ABBATON, (The angel of death)

Abbaton, (The Angel Of Death)

ABBATON, (The angel of death) Abbaton occupies an important place in Coptic angelology as the angel of death. Two texts, in particular, give us details of him: a homily attributed to TIMOTHY I of Alexandria, Enthronement of Abbaton, and the Apocalypse of Bartholomew. (See APOCRYPHAL LITERATURE.) According to the first text, the angel was originally …

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