Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls / Edition 1

Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls / Edition 1

by John J. Collins
     
 

Since the photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls were released in 1992, there has been an explosion of interest in them. This volume explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls; how the notions of the 'end', Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect, influenced Judaism and filtered into Christianity. Collins' volume provides a valuable

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Since the photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls were released in 1992, there has been an explosion of interest in them. This volume explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls; how the notions of the 'end', Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect, influenced Judaism and filtered into Christianity. Collins' volume provides a valuable and accessible introduction to the interpretation of the Scrolls, which is an informative addition to the series examining the major themes of the Scroll texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415146371
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/26/1997
Series:
Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
925,931
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile:
1250L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Bibliographic note
List of abbreviations
Glossary
1What Is Apocalypticism?1
2Daniel, Enoch and Related Literature12
3Creation and the Origin of Evil30
4The Periods of History and the Expectation of the End52
5Messianic Expectation71
6The Eschatological War91
7Resurrection and Eternal Life110
8The Heavenly World130
9The Apocalypticism of the Scrolls in Context150
Bibliography166
Index of Modern authors176
Index of passages179

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