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Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction
Murphy, Frederick J.

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012 pp. xviii + 429. $39.99


Description: Apocalypticism is not a specialized or peripheral topic in biblical studies. It represents the central, characteristic transformation of Hebrew thought in the period of the Second Temple and is the context in which the New Testament books were written. Frederick Murphy defines apocalypticism while discussing its origins, its expressions in the Hebrew Bible, and its bearing on Jesus and the New Testament. This text will be useful for students of early Christianity and will work well as a supplemental text for Second Temple Judaism, Hebrew Bible, and New Testament courses. Contents Introduction 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 Indexes

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Apocalyptic Literature, Daniel, New Testament, Revelation, Literature

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Review by J. Todd Hibbard
Published 7/25/2014
Citation: J. Todd Hibbard, review of Frederick J. Murphy, Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


Review by Adela Yarbro Collins
Published 2/2/2013
Citation: Adela Yarbro Collins, review of Frederick J. Murphy, Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


Review by Marius Nel
Published 2/2/2013
Citation: Marius Nel, review of Frederick J. Murphy, Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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