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Antichrist Theme in the Intertestam : Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement S. - G W Lorein

Antichrist Theme in the Intertestam

Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement S.


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What are the antecedents of the "Antichrist" figure and its associated themes in Jewish literature prior to the New Testament? Here, Lorein offers the texts and translations of all the relevant passages, together with a discussion of their meaning and significance. He concludes that the "Antichrist" theme arises in different currents within this literature, but has its sources in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

In its scope and detail, as well as in many of its conclusions and its general synthesis, this book surpasses previous scholarship on a very important aspect of New Testament and early Christian thought.

'[a] study of a large number of relevant textual sources' Review in International Review of Biblical Studies, vol 51, 2004/05

Introductionp. 1
A Survey of the Antichrist in the Interestamental Periodp. 1
The Antichrist in the New Testament and in the Writings of the Church Fathersp. 26
The Antichrist in the Old Testamentp. 30
The Antichrist in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigraphap. 43
Introductionp. 43
Psalm 152p. 44
Sirach: Laus Patrump. 46
Sibylline Oracles, Book 3, Oldest Partsp. 49
Judithp. 57
2 Maccabeesp. 65
1 Maccabeesp. 77
3 Maccabeesp. 83
Psalms of Solomonp. 89
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchsp. 106
Sibylline Oracles, Book 3, Old Additionsp. 125
Treatise of Shemp. 129
Assumption of Mosesp. 133
2 Enochp. 142
The Antichrist in the Qumran Writingsp. 148
Introductionp. 148
Pseudo-Ezekielp. 150
Wiles of the Wicked Womanp. 153
Damascus Documentp. 163
Testimoniap. 179
Hymnsp. 186
Nahum Pesherp. 192
Habakkuk Pesherp. 197
War Scrollp. 205
Pseudo-Mosesp. 217
The Antichrist in the Intertestamental Periodp. 219
Theme Developmentp. 219
Comparisons with Other Figuresp. 233
Evaluation of the Views of Other Researchersp. 236
Final Conclusionsp. 241
Bibliographyp. 244
Index of Referencesp. 267
Index of Authorsp. 278
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ISBN: 9780826466532
ISBN-10: 0826466532
Series: Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1