The Subversion of the Apocalypses in the Book of Jubilees

Author: Todd R. Hanneken
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 9781589836433
Release Date: 2012-06-03
Genre: Religion

In spite of some scholars’ inclination to include the book of Jubilees as another witness to “Enochic Judaism,” the relationship of Jubilees to the apocalyptic writings and events surrounding the Maccabean revolt has never been adequately clarified. This book builds on scholarship on genre to establish a clear pattern among the ways Jubilees resembles and differs from other apocalypses. Jubilees matches the apocalypses of its day in overall structure and literary morphology. Jubilees also uses the literary genre to raise the issues typical of the apocalypses—including revelation, angels and demons, judgment, and eschatology—but rejects what the apocalypses typically say about those issues, subverting reader expectations with a corrected view. In addition to the main argument concerning Jubilees, this volume’s survey of what is fundamentally apocalyptic about apocalyptic literature advances the understanding of early Jewish apocalyptic literature and, in turn, of later apocalypses and comparable perspectives, including those of Paul and the Qumran sectarians.

Einf hrung in die Qumranliteratur

Author: Géza G. Xeravits
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110387568
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Religion

This book offers a concise introduction to the full range of writings in the Qumran: genuine, apocryphal, and pseudoepigraphic works as well as “Biblical” manuscripts. The basic knowledge regarding each work is cogently summarized and brief passages are presented verbatim. This approach allows each of the texts to speak for itself as part of a unified entity without becoming prematurely subordinated to an overarching thesis.

Apocalyptic Thinking in Early Judaism

Author: Cecilia Wassen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004358386
Release Date: 2018-03-13
Genre: Religion

In Apocalyptic Thinking leading experts critically engage with John Collins’ seminal study The Apocalyptic Imagination and advance the debate on ancient Jewish apocalyptic with articles on current topics with a special focus on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Apocalyptic Imagination

Author: John J. Collins
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9781467445177
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Religion

One of the most widely praised studies of Jewish apocalyptic literature ever written, The Apocalyptic Imagination by John J. Collins has served for over thirty years as a helpful, relevant, comprehensive survey of the apocalyptic literary genre. After an initial overview of things apocalyptic, Collins proceeds to deal with individual apocalyptic texts — the early Enoch literature, the book of Daniel, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and others — concluding with an examination of apocalypticism in early Christianity. Collins has updated this third edition throughout to account for the recent profusion of studies germane to ancient Jewish apocalypticism, and he has also substantially revised and updated the bibliography.

Jahre Jahrwochen und Jubil en

Author: Christoph Berner
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110200768
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Religion

Die Arbeit bietet die erste Untersuchung aller heptadisch strukturierten Geschichtsentwürfe aus der Zeit des Zweiten Tempels. Behandelt werden Dan 9, das äthiopische Henochbuch, das Jubiläenbuch, die Qumrantexte und das Testament Levis. Durch detaillierte Einzelexegesen wird gezeigt, dass jeder Text ein individuelles geschichtstheologisches Profil aufweist. Im Hintergrund der zu verzeichnenden Gemeinsamkeiten steht keine universell gültige Referenzchronologie, sondern die Arbeit mit denselben chronologischen Traditionen, die je nach theologischem Interesse überformt werden.

Holy Places in Biblical and Extrabiblical Traditions

Author: Jochen Flebbe
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783847005919
Release Date: 2016-07-11
Genre: Religion

Religion is beyond doubt inseparably connected with questions about holy locations and places. These places gain their meaning not by their physical determination, but by human construction. The contributions of this volume try to shape this phenomenon for selected texts of the Old and New Testament and of Philo of Alexandria. In doing so, they inevitably shed light on central theological issues of these texts. Geographically speaking the Arabaic Peninsula and the Greek Isles, but also Mesopotamia are brought in as outmost areas, which contain Jerusalem in the middle, but could also contain places such as mountain, temple, or even a bed of a praying man.

Fr hj dische Schriften

Author: Eileen Schuller
Publisher: Kohlhammer
ISBN: 3170324969
Release Date: 2017-05-10

Als "Bucher am Rande der Bibel" werden die Schriften, die im Judentum der hellenistisch-romischen Zeit entstanden sind, oft gering geschatzt - oder als "Verschluss-Sache" mit Enthullungspotenzial verzerrend uberschatzt. De facto geht es dabei um Literatur, die "im Kontext der Bibel" entstanden ist, d. h. sich auf ein entstehendes Korpus von bereits normativ werdenden Schriften bezieht. Vorgefundene Konzepte, darunter auch Konstruktionen des Geschlechterverhaltnisses, werden kreativ neuformiert. Der vorliegende Band sichtet eine Auswahl dieser fruhjudischen Schriften als ganze unter Genderperspektiven, geht auf die weiblichen Grundungsfiguren Israels und ihre Rezeption in unterschiedlichen Texten ein und analysiert mit Philo, Josephus und den Qumranschriften auch umfangreichere Textkorpora auf genderspezifische Fragen hin.