- List of Contributors
- What Is Apocalyptic Literature?
- Apocalyptic Prophecy
- The Inheritance of Prophecy in Apocalypse
- Wisdom and Apocalypticism
- Scriptural Interpretation in Early Jewish Apocalypses
- Apocalyptic Literature and the Study of Early Jewish Mysticism
- Dreams and Visions in Early Jewish and Early Christian Apocalypses and Apocalypticism
- Social-Scientific Approaches to Apocalyptic Literature
- Jewish Apocalyptic Literature as Resistance Literature
- Apocalypse and Empire
- A Postcolonial Reading of Apocalyptic Literature
- The Rhetoric of Jewish Apocalyptic Literature
- Early Christian Apocalyptic Rhetoric
- Deconstructing Apocalyptic Literalist Allegory
- Apocalyptic Determinism
- Apocalyptic Dualism
- Apocalyptic Ethics and Behavior
- Apocalypse and Torah in Ancient Judaism
- Apocalypticism and Christian Origins
- Descents to Hell and Ascents to Heaven in Apocalyptic Literature
- Apocalypses among Gnostics and Manichaeans
- The Imagined World of the Apocalypses
- Messianism as a Political Power in Contemporary Judaism
- Apocalypticism and Radicalism
- Apocalypse and Violence
- Apocalypticism in Contemporary Christianity
- Apocalypse and Trauma
- Apocalypticism and Popular Culture
- Scriptural and Ancient Texts
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
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.
Frances Flannery is Associate Professor of Religion at James Madison University in Virginia. She is author of Dreamers, Scribes and Priests: Jewish Dreams in the Hellenistic and Roman Eras and co-editor of Experientia Vol. 1: Inquiry into Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Early Christianity.
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