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Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World


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Table of Contents

1. Definitions and Origins
2. Proto-apocalyptic Biblical Texts
3. Daniel and the Animal Apocalypse
4. The Book of Revelation
5. Ancient Jewish Apocalypses
6. Ancient Jewish Literature Related to Apocalypticism
7. The Dead Sea Scrolls
8. The Gospels, Q, and Acts of the Apostles
9. Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet
10. The Apostle Paul
11. The Rest of the New Testament
12. The Ongoing Legacy of Apocalypticism
13. Glossary

About the Author

Frederick J. Murphy (1949-2011) was professor of New Testament at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, for over twenty-five years. He authored numerous books, including Fallen Is Babylon: The Revelation to John, Early Judaism: The Exile to the Time of Jesus, and An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels. He received his PhD from Harvard University.


"An ideal textbook for college courses. Its distinctive strength lies in its exposition of the role apocalypticism plays in the New Testament." --John J. Collins, Yale Divinity School

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