- 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
Determinism is a philosophical concept in which a necessary chain of causation fixes or determines everything that happens in time and space. In theology, determinism is associated with the assumption that everything is determined by a divine creator, or by fate. This chapter focuses on apocalyptic determinism in relation to Stoicism, Flavius Josephus, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. It discusses determinism in apocalyptic literature such as the book of Daniel and the Testament of Abraham before turning to forms and expressions of deterministic ideas in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Mladen Popovic holds the chair for Old Testament and Early Judaism and is director of the Qumran Institute at the University of Groningen. He is editor of the Journal for the Study of Judaism and Dead Sea Discoveries. His books include Reading the Human Body and The Jewish Revolt against Rome.
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