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Biblical Form, Function, And Genre In The Post-Biblical Historical Apocalyptica

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This chapter examines one of the bases for the re-evaluation, viz., the post-biblical apocalyptic texts attributed to the prophet Daniel, as well as the intimately related but curiously neglected issue of the development of the genre apocalypse, which in turn sheds light on the broader subject of its reception in late antiquity. The production of historical apocalypses in both Judaism and Christianity virtually ceased after the middle of the second century ce, the reasons for which remain incompletely understood. More importantly, the recurrence of micro- and macro-forms among the manuscripts denotes a process of creation, transmission, and reception that involved, among other things, the disassembly of older texts and the reprocessing of their oracles and oracle components to create new texts. The book of Daniel established the conceptual axioms for historical apocalypses that are reflected in all the examples, including the post-biblical Daniel apocalyptica.

Keywords: Christianity; Judaism; late antiquity; post-biblical apocalyptic texts; post-biblical Daniel apocalyptica



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