Understanding Sin and Evil #6: The Evil that Remains – Jubilees, the Watchers and Mastema

How did the author of Jubilees try to solve the “problem” of evil?

In this episode we will explore how the story of the Watchers developed through the book of Jubilees and how the author of Jubilees used this “later” interpretation (compared to the Book of the Watchers in Enoch) to explain evil in his own age.

We will also discuss the introduction of the satanic angel Mastema in Jubilees, and his purpose as a bridge between the divine and the demonic.

Finally, we will look at the two different “prescriptions” the author offers for fighting demonic influence, each with its own implications for human free will.

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