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Ancient Near Eastern Millennialism  

Robert Gnuse

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
Although there existed no real millennial text prior to late Jewish and early Christian texts, there exists an overabundance of resources that heavily draw on millennial texts. This ... More

Apocalyptic Eschatology in the Ancient World  

John J. Collins

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
The category of “apocalyptic literature” was invented by the German New Testament scholar Friedrich Lücke in 1832 in the context of an introduction to the Book of Revelation. Lücke ... More

Apocalypticism and Messianism  

Michael A. Knibb

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Oct 2010
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Jan 2011
The beliefs of the movement that lies behind the scrolls were influenced by the eschatological ideas of the early Enochic writings and by the Book of Daniel, and although the movement does ... More

Monotheism, Principal Angels, and the Background of Christology  

L. W. Hurtado

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Oct 2010
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Jan 2011
In recent decades, there has been an intensively renewed interest in the origins and development of ‘Christology’, religious practices as well as ideas/beliefs, and earliest ‘devotion’. ... More

Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans  

Paul Trebilco

Paul was at home in the three worlds of the title of this chapter, which formed a complex and variegated whole. Paul presents us with a range of his Jewish credentials, including that he ... More

The Trinity in the Fourth-Century Fathers  

J. Warren Smith

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article offers a nuanced account of the fourth-century Trinitarian controversies. It shows how the fundamentally exegetical controversies began with Arius' insistence on the unique ... More

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