Apocalyptic Interpretation of the Bible: Apocalypticism and Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism, the Apostle Paul, the Historical Jesus, and Thei
By: Gerbern S. Oegema (author)Paperback
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This book presents a synthesis of Gerbern Oegema's extensive research on apocalypticism and Biblical interpretation. Oegema works with the hypothesis that apocalypticism was a major current and mindset from the beginning of the Second Temple period, through Enochic literature, the Qumran Scrolls and the New Testament into Late Antiquity, shaping many inner-Jewish traditions and those emerging from Early Judaism, namely the Early Church and Rabbinic Judaism. The topics and texts dealt with range from prophecy and apocalypticism in Second Temple Judaism, messianic expectations in the Qumran writings, the apocalyptic interpretation of the Patriarchs in 4QPatriarchal Blessings (4Q252), the 'Coming of the Righteous One' in 1 Enoch, Qumran and the New Testament, to the historical Jesus between Early Judaism and Early Christianity.
Gerbern S. Oegema is Professor of Biblical Studies and Founder of the Center for Research on Religion at McGill University
Preface I. Early Judaism 1: Prophecy and Apocalypticism in Second Temple Judaism 2: Messianic Expectations in the Qumran Writings: Trajectories in their Development 3: The Apocalyptic Interpretation of the Patriarchs in 4Q Patriarchal Blessings (4Q252) II. The Historical Jesus 4: The 'Coming of the Righteous One' in 1 Enoch, Qumran and the New Testament 5: The Historical Jesus between Early Judaism and Early Christianity 6: Jesus' Prophetic and Apocalyptic Interpretation of Scripture III. The Apostle Paul and the Early Church 7: Jesus and His Second Coming: Between Messianism and Eschatology 8: The Christological Interpretation of the Bible in the Letters of Paul 9: Paul and the Development of Early Christian Eschatology 10: 2 Baruch, the Messiah, and the Bar Kochba Revolt IV. Reception History 11: Back to the Future in the Early Church: The Use of the Book of Daniel in Early Patristic Eschatology 12: The Heritage of Jewish Apocalypticism in Rabbinic and Early Medieval Judaism Index
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