Apocalyptic Thinking in Early Judaism

Engaging with John Collins’ The Apocalyptic Imagination


It has been over 30 years since John Collins’ seminal study The Apocalyptic Imagination first came out. In this timely volume, Apocalyptic Thinking in Early Judaism: Engaging with John Collins’ The Apocalyptic Imagination, leading international experts of Jewish apocalyptic critically engage with Collins’ work and add to the ongoing debate with articles on current topics in the field of apocalyptic studies. The subjects include the genre and sub categories of apocalypses, demonology, the character of dream visions, the books of Enoch, the significance of Aramaic texts, and apocalyptic traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as in Paul’s writings. The volume ends with Collins’ response to the articles.

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Sidnie White Crawford, Ph.D. (1988), Harvard University, is Willa Cather Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is an internationally recognized expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls; her most recent edited volume (with Cecilia Wassen) is The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library (Brill, 2016).

Cecilia Wassen, Ph.D. (2004), McMaster University, is Associate Professor of New Testament at Uppsala University. Apart from the monograph Women in the Damascus Document (SBL/Brill 2005), she has published numerous articles and edited several volumes on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Students and scholars of Early Judaism and Christian origins in general and apocalyptic traditions in particular, as well as anyone interested in Pseudepigrapha and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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