Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Eschatological And Apocalyptic Use Of Joel

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The midrashic function of Joel 3 and Isaiah 2:2 in Acts 2:17 introduces the beginning of the eschatological Zwischenzeit, which Luke exploits to emphasize the delay of the parousia. The texts that are covered in this chapter focus mainly on Joel’s apocalyptic use. The nature of scripture’s appropriation and resignification continue to demonstrate that Joel’s Nachleben is reinvigorated with new meanings and new significance. This parable of the Kingdom of God is found only in Mark. Matthew 13:25 contains shared imagery with Mark 4:27, but its resignification goes in an opposite direction. The Markan text shows a clear eschatological allusion to Joel. The literary dependency in Revelation 6:12-17 begins abruptly in v. 12 with a midrashic complex of various sources of the Day of Yahweh motif. John’s allusions to the darkening of the sun and moon (Rev 6:12cd) are appropriations from the book of Joel.

Keywords: Acts; Day of Yahweh motif; Isaiah; Joel’s apocalyptic use; John; Luke; Mark; Matthew; Revelation



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Joel’s Use of Scripture and the Scripture’s Use of Joel — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation