Friday, September 22, 2017

Retrospective on Himmelfarb's "Ascent to Heaven in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses"

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Retrospective | Martha Himmelfarb.
Thanks to the editors of Ancient Jew Review for the opportunity to reflect on my work on heavenly ascent in Jewish and Christian apocalypses. It’s now almost a quarter of a century since the publication of Ascent to Heaven in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses (1993), which I believe was the first book to treat the entire corpus of eight ascent apocalypses from the end of the third century BCE to the second century CE. ...
This book is a classic. I still have it in my stack of frequenlty-consulted books next to my desk.

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