Elijah in Upper Egypt

Elijah in Upper Egypt

by David Frankfurter
     
 

This significant contribution to our knowledge of Egyptian Christianity in the late third century includes discussion of
—the Apocalypse of Elijah as religious literature;
—the Egyptian provenance of the document;
—its social and historical context;
—a complete translation.

“Frankfurter’s analysis of The Apocalypse

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This significant contribution to our knowledge of Egyptian Christianity in the late third century includes discussion of
—the Apocalypse of Elijah as religious literature;
—the Egyptian provenance of the document;
—its social and historical context;
—a complete translation.

“Frankfurter’s analysis of The Apocalypse of Elijah is a detailed and creative piece of work. His mastery of literary theory and the social-scientific method is evident throughout, and the union of the two methods in this work is impressive.” —James E. Goehring, Mary Washington College

“This book is a remarkable piece of work. Frankfurter makes a convincing case for the use of native Egyptian prophetic traditions in the Apocalypse of Elijah.” —Birger A. Pearson, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800631062
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Studies in Antiquity & Christianity Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.36(d)

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