The inspiration that knowledge and apocalypticism symbolize essentially assorted and collectively specific different types of style and worldview in early Jewish and Christian literature persists in present scholarship. The essays during this quantity, the paintings of the knowledge and Apocalypticism workforce of the Society of Biblical Literature, problem that in general held view as they discover the social destinations and scholarly buildings of those literatures and observe an historical fact of extra porous different types and complicated interrelationships. the quantity attracts on a large diversity of Jewish and Christian texts, together with 1 Enoch, Sirach, 4QInstruction, Psalms of Solomon, James, Revelation, and Barnabas.
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