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Title: Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Collins, John J
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1997
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415146371
Volumes: 1; Pages: 208
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The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls 50 years ago revealed Jewish apocalypticism that was before unknown. The scrolls chronicled life in an apocalyptic community, whose members believed that the end of the world was nearing. When the end did not occur, the community then believed they were already living the afterlife.
John J. Collins explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls within a Jewish context and how the notions of the "end", Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect. This is the first and most up-to-date study of the Dead Sea community since the scrolls were discovered.
Bibliographic note Chapter One: What is Apocalypticism?
Chapter Two: Daniel, Enoch and Related Literature
Chapter Three: Creation and the Origin of Evil
Chapter Four: The Periods of History and the Expectation of the End
Chapter Five: Messianic Expectation
Chapter Six: The Eschatological War
Chapter Seven: Resurrection and Eternal Life
Chapter Eight: The Heavenly World
Chapter Nine: The Apocalypticism of the Scrolls in Context
Index of Passages
Index of Authors