Sunday, August 16, 2015

Review of Portier-Young, Apocalypse against Empire

THE TWO CITIES: Review of Apocalypse against Empire by Anathea E. Portier-Young (Max Botner).
Bottom Line: This book represents an important contribution to our understanding of (1) Judean history during the Seleucid and Hasmonean period, (2) the functions of apocalyptic literature within that period, and (3) the ways in which scripture can provide counter-liturgies to the claims of empires. I would highly recommend this book to all who are interested in this area—seasoned scholars and neophytes alike.
I noted the book when it came out here. Earlier reviews are noted here and here.