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date: 11 November 2019

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This chapter focuses on the prevalence of dreams and visions in early Jewish and early Christian apocalypses and apocalypticism. Beginning with a discussion of dream and vision traditions in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, it turns to dream and vision traditions in the early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, noting the distinctive transformations of visionary traditions in the apocalypses. It concludes by sketching some trends in scholarship on dreams and visions in the apocalypses.

Keywords: dreams, visions, apocalypses, dream logic, vision logic, apocalypticism, ancient Near East, Mediterranean, apocalyptic literature

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