The Book of Daniel and the Apocryphal Daniel Literature


This volume illuminates the full extent of the corpus of ancient and mediaeval apocryphal Daniel literature. It is the first study to examine the Daniel legenda, the apocryphal apocalypses, and the prognostica as discrete categories of texts and to evaluate their generic relationship to the biblical Book of Daniel. Special emphases include the identification of the texts and their manuscript evidence as well as the study of late antique and early mediaeval apocalyptic literature attributed to Daniel. This volume will be of particular interest to biblical scholars and to those who specialise in biblical apocrypha and pseudepigrapha.

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Lorenzo DiTommaso, Ph.D. (2001), is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology at Concordia University, Montreal. He has published several books and articles on the Hebrew Bible, ancient and mediaeval apocalypses, and biblical apocrypha.
All those interested in the Book of Daniel, biblical apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, "rewritten Bible", biblical folklore, mediaeval studies, mediaeval Christianity, apocalypses and apocalyptic literature, and prognostic and divinatory literature.