In spite of some scholars’ inclination to include the book of Jubilees as another witness to “Enochic Judaism,” the relationship of Jubilees to the apocalyptic writings and events surrounding the Maccabean revolt has never been adequately clarified. This book builds on scholarship on genre to establish a clear pattern among the ways Jubilees resembles and differs from other apocalypses. Jubilees matches the apocalypses of its day in overall structure and literary morphology. Jubilees also uses the literary genre to raise the issues typical of the apocalypses—including revelation, angels and demons, judgment, and eschatology—but rejects what the apocalypses typically say about those issues, subverting reader expectations with a corrected view. In addition to the main argument concerning Jubilees, this volume’s survey of what is fundamentally apocalyptic about apocalyptic literature advances the understanding of early Jewish apocalyptic literature and, in turn, of later apocalypses and comparable perspectives, including those of Paul and the Qumran sectarians.
The Subversion of the Apocalypses in the Book of Jubilees
Edited by Colleen Shantz and Rodney A. Werline
This collection of essays continues the investigation of religious experience in early Judaism and early Christianity that began in Experientia, Volume 1. Drawing on insights from disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, social memory theory, neuroscience, and cognitive science, the authors ...
By Jason von Ehrenkrook
This book investigates the discourse on images in the writings of Flavius Josephus, focusing on the contentious relationship between Jews and images and demonstrating that the impression of opposition to figurative art is a rhetorical effort to express values shared by Jews and Romans alike, ...
Edited by Mary L. Coloe, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University
By Eric D. Reymond
This volume explores the language and poetic structure of the seven non-Masoretic poems preserved in the Dead Sea Scroll 11Q5. It presents fresh readings, stressing the poems’ structural and conceptual coherence and considering what they reveal about the development of Hebrew poetry in the late ...
Edited by Peter W. Flint, Trinity Western University Jean Duhaime, Université de Montréal and Kyung S. Baek, Trinity Western University
This volume celebrates the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, their contents, the community that wrote and preserved them, and new scientific issues that arise from Scrolls studies. The essays, in four sections, explore the origins and text of scripture, the interpretation of scripture in Second ...
Edited by Matthias Henze
This volume brings together all existing editions of Hazon Gabriel, or The Gabriel Revelation, with annotated English translations. It offers initial interpretations of the text as a whole, its language and most prominent motifs.
Edited by Michael E. Stone, Aryeh Amihay, and Vered Hillel
Dorothy M. Peters
Samuel I. Thomas
- 1 of 2
No additional information