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forthcoming in: With Letters of Light: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Jewish Apocalypticism, Magic and Mysticism (eds. D. Arbel and A. Orlov Berlin N.Y.: de Gryeter, 2010).The aforementioned scholarly suggestions about the dualistic tendencies of the apocalypse, which seems to envision a symmetrical correspondence between the divine and demonic realms, the worlds of God and of Azazel, are intriguing and deserve further investigation. The current study will attempt to explore some dualistic symmetrical pattern... More >>>Note that, unfortunately, not all my books can be downloaded or ordered on CD due to the restrictions of copyright. However, most of the books on this site do not have copyright restrictions. If you find any copyright violation, please contact me at [email protected]. I am very attentive to the issue of copyright and try to avoid any violations, but on the other hand to help all fans of magic to get access to information.
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forthcoming in: With Letters of Light: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Jewish Apocalypticism, Magic and Mysticism (eds. D. Arbel and A. Orlov Berlin N.Y.: de Gryeter, 2010).

The aforementioned scholarly suggestions about the dualistic tendencies of the apocalypse, which seems to envision a symmetrical correspondence between the divine and demonic realms, the worlds of God and of Azazel, are intriguing and deserve further investigation. The current study will attempt to explore some dualistic symmetrical patterns found in the Slavonic pseudepigraphon, concentrating mainly on the peculiar theophanic imagery surrounding the figure of the main antagonist of the text, the demon Azazel. (Andrei Orlov)

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Andrei A. Orlov is an American professor of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at Marquette University. He "is a specialist in Jewish Apocalypticism and Mysticism, Second Temple Judaism, and Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Within the field of Second Temple Jewish apocalyptic literature, Orlov is considered among the leading experts in the field of Slavonic texts related to Jewish mysticism and Enochic traditions." He "has established himself as a significant voice in the study of Second Temple Jewish traditions, especially those associated with 2 Enoch and other Slavonic Pseudepigrapha." Orlov is a veteran of the Enoch seminar and a member of the Advisory Board of the journal Henoch.

He was born in 1960 in Moscow. In the years 1978-1980. Served in the Soviet Army. Senior sergeant of the air defense forces.

In 1986 he graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University.

In 1990, at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences under the scientific supervision BA Grushin defended his thesis for the degree of Candidate of Sociological Sciences (direction: Sociology of Culture) on the theme "Descriptive phenomenology of game structures." A well-known Russian sociologist, Yu. A. Levada, was a scientific opponent in the defense.

In 1990-1991 he was a senior research fellow at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In 1991, Orlov moved to the United States.

In 1991-1997 he worked as a research fellow (since 1993 - associate professor) at the Abilene Christian University (English) Russian.

In 1995 and in 1997 he graduated from the Bible Studies College of the Abilene Christian University (English), where he received bachelor's degrees in New Testament studies and a master's degree in theology, respectively.

In 1998-2002 he worked as an assistant at the University of Marquette (English) Russian.

In 2002-2003 he was at the prestigious John P. Raynor Scholarship, S.J., established in honor of one of the former presidents of the University of Marquette.

In 2003, the University of Marquette (English) Russian. Under the scientific guidance of Dr. Deirdre A. Dempsey (English Deirdre A. Dempsey) defends his doctoral dissertation (Ph.D.) on religious studies according to the tradition of Enoch-Metatron (English From Patriarch to the Youth: The Metatron Tradition in 2 Enoch). His thesis is published by Martin Hengel and Peter Schaefer in one of the most prestigious series on Judaica (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism, Tuebingen, Mohr-Siebeck).

In 2003-2004 he worked as a teacher of the theological faculty of the University of Marquette (English) Russian.
In 2004-2009, the senior lecturer of the theological faculty of the University of Marquette (English) Russian.
In 2009-2011 Associate Professor (Associate Professor) of the Theological Faculty of the University of Marquette (English) Russian.
Since 2012, Professor of the Theological Faculty of the University of Marquette (English) Russian.
The author of a number of international scientific works on the Jewish apocalyptic and mysticism of the Second Temple.

Bibliography, Books:

- The Enoch-Metatron Tradition (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism, 107; Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2005) ISBN 3-16-148544-0.
- From Apocalypticism to Merkabah Mysticism: Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, 114; Leiden: Brill, 2007) ISBN 90-04-15439-6.
- Divine Manifestations in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha (Orientalia Judaica Christiana, 2; Gorgias, 2009) ISBN 1-60724-407-1.
- Selected Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha (Studia in Veteris Testamenti Pseudepigrapha, 23; Leiden: Brill, 2009) ISBN 90-04-17879-1.
- Dark Mirrors: Azazel and Satanael in Early Jewish Demonology (New York: SUNY Press, 2011) ISBN 978-1-4384-3951-8.
- ????????? ?????: ????????? ??????? ? ?????????? ????????? (Concealed Writings: Jewish Mysticism in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha) (Flaviana; Moscow: Gesharim, 2011) [in Russian] The ISBN printed in the document (978-5-93273-340-3) is bad; it causes a checksum error.
- Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) ISBN 978-1-1070-3907-0.
- Resurrection of the Fallen Adam: Ascension, Transfiguration, and Deification of the Righteous in Early Jewish Mysticism (Moscow: RSUH, 2014) ISBN 978-5-98604-435-4.
- Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism (Albany: SUNY, 2015) ISBN 978-1-4384-5583-9.