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The apocalyptic imagination : an introduction to the Jewish matrix of Christianity

Author: John J Collins
Publisher: New York : Crossroad, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Collins
ISBN: 0824506235 9780824506230
OCLC Number: 11089507
Description: viii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The apocalyptic genre --
The genre apocalypse --
Apocalyptic eschatology --
Apocalypticism --
Apocalyptic language --
The settings of the genre --
The general matrix --
The social settings --
The compositional setting --
The literary function. 2. The early Enoch literature --
The figure of Enoch --
The book of the watchers --
The astronomical book --
The apocalypse of weeks --
The Epistle of Enoch --
The animal apocalypse --
An apocalyptic movement? --
Appendix: The Book of Jubilees. 3. Daniel --
The figure of Daniel --
The date and unity of Daniel --
Daniel 2 --
The apocalyptic visions: Daniel 7 --
The parallel visions --
Daniel 9 --
Daniel 10-12 --
Setting and function. 4. Related genres: Oracles and testaments --
I. Oracles --
The Sibylline oracles --
Oracles from the first century B.C.E. --
II. The testamentary literature --
The Testament of Moses --
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs --
Messianism in the Psalms of Solomon. 5. Qumran --
The history of Qumran --
Revelation --
Eschatology --
Messianic expectations --
The war of light and darkness --
Eschatology in the Hodayot --
Eschatological language --
The apocalypticism of the scrolls. 6. The similtudes of Enoch --
The genre of the similtudes --
The righteous in the similtudes --
"That Son of Man" --
The identification with Enoch --
The function of the similtudes --
Relation to the New Testament. 7. After the Fall: 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, and the Apocalypse of Abraham --
4 Ezra --
2 Baruch --
The Apocalypse of Abraham. 8. Apocalyptic literature from the Diaspora in the Roman period --
The Sibyllines --
Sib. Or. 5 --
Sib. Or. 1 and 2 --
Sib. Or. 4 --
The apocalypses --
2 Enoch --
3 Baruch --
The Testament of Abraham. Epilogue: The legacy of Jewish apocalypticism --
The survival of the genre --
Christian origins --
The Book of Revelation --
Theological implications.
Responsibility: John J. Collins.
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