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Ascent to Heaven in Jewish & Christian Apocalypses
Ascent to Heaven in Jewish and
Christian Apocalypses
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Ascent to Heaven
in Jewish and Christian
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Copyright © 1993 by Martha Himmelfarb
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Himmelfarb, Martha, 1952-
Ascent to heaven in Jewish and Christian apocalypses/
Martha Himmelfarb. p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-19-508203-6
1. Apocalyptic literature. 2. Voyages to the otherworld.
3. Heaven. 4. Angels in literature.
I. Title. BS1705.H56 1993 229'.913—dc20 92-35748
Scriptural quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1946, 1952,
1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the
USA. Used with permission.
The quotation from "Revelation and Rapture" by Martha Himmelfarb, which appeared in the is-
sue of the Journal for the Study of Pseudefigrapha entitled Mysteries and Revelations^ is reprinted by
permission of the publisher.
The quotation from The Book of Enoch by Matthew Black (1985) is reprinted by permission of the
publisher, E. J. Brill, the Netherlands.
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on acid-free paper
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