By Martha Himmelfarb
This available and enlightening background presents insights into the interesting style of apocalyptic literature, exhibiting how the apocalypse encompasses excess of well known perspectives of the final judgment and violent finish of the area may possibly recommend.
- An available and enlightening historical past of the "apocalypses"--ancient Jewish and Christian works -- delivering clean insights into the interesting style of literature
- Shows how the apocalypses have been involved not just with renowned perspectives of the final judgment and violent finish of the area, yet with gift and punishment after dying, the heavenly temple, and the revelation of astronomical phenomena and different secrets and techniques of nature
- Traces the culture of apocalyptic writing in the course of the heart a while, via to the fashionable period, whilst social activities nonetheless prophesise the world’s forthcoming death
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Twentythree shepherds rule from the time of the return from Babylonia to the coming of Alexander, and twenty-three more from Alexander to the beginning of the second century or the Maccabean Revolt; again the account is not entirely clear. The period leading up to the Last Judgment accounts for twelve more shepherds. It is difficult to coordinate this carefully balanced division of the seventy with what we know about the history of the era. It is possible that the shepherds were understood to rule for different lengths of time.
In the Torah the cycle concludes in the fiftieth year with the jubilee, which brings “liberty” to all the inhabitants of the land: land returns to its original owners and slaves go free. Some scholars believe that the Torah understands the fiftieth year as the first year of the following jubilee cycle so that the jubilee cycle and seven-year sabbatical cycle can be synchronized. Whatever the Torah’s understanding, there can be no doubt that texts of the Second Temple period understand the jubilee as a forty-nine-year period.
The traditional stories of the first half of the book depict Daniel as a professional wise man who comes to prominence because of his skill as an interpreter of dreams; the same skill permits him to interpret the mysterious writing on the wall. As we have seen, with the emergence of an authoritative text at the center of Judaism, interpretation becomes a central religious activity. But interpretation as it is practiced in the book of Daniel is itself a species of revelation. Daniel’s own interpretations 44 The Book of Daniel are inspired; indeed Nebuchadnezzar requires his wise men to tell him not only the interpretation of his dream but the dream itself.
The Apocalypse: A Brief History by Martha Himmelfarb