Destruction of Jerusalem and the Idea of Redemption in the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch

Destruction of Jerusalem and the Idea of Redemption in the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch

by Rivka Nir
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589830504

ISBN-13: 9781589830509

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature

This book argues that II Baruch must be understood in a Christian context, a theological identity reflected in traditions which describe the destruction of Jerusalem and the three apocalyptic visions of the coming of the Messiah and the eschatological redemption.

Overview

This book argues that II Baruch must be understood in a Christian context, a theological identity reflected in traditions which describe the destruction of Jerusalem and the three apocalyptic visions of the coming of the Messiah and the eschatological redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589830509
Publisher:
Society of Biblical Literature
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Early Judaism and Its Literature Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part 1The Heavenly Jerusalem in the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch17
1.This Is Not the City I Have Engraved on the Palms of My Hands (2 Bar. 4:1-7)19
2.The Hiding of the Temple Vessels43
2.1.Syriac Baruch 6:7-1043
2.2.The Jewish Tradition48
2.3.Paralipomena Jeremiou56
2.4.Jeremiah Apocryphon59
2.5.Vitae Prophetorum66
2.6.Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum71
3.The Abandonment of the Temple79
3.1."The Watchman Has Abandoned the House" (8:1-5)79
3.2.The Keys of the Temple (10:18)83
a.The Christian Tradition83
b.The Jewish Tradition88
3.3.The Virgins Weaving in the Temple (10:19)100
Part 2The Idea of Eschatological Redemption119
4.Description of the Appearance of Messiah (2 Bar. 24-30)121
4.1.The Catastrophes of the Eschaton121
4.2.The Eschatological Feast132
4.3.The Beginning of the Messiah's Revelation138
4.4.The Full Appearance of the Messiah151
4.5.The Resurrection of the Dead and the Final Judgment158
5.The Vision of the Forest, the Cedar, the Vine, and the Spring (2 Bar. 36-40)165
6.The Vision of the Bright Waters and the Dark Waters (2 Bar. 53, 56-74)183
6.1.Description of the End and the Appearance of the Messiah194
Conclusion199
AppendixThe Tidings of the Christian Resurrection and Its Conditions in Paralipomena Jeremiae203
Abbreviations239
Bibliography241
Index of Sources281
Index of Modern Authors307
Subject Index313

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