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date: 12 December 2019

(p. xi) List of Contributors

(p. xi) List of Contributors

Dale C. Allison, Jr., is Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of, among other books, Jesus of Nazareth: Millenarian Prophet and Constructing Jesus: Memory, History, and Imagination.

Stefan Beyerle is Professor of Old Testament at the University of Greifswald. His books include Die Gottesvorstellungen in der antik-jüdischen Apokalyptik and Beyond Biblical Theologies (coedited with Heinrich Assel and Christfried Böttrich).

Ra‘anan Boustan is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of From Martyr to Mystic and has coedited six volumes, including Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History.

Jan N. Bremmer is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Groningen. His books include Greek Religion and Culture, the Bible and the Ancient Near East and The Rise of Christianity through the Eyes of Gibbon, Harnack and Rodney Stark.

Dylan M. Burns is Leitender Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at Universität Leipzig, Ägyptologisches Institut. He is the author of Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism and a contributing editor to Gnosticism, Platonism, and the Late Ancient World: Essays in Honour of John D. Turner.

Greg Carey is Professor of New Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary. His books include Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers and Ultimate Things: An Introduction to Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic Literature.

Adela Yarbro Collins is the Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale. Her books include Crisis and Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse and Cosmology and Eschatology in Jewish and Early Christian Apocalypticism.

John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament at Yale. His books include The Apocalyptic Imagination and The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism (coedited with Bernard McGinn and Stephen J. Stein).

Stephen L. Cook is Catherine N. McBurney Professor of Old Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary. His books include The Apocalyptic Literature and Conversations with Scripture: 2 Isaiah.

(p. xii) Dereck Daschke is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Truman State University. His books include City of Ruins: Mourning the Destruction of Jerusalem through Jewish Apocalypse and A Cry Instead of Justice: The Bible and Cultures of Violence in Psychological Perspective (coedited with D. Andrew Kille).

Lorenzo DiTommaso is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Concordia University (Montreal). He is the author of several books, including The Book of Daniel and the Apocryphal Daniel Literature.

Philip E. Esler, a specialist in the social-scientific interpretation of biblical texts, is the Portland Chair in New Testament Studies at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, UK. His books include Conflict and Identity in Romans: The Social Setting of Paul’s Letter and Sex, Wives, and Warriors: Reading Biblical Narrative with Its Ancient Audience.

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 coeditor of Experientia, volume 1: Inquiry into Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Early Christianity.

Steven J. Friesen is the Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His books include Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins, and Corinth in Context: Comparative Studies on Religion and Society (coedited with D. Schowalter and J. Walters).

Jörg Frey is Professor of New Testament, with specialization in Ancient Judaism and Hermeneutics, at the University of Zurich. His books include Apokalyptik und Qumran (with Michael Becker) and Die Johannesapokalypse: Kontexte, Konzepte, Wirkungen (with James A. Kelhoffer and Franz Tóth).

Amy Johnson Frykholm is Associate Editor of The Christian Century. Her books include Rapture Culture: “Left Behind” in Evangelical America.

Matthew Goff is an Associate Professor of Religion at Florida State University. Among his publications are The Heavenly and Worldly Wisdom of 4QInstruction and Discerning Wisdom: The Sapiential Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Matthias Henze is the Watt J. and Lilly G. Jackson Professor of Biblical Studies at Rice University. His books include Jewish Apocalypticism in Late First Century Israel, and A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism.

Motti Inbari is an assistant professor of religion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. His books include Messianic Religious Zionism Confronts Israeli Territorial Compromises and Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount: Who Will Build the Third Temple?.

Alex P. Jassen is associate professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. He is the author of Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls and (p. xiii) Mediating the Divine: Prophecy and Revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism.

Patrick G. McCullough is a doctoral candidate in Early Christianity at the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation is entitled “Apocalypse and Society: Boundary Making and Cultural Participation in Early Christian Letters.”

Hindy Najman is Associate Professor of Ancient Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at Yale. Her books include Seconding Sinai and Recovering the Future: An Analysis of 4 Ezra.

Carol A. Newsom is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament at Emory University. She is the author of The Self as Symbolic Space: Constructing Identity and Community at Qumran and The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations.

Mladen Popović 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.

Anathea Portier-Young is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School, and author of Apocalypse against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in early Judaism.

Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland’s Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. His books include The Open Heaven and Blake and the Bible.

Erin Runions is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Pomona College. She takes up analysis of apocalypse and politics in her book The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty, as well as in her articles “Biblical Promise and Threat in U.S. Imperialist Rhetoric, before and after 9.11,” in The Scholar and Feminist Online, and “Desiring War: Apocalypse, Commodity Fetish, and the End of History,” in The Bible and Critical Theory.

Daniel L. Smith-Christopher is Professor of Old Testament at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he is also Director of Peace Studies. Among his publications are the commentary on the book of Daniel for the New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary and A Theology of Exile.

Catherine Wessinger is the Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. Professor of the History of Religions at Loyola University of New Orleans. Her books include How the Millennium Comes Violently: From Jonestown to Heaven’s Gate. She is editor of The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism. She has published a number of books and articles on the Branch Davidians.

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