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Antichrist Theme in the Intertestamental Period : Library of Second Temple Studies - G.W. Lorein

Antichrist Theme in the Intertestamental Period

Library of Second Temple Studies

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780567083005
Number Of Pages: 272

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The ten studies in this book explore the phenomenon of public memory in societies of the Graeco-Roman period. Mendels begins with a concise discussion of the historical canon that emerged in Late Antiquity and brought with it the (distorted) memory of ancient history in Western culture. The following nine chapters each focus on a different source of collective memory in order to demonstrate the patchy and incomplete associations ancient societies had with their past, including discussions of Plato's Politeia, a "site of memory" of the early church, and the dichotomy existing between the reality of the land of Israel in the Second Temple period and memories of it. Throughout the book, Mendels shows that since the societies of Antiquity had associations with only bits and pieces of their past, these associations could be slippery and problematic, constantly changing, multiplying and submerging. Memories, true and false, oral and inscribed, provide good evidence for this fluidity.

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

Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The Antichrist in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha; 3. The Antichrist in the Qumran Writings; 4. The Antichrist in the Intertestamental Period; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors

ISBN: 9780567083005
ISBN-10: 0567083004
Series: Library of Second Temple Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.51  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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