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you might find some answers here http://www.scribd.com/doc/53748980/A-Dictionary-of-Angels-Including-the-Fallen-Angels-by-Gustav-Davidson, just look for kaballa sources not other religions
The laws are not entirely obsolete. The talmud says (Sanhedrin 37b) (Rav Yosef): After the Mikdash was destroyed, even though the Sanhedrin does not sit (in its place, to judge capital cases), the four death penalties did not cease. Objection: Indeed, they ceased! Correction: Rather, death according to the four death penalties did not cease: ...
Possibly over time the manuscript writers, before the time of printing, would just quote the beginning and write "etc." to save themselves the writing effort (with the expectation that you knew what it was referring to). When the printers came to print it, they didn't bother writing out the full verse as well. The Lubavitcher Rebbe uses that idea to explain ...
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