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By Adela Yarbro Collins

This quantity bargains with Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts and routine from the second one century BCE during the fourth century CE. It specializes in significant subject matters, cosmology and eschatology; that's, perspectives of constitution of the universe together with its non secular functionality and interpretations of heritage and the longer term. The designated historic and literary research of those subject matters are brought via an essay at the cultural hole among the unique contexts of those texts and people of readers this day and the way that hole might be bridged. The ebook offers with the interrelations among post-biblical Judaism and early Christianity. The proper Jewish texts and background are mentioned completely of their personal correct. The Christian fabric is approached in a manner which exhibits either its continuity with Jewish culture and its area of expertise.

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