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Riches, poverty, and the faithful : perspectives on wealth in the Second Temple period and the Apocalypse of John

Author: Mark D Mathews
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 154.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the book of Revelation, John appeals to the faithful to avoid the temptations of wealth, which he connects with evil and disobedience within secular society. New Testament scholars have traditionally viewed his somewhat radical stance as a reaction to the social injustices and idolatry of the imperial Roman cults of the day. Mark D. Mathews argues that John's rejection of affluence was instead shaped by ideas in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Mathews
ISBN: 9781107018501 1107018501
OCLC Number: 802323211
Description: xvi, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Introduction. --
1. The question of wealth in the Apocalypse --
part II. The language of wealth and poverty, rich and poor, in the Second Temple Period. --
Introduction ; 2. Dead Sea Scrolls: non-sectarian Aramaic documents ; 3. Dead Sea Scrolls: non-sectarian Hebrew documents ; 4. Dead Sea Scrolls: sectarian Hebrew documents ; 5. Other Jewish literature --
part III. Wealth, poverty, and the faithful community in the Apocalypse of John. --
Introduction ; 6. The language of wealth and poverty in the seven messages: Rev 2-3 ; 7. The present eschatological age: Rev 4-6 ; 8. Buying and selling in Satan's world: Rev 12-13, 18 ; 9. Conclusions.
Series Title: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 154.
Responsibility: Mark D. Mathews.
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Proposes a new approach to understanding how John speaks about wealth in the book of Revelation.  Read more...

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