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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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
Introduction1. Definitions and Origins2. Proto-apocalyptic Biblical Texts3. Daniel and the Animal Apocalypse4. The Book of Revelation5. Ancient Jewish Apocalypses6. Ancient Jewish Literature Related to Apocalypticism7. The Dead Sea Scrolls8. The Gospels, Q, and Acts of the Apostles9. Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet10. The Apostle Paul11. The Rest of the New Testament12. The Ongoing Legacy of Apocalypticism13. GlossaryIndexes