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L. J. Lietaert Peerbolte

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The Antecedents of Antichrist

A Traditio-Historical Study of the Earliest Christian Views on Eschatological Opponents

L.J. Lietaert Peerbolte

The present volume discusses the earliest Christian views on eschatological opponents and their backgrounds in contemporary Judaism. It treats the rich variety of early Christian speculations on the subject and shows that, within this variety, a continuity with Jewish speculations is to be discerned.
Part One of this book treats the early Christian passages of the period up to Irenaeus that contain speculations on the coming of an eschatological opponent. Part Two offers a survey of Jewish expectations that formed the basis for the Christian speculations discussed. After the General Conclusion the book finishes with an extensive Bibliography and an Index.
The book is of interest to any student of early Christian eschatology and the continuity between early Christianity and contemporary Judaism.

L. J. Lietaert Peerbolte

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Paul, John, and Apocalyptic Eschatology

Studies in Honour of Martinus C. de Boer


Edited by Jan Krans, L.J. Lietaert Peerbolte, Peter-Ben Smit and Arie W. Zwiep

Paul, John, and Apocalyptic Eschatology offers fresh studies by leading New Testament scholars. It considers Paul’s use of tradition, his views on Christian life in the light of mysticism and eschatology. It also discusses the identity formation of the “Johannine community” and the role of “exaltation” in the Fourth Gospel. The focus on apocalyptic eschatology is broadened by studies on the reception of Pauline eschatology, the dating of Revelation, and chiliasm. The collection is complemented by a study on the text of John 3:13 and one on the coinage of the name “Ambrosiaster.”