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Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction

Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction

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Apocalypticism is not a peripheral topic in biblical studies. It represents the central, characteristic transformation of Hebrew thought in the period of the Second Temple. It therefore constituted the worldview of Jesus, Paul, and the earliest Christians, and it is the context in which the New Testament books were written. In this volume, Frederick Murphy defines apocalypticism while discussing its origins, where it comes into play in the Hebrew Bible, and how it relates to Jesus and the New Testament.

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ISBN-13: 9781441238740
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Frederick J. Murphy (1949-2011) was professor of New Testament at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, for over twenty-five years. He authored numerous books, including Fallen Is Babylon: The Revelation to John, Early Judaism: The Exile to the Time of Jesus, and An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels. He received his PhD from Harvard University.

Table of Contents

1. Definitions and Origins
2. Proto-apocalyptic Biblical Texts
3. Daniel and the Animal Apocalypse
4. The Book of Revelation
5. Ancient Jewish Apocalypses
6. Ancient Jewish Literature Related to Apocalypticism
7. The Dead Sea Scrolls
8. The Gospels, Q, and Acts of the Apostles
9. Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet
10. The Apostle Paul
11. The Rest of the New Testament
12. The Ongoing Legacy of Apocalypticism
13. Glossary

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