Deliverance Now and Not yet: The New Testament and the Great Tribulation

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Does Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature from about 200 BCE to 100 CE convey the expectation that the people of God living in the end-times will experience the Great Tribulation or the Messianic Woes, ask Biblical scholars Pate (Ouachita Baptist U., Arkansas) and Kennard (Bryan College, Tennessee), and point out that conventionally Judaism has uniformly answered yes, and Christianity has determinedly answered yes or no, depending on various factors. But newer readings argue that Jewish literature is not so monolithic, and they extend that argument to the New Testament and the early church. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820467030
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Studies in Biblical Literature
  • Pages: 633
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
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Introduction 1
Pt. I Backgrounds
Ch. 1 Atonement in Greco-Roman Literature 19
Ch. 2 Early Judaism, Mimetic Atonement and the Great Tribulation 29
Ch. 3 Deliverance Now and Vicarious Atonement: 1 Enoch and the Dead Sea Scrolls 73
Pt. II Deliverance Now: Paul, John and the Great Tribulation
Ch. 4 "Saved from the Wrath to Come": Paul on the Great Tribulation 119
Ch. 5 "Filling Up That Which Is Lacking in Christ's Afflictions": Paul and the Messianic Woes 203
Ch. 6 Suffering as Dying: a Sign of Deliverance from the Messianic Woes: Pauline Mysticism 261
Ch. 7 John: Union with Jesus and Deliverance from the Messianic Woes 271
Pt. III Deliverance Not Yet: The Other New Testament Writings and the Messianic Woes
Ch. 8 Mark: Consistent Eschatology 301
Ch. 9 James and Consistent Eschatology 335
Ch. 10 1 Peter and Consistent Eschatology 351
Ch. 11 Jude, 2 Peter: Consistent Eschatology 385
Ch. 12 Matthew and Inaugurated Eschatology 401
Ch. 13 Luke-Acts and Inaugurated Eschatology 433
Ch. 14 Hebrews, the Messianic Woes and the Educational Value of Suffering 483
Ch. 15 Revelation: Apocalypse Now and Not Yet 499
Pt. IV The Historical Jesus and the Great Tribulation
Ch. 16 The Historical Jesus and the Great Tribulation 519
Bibliography 553
Scripture Index 601
Author Index 625
Topical Index 629
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