Resurrection, Immortality, and Eternal Life in Intertestamental Judaism and Early Christianity

Overview

In this groundbreaking publication, originally published in 1972, George Nickelsburg places ideas in their historical circumstances as he probes biblical and postbiblical texts and challenges widely accepted scholarship. The continuities in literary forms demonstrate that divine justice was the central issue, but that people differed as to whether that justice was enacted in this life, in the assumption to heaven, in a resurrection, or in the ongoing life as an immortal soul.

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Overview

In this groundbreaking publication, originally published in 1972, George Nickelsburg places ideas in their historical circumstances as he probes biblical and postbiblical texts and challenges widely accepted scholarship. The continuities in literary forms demonstrate that divine justice was the central issue, but that people differed as to whether that justice was enacted in this life, in the assumption to heaven, in a resurrection, or in the ongoing life as an immortal soul.

The expanded edition includes subsequent studies on the resurrection accounts and theologies of the New Testament, the New Testament passion narratives, and Jewish and Christian theologies about the Son of Man.

This book provides a window into aspects of the ancient apocalyptic worldview whose dynamics and functions are often misunderstood.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

It is both a curiosity and a cause for celebration that this seminal work is not only back in print, but has been generously augmented with three recent studies that carry the author’s analysis forward into early Christian literature...Part One of this book is simply one of the most important monographs on the subject. Perhaps its greatest contribution is to demonstrate the variety and vitality of Jewish thought on this subject in the Second Temple Period...Nickelsburg’s thoroughgoing examination of these texts remains, in my opinion, the starting point for questions surrounding resurrection in the Second Temple Period. It should serve as a model for scholars today in terms of how we approach biblical and especially non-canonical materials in a responsible and detailed fashion.
— Dan Clanton

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Dan Clanton
It is both a curiosity and a cause for celebration that this seminal work is not only back in print, but has been generously augmented with three recent studies that carry the author’s analysis forward into early Christian literature...Part One of this book is simply one of the most important monographs on the subject. Perhaps its greatest contribution is to demonstrate the variety and vitality of Jewish thought on this subject in the Second Temple Period...Nickelsburg’s thoroughgoing examination of these texts remains, in my opinion, the starting point for questions surrounding resurrection in the Second Temple Period. It should serve as a model for scholars today in terms of how we approach biblical and especially non-canonical materials in a responsible and detailed fashion.
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
It is both a curiosity and a cause for celebration that this seminal work is not only back in print, but has been generously augmented with three recent studies that carry the author’s analysis forward into early Christian literature...Part One of this book is simply one of the most important monographs on the subject. Perhaps its greatest contribution is to demonstrate the variety and vitality of Jewish thought on this subject in the Second Temple Period...Nickelsburg’s thoroughgoing examination of these texts remains, in my opinion, the starting point for questions surrounding resurrection in the Second Temple Period. It should serve as a model for scholars today in terms of how we approach biblical and especially non-canonical materials in a responsible and detailed fashion.
— Dan Clanton
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674023789
  • Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Series: Harvard Theological Studies Series , #56
  • Edition description: Expanded Edition
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George W. E. Nickelsburg is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Expanded Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Abbreviations

Introduction to the Expanded Edition

Part I

Introduction to the First Edition

1. Religious Persecution—Apocalyptic Texts

2. Religious Persecution—The Story of the Persecution and Exaltation of the Righteous Man

3. Religious Persecution—The Story of the Persecution and Vindication of the Righteous

4. The Oppression of the Righteous Poor—1 Enoch 94-104

5. Resurrection—Unrelated to Persecution, Oppression, and Injustice

6. The Qumran Scrolls and Two-Ways Theology

Part II

7. Resurrection in Early Christianity

8. The Genre and Function of the Markan Passion Narrative

9. The Son of Man in Judaism and Early Christianity

Bibliography

Index of Ancient Writings

Index of Modern Authors

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