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Knowing The End From The Beginning : Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement - Lester Grabbe

Knowing The End From The Beginning

Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement

Hardcover Published: 3rd November 2003
ISBN: 9780567084729
Number Of Pages: 232

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Much has been written on prophecy and apocalyptic in recent decades, but the relationship between the two has been little explored. A major explicit debate on the question is very much needed and is now provided here. This collection of essays addresses the subject from a variety of points of view, including the issues of definitions, ancient Near Eastern 'prophecies', social anthropology, place of the temple, and modern apocalyptic movements. The Introduction summarizes the individual essays and then engages the contributors in a debate on the main points relevant to the topic. It argues that many scholars operate with subconscious assumptions about how apocalyptic writings relate to the prophetic writings but that many of these assumptions now need to be questioned in the light of the essays in this volume. Such a comprehensive attempt to tackle the main theoretical issues arising from the study of the prophetic and the apocalyptic has not been attempted for some time. Most of the contributors are already well known for their contribution to scholarship on prophecy, apocalypticism, or both. This volume brings fresh questions and insights that both specialists and students will want to consider.

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This collection is a must read for serious students of apocalyptic literature. it does clarify several points of debate and offers the opinions of most of today s finest scholars of apocalyptic literature and its relationship to prophecy. The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 67, 2005

List of Contributors
Introduction and Overviewp. 2
Prophecy, Apocalypse and Eschatology: Reflections on the Proposals of Lester Grabbep. 44
Transformations of Apocalypticism in Early Christianityp. 54
The Changing Face of Babylon in Prophetic/Apocalyptic Literature: Seventh Century BCE to First Century CE and Beyondp. 65
The Eschatology of Zechariahp. 74
Mythological Discourse in Ezekiel and Daniel and the Rise of Apocalypticism in Israelp. 85
Prophetic and Apocalyptic: Time for New Definitions - and New Thinkingp. 107
Neither Prophecies nor Apocalypses: The Akkadian Literary Predictive Textsp. 134
Apocalypse, Prophecy and the New Testamentp. 149
The Priesthood and the Proto-Apocalyptic Reading of Prophetic and Pentateuchal Textsp. 167
Are You the One? The Textual Dynamics of Messianic Self-Identityp. 179
Poets, Scribes, or Preachers? The Reality of Prophecy in the Second Temple Periodp. 192
Index of Referencesp. 216
Index of Authorsp. 223
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ISBN: 9780567084729
ISBN-10: 0567084728
Series: Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 3rd November 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 15.6  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1