Item description for Cosmology and Eschatology in Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, V. 50) by A. Yarbro Collins & Adela Yarbro Collins...
This volume deals with Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts and movements from the second century BCE through the fourth century CE. It focuses on two major themes, cosmology and eschatology; that is, views of structure of the universe including its religious function and interpretations of history and the future. The detailed historical and literary analysis of these themes are introduced by an essay on the cultural gap between the original contexts of these texts and those of readers today and how that gap may be bridged. The book deals with the interrelations between post-biblical Judaism and early Christianity. The relevant Jewish texts and history are discussed thoroughly in their own right. The Christian material is approached in a way which shows both its continuity with Jewish tradition and its distinctiveness.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1996
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004105875 ISBN13 9789004105874
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