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Not the End of the World as We Know it: Apocalyptic Literature In the Bible

Steven L. McKenzie

in How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195161496
eISBN:
9780199850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161496.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses apocalyptic literature in the Bible. While their eschatologies differ, apocalyptic literature and Hebrew prophecy have in common that they are both intimately connected with ... More


Finding Happiness in Apocalyptic Literature

Greg Carey

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter notes a remarkable diversity among apocalyptic writings which means that even this type of literature, which is commonly associated with violent and cataclysmic end-time scenarios, knows ... More


Ideals of Science: The Infrastructure of Scientific Activity in Apocalyptic Literature and in the Yahad

Jonathan Ben-Dov

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the intellectual climate that gave rise to a creative scientific environment in the Dead Sea Scrolls community called Yahad. It first considers the antecedents of the Yahad's ... More


“The Fierceness and Wrath of Almighty God”: Revelation in the Revolution

James P. Byrd

in Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199843497
eISBN:
9780199345380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843497.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter six evaluates apocalyptic patriotism. Many historians have focused extensively on millennialism, arguing that patriots believed that the Book of Revelation’s symbolic images of the future ... More


“I Was Shown Another Calculation” (אחזית חשבון אחרן‎): The Language of Knowledge in Aramaic Enoch and Priestly Hebrew1

Seth L. Sanders

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines why the Astronomical Book of Enoch was presented in the Levant as a set of mystical visions in an incipient Jewish apocalyptic literature by placing the book in the cultural ... More


The Commodity at the End of the World

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This conclusion examines the relationship between post-apocalyptic art and the economic and geopolitical crises of the late 20th and early 21st century. The chapter begins by arguing that Midwestern ... More


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