Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Religion - 187 pages
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Since the photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls were released in 1992, there has been an explosion of interest in them. This volume explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls; how the notions of the 'end', Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect, influenced Judaism and filtered into Christianity. Collins' volume provides a valuable and accessible introduction to the interpretation of the Scrolls, which is an informative addition to the series examining the major themes of the Scroll texts.
 

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Contents

DANIEL ENOCH AND RELATED LITERATURE
12
CREATION AND THE ORIGIN OF EVIL
30
THE PERIODS OF HISTORY AND
52
MESSIANIC EXPECTATION
71
THEESCHATOLOGICALWAR
91
RESURRECTION AND ETERNAL LIFE
110
THE HEAVENLY WORLD
130
THE APOCALYPTICISM OF THE SCROLLS
150
Bibliography
166
Index of Modern authors
176
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John Collins is currently the Professor of Hebrew Bible and Post-Biblical Judaism at the University of Chicago. His books include Between Athens and Jerusalem (1983); The Apocalyptic Imagination (1984); Daniel (Hermeneia Commentary, 1993); and The Scepter and the Star (1995). He has served as editor of the Journal of Biblical literature and President of the Classical Biblical Association.

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