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Apocalypticism in the Bible and its world : a comprehensive introduction

Author: Frederick James Murphy
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Apocalypticism is not a specialized or peripheral topic in biblical studies. It represents the central, characteristic transformation of Hebrew thought in the period of the Second Temple and is the context in which the New Testament books were written. Frederick Murphy defines apocalypticism while discussing its origins, its expressions in the Hebrew Bible, and its bearing on Jesus and the New Testament. This text  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick James Murphy
ISBN: 9780801039782 0801039789
OCLC Number: 757475964
Description: xviii, 429 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Definitions and origins --
Proto-apocalyptic biblical texts --
Daniel and the animal apocalypse --
The book of Revelation --
Ancient Jewish apocalypses --
Ancient Jewish literature related to apocalypticism --
The Dead Sea scrolls --
The Gospels, Q, and acts of the Apostles --
Jesus the apocalyptic prophet --
The Apostle Paul --
The rest of the New Testament --
The ongoing legacy of apocalypticism.
Responsibility: Frederick J. Murphy.

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"Apocalypticism is not a specialized or peripheral topic in biblical studies. It represents the central, characteristic transformation of Hebrew thought in the period of the Second Temple and is the context in which the New Testament books were written. Frederick Murphy defines apocalypticism while discussing its origins, its expressions in the Hebrew Bible, and its bearing on Jesus and the New Testament. This text will be useful for students of early Christianity and will work well as a supplemental text for Second Temple Judaism, Hebrew Bible, and New Testament courses"--Publisher description.

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