Conflicted Boundaries in Wisdom and Apocalypticism

Conflicted Boundaries in Wisdom and Apocalypticism

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The notion that wisdom and apocalypticism represent fundamentally different and mutually exclusive categories of genre and worldview in early Jewish and Christian literature persists in current scholarship. The essays in this volume, the work of the Wisdom and Apocalypticism Group of the Society of Biblical Literature, challenge that generally held view as they explore the social locations and scholarly constructions of these literatures and discover an ancient reality of more porous categories and complex interrelationships. The volume draws on a broad range of Jewish and Christian texts, including 1 Enoch, Sirach, 4QInstruction, Psalms of Solomon, James, Revelation, and Barnabas. --From publisher's description.EARLY. JUDAISMa€. Sarah J. Tanzer George Nickelsburga#39;s 1994 essay, a€œWisdom and Apocalypticism in Early Judaism: Some Points for Discussion, a€ defined the problem and tentatively proposed half of the agenda for a new Society of Biblical anbsp;...

Title:Conflicted Boundaries in Wisdom and Apocalypticism
Author: Lawrence Mitchell Wills, Benjamin Givens Wright
Publisher:Society of Biblical Lit - 2005

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