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Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls : The Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls - John J. Collins

Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls


Published: 26th June 1997
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The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls 50 years ago revealed Jewish apocalypticism that was before unknown. The scrolls chronicled life in an apocalyptic community, whose members believed that the end of the world was nearing. When the end did not occur, the community then believed they were already living the afterlife.
John J. Collins explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls within a Jewish context and how the notions of the "end," Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect. This is the first and most up-to-date study of the Dead Sea community since the scrolls were discovered.

"A readable and comprehensive examination of apocalypticism in the Qumran scrolls ... [B]ecause [Collins] writes for a nonspecialist audience, and has a remarkable sense of proportion, this gem of a book will be helpful in courses not only on the Dead Sea scrolls but also on Second Temple Judaism, apocalypticism, and the New Testament (especially Revelation)." -"Theological Studies

Series Editor's Prefacep. vi
Bibliographic Notep. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Glossaryp. xv
What is Apocalypticism?p. 1
Daniel, Enoch and Related Literaturep. 12
Creation and the Origin of Evilp. 30
The Periods of History and the Expectation of the Endp. 52
Messianic Expectationp. 71
The Eschatological Warp. 91
Resurrection and Eternal Lifep. 110
The Heavenly Worldp. 130
The Apocalypticism of the Scrolls in Contextp. 150
Bibliographyp. 166
Index of Modern Authorsp. 176
Index of Passagesp. 179
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ISBN: 9780415146371
ISBN-10: 0415146372
Series: The Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 26th June 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1