Sunday, April 03, 2016

Oegema, Apocalyptic Interpretation of the Bible

Apocalyptic Interpretation of the Bible
Apocalypticism and Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism, the Apostle Paul, the Historical Jesus, and their Reception History

By: Gerbern S. Oegema

Published: 06-20-2013
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 208
ISBN: 9780567188755
Imprint: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
Series: Jewish and Christian Text
List price: $39.95

About Apocalyptic Interpretation of the Bible

This book presents a synthesis of Gerbern Oegema's extensive research on apocalypticism and Biblical interpretation. Oegema works with the hypothesis that apocalypticism was a major current and mindset from the beginning of the Second Temple period, through Enochic literature, the Qumran Scrolls and the New Testament into Late Antiquity, shaping many inner-Jewish traditions and those emerging from Early Judaism, namely the Early Church and Rabbinic Judaism.

The topics and texts dealt with range from prophecy and apocalypticism in Second Temple Judaism, messianic expectations in the Qumran writings, the apocalyptic interpretation of the Patriarchs in 4QPatriarchal Blessings (4Q252), the 'Coming of the Righteous One' in 1 Enoch, Qumran and the New Testament, to the historical Jesus between Early Judaism and Early Christianity.
Follow the link for TOC and ordering information. [Update: Actually this one was published a few years ago. But I didn't note it then, so here it is. Professor Oegema has co-edited another one recently, which I will post as soon as I get a chance.]