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Overlapping Ages at Qumran and “Apocalyptic” in Pauline Theology

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This chapter focuses on a topic whose significance is often taken for granted in Pauline studies: apocalyptic thought and time. Scholars have been asking questions about what is "apocalyptic" in Paul's thought for well over a hundred years. In the author's opinion, the often uncontested notion that Paul's understanding of time is a significant modification of Jewish tradition is in need of a corrective, or at least a marked degree of nuancing. In this particular area, the Pauline scholarship has adopted well-worn paths of ideologized research regarding how Jews from the Second Temple period, especially those associated with an "apocalyptic" perspective, regarded the unfolding of time. Some who have engaged in close readings of the sources may find themselves rethinking the issue in another way. To espouse an apocalyptic world view in Jewish tradition involves, in essence, living life in anticipation of God's rule that has yet to be manifested.

Keywords: apocalyptic thought; Jewish tradition; Pauline scholarship



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