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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589830509
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • 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

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Heavenly Jerusalem in the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch 17
1 This Is Not the City I Have Engraved on the Psalms of My Hands (2 Bar. 4:1-7) 19
2 The Hiding of the Temple Vessels 43
3 The Abandonment of the Temple 79
Pt. 2 The Idea of Eschatological Redemption 119
4 Description of the Appearance of Messiah (2 Bar. 24-30) 121
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
Conclusion 199
App The Tidings of the Christian Resurrection and Its Conditions in Paralipomena Jeremiae 203
Abbreviations 239
Bibiography 241
Index of Sources 281
Index of Modern Authors 307
Subject Index 313
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