This volume brings together essays written over two decades by a leading authority in the field. The collection includes 2 recent essays that are published here for the first time. The articles cover major aspects of the discussion of Jewish apocalypticism, in relation to the Hebrew bible, the New Testament and the Hellenistic-Roman world. Distinctive strengths of the volume include clusters of essays on the Sibylline oracles and on the relationship between apocalypticism and wisdom. A section of the book is devoted to studies on Daniel.
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John J. Collins, Ph.D. (1972) in Semitic Languages, Harvard, is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Chicago. He has published widely on apocalypticism and Hellenistic Judaism. Recent books include a commentary on the book of Daniel in the Hermeneia series and
The Scepter and the Star, on Messianism in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
...Collins's best articles...' Eibert J.C. Tigchelaar,
Journal for the Study of Judaism, 1998. '
These […] essays […] provide first-rate scholarly treatment of the primary texts in question, impressive mastery of the vast secondary literature on the subject under study, and careful, sound insight into the genre and its literary-theological dimensions…a valuable contribution to the study of Hellenistic-Roman Judaism.' Susan F. Mathews,
Journal of Jewish Studies.
Students of Bible, Old Testament and New Testament, Ancient Judaism, history of religions.