Anathea E. Portier-Young is associate professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina.
"Make no mistake about it: this is a landmark study. It is
theoretically informed and sophisticated, broad-ranging and
erudite, historically aware, and hermeneutically sensitive. It
breaks new ground in the field and should be required reading for
anyone interested in early Jewish apocalyptic literature."
-- Choon-Leong Seow
Princeton Theological Seminary
"Anathea Portier-Young's bold proposal demonstrates how the
earliest Jewish apocalypses conjured diverse strategies for
resistance against imperial power. Her judicious, sometimes daring,
application of resistance theories to the historiography of
Seleucid Judea sets a challenging precedent for future research. In
that cauldron of cultural and political conflict, the apocalypses
emerge as creative vehicles for counterimperial theologizing."
-- Greg Carey
Lancaster Theological Seminary "Apocalypse against Empire portrays the Second Temple Jewish narrative of hope and survival, resistance and courage, with sensitivity and insight. Scholars and students will appreciate the careful research and fresh approach in this beautifully written book."
-- Sharon Pace