Much has been written on prophecy and apocalyptic in recent
decades, but the relationship between the two has been little
explored. A major explicit debate on the question is very much
needed and is now provided here. This collection of essays
addresses the subject from a variety of points of view, including
the issues of definitions, ancient Near Eastern 'prophecies',
social anthropology, place of the temple, and modern apocalyptic
movements. The Introduction summarizes the individual essays and
then engages the contributors in a debate on the main points
relevant to the topic. It argues that many scholars operate with
subconscious assumptions about how apocalyptic writings relate to
the prophetic writings but that many of these assumptions now need
to be questioned in the light of the essays in this volume. Such a
comprehensive attempt to tackle the main theoretical issues arising
from the study of the prophetic and the apocalyptic has not been
attempted for some time. Most of the contributors are already well
known for their contribution to scholarship on prophecy,
apocalypticism, or both. This volume brings fresh questions and
insights that both specialists and students will want to consider.
T. & T. Clark
|Country of origin:
Lester L Grabbe
• Robert D. Haak
||Electronic book text - Windows
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