Jewish apocalyptic and its history

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  • Apocalittica giuaica e a sua storia. English
  • DawsonEra.
  • DawsonEra
  • Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press c1990
Physical description
  • 0567149382 (e-book)
  • 9780567149381 (e-book)
  • Bibliography: p250-280. - Includes index.
  • Includes bibliography (p. [250]-280) and indexes.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Translation of: L'apocalittica giudaica e la sua storia.
  • Part I: The quest for the historical apocalyptic -- 1. The book of the watchers and apocalyptic -- General observations -- Problems in the study of apocalyptic -- The great themes of apocalyptic (according to Koch) -- The Book of the watchers, the oldest apocalypse we have -- Outline of the evolution of thought within the Book of the watchers -- The problem of dating -- The Book of the watchers in history -- 2. Cosmic order and otherworldly perspectives in the post-exilic period: The problem of evil and the origin of apocalyptic -- 3. Towards a history of apocalyptic -- 4. The apocalyptic of the first century: Sin and judgment
  • Part II: Some themes of the apocalyptic current against the background of Jewish thought -- 5. The two calendars of the Book of astronomy -- 6. Ethiopic Enoch 91.15 and the problem of mediation -- 7. Messianism and apocalyptic -- Definition of Messianism -- The origins: royal Davidic messianism -- Non-Davidic royal messianism -- The end of the house of David and the eclipse of messianism -- Superhuman figures -- The revival of messianism: superhuman messianism -- 8. Knowledge among the Jews from Amos to the Essenes -- 9. Historicizing and revelation at the origins of Judaism -- 10. The devil in Jewish traditions of the Second Temple Period (c. 500 BCE-100 CE) -- The definition of 'devil' for the purposes of this study -- The Book of Noah -- The religion of Ap1 -- Ap1, the problem of evil and the devil -- Ap2 and cosmic upheaval -- The Book of dreams and a more recent angelic rebellion -- The Satan traditions -- Satan in Sirach -- The Book of Jubilees and the fusion of the two traditions -- Essenism and the devil created such by God -- The devil in the Book of wisdom -- The devil in the Testaments of the twelve patriarchs -- The devil in the Book of parables -- The devil in the Testament of Job: the other face of God -- The devil in the New Testament -- 11. Historical introduction to the Book of the secrets of Enoch (Slavonic Enoch) -- Outline of the book -- The problems of the text-tradition in the history of research -- The environment of the oldest text -- Dating the text -- The original language -- The author's thought.
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  • This translation of L'apocalittica giudaica e la sua storia makes Professor Sacchi's expertise on Jewish apocalyptic available to a wider, English-reading audience. Sacchi argues for a more precise, literary and historical definition of 'apocalyptic', focusing on the material of 1 Enoch.

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University of Aberdeen Libraries: Sir Duncan Rice Library, Floor 7 220.046 Sac
Bangor University Library: Main Library BS646 .S33 1990
British Library: Document Supply Services 5066.927500 20
British Library: Humanities and Social Sciences, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.1997.b.1597
British Library: Humanities and Social Sciences, St Pancras Reading Rooms DRT ELD.DS.419951
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: South Wing, Floor 3 P18.c.173.20
University of Edinburgh Libraries: New College Library (STANDARD LOAN) sED SAC
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University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 10 Theology FQ40 SAC
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored onsite) H3.97.3438
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 97MB4783
Newcastle University Libraries: Research Reserve: Team Valley (General) 229.913 SAC
University of Nottingham Libraries: Hallward Library
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library: Lower Gladstone Link Open Shelves (UBHU) M02.E03648
University of Oxford Libraries: Hebrew and Jewish Studies Library 229.913 Sac1J
University of Oxford Libraries: Philosophy & Theology Faculties Library: Ground Floor Reading Room Open Shelves BS646.S33 SAC 1990
University of Oxford Libraries: Philosophy & Theology Faculties Library: Ground Floor Reading Room Open Shelves BS646.S33 SAC 1990
University of Oxford Libraries: Regent's Park College Library 225.986 SAC
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University of Sheffield Library: Western Bank Library Main sequence 229.913 (S)
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