angelophany

Related to angelophany: pseudonymity

angelophany

(ˌeɪndʒəˈlɒfənɪ)
n
the appearance of an angel before a human
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angelophany

the appearance to men, in visible form, of angels.
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One is a survey of the texts that speak about Mani's predecessors and an evaluation of their credentials (revelation through ascent or angelophany, instruction of a chosen community, preparation of a written testimony).
Next, there is a consideration of angelophany passages in Jewish and Christian writings in which the angel who appears to a human forbids the human to worship him, a theme directly reflected in the Apocalypse.
The account falls into the form-critical category of a predictive angelophany, a form traced by the author in the Old Testament and Jewish literature.