Cherubim, Demons, Satan & Serpent in the Talmud Yerushalmi aka Jerusalem or Palestinian Talmud

Herein we provide info on Cherubim, Demons, Satan and Serpent from the Talmud Yerushalmi aka Jerusalem Talmud and Palestinian Talmud. The fuller complete result consists of quotations of those sections within the text that refer to Angels, Cherubim, Seraphim, Devil, Satan, demons, serpent and dragon. The point is not to elucidate these references but to provide relevant partial quotations and citations.

Herein we provide info on Cherubim, Demons, Satan and Serpent from the Talmud Yerushalmi aka Jerusalem Talmud and Palestinian Talmud. The fuller complete result consists of quotations of those sections within the text that refer to Angels, Cherubim, Seraphim, Devil, Satan, demons, serpent and dragon. The point is not to elucidate these references but to provide relevant partial quotations and citations. See my section on Angels here, Cherubim and Seraphim here, Satan here and Demons here.
The Talmud consists of a combination of the Mishnah (oral traditions) put into writing circa 200 AD and the Gemara (the commentary on the Mishnah) put into writing circa 500 AD.
There are many terms used within the Talmud that will surely be unfamiliar to the general public. Yet, this does not diminish from the context of noting wherein references are made to paranormal entities. Two things to note may be that “R.” refers to Rabbi and ben is Hebrew for son and is used within a person’s name and “tractate” refers to section.

Cherubim
132 How do we bless at food ? If there be 3, one says, “Let us bless,” &c. ; if 3 and himself, he says, “Bless ye,” &c. If ten, he says, “Let us bless our God,” &c. ; if ten and himself, he says “Bless ye,” &c. ; and so if there be ten or ten myriads. If there be 100 lie says, “Let us bless the Lord our God,” &c.

If there be 100 and himself, lie says, “Bless ye,” &c. ; if there be 1000, he says, “Let us bless the Lord our God, the God of Israel; “if there be 1000 and himself, he says, “Bless ye,” &c. ; if there be a myriad, he says, “Let us bless the Lord our God, the God of Israel, the God of Hosts, who sitteth between the cherubims,” &c. ; if there be a myriad and himself, he says, “Bless ye,” &c.

As he pronounces the blessing, so they respond after him, “Blessed be the Lord our God, the God of Israel, the God of Hosts, who sitteth between the cherubim, for the food we have eaten.”

Demons
10 According to R. Hoona, by the authority of R. Joseph, the evening Shema’ should be said at home, in order to drive out the bad spirits (demons) ; this proves that nothing is added after the first blessing- (contrary to the preceding opinion, and the formula which follows refers to the nocturnal demons).

100 R. Abin, returning” from an audience with the king, turned his back upon him. The courtiers wished to kill him ; but as they saw that two bands of fire accompanied him/ they let him go, according to the verse (Deut. xxviii. 2) : And all the people of the Earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of thee. R. Simon ben-Yohai said this verse also referred to spirits and demons.

Satan
10 R. Yosse bar-Aboon said : He who slaughters the sacrifice immediately after imposing the hands on it, does not run risk of the sacrifice becoming unworthy of service ; he who pronounces the formula of the blessing immediately after the ablution is certain of escaping Satan during- meals’; and he who recites the ‘Amida immediately after the formula of the Deliverance, has nothing to fear from Satan for the whole day.

Serpent
144 Adam was afraid and said : Behold, perhaps the moment when will be fulfilled the biblical prediction, according to which I will tread upon the serpent’s head, and it will bite my heel (Genesis iii. 15), and he cried out (Ps. cxxxix. 11) : Surely the darkness shall cover me.

In the next segment, we will consider Angels in Alexander of Alexandria.

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