The Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition And The Shaping Of New Testament Thought

The Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the Shaping of New Testament Thought
Publisher Fortress Press
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Total Pages 396
ISBN 9781506423425
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The contemporary study of Jewish apocalypticism today recognizes the wealth and diversity of ancient traditions concerned with the “unveiling” of heavenly matters‒‒understood to involve revealed wisdom, the revealed resolution of time, and revealed cosmology‒‒in marked contrast to an earlier focus on eschatology as such. The shift in focus has had a more direct impact on the study of ancient “pseudepigraphic” literature, however, than in New Testament studies, where the narrower focus on eschatological expectation remains dominant. In this Companion, an international team of scholars draws out the implications of the newest scholarship for the variety of New Testament writings. Each entry presses the boundaries of current discussion regarding the nature of apocalypticism in application to a particular New Testament author. The cumulative effect is to reveal, as never before, early Christianity, its Christology, cosmology, and eschatology, as expressions of tendencies in Second Temple Judaism.

The Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the Shaping of New Testament Thought
  • Author : Benjamin E. Reynolds,Loren T. Stuckenbruck
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-01

The contemporary study of Jewish apocalypticism today recognizes the wealth and diversity of ancient traditions concerned with the “unveiling” of heavenly matters‒‒understood to involve revealed wisdom, the revealed resolution of time, and revealed cosmology‒‒in marked contrast to an earlier focus on eschatology as such. The shift in focus

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John among the Apocalypses
  • Author : Benjamin E. Reynolds
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-22

The Gospel of John has long been recognized as being distinct from the Synoptic Gospels. John among the Apocalypses explains John's distinctive narrative of Jesus's life by comparing it to Jewish apocalypses and highlighting the central place of revelation in the Gospel. While some scholars have noted a connection between

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The Oxford Handbook of Wisdom and the Bible
  • Author : Will Kynes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021-01-30

This collection of leading scholars presents reflections on both wisdom as a general concept throughout history and cultures, as well as the contested nature of the category of Wisdom Literature. The first half of the collection explores wisdom more generally with essays on its relationship to skill, epistemology, virtue, theology,

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Paul  Theologian of God   s Apocalypse
  • Author : Martinus C. de Boer
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-05-13

This collection of essays argues that Paul's articulation of Christ and his saving work makes use of the categories and perspectives of ancient Jewish apocalyptic eschatology. Such eschatology is concerned with the expectation that God will finally and irrevocably put an end to the present order of reality ("this age")

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Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World
  • Author : Frederick J. Murphy
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01

Apocalypticism is not a peripheral topic in biblical studies. It represents the central, characteristic transformation of Hebrew thought in the period of the Second Temple. It therefore constituted the worldview of Jesus, Paul, and the earliest Christians, and it is the context in which the New Testament books were written.

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Reading the Gospel of John s Christology As Jewish Messianism
  • Author : Benjamin Reynolds,Gabriele Boccaccini
  • Publisher : Ancient Judaism and Early Chri
  • Release Date : 2018-07-26

The essays in Reading the Gospel of John's Christology as Jewish Messianism: Royal, Prophetic, and Divine Messiahs seek to interpret John's Jesus as part of Second Temple Jewish messianic expectations. The Fourth Gospel is rarely considered part of the world of early Judaism. While many have noted John's Jewishness, most

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Revelation
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

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Apocalypse  Prophecy  and Pseudepigraphy
  • Author : John J. Collins
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-10-03

A highly regarded expert on the Jewish apocalyptic tradition, John J. Collins has written extensively on the subject. Nineteen of his essays written over the last fifteen years, including previously unpublished contributions, are brought together for the first time in this volume. Its thematic essays organized in five sections, Apocalypse,

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Apocalyptic Literature in the New Testament
  • Author : Greg Carey
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07

Every significant layer of the New Testament features the distinctive concerns of apocalyptic literature, including the expectation of a messiah, hope for a resurrection, expectation of a final judgment, and a spiritual world that includes angels and demons. Yet many contemporary readers shy away from things apocalyptic, especially the book

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The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature
  • Author : John Joseph Collins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014

Apocalypticism arose in ancient Judaism in the last centuries BCE and played a crucial role in the rise of Christianity. It is not only of historical interest: there has been a growing awareness, especially since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, of the prevalence of apocalyptic beliefs in the

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Paul s Glory Christology
  • Author : Carey C. Newman
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 1992

By using methodology developed in semantics, semiotics, and more generally, literary theory, Newman examines the origin and rhetoric of Paul's Glory-Christology through studying the tradition-history of Glory in the Bible, examining Paul's letters and mapping out the rationale of Paul's strategy.

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The Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity
  • Author : James C. VanderKam,William Adler
  • Publisher : Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
  • Release Date : 1996

This volume contains five chapters which investigate the early Christian appropriations of Jewish apocalyptic material. An introductory chapter surveys ancient perceptions of the apocalyses as well as their function, authority, and survival in the early Church. The second chapter focuses on a specific tradition by exploring the status of the

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Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments
  • Author : Brevard S. Childs
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 1993

This monumental work is the first comprehensive biblical theology to appear in many years and is the culmination of Brevard Child's lifelong commitment to constructing a biblical theology that surmounts objections to the discipline raised over the past generation. Childs rejects any approaches that overstress either the continuity or discontinuity

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The Mystery of God
  • Author : C. C. Rowland,Christopher R. A. Morray-Jones
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2009

This book brings together the perspectives of apocalypticism and early Jewish mysticism to illuminate aspects of New Testament theology. The first part begins with a consideration of the mystical character of apocalypticism and then uses the Book of Revelation and the development of views about the heavenly mediator figure of

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Jewish Apocalyptic and its History
  • Author : Paolo Sacchi
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 1996-12-01

This translation of L'apocalittica giudaica e la sua storia makes Professor Sacchi's innovative thesis on Jewish apocalyptic available to a wider, English-reading audience. Sacchi argues that the term 'apocalyptic' is a modern invention, deriving from the wish to conceptualize the field of research on the affinities between the Apocalypse of

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