Apocalypticism In The Dead Sea Scrolls

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Overview

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.

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John Collins is currently the Professor of Hebrew Bible and Post-Biblical Judaism at the University of Chicago. His books include Between Athens and Jerusalem (1983); The Apocalyptic Imagination (1984); Daniel (Hermeneia Commentary, 1993); and The Scepter and the Star (1995). He has served as editor of the Journal of Biblical literature and President of the Classical Biblical Association.

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Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Bibliographic note
List of abbreviations
Glossary
1 What Is Apocalypticism? 1
2 Daniel, Enoch and Related Literature 12
3 Creation and the Origin of Evil 30
4 The Periods of History and the Expectation of the End 52
5 Messianic Expectation 71
6 The Eschatological War 91
7 Resurrection and Eternal Life 110
8 The Heavenly World 130
9 The Apocalypticism of the Scrolls in Context 150
Bibliography 166
Index of Modern authors 176
Index of passages 179
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