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Title: Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, 3rd ed
Author: Collins, John J
Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2016
Paperback; ISBN: 9780802872791
Volumes: 1; Pages: 456
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One of the most widely praised studies of Jewish apocalyptic literature ever written, The Apocalyptic Imagination by John J. Collins has served for over thirty years as a helpful, relevant, comprehensive survey of the apocalyptic literary genre.
Collins begins by surveying the history of apocalyptic studies, then proceeds to deal with individual apocalyptic texts - the early Enochic literature, the book of Daniel, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and others - and concludes with an examination of apocalypticism in early Christianity. Collins has updated this third edition throughout to account for the profusion of studies germane to ancient Jewish apocalypticism since the second edition (1998), including the three-volume Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism and the now fully published Dead Sea Scrolls. The bibliography has also been substantially revised and updated.
The Apocalyptic Imagination in this third edition will continue to serve students and scholars of Jewish apocalypticism for many years to come.
Table of Contents
Preface to the third edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
The apocalyptic genre
The early Enoch literature
Related genres: oracles and testaments
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Similitudes of Enoch
After the fall: 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, and the Apocalypse of Abraham
Apocalyptic literature from the diaspora in the Roman period
Apocalypticism in early Christianity
Index of authors
Index of subjects
Index of scripture and other ancient sources.