Apart from their belief in the one true God, the Jewish tradition also knows versatile ideas of angels and other mediators which act on this earth on behalf of God. The lecture will focus on the mysterious angel Metatron and medieval speculations about 72 angels which result from the mysterious combination of the letters of the Hebrew Bible. In Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah) the belief in angels is alive until today.
Lecturer: Apl. Prof. Dr. Matthias Morgenstern (Faculty of Protestant Theology at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Religious studies and Jewish studies)