4 Ezra and 2 Baruch

4 Ezra and 2 Baruch

This handy volume makes these two important texts accessible to students, provides expert introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts through parallel columns.

Author: Michael E Stone

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800699680

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Fresh translations of early Jewish texts 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch, written in the decades after the Judean War, which saw Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism changed forever. This handy volume makes these two important texts accessible to students, provides expert introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts through parallel columns.
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Fourth Ezra and Second Baruch

Fourth Ezra and Second Baruch

This volume covers a wide range of topics around 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch, two Jewish apocalypses of the first century CE, including their place of origin and their similarities with the Qumran literature, with early Rabbinic and with Christian ...

Author: Matthias Henze

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004258815

Category: Religion

Page: 472

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This volume covers a wide range of topics around 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch, two Jewish apocalypses of the first century CE, including their place of origin and their similarities with the Qumran literature, with early Rabbinic and with Christian texts.
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Interpreting 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch

Interpreting 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch

In this volume Gabriele Boccaccini and Jason M. Zurawski collect together essays from leading international scholars on the books of 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch.

Author: Gabriele Boccaccini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567407672

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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In this volume Gabriele Boccaccini and Jason M. Zurawski collect together essays from leading international scholars on the books of 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch. The literature of the Second Temple Period has become increasingly studied in recent years as scholars have begun to recognize the importance of these texts for a developed understanding of Rabbinic and Christian origins. Through close readings of the texts themselves, examining the books in comparison with other Jewish apocalyptic literature and early Christian materials, and reading the texts in light of their social and historical settings, the fifteen papers collected herein significantly advance the current scholarly conversation on these defining Jewish apocalypses written at the end of the first century CE, and they shed light on the everlasting legacy of apocalyptic ideas in both Christianity and Judaism.
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A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period Volume 4

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period  Volume 4

the Fall: 221–35; D. M. Gurtner (2009) Second Baruch: A Critical Edition of the Syriac Text, With Greek and Latin ... Israel: Reading Second Baruch in Context; M. Henze and G. Boccaccini (eds) (2013) Fourth Ezra and Second Baruch: ...

Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567700711

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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This is the fourth and fi nal volume of Lester L. Grabbe's four-volume history of the Second Temple period, collecting all that is known about the Jews during the period in which they were ruled by the Roman Empire. Based directly on primary sources such as archaeology, inscriptions, Jewish literary sources and Greek, Roman and Christian sources, this study includes analysis of the Jewish diaspora, mystical and Gnosticism trends, and the developments in the Temple, the law, and contemporary attitudes towards Judaism. Spanning from the reign of Herod Archelaus to the war with Rome and Roman control up to 150 CE, this volume concludes with Grabbe's holistic perspective on the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period.
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The Second Jewish Revolt

The Second Jewish Revolt

In opposition to him, Sayler and Kolenkow claim that although 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch deal with the same subjects, their approach and response to the destruction are completely different.43Moreover, from among those very apocalyptic circles ...

Author: Menahem Mor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004314634

Category: Religion

Page: 620

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In The Second Jewish Revolt: The Bar Kokhba War, 132-136 C.E., Menahem Mor offers a detailed account on the Bar Kokhba Revolt in an attempt to understand the second revolt against the Romans.
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Theologies in Conflict in 4 Ezra

Theologies in Conflict in 4 Ezra

1 Second Baruch, another apocalypse written in the decades following the destruction of 70 c.e., is most similar to 4 Ezra in terms of the type of questions raised by the seer, but Baruch is not nearly so persistent or skeptical as Ezra ...

Author: Karina Hogan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004129696

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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Recent scholarship on 4 Ezra has taken two divergent approaches, the first reading the dialogues between Ezra and Uriel as a reflection of theological debates in the author's time, and the second focusing on the psychological development of the protagonist. Combining the two approaches, this book offers a new interpretation of the dialogues as a literary representation of a debate between covenantal and eschatological wisdom, two branches of Jewish wisdom that emerged in the late Second Temple period. The inconclusive quality of the dialogues indicates the author's dissatisfaction with Uriel's attempt at a rational theodicy. Ezra's subsequent transformation points to the symbolic visions as the locus of the author's apocalyptic solution to the intractable theological problems raised in the dialogues.
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T T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism Volume One

T T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism Volume One

In interpreting 4 Ezra, some attention should also be paid to Second Baruch, which is also preserved in the SYRIAC Codex Ambrosianus (Berger 1992). Along with 4 Ezra, Second Baruch offers a view into the struggles, traumas, and survival ...

Author: Loren T. Stuckenbruck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567658135

Category: History

Page: 648

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The T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism provides a comprehensive reference resource of over 600 scholarly articles aimed at scholars and students interested in Judaism of the Second Temple Period. The two-volume work is split into four parts. Part One offers a prolegomenon for the contemporary study and appreciation of Second Temple Judaism, locating the discipline in relation to other relevant fields (such as Hebrew Bible, Rabbinics, Christian Origins). Beginning with a discussion of terminology, the discussion suggests ways the Second Temple period may be described, and concludes by noting areas of study that challenge our perception of ancient Judaism. Part Two presents an overview of respective contexts of the discipline set within the broad framework of historical chronology corresponding to a set of full-colour, custom-designed maps. With distinct attention to primary sources, the author traces the development of historical, social, political, and religious developments from the time period following the exile in the late 6th century B.C.E. through to the end of the Bar Kokhba revolt (135 C.E.). Part Three focuses specifically on a wide selection of primary-source literature of Second Temple Judaism, summarizing the content of key texts, and examining their similarities and differences with other texts of the period. Essays here include a brief introduction to the work and a summary of its contents, as well as examination of critical issues such as date, provenance, location, language(s), and interpretative matters. The early reception history of texts is also considered, and followed by a bibliography specific to that essay. Numerous high-resolution manuscript images are utilized to illustrate distinct features of the texts. Part Four addresses topics relevant to the Second Temple Period such as places, practices, historical figures, concepts, and subjects of scholarly discussion. These are often supplemented by images, maps, drawings, or diagrams, some of which appear here for the first time. Copiously illustrated, carefully researched and meticulously referenced, this resource provides a reliable, up-to-date and complete guide for those studying early Judaism in its literary and historical settings.
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City of Demons

City of Demons

See Benjamin E. Reynolds, “The Otherworldly Mediators in 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch: A Comparison with Angelic Mediators in Ascent Apocalypses and in Daniel, Ezekiel, and Zechariah,” in Henze and Boccaccini, Fourth Ezra and Second Baruch, ...

Author: Dayna S. Kalleres

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520276475

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Although it would appear in studies of late antique ecclesiastical authority and power that scholars have covered everything, an important aspect of the urban bishop has long been neglected: his role as demonologist and exorcist. When the emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the realm, bishops and priests everywhere struggledÊ to ÒChristianizeÓ the urban spaces still dominated by Greco-Roman monuments and festivals. During this period of upheaval, when congregants seemingly attended everything but their own ÒorthodoxÓ church, many ecclesiastical leaders began simultaneously to promote aggressive and insidious depictions of the demonic. In City of Demons, Dayna S. Kalleres investigates this developing discourse and the church-sponsored rituals that went along with it, showing how shifting ecclesiastical demonologies and evolving practices of exorcism profoundly shaped Christian life in the fourth century.
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Jewish Apocalypticism in Late First Century Israel

Jewish Apocalypticism in Late First Century Israel

The program incorporates various theological strands, chief among them the Deuteronomic promise of a prosperous and long life for those keeping the Torah and the apocalyptic promise of a new heaven and a new earth.In this book, Matthias ...

Author: Matthias Henze

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161508599

Category: Religion

Page: 466

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The Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch or Second Baruch is a Jewish work of the late first century C.E., written in Israel in the aftermath of the Jewish War against Rome. It is part of a larger body of post-70 C.E. Jewish literature. The authors of these works had a difficult charge. They needed to re/imagine Judaism and its central symbols, take count of a thriving Diaspora, and articulate how Jewish life was to be lived from then on, without the benefit of a temple. Written at a time of religious reconstruction and mental reorientation, Second Baruch occupies a unique place in the history of early Jewish thought. In this highly original work, the author of Second Baruch developed an apocalyptic program that was intended for post-70 C.E. Judaism at large and not for a small dissident community only. The program incorporates various theological strands, chief among them the Deuteronomic promise of a prosperous and long life for those keeping the Torah and the apocalyptic promise of a new heaven and a new earth.In this book, Matthias Henze offers a close reading of some of the central passages in Second Baruch, exposes its main themes, explains the apocalyptic program it advocates, draws some parallels with other texts, Jewish and Christian, and locates Second Baruch 's intellectual place in the rugged terrain of post-70 C.E. Jewish literature and thought. For modern readers interested in Judaism of the late Second Temple period, in the Jewish world from which early Christianity emerged, and in the origins of rabbinic Judaism, Second Baruch is an invaluable source.
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Mercer Dictionary of the Bible

Mercer Dictionary of the Bible

The collection , written THIRD BARUCH , plus another document today titled FOURTH on a scroll ( of papyrus ... TEMPLE by Antiochus scholars ) on 4 EZRA ( 2 Esdras ) , a work that dates to about 100 c.e. Second Baruch is believed to have ...

Author: Watson E. Mills

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865543739

Category: Religion

Page: 987

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An encyclopedic guide to the interpretation and understanding of biblical literature. Though written by members of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the 1,450 original entries by some 225 contributors are diverse in viewpoint and devoid of theological prescription. They're
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