Henning, W. "The Book of Giants," Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 11 (1943): 52–74, building on his own earlier articles.

Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1992. xi, 260 pp. Michael E. Stone (a1). Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. 3. The Cologne Mani Codex was published in a series of articles in Zeitschrift fiir Papyrologie und Epigraphik between 1975 and 1982 by A. Henrichs and L. Koenen. The literature on this codex and on Mani's Elchsaite origins is extensive; valuable indications may be found in Reeves, pp. 4–7.

Series: Monographs of the Hebrew Union College. Reeves begins with an examination of the ancient testimonies about the contents of Mani's Book of Giants. Published by: Hebrew Union College Press. 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.

John C. Reeves specializes in the history of religion in late antiquity.

A work entitled the "Book of Giants" figures in every list of the Manichaean canon preserved from antiquity. John C. from HUC-JIR and serves as Blumenthal Professor of Judaic Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

John C. Series: Monographs of the Hebrew Union College (Book 14). Paperback: 272 pages.

The author convincingly shows how the Manichaean Book of Giants might be based on an earlier Book of Giants found in fragments . Publisher: Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati. Publication Date: 1992.

The author convincingly shows how the Manichaean Book of Giants might be based on an earlier Book of Giants found in fragments at Qumran. While doing so, he describes the mythology related to the book found in the Book of Enoch (Sefer Chanoch), the Book Of Jubilees, the Midrash of Azazel and Shemhazai, and relevant Islamic and Christian heresiological sources. Dust-jacket, binding and interior in overall very good condition.

Studies in the 'Book of Giants' Traditions. Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press, 1992. In Chapter IV Reeves outlines that the fundamental structure of Manichaean cosmogony is ultimately indebted to Jewish exegetical expansions of Genesis 6, 1-4 as found in . In his fifth chapter he then summarizes his most important findings.

Publisher: Hebrew Union College Press (June 1992). The book is divided neatly into five main chapters, each building upon the earlier. In chapter one, Dr. Reeves traces the extant history of Manichaean texts in the ancient near east and even China and India. In Chapter two, Dr. Reeves provides a detailed discussion of the contents of various Qumran texts and texts from the Manichaean Book of Giants; here, the emphasis is to illustrate the similarity in content between the two. Chapter three is devoted to various quotations from an unknown Manichaean source by Severus of Antioch in the sixth century.

Published May 1st 1992 by Hebrew Union College Press. 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 convincingly shows how the Manichaean Book of Giants might be based on an earlier Book of Giants found in fragments at Qumran.

in the Vitality of Jewish Pseudepigrapha, ed. Reeves (SBLEJL 6; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1994), 173–203.

during his early years among the Elchasaites,8 was soon translated into Middle. Persian and Greek, and also into Sogdian and Uyghur,9 and there might have. It is essential to stress that as the Manichaean Book of Giants (hence abbreviated. as BG) was an integral part of Mani’s seven canonical writings, the contents of. this narrative were also integrated into the Manichaean system. in the Vitality of Jewish Pseudepigrapha, ed.

A work entitled the "Book of Giants" figures in every list of the Manichaean canon . Publisher: Hebrew Union College Press.

book by John C. Reeves. A work entitled the "Book of Giants" figures in every list of the Manichaean canon preserved from antiquity.

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. Twenty-eight years later, J. T. Milik discovered several copies of a fragmentary Aramaic work at Qumran which is unquestionably the precursor of the later Manichaean recension. One other important work, Mani's autobiography, the so-called Cologne Mani Codex, was brought to scholarly attention in 1970 with evidence that Mani spent his youth among the Elchasaites, a Judeo-Christian sect that observed the Sabbath, strict dietary laws, and rigorous purification practices. Although leading Orientalists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have consistently stressed the Iranian component in Mani's thought, Reeves argues, in the light of evidence drawn from the above-mentioned discoveries and from a rich panorama of other textual sources, that the fundamental structure of Manichaean cosmogony is ultimately indebted to Jewish exegetical expansions of Genesis 6:1-4. Reeves begins with an examination of the ancient testimonies about the contents of Mani's Book of Giants. Then, using documents from Second Temple Judaism, classical Gnostic literature, Christian and Muslim heresiological reports, Syriac texts, and Manichaean writings, he provides a detailed analysis of both the Qumran and Manichaean rescensions of the work, demonstrating additional interdependencies and suggesting new narrative arrangements. He addresses a series of quotations from an unnamed Manichaean source found in a paschal homily of the sixth-century Monophysite patriarch Severus of Antioch and a narrative from Thoeodore bar Konai. Reeves demonstrates that the motifs of Jewish Enochic literature, in particular those of the story of the Watchers and Giants, form the skeletal structure of Mani's cosmological teachings, and that Chapters 1 to 11 of Genesis fertilized Near Eastern thought, even to the borders of India and China.

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