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IOSCS International Organisation for Septuagint and Cognate Studies IQp Hab Habakkuk Commentary from Qumran IQS Manual of Discipline from Qumran JAOS Journal of the American Oriental Society JBL Journal of Biblical Literature JNES Journal of Near Eastern Studies JTS Journal of Theological Studies JSJ Journal for the Study of Judaism JSOT Journal for the Study of the Old Testament JTC Journal for Theology and Church Kautzsch E. Kautzsch Die Apokryphen und Pseudepigraphen des LAB Pseudo-Philo...

Contents

Knowledge of the Divine Mysteries through Revela Apocalyptic Material in Judaism and Christianity 14 2. Apocalyptic and Eschatology 23 Apocalyptic and Rabbinic Eschatologies 29 Transcendent Eschatology 37 The Qumran War Scroll and the Synoptic Apocalypse 38 3. Apocalypse and Apocalyptic 49 Part Two The Content of the Heavenly Mysteries 73 4. What is Above the Mysteries of God, the Angels, The Development of an Exalted Angel in Apocalyptic Literature 94 Man and...

Introduction

THE history of research on the apocalyptic texts of Judaism and early Christianity has had a chequered history over the past hundred years or so. The discovery of new apocalypses, particularly Ethiopic Enoch, stimulated interest in this aspect of Jewish religion during the nineteenth century as a potentially important exegetical key to unlock the door which led into the thought-world of the New Testament writers. Although there has been an abiding interest in apocalyptic over the years, the...

Knowledge of the Divine Mysteries through Revelation

In every age man is faced by historical circumstances which present him with unfathomable problems.1 Innocent suffering and the triumph of the wicked are two which are the perennial concerns of mankind. Such problems were particularly pressing for a nation like Israel which had a firm belief in God's lordship over creation and history. Consequently any contrast between theological affirmations and historical realities meant that some kind of solution to the apparent contradiction between the...